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Offline next2u

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military service
« on: August 28, 2009, 12:31:07 AM »
can you join the millitary (coast guard specifically) if you are hiv positive?
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline physicsguy

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Re: military service
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 02:17:15 AM »
No.  Although becoming positive while in the military is apparently not grounds for immediate dismissal.

Offline next2u

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Re: military service
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 03:19:06 AM »
thnx. that was my understanding as well. if someone becomes poz while in the military the place them in an auxillary position.
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline 31diver

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Re: military service
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 09:50:41 AM »
I found out about my status when I was trying to re-enlist after a break in service in order to finish my last 10 years.
The issue is mobility. Due to our status and our daily meds regimen as well as dealing with potential side effects, it's difficult to send someone out to a combat zone under those conditions.
And yes, for those of you who may be wondering, the USCG does deploy to Combat Zones.

Offline next2u

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Re: military service
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 02:03:03 PM »
that sounds like a no as well. thank you for the information.
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

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Re: military service
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009, 02:17:45 PM »
I dated a 6'6" HIV+ Marine once.  That is until he admitted that he was still married to his wife and I decided he was a psycho over dinner at Annie's Steakhouse in Dupont Circle.  Good in bed though.
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Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: military service
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009, 06:25:38 PM »
Philicia,  you really should write a book :) 

Offline hotpuppy

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Re: military service
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 10:28:34 PM »
I dated a 6'6" HIV+ Marine once.  That is until he admitted that he was still married to his wife and I decided he was a psycho over dinner at Annie's Steakhouse in Dupont Circle.  Good in bed though.

I thought most Marines were good in bed and psycho....  I second the book.... or at least a blog.  :)
Don't obsess over the wrong things.  Life isn't about your numbers, it isn't about this forum, it isn't about someone's opinion.  It's about getting out there and enjoying it.   I am a person with HIV - not the other way around.

Offline denb45

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Re: military service
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009, 10:34:47 PM »
I dated a 6'6" HIV+ Marine once.  That is until he admitted that he was still married to his wife and I decided he was a psycho over dinner at Annie's Steakhouse in Dupont Circle.  Good in bed though.

I dated a JAR-HEAD, when I was a in the Navy, he wasn't str8 are married tho, Psycho YES, but, not to me, (he was a kitty cat in my arms)   Psycho to anyone who would look at me the wrong way, good in the sack HELL YES  ;D did you know the US MARINES are part of the US NAVY, It's true, The Few, The Proud The MARINES  :o gotta love em" come to think of it, I also dated an ARMY Guy, and YES, they are
good in the sack and CRAZY too  :D Our US Service Men, ya gotta love em' I sure do........
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Offline next2u

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Re: military service
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009, 02:31:20 AM »
i don't get you guys, does it always turn into sex? i mean, from miss p, i would expect this...but the others?
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Online Miss Philicia

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Re: military service
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2009, 02:51:48 AM »
Barbara, please
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Offline hotpuppy

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Re: military service
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2009, 02:06:57 PM »
i don't get you guys, does it always turn into sex? i mean, from miss p, i would expect this...but the others?

It's just another pesky human trait.  Yes, many guys and girls enjoy sex. 

It isn't the sole focus of everyone's life, but it is enjoyable subject for many. 
Don't obsess over the wrong things.  Life isn't about your numbers, it isn't about this forum, it isn't about someone's opinion.  It's about getting out there and enjoying it.   I am a person with HIV - not the other way around.

Offline next2u

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Re: military service
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2009, 10:59:30 PM »
i think it's just cause ur homos...
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline CallMeSid

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Re: military service
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2009, 12:23:03 AM »
All marines are bottoms, right?

'Cause, um, that's what I...heard...
07/2006 HIV-negative
06/2007 HIV-positive
07/2007 CD4: 795 (40%), VL: <50
09/2007 CD4: 629 (43%), VL: 895  (~2 weeks after measles/mumps/rubella booster)
12/2007 CD4: 854 (45%), VL: <50
03/2008 CD4: 880 (45%), VL: 151
12/2008 CD4: 943 (46%), VL: 116
05/2009 CD4: 865 (44%)  VL: 107

Offline Ann

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Re: military service
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2009, 08:51:45 AM »

It's just another pesky human trait.  Yes, many guys and girls enjoy sex. 


Women do too, but unlike men, we tend to keep sex talk for the bedroom. (or kitchen, or bathroom, or living room... just not chatrooms and internet forums!)

Seriously though, most men I know, gay or straight or somewhere inbetween, take just about any subject and find a way to interject sex, no matter where they are or in whose company they are. Women tend to only talk about sex in company of other women, or in the bedroom with their partner. Just one of the differences between the sexes and, well, it just is, ok? ;D


 

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