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Offline WillyWump

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I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« on: October 25, 2010, 05:48:10 PM »
...But it's not as fun as the first time.

I'm certain it's from the Testosterone Injections but I am getting alot of pubescent side effects, the worst of which is the acne developing on my forehead. There are little bumps all over my forehead and it's driving me crazy. My friend says he cannot see them but I can and it is disgusting. My forehead is also oily and it never was before. I wash my face day and night to no avail, it just seems to make it more oily. This will seriously impact my dating scene (oh , nevermind I dont have a dating scene)

*gross alert* - The weird thing is that there is nothing inside of the pimples as I've tried to do the 'ol squeeze-a-roo.

Can any one recommend a face wash or whatever to help these things go away, something other than Clearasil?? I havent had Pimplies in 25 years and dont know what the newest and greatest remedy is. I want to nip it before it get's worse and i have to become a shut-in (yes, I've been known to be a bit vain)

-Will

**Note to Ann in the Highest - I posted in OT as this really didn't touch on anything HIV related, although I guess If we stretch it I got pimples because Im taking Testo because I'm HIV+? I dunno. So apologies in advance if you have to move it, you can spank me later.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2010, 05:56:24 PM by WillyWump »
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Offline ElZorro

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 05:53:13 PM »
Neosporin ointment has always worked for me when I had acne issues...maybe you'll get the same mileage. I just put a little on the area at night before bed and it's usually gone by morning.

Of course, if you're getting urges to pull on a little girl's pigtails, that's another thing... ;)

Offline WillyWump

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 06:00:04 PM »

 I just put a little on the area


The "area" is my whole forehead. Do I just slather the whole forehead with Neo or dot each little bump individually, (which would take awhile, as there are many)?

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Offline ElZorro

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 06:03:47 PM »
I usually just put a light layer (film) over the affected area.

You'd die laughing if I told you what an ex told a kid to rub on his face for acne when he was in bootcamp..and, apparently the kid did based on what his face looked like when he woke up in the morning...lol

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010, 06:10:15 PM »
Try Neutrogena Rapid Clear treatment pads.  I had a big zit on my butt and this made it go away in about a week. 

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2010, 06:15:22 PM »
Willy dear, if it gets too bad, talk to a dermatologist.  Sometimes, if warranted, they can give prescription intervention.  A female friend of mine gets acne from hormone injections, and her derm. prescribes her a cream.  I believe it's retinol, but I'm not 100% certain.  Something worth checking into, though, if it's bothering you that bad.  Of course, you could have made it sound worse than it actually is, but I totally get your vainness. 
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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010, 09:05:41 PM »

You'd die laughing if I told you what an ex told a kid to rub on his face for acne when he was in bootcamp

Was it splooge??

Thanks EZ, Hope and Betty, I will incorporate all yalls suggestions and start with the Neosporin (just happen to ahve some in the medicine cabinet), then go to the neutrogena, and if that doesnt work go see my Derm, whom I need to see anyways for a white spot on my arm.

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Offline ElZorro

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 09:08:30 PM »
Alas, it was  ;D

My ex was 24 when he enlisted in the Marines (I was already on active duty) so the other recruits in his platoon looked up to him during bootcamp. That being the case, the poor lad believed what he told him about acne and "natural remedies" that existed.


You know what, too, you might check into an antibacterial soap (like Dial). I remember a PT recommending that once for acne issues back when I used the gym  ;)
« Last Edit: October 25, 2010, 09:10:53 PM by ElZorro »

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 09:10:59 PM »
Was it splooge??

It does work - as long as its not your own ---
I havent had a zit or breakout in years  ;D
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Offline ElZorro

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 09:13:29 PM »
Be careful, Will. I've never met Phil in person...for all I know, he's my ex!  :P

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010, 09:22:57 PM »
Be careful, Will. I've never met Phil in person...for all I know, he's my ex!  :P
Its almost time for my facial (better than ProActiv) -
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Offline ElZorro

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2010, 09:33:06 PM »
ooh rah! ;)

Offline WillyWump

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2010, 09:35:25 PM »
It does work - as long as its not your own ---


Sweet! I'm gonna ditch all those boring remedies and start lining up the guys!

-Will
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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2010, 09:38:10 PM »
Hey Will,

Stephen gets the same reaction from his testosterone and he has been using Fucidin Cream. It is Fusidic acid cream 2% and a topical antibiotic. It works very well. You may also want to consider reducing your test level a little to see if that helps.

Offline ElZorro

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 09:42:31 PM »
Doesn't the name of that cream sort of resemble the home remedy that Phil is advocating?? hmmm...maybe there is something to it  ;D

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2010, 01:18:10 AM »
rub feces on your forehead, then wash off and apply borax
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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2010, 02:10:08 AM »
see a dermatologist. ive also heard proactive works wonders. you don't want your visually impaired tricks identifying you by the braille on your forehead.

