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AIDS Activism / Re: HIV Hysteria & Facts
« Last post by Almost2late on Yesterday at 10:14:51 PM »

After I gave it some thought, I realize the utter arrogance :P of some people.  Unless you lived in isolation, you knew HIV existed.  Stop blaming others, because nobody spoon fed you prevention information, when you knew it existed.  Stop blaming others for your own mistakes. 

To me, that is what this is all about for some of you.
I'm not arrogant and I'm not blaming anyone for my aids.. I just disagree with you

I Just Tested Poz / Re: A bitter-sweet anniversary!
« Last post by JosephP on Yesterday at 10:14:10 PM »
Thank You, Joe and A2L! It has been tough.. It has been difficult...It has been ...well, everything! Let's keep on fighting... ;D ;D
In regard to the OP linked story from AIDSMEDS:

"The CDC found that, among the MSM diagnosed with HIV in the United States, an estimated 77.5 percent were linked to care within three months, with 50.9 percent of the total retained in care, 49.5 percent prescribed antiretrovirals (ARVs) and just 42 percent virally suppressed."

I guess one's interpretation is a glass half-full, half-empty type thing, or how you slice the pie, but the copy editor who wrote the headline clearly does not think it's a good thing, nor does the writer of the story who consistently uses the modifier "just."  Sure, if you just look at those prescribed ARV's, you could boast that more than 80 percent (42 percent of the 49.5 percent) are virally suppressed, but the reality is that only 42 percent of the 100 percent of positives are virally suppressed, a much bleaker picture, if you are looking at all the positives (which would mean that 58 percent of positives are still capable of transmitting HIV, right?). 

Estoy infectado? / Posible contagio??
« Last post by bajal24 on Yesterday at 10:01:00 PM »
Buenas noches, a mediados de Agosto estuve con una sexoservidora, no hubo sexo oral, hubo sexo vaginal con protección, condones de la marca trojan, recién comprados, nunca hubo rotura, solo que perdí un poco la erección y parece que se pudo haber medio deslizado pero nunca se me salio, después como a los 20 días estuve con una conocida igual sin sexo oral y penetración vaginal con protección, e inserte mis dedos en su vagina, al poco tiempo empece a sentir molestias, ardor y descamamiento de piel en el pene, fui al medico me dijeron que podría ser herpes y me diagnosticaron con balanitis y con unos hongos y me hice análisis antiherpes, afortunadamente todos negativos tanto la lgg como la lgm de los dos tipos de herpes, osea negativo. Mi duda, si alguna de ellas me contagio la infección por hongos, es posible que me hayan contagiado de VIH, estoy preocupado, use protección pero me preocupa, es necesario hacerme análisis?? Si por un descuido que no me haya dado cuenta y el condón se haya retraido por completo, igual es necesario análisis?? Yo recuerdo que al final siempre tuve el condon en su lugar, estaba pasado de copas pero siempre el condon estuvo en su puesto. Agradeceré su respuesta
I don't follow your logic
100% estimated people with HIV, 82% have been diagnosed (that's good) and only 33% have been prescribed drugs.
Thats not even HALF of those known to have HIV.  Well more than 1/2 diagnosed HIV+ people not in treatment.

How is this "not bad news"?

We are looking at different numbers.  From the aidsmeds article that the original op posted it says

The CDC found that, among the MSM diagnosed with HIV in the United States, an estimated 77.5 percent were linked to care within three months, with 50.9 percent of the total retained in care, 49.5 percent prescribed antiretrovirals (ARVs) and just 42 percent virally suppressed.

If the percentages are all from the same population then almost everyone retained in care is on treatment.  Am I reading that right? 
Off Topic Forum / Re: Ebola chez nous
« Last post by buginme2 on Yesterday at 09:34:36 PM »
I heard hiv drugs protect your against ebola.   So, im good.
Living With HIV / Possibility of Working/Living in Hong Kong
« Last post by wayne86 on Yesterday at 08:55:15 PM »
I have been living with hiv for 2 years now and am adhering to ARV medication. I recently got a job offer in Hong Kong (I am a foreigner) and concerns were raised within me as it was stipulated in the offer letter that medical examination is required before I start my job there. I've read that employers in Hong Kong are not supposed to discriminate against people living with hiv. Hence, my question is should I be worried about the medical examination exposing my hiv status to my employer in Hong Kong?  Secondly, if I do move there, how can I get my supply of ARV medicine and doctor consultation?
Estoy infectado? / Re: Muy preocupado sobre VIH
« Last post by henryeds on Yesterday at 08:53:30 PM »
Gracias doctor, sus comentarios me calman mucho, de todas manera me hare una ultima prueba en enerp de VIH para mi paz mental y esperando que sea negativa como usted comenta.
Am I Infected? / Re: need advice please - going mad with worry !!
« Last post by Jeff G on Yesterday at 08:50:05 PM »
You are welcome !
Living With HIV / Re: Having first surgery after testing postive
« Last post by JustSmile01 on Yesterday at 08:44:15 PM »
Pshhhhh! Don't worry! You're a NORMAL person getting a surgery. If they have some sort of miff about it--fuck'em. It's funny because I recently tested positive as well and I need the same surgery! I haven't been seen for it just yet, but I am planning for it in the new year. What you need to worry about is your surgery, you, and all the people hoping nothing but the best for you. Please update on your post-surgery outcomes. XO
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