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Off Topic Forum / Re: Happy Easter weekend everybody
« Last post by Theyer on Yesterday at 12:32:08 PM »
The fucking fish pie has gone off.
82
Living With HIV / Re: NYTimes article: Cost of treatment influencing doctors
« Last post by GSOgymrat on Yesterday at 12:19:17 PM »
I deal with this all the time. Some psychiatrists in the community prescribe mental health medications that patients cannot afford, which is the same as prescribing nothing. These psychiatrists will also tell patients they can get samples of medications from the county crisis center, which frustrates the staff because more often than not they don't have samples and even if they did that is maybe 2 weeks of treatment. Most psychiatrists know better and will use the Walmart $4 prescription list for patients who don't have financial resources. Even then I have driven patients to Walmart on my lunch break to pay for their $4 medications because they just don't have the money. I understand that doctors want to only focus on efficacy but that is not practical given the current state of healthcare.
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Here kitty kitty...
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 12:13:41 PM »
And you dear Jeff should heed your own advice.

Illness doth make my mood both foul and snappy, I will now force food down myself. Sadly that last sentence is completely accurate.

I have been on harsh antibiotics for the last month so there . Its all about me .
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Living With HIV / Re: NYTimes article: Cost of treatment influencing doctors
« Last post by Theyer on Yesterday at 12:13:27 PM »
Cost, in any system has to be a feature off health decisions .
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Here kitty kitty...
« Last post by Theyer on Yesterday at 12:07:38 PM »
The path is clear .

And you dear Jeff should heed your own advice.

Illness doth make my mood both foul and snappy, I will now force food down myself. Sadly that last sentence is completely accurate.
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Here kitty kitty...
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 12:00:56 PM »
My thoughts dear Mitch is that in one area off your life you are a complete fool.
This can be remedied in fact the whole balance off the universe as it pretains to yours and Kenny,s household  can be rightly adjusted by GETTING A DOG asap.

The path is clear .
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Here kitty kitty...
« Last post by Theyer on Yesterday at 12:00:03 PM »
My thoughts dear Mitch is that in one area off your life you are a complete fool.
This can be remedied in fact the whole balance off the universe as it pretains to yours and Kenny,s household  can be rightly adjusted by GETTING A DOG asap.
88
Off Topic Forum / Re: Louisiana Sodomy Arrests
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 11:58:46 AM »
Its so archaic ... anti sodomy laws are really no premarital sex laws in disguise .   
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Louisiana Sodomy Arrests
« Last post by Theyer on Yesterday at 11:54:56 AM »
I already hear the banjos and pigs squealing .

Backed by Taut crisp drumming and the wonderwall off amplfied guitar .
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Am I Infected? / Re: How Sure Can I Be?
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 11:51:47 AM »
1. How accurate is the RNA test? I have heard that it is only accurate up to about 4 weeks after infection (due to antibodies attacking the virus and making levels in the undetectable level). I have also heard that from two weeks on, it just becomes more and more accurate. So I don't know which to assume.

There are no shortcuts to HIV testing . The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. Most who are infected will test positive by 6 weeks. For various reasons a small number will take longer and that is why we follow the CDC recommendation to test at 3 months for a conclusive negative result. Any test you take has to be confirmed at 3 months .

This answers all 3 of your questions . All you can do now is test at 3 months for a conclusive result .

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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