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2010, 02:48:12 AM »
You could try making a paste with water and baking soda. Baking soda is awesome!
Apparently, one of my aunts was told to apply chicken crap to her boobs because one was bigger than the other.

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2010, 04:37:09 AM »
I would see a dermatologist and have the exact reaction you are having diagnosed.
Also dermatologists have a number of miracle creams by prescription. Dont waste your time and skin and personal embarrassment on all these home remedies, until at least you get a diagnosis. There are all kinds of acne and also other things that look like acne, which are not. This is why god created specialist doctors.
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Offline Hoover

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2010, 09:58:28 AM »
Will,

I also got a few pimples with the injections and even one with the implants.
Luckily they all pop easily.
Those are not the only things to pop, my libido popped up also!
Have fun and don't stress over a few pimples induced by testosterone.
(this is just my opinion which probably means nothing)

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2010, 10:28:08 AM »
rub feces on your forehead, then wash off and apply borax

Wrong, you're supposed to mix the borax and the feces together to form a paste, then apply to forehead.  If he does it the way you said it won't exfoliate properly.
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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2010, 10:38:39 AM »
**Note to Ann in the Highest - I posted in OT as this really didn't touch on anything HIV related, although I guess If we stretch it I got pimples because Im taking Testo because I'm HIV+? I dunno. So apologies in advance if you have to move it, you can spank me later.

No, you're ok, you can keep your spotty face in OT. I'll spank you anyway, just because I can and because I feel like it. OK?
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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2010, 03:02:59 PM »
testosterone DOES make you greasy in the face -- haven't you seen those massive pimples on bodybuilders' shoulders

Oh, and wait until hair starts growing on your back -- good times!  Your testicles will shrink too.
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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2010, 03:58:45 PM »
pill box hat and tiny veil
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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2010, 04:37:57 PM »
pill box hat and tiny veil

LOL :D

testosterone DOES make you greasy in the face -- haven't you seen those massive pimples on bodybuilders' shoulders

Oh, and wait until hair starts growing on your back -- good times!  Your testicles will shrink too.

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Offline WillyWump

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2010, 07:07:38 PM »
Gee thanks guys. So basically what you are saying is that shortly I will be a Pea-balled, hairy backed Ogre in a pill box and veil wearing a C-Cup? Nice.

But at least no one will be able to see my zits.

-Will
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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2010, 08:46:58 PM »
Willy, look at it on the bright side, if you are visiting you adolescents all over again,  maybe you learn about sex ALL OVER AGAIN! Any good memories you wanted to revisit? ;D

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2010, 08:59:35 PM »
Willy, look at it on the bright side, if you are visiting you adolescents all over again,  maybe you learn about sex ALL OVER AGAIN! Any good memories you wanted to revisit? ;D

If only I could relive my original puberty, I would bag my childhood neighbor Dougie. Oh God, gets me all tingly just thinkin 'bout the possibilities.

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2010, 09:25:17 PM »
Gee thanks guys. So basically what you are saying is that shortly I will be a Pea-balled, hairy backed Ogre in a pill box and veil wearing a C-Cup? Nice.


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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2010, 09:26:13 PM »
Will -
Have you been putting the "medicinal cream" on your face that we suggested the other night?   ;)
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
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12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2010, 09:31:52 PM »
Will -
Have you been putting the "medicinal cream" on your face that we suggested the other night?   ;)

Well no...not yet. I havent had a chance to get down to the alley behind the Greyhound station to look for volunteers yet. Perhaps tomorrow.

W
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2010, 09:34:03 PM »
Well no...not yet. I havent had a chance to get down to the alley behind the Greyhound station to look for volunteers yet. Perhaps tomorrow.

W
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12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
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03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2010, 09:38:14 PM »
oh my!  :o

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« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2010, 09:40:51 PM »
oh my!  :o
Funny that is what everyone says -
Except their voice is usually a little garbled when they say it....
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
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12/10  740    41  <48   
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03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2010, 09:59:50 PM »
Gee thanks guys. So basically what you are saying is that shortly I will be a Pea-balled, hairy backed Ogre in a pill box and veil wearing a C-Cup? Nice.

But at least no one will be able to see my zits.

-Will

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2010, 05:00:20 AM »
For those times when you're in public and the oil gets bad (I do use this myself):

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P210592&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=3806

And also, to put on in the morning:

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P260800&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=3806

Be careful with the last one, it can really dry the skin out.

