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Author Topic: When all else fails...hug your HIV.  (Read 2414 times)

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Offline Growler

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When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« on: September 20, 2011, 06:10:53 AM »
Stumbled across this site and had one of those OMG WTF moments...... I actually think I want one.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/6708/images/1128/


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Offline spacebarsux

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 06:15:31 AM »
How fuckin twisted  ;D! Ecoli looks rather cute.

Btw, how does one 'stumble' upon such a site ? I think it would take real 'talent' to find it.  ;)
« Last Edit: September 20, 2011, 06:26:48 AM by spacebarsux »
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Offline Ann

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 06:56:57 AM »
The herpes plushy has a smiley face? Whoever designed that one obviously doesn't have herpes, otherwise they would have given it fangs. :o
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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 08:51:07 AM »
I like MRSA with the little "super bug" cape.

Offline mecch

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 12:28:05 PM »
seen such products several years ago.
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Offline Hellraiser

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011, 02:36:19 PM »
HIV is just uggo.

Offline LM

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 02:40:24 PM »
If HIV didn't look so scary, I would buy it. Put a smiley face on it or something.

Offline GusInJune

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2011, 03:57:43 PM »
Maybe this one would be more appropriate? I mean, it's not exactly a CD4, but its cute and we need them!

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/6708/images/2820/
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Offline Growler

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2011, 08:24:14 PM »
Spacebarsux, it was a pure fluke coming across the site.

I was Googling in search of a stuffed toy likeness of his holiness THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER, and in the results came up a link for a Jehovah Witness forum....
http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/jw/friends/111952/1/E-Coli-or-Flying-Spaghetti-Monster

Curious I clicked on the link and from there it was fate.

I'm now debating when I should get both the HIV and the WBC. I could then get them to fight matches Pokemon style....where the WBC always wins!

I need a life :-)

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Offline OneTampa

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2011, 09:33:29 PM »
I also remember hearing about a similar site a few years ago.
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Offline Since2005

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2011, 10:57:34 PM »
diarrhea is creepy looking, in fact most of them are, I guess that's the point but I found Mange actually cute :)

Offline Ann

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2011, 10:44:57 AM »
a Jehovah Witness forum....
http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/jw/friends/111952/1/E-Coli-or-Flying-Spaghetti-Monster


What's up with the guy (third post) who said "I suffer with hypochondria, and last year after dealing with a bout of H.I.V."  ???  A bout of hiv? Give me a break! ::)
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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2011, 11:00:04 AM »
What's up with the guy (third post) who said "I suffer with hypochondria, and last year after dealing with a bout of H.I.V."  ???  A bout of hiv? Give me a break! ::)

Maybe he meant hives and had a sticky period key. lol

Good catch..... too funny.
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Offline weasel

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2011, 03:52:05 PM »
diarrhea is creepy looking, in fact most of them are, I guess that's the point but I found Mange actually cute :)

                  I LIKE     the  Mange    :o

                     He / IT / She    ???    Is very cute   


                                                                    Weasel  , Also a cute Animule   :-*
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Offline anniebc

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2011, 06:47:02 PM »
Syphilis is so pink and cute....but I doubt Phil will agree with me... ;)

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Offline anniebc

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2011, 06:51:19 PM »
What's up with the guy (third post) who said "I suffer with hypochondria, and last year after dealing with a bout of H.I.V."  ???  A bout of hiv? Give me a break! ::)

He could be right Ann, he probably did suffered from a "little bit of HIV" before his God came in and resued him from the evil virus...where's ya faith women.

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2011, 07:37:28 PM »
Maybe this one would be more appropriate? I mean, it's not exactly a CD4, but its cute and we need them!

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/6708/images/2820/

LOL at the Diarreha plushie on that site

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Offline odyssey

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2011, 06:59:41 PM »
I actually have one of the HIV plushies that my mom bought for me at a toy store near the hospital awhile back so I could help come to terms with my diagnosis. Its cute, and when I'm pissed off at having HIV, I can throw it across the room with a nice swear word or two. Very therapeutic!

odyssey
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
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%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2011, 03:19:07 AM »
I actually have one of the HIV plushies that my mom bought for me at a toy store near the hospital awhile back so I could help come to terms with my diagnosis. Its cute, and when I'm pissed off at having HIV, I can throw it across the room with a nice swear word or two. Very therapeutic!

odyssey

Your mom sounds very cool.  ;D
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline odyssey

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Re: When all else fails...hug your HIV.
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2011, 09:42:46 PM »
She's awesome!  ;D
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
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%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

 


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