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Author Topic: Hiv and house cats....  (Read 2234 times)

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Offline MiniPozToyota

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Hiv and house cats....
« on: October 25, 2011, 05:25:37 PM »
Good idea or bad? been told having a cat inside is bad for someone with hiv is this true or false? my wife really wants a rag doll cat but I've been told and heard cats are a bad idea  anyone else hear this?
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
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Offline denb45

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 05:43:09 PM »
I've never heard this before, but if your speaking of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis almost nobody gets that anymore, I've had 2 cats for the last 10 yrs.  however they are in-door Cats, they don't go outside, where I live (in the City Limits)

 You cannot let ANY animal out to just roam the neighborhood it's a $50 dollar fine the 1st time, and the 2nd time it's $100 dollars, the 3rd time they will be it put down, but enjoy your new Kitty, I hope it brings you a lotta Joy , mine do ;)

READ THIS :  http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu/high_risk.htm
« Last Edit: October 25, 2011, 05:52:46 PM by denb45 »
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Offline Raf

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 06:38:06 PM »
I have two cats too (indoor cats, by the way), and at first I fret too...but after reading a bit about toxo, I knew that is not a big deal. Just use gloves when you need to change the kitty litter, and that's it (in my house, my sister does that for me).

Just go and get your cats, pets are very relaxing (well, not so much in my case since one of my cats is literally a demon who mess every room he enters, lol  :D )
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 06:39:09 PM »
I've had a cat the whole time I've been positive.  Toxo isn't an issue if you wash your hands after dealing with their litter box.  Of course, it COULD be used as an excuse to have your negative partner have exclusive responsibility for cleaning out the box....  just sayin.........   ;D

Mike
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Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
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Nov05 288/18%  47,564
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Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 07:48:56 PM »
my roommate has two cats and they have been here since i was diagnosed and never had any issues. 
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 08:20:07 PM »
Cats are only a danger to your health if they are stray and you are trying to rescue them out of a tree, trust me on this...I know.  :D

I've had my Matty (indoor cat) for 2 years. He sleeps with me, bites me and scratches me, and I have had no ill effects. I too wear gloves when cleaning the box ( I dont have a neg partner to pawn this off on).

Go get your cat and enjoy him :)

Also please post a pic, Ive never seen a "ragdoll cat".

-Will



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Offline denb45

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 08:33:03 PM »
I've had a cat the whole time I've been positive.  Toxo isn't an issue if you wash your hands after dealing with their litter box.  Of course, it COULD be used as an excuse to have your negative partner have exclusive responsibility for cleaning out the box....  just sayin.........   ;D

Mike

Mike  :D THIS doesn't work all of the time ( to have your negative partner have exclusive responsibility for cleaning out the box) ask me I should know  ;D
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011, 08:46:11 PM »
Pets are for the weak.
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 08:53:45 PM »
Mike  :D THIS doesn't work all of the time ( to have your negative partner have exclusive responsibility for cleaning out the box) ask me I should know  ;D

It has worked perfectly for me.  Shhhhhhh, don't tell Sid!
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 09:11:46 PM »
Pets are for the weak.

Please Babs, your just mad 'cause you cant keep a cactus alive, much less a warm blooded animal.

-W
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Offline denb45

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 09:13:35 PM »
Pets are for the weak.

Lorazepam works wonders dear, I just took some, and I'm petting my kitty cats right about now, life good Ms P and all is right with the world no matter how fucked up it is  ;D
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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2011, 01:10:07 AM »

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2011, 09:01:16 AM »
Please Babs, your just mad 'cause you cant keep a cactus alive, much less a warm blooded animal.

-W

bitch, please

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Offline Theyer

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2011, 09:32:16 AM »
Pets are for the weak.

No they are for life
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2011, 11:59:54 AM »
bitch, please



Uhhh, right. Arent you at your parents recovering? Thus that would make the healthy Cactus in the pic "not yours". Nice try.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2011, 12:08:02 PM by WillyWump »
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2011, 12:13:25 PM »
Uhhh, right. Arent you at your parents recovering? Thus that would make the healthy Cactus in the pic "not yours". Nice try.


I was at their house last week. I came back to my apartment on Monday. Not only is the cactus mine but it's over 15 years old. Please enjoy your failure. :-*
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Offline denb45

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2011, 12:32:18 PM »
I was at their house last week. I came back to my apartment on Monday. Not only is the cactus mine but it's over 15 years old. Please enjoy your failure. :-*

Why don't the 2 of you get a room and work whatever it is out w/ each other, I think the both of y'all would make a nice couple, however, I really don't see Miss P moving to Texas any time soon  :D
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Offline BT65

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2011, 05:03:35 AM »
I've had cats since diagnosis also.  I've never worn gloves whilst cleaning the litter, but do take care to wash my hands after a complete cleaning of the box.  My cats have all been indoor animals, avoiding disease and fighting that some outdoor cats fall prey to. 
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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2011, 05:59:27 AM »
Do you believe everything you "hear"?
What exactly did you hear is wrong about having a cat?  No details? And that's enough for you? If you want a cat get a cat I'm sure its actually good for everyone! (unless you are allergic to cats of course)
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2011, 06:42:28 AM »
Mecch - In the US, toxoplasmosis is mostly found in cat feces, that is the concern about having cats. It's info that is wisely passed on to those who are poz.

Soon after diagnosis I was asked to consider adopting a cat and hesitated for the same reason. My ID nurse urged me to get the cat. So glad he did.

Turns out, at one point, the cat needed tests for a bunch of stuff to rule out some health issues and although from a feral litter, he's toxo-free. However, the test unfortunately is costly so using it to find a toxo-free kitty is not a logical path to kitty parenthood.

Like BT and others have written -- wash your hands afterward, or delegate the task.  The reward of having a cat has been greater than I \imagined---especially right after dx. So, Miss P, I concede, I fall in the weak category----but you cannot teach a cactus tricks!! I do like the low-maintenance aspects of CAcTus v CAT.

Offline David_CA

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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2011, 09:25:44 AM »
I've had cats for 25 years as an adult.  I've been positive for probably 7-8 of those years.  We have a pet door, and all our cats go in and out.  Mostly, they go outside instead of using a litter box.  We currently have 6 cats (one is a 'neighborhood cat' that comes in to eat, play, hang out, and often sleep).  Neither of us have had any problems from cats even before meds and with a much lower CD-4 count.  I would certainly wash my hands well after cleaning a litter box.
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08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
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05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
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05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2011, 10:42:13 AM »
dam miss p  :D  I never knew you'd prefer a cactus over cat, however I do see the correlation somewhat, @ least you don't have clean out the litter-box  ie, it doesn't shit, eat or pee, and after 15 yrs. I must say you have a very strange and unusual relationship with your cactus, how eco friendly of you   :D
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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2011, 11:08:07 AM »
The only real drawback to cat ownership is that they are constantly asking you for Cheeseburger money...



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Re: Hiv and house cats....
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2011, 11:27:28 AM »



Yeah tell me about, my dam cats eat way better than I do, they are treated like British Royalty
but I'm gald I can provide for them the food is too dam good, they wouldn't ran-away no matter what  ;D
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