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2010, 11:15:06 AM »
Will,
It has been a month, how is your testosterone working out?
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10/10/11 CD4 757  45%  VL UD

Offline Ravhyn

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2010, 11:35:03 AM »
this may sound horrible, and I havent the nerve to try myself. But my mom is a nurse, and in school they told her the best acne treatment is your own urine. 

I've used pro active myself though and it works. its just pricey :(  (I have a mountain of testorone in my body and almost nooo estrogen or progestrene.)
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Offline Theyer

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2010, 11:47:31 AM »
Will , what is it with you and recipes ?
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2010, 07:36:31 PM »
Will,
It has been a month, how is your testosterone working out?

Hoov,

The bumps have mostly gone away, but appear within a couple days after I do the injections. ID Doc gave me something with salicyc acid in it. She said they werent "Real" pimples or acne (whatevs, it's not her face they are invading)

related issue...It seems I'm getting worse at giving myself the injections. Ever since I hit a nerve or something and made my lower leg and foot tingle (doc says I was giving it to low on the side of my leg.) I've been real anxious about giving them, I get the needle all ready and then it takes me about 5 minutes to actually get it done, I repeatedly touch the tip of the needle to my leg then freak out and pull away. I would never make a good IV drug user. Adding to my misery is I cant do it fast and ahve to stick the needle in really really slow (30 seconds to get it all the way in), which in turns freaks me out.

Seems it will have to start going to the doc to get them done.

but whatever.


Will , what is it with you and recipes ?

Ummm??

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #40 on: November 26, 2010, 09:01:08 PM »
related issue...It seems I'm getting worse at giving myself the injections. Ever since I hit a nerve or something and made my lower leg and foot tingle (doc says I was giving it to low on the side of my leg.) I've been real anxious about giving them, I get the needle all ready and then it takes me about 5 minutes to actually get it done, I repeatedly touch the tip of the needle to my leg then freak out and pull away. I would never make a good IV drug user. Adding to my misery is I cant do it fast and ahve to stick the needle in really really slow (30 seconds to get it all the way in), which in turns freaks me out.

Seems it will have to start going to the doc to get them done.

but whatever.

Will-

For a long time I struggled with giving myself injections too, and did the whole hesitation and then wicked slow needle into leg thing. What I discovered that helped me do it better was to get everything ready, line the needle up with the spot you want to inject into, look away, exhale, and then just jab yourself as quickly as you can. It helps if the arm that you are using to inject with isn't resting on your leg, because then you can't sense where your hand is in relation to your leg so you won't hesitate when you get close. Just hover and press in. Maybe tries these tips out and let me know how they go? Since I've been doing them my injections have been going much more smoothly!

Best of luck!

odyssey
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10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

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Offline ElZorro

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2010, 11:38:34 PM »
related issue...It seems I'm getting worse at giving myself the injections. Ever since I hit a nerve or something and made my lower leg and foot tingle (doc says I was giving it to low on the side of my leg.) I've been real anxious about giving them, I get the needle all ready and then it takes me about 5 minutes to actually get it done, I repeatedly touch the tip of the needle to my leg then freak out and pull away. I would never make a good IV drug user. Adding to my misery is I cant do it fast and ahve to stick the needle in really really slow (30 seconds to get it all the way in), which in turns freaks me out.

Seems it will have to start going to the doc to get them done.

but whatever.

:-\ I really feel for you, Will. I don't think I could do it either. I can't even watch when they take blood.

Offline Hoover

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2010, 11:00:56 AM »
Will,
Back when I used to give myself allergy shots, I had the same issues towards the end...
It was HELL slowly sticking that needle into my leg. I was never so happy to stop taking those shots. Now twenty years later I have to give my partner and myself daily shots subQ. It is not as bad these days, but I think I will teach my partner how to do it for me. So my suggestion is to find someone else, close by, and teach them to do the chore. I am always amazed how well I can give an injection to anyone else besides me!
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Offline next2u

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2010, 09:17:47 PM »
hey will ...

i second hoover's motion. get a friend to help. tell him you need it in the ass...lol.

best,
d
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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
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #44 on: November 27, 2010, 09:49:03 PM »
get a friend to help. tell him you need it in the ass...lol.


I like it, I like it...and while I'm bent over give him a peek at the Winkin' Willy Brown Eye to lure him in.

-W
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Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

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Offline next2u

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #45 on: November 27, 2010, 10:13:43 PM »
ahh, the good old trick and poke technique. while he's poking away he can poke away!

i bet that will make those injections fun. lol...just be sure he doesnt slap the injection site...

oh man, too many innuendos....

best,
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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 ElZorro

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Re: I'm Going Through Puberty Again.
« Reply #46 on: November 27, 2010, 10:20:21 PM »
ahh, the good old trick and poke technique. while he's poking away he can poke away!

is that a relative of the "bend & snap"?

 


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