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Hello, I was diagnosed with hiv seven months ago and it is time for me to start treatment. I am going to start taking Prezista (800 mg), norvir(100mg) and kivexa. I am from Greece and the doctors here aren't always available to answer to all your pressing questions due to the amount of the patients. I wonder about the side effects and especially LIPODYSTROPHY, I want to prevent this from happening if it is possible. My doctor told me that we cannot tell who is going to have lipodystrophy and who isn't.
Is there anyone who knows more about this?Or anyone who takes the same meds?What kind of side effects can I expect? And one last thing: I am starting meds tomorrow and the doctor told me that the next blood test will be on October. Does this make sense? Am I not supposed to have some blood tests prior to October in order to know if the meds are working? Thank you in advance and please HELP ME.
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Off Topic Forum / Re: straight pride
« Last post by wolfter on Today at 09:28:17 AM »
I was referring to the comments at the bottom of the story once you click on the link. 

My ex brother in law shared this on FB which I was shocked at since my sister left him after she discovered he was a bit addicted to gay porn.  I started to ask if it's ok to view gay sex and just not participate.  :)
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Living With HIV / Re: Hospital ward notes
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 09:27:24 AM »
Good to hear you are heading home soon . Do you have some help lined up to assist you at home ? . I know you have some very good friends to help out if need be .
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Off Topic Forum / Re: straight pride
« Last post by OneTampa on Today at 09:27:10 AM »
Throwing shade probably got more promoted after the Bravo Series; "Married to Medicine".  They constantly use that term and I've never known it to be associated with the gay culture at all.  Well, except in WVA when I'd trick some country boy to hit some shade after skinny dipping in the river. :o

Those huge river maples provided some awesome private shade.

My experience is I recall hearing the expression first used by my Grandmother to mean sit for spell and get out of the hot sun. She would actually say, "Mattie, throw some shade on that child, he's all hot and sweaty!"

But for years in the city, I hear it associated with gay slang as noted on the Jeopardy bit.

 :) ;)
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Off Topic Forum / Re: straight pride
« Last post by mecch on Today at 09:23:05 AM »
http://madworldnews.com/straight-white-guy-festival-outrages-sex-marriage-supporters/ 
where are the comments?

Why did they divorce? You mentioned this so now Im wondering how it all fits together?
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Off Topic Forum / Re: straight pride
« Last post by wolfter on Today at 09:17:58 AM »
Throwing shade probably got more promoted after the Bravo Series; "Married to Medicine".  They constantly use that term and I've never known it to be associated with the gay culture at all.  Well, except in WVA when I'd trick some country boy to hit some shade after skinny dipping in the river. :o

Those huge river maples provided some awesome private shade.
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Off Topic Forum / Re: straight pride
« Last post by OneTampa on Today at 09:06:03 AM »
Thanks Wolfter.

And here is a bit more seasoning to add to the "exotic cultural dish":

http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/07/25/jeopardy_includes_shade_in_a_clue_is_gay_culture_over.html

Ginger snaps anyone?

 :) ;) :D
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Practicar sexo oral confiado??
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 08:58:37 AM »
Andy será en respuesta a su pregunta en el tiempo . Por favor sólo en post de este hilo y no iniciar otra, mantener todos los pensamientos y las preocupaciones aquí a partir de ahora .
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Off Topic Forum / Re: 16 down, 34 to go...
« Last post by Miss Philicia on Today at 08:48:26 AM »
I don't want to say that these court issues don't matter, they do -- but on a practical level they will issues stays and couples will not be able to marry until the SC decides to take a case, and then of course it depends on the ruling.
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Am I Infected? / Re: condom inside out
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 08:39:44 AM »
Hello Guys,

I have one last question and then Im going to drop it and accept my no risk situation. I noticed on the post when it regards condom breaks, even when the poster states that they didnt really get a good look at the condom because of lighting, removing it quickly etc. I am wondering why you guys see this as no risk? The reason we are worried in the first place is because we don't know for certain if the condom was intact or not. Since I definitely didn't see any of my condoms broke after intercourse Im going to assume that it didn't. However, because of the quick removal, not checking thouroughly only a test at 3 months will assure me of that. Once again thanks a lot guys. All of you that take the time to answer questions and deal with worriers like me have a lot of patience. I will be donating to an AIDS charity annually from now on whether im negative or not.

We never tell a person not to test for HIV ... I include this at least once in every assessment I do . On a different subject, we are qualified, experienced volunteers who are giving our time to do these risk assessments and are not here to have conversations in this particular forum and most times all you need to know about testing and protecting yourself from HIV can be addressed in 3 questions . All sexually active people should test for HIV and that is what really matters .... If you test at the appropriate time you will know your HIV status . 

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence .

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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