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Thanks Mecch.  I guess I do need to push for more of an explanation for why this is happening.  At the office I visit, patients are seen by a physician's assistant once you get undetectable and on an established treatment regime.

My concern is that if I am undetectable but my T cells are dropping that it's not the HIV that is causing it but something else.   I've read that lowered T-cells can be caused by cancer, and that runs in my family. 
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I dont know any supplements that increase cd4s.  If this is a trend over 2 tests, and I were in your shoes, I wouldn't be quite content that "all is well".  This is just one low test?   I would ask for accelerated testing, say in a month or 2.  If the next test is low, I would ask my "PA" for explanation and next step that reassures me.  If the comment after a 2nd low test is "all is well", I would get an ID doc who wants to go further and find if there are solutions to be pursued.
If I had decent insurance, I would skip waiting for a 2nd test with the PA, and make an appt with a respected ID, and get a new test and new opinion.  Where resources permit, life is too short to live with anxiety, and lackadaisical treatment.
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Living With HIV / Re: Job Offer/Disclosing status
« Last post by mecch on Today at 06:20:00 AM »
An HIV+ person foreigner can NOT work in certain countries.
http://www.hivtravel.org/Default.aspx?PageId=143&Mode=list&StateId=4

If your destination is on the list you absolutely cannot stay and work.

Is this a new hire, with a new contractor?  If so, then you can't take the job.  I suppose you can accept the offer but then your HIV status will be known when you test and then they may or may not have cause to fire you - likely they will have cause.  Obviously they wont be able to send you to the place they hired you for...  And that company will know you have HIV.  And not hire you.

If you refuse the hire, because you know you can't do it, don't tell them why - dont disclose.  Maybe in the future you might get a chance to work for them where its possible for an HIV+ person.

Are you already working for this company?  And this is a new assignment?  If you are already working for the company, its a different ball game. Obviously you can't take the assignment but it may or may not be a good idea to say why to your employer.

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Estoy infectado? / Re: sexo anal sin proteccion muchos nervios
« Last post by Pedro luis on Today at 04:56:01 AM »
Hola sr  andy aqui con mis nervios a pesar de un resultado de 80 dias negativo usted me dijo que toca hacerlo, puede cambiar el resultado a los 90 dias me siento destrozado ya falta poco ayudeme
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I have been on Atripla since 2010 the first pill since infected had wonderful results.
But this August I started Chemo for Hodgkins Lymphoma and have been doing amazing mu HIV has not been an issue either - But due to some dizziness that I have been feeling since starting Chemo MY ID Doctor wants me to try Truveda with Tivicay 50mg I have been on them for three days. Feel OK other then insomnia...
Thoughts on this combo compared to Atripla that has worked amazingly for me ?
My Pharmacist seems very excited about me going on Truveda and Tivicay claiming it is the best combo out right now with the least side effects ?
Lastly know that I have stopped taking Atripla does that mean I can not ever go back to it? as they will no longer work?
Thanks guys.
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Am I Infected? / Re: Fleshlight Risk - Going crazy
« Last post by onecrazyguy on Today at 04:11:28 AM »
Hello Forum,
Over the years you have been kind and kept me sane (somewhat!) and I thank you.

But I was faced with a situation two nights ago on Monday, when I hooked up with an acquaintance from my gym who is divorced, three kids, girlfriend jock type who swears he never had gay sex ever.  Anyhow...to make a long story short, I gave him oral and he gave me oral, and then I rimmed the guy, and so far I'm not freaking out...until.....he asked me to do him.  So he got me a condom, I opened it, put it on and I had protected anal for a good 10 minutes at least.  At this point, I'm still mentally ok....THEN....he asked to try it on me, and I have not had anal sex on me in years, so I said okay..and he went to the bathroom to get a condom, so he put it on, and he tried getting into me.

But I'm so tight that it did not go in and he kept banging against the anus a few times, until it hurt and I said I couldn't do it, to stop.  So he did.  But my question is...and by the way, he claims he's negative but you never know....

My anus felt very lubed and moist so I wiped with a tissue and saw that I was bleeding...not heavily, but bleeding on the outside of the anus.....and remember, he did not penetrate....and this is where my mind is playing tricks on me....IF he had any any point taken off that condom without me noticing what was going on back there since I was on my knees, and this happened....Then am I at risk of contracting HIV and should I rush to get PEP from the clinic?  It's  been just over 48 hours.

Again, he did not penetrate my anus, but it bled because of the pain of the attempted push in...and he had a condom...but what if he took it off at anytime and had tried while I was bleeding there?

Please help, I'm going crazy....that's why my nickname is what it is.

Thanks in advance,

OCG
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Preguntas sobre mi estatus.
« Last post by WameYx on Today at 02:55:07 AM »
Andy otra cosa que no mencione es que no tengo hecha la circuncision, afecta en algo esta parte.
88
Positive Women / Re: Got HIV from my husband !
« Last post by guitargal on Today at 02:50:38 AM »
some of your stories sound like me...what you all are going through. i have been pos since '92.. I made it through.!
 To the newly diagnosed,,,after the shock and mourning, after you are together and strong and maybe divorced..

back in the mid 1990's. i divorced the father of my negative son.  he was using again..He gave me hiv. i used to think "oh now i can never get divorced..but i got strong after i mourned my loss of self when i found out ..
it was like i lost my whole being. my best friend..

 and would not raise my son in that environment.


fast forward 20 years . Son graduated college. great young man.
I am very happy with my negative partner of 8 years. No drinking or drugs, smart professional, planning for our future. takes care of me and the family..

take care of yourself,be happy, watch for red flags when meeting people..

and if they don't like the fact you have hiv  F^%k em.. their loss..
the only people you need to share your time with are  mature educated people who care and are not ignorant.

life is good!
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Positive Women / Re: My husband and I have been arguing for four days
« Last post by guitargal on Today at 02:09:47 AM »
sounds like you are getting stronger with your self esteem.

IMO children deserve to life a life without parents fighting and no where near drugs.

they are better off with one sober parent..

and you will be a great single mom!


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Living With HIV / Re: About to Start Triumeq Tonight!
« Last post by leowithpower on Today at 02:00:28 AM »
Just taking it for two weeks so far.. My test came back <20
I'm very happy about that
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