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Author Topic: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this  (Read 2014 times)

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Offline vahope

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I am new to this just feel like im the only straight person with this....not trying to offend no one I love everybody and I don't judge

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 10:28:31 PM »
Hi Hope , and welcome to the forum . One thing is for sure , all of us have HIV and having that in common is enough to give and get support no matter how we got here .

There are heterosexual men and woman who participate here so you will fit in just fine . 
Perhaps you can tell us a bit about yourself to get the ball rolling .

I moved your thread here so it will get more views , the off topic forum you posted in is for discussing anything other than HIV .

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 10:34:13 PM »
Oh ok thank you...I am 32 and was hit with this virus in 2013 and nice I finally got a reply....I just started my med last week and it is not easy

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 10:39:21 PM »
Oh ok thank you...I am 32 and was hit with this virus in 2013 and nice I finally got a reply....I just started my med last week and it is not easy

Well ... it sounds cliché to say it but it does get better . I have been living with HIV for over 30 years and could be the poster boy for doing everything wrong if you want to live ... so with your meds and a little patience you have a full life to look forward too .

What meds are you on ?

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 10:45:05 PM »
Atripla.....dealing with the dizzyness is not easy especially when im at work

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2013, 10:52:32 PM »
Atripla.....dealing with the dizzyness is not easy especially when im at work

The symptoms should subside in a week or so . Make sure to take your meds at bedtime so you can sleep through some of the short term side effects . There are other combos if you don't adjust to this one . Be sure to tell you doctor if you have suffered depression or other mood disorders , or if you begin to notice changes .

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013, 10:57:27 PM »
Ima prolly stick with this one since it best suits me

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2013, 11:05:14 PM »


  Vahope,

    Welcome to the forums.  As Jeff said it will get better with time.  Regarding the Atripla, be sure to take it on a empty stomach and not eat anything after, especially in the beginning.  This will help reduce some of the side effects.
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013, 11:09:13 PM »
Thank u....yeah doc told me the same thing....miss eating late at night....takin a female out to eat late at night prolly outa the question

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2013, 11:14:38 PM »
Hey VA welcome! I'm on atripla too and at first it sucked whenever I got up in the morning but as was mentioned those side effects wore off now it's simple I pop my pill around 10 pm every night and go about my business

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2013, 11:16:15 PM »
Thank u....yeah doc told me the same thing....miss eating late at night....takin a female out to eat late at night prolly outa the question

LOL not entirely.  Back in the day when I was on Atripla, and me and the wifey was just dating, I always took her out for late night snacks.   I remember throwing up many times behind the car after letting her in.

There's many ways to work around stuff.
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2013, 11:24:00 PM »
I think I feel the med starting to kick in now....I just feel it in my head though

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2013, 11:28:48 PM »
Atripla affects different people in different ways.  Personally I can eat a huge meal right before I take it and not have any ill effects (in fact I'm hungry for a snack right now).

Give it some time.  Most of the  really annoying side effects improve after a couple of months or so.

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2013, 11:31:03 PM »
Nice meeting y'all and thanks for the help....

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2013, 11:49:04 PM »
Dang you can eat before you take it?....can't wait til I get use to this.....very life changing for me

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2013, 11:55:53 PM »
I remember feeling really weird the first couple of months.  But your body acclimates and it eventually becomes just another part of the daily routine.

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2013, 01:13:42 AM »
Vahope, just wanted to welcome you to the forums.  You'll find, gay or straight, the issues are the same.  I look forward to hearing more from you. 

Ted

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2013, 09:07:03 AM »
OK, I'm not straight. But I'll tell you this, that really doesn't matter much.

Feel loved and accepted. HIV is a virus. It's not gay, nor are you.

Thinking of you, and all you're working thru.

auspoz.

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2013, 10:13:58 AM »
Welcome to the forums, vahope. I too am a straight male living with HIV..but like others have said, your sexual orientation is of little consequence here..what matters is that this group does know what you are going through and you are not alone.. There should be a support group somewhere near where you live, they will welcome you..
Started Meds On 5/1/2012 Norvair, Truvada, Prezista, and Bactrim

4/17/2012--CD4 83/ VL 353,000  7.0%
5/15/2012--CD4 218/ VL 4,970    14.1%
6/27/2012--CD4 146/ VL 420      6.1%
10/11/2012-CD4-223/ VL-62       9.5%
2/14/2013--CD4-215/ VL-119      13.6%
7/3/2013---CD4-256/ VL-UD       18.0%
10/18/2013 CD4-223/ VL-UD       22.2%
01/23/2014-CD4-381/VL-UD       25.3%--Dropped the Bactrim

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2013, 10:25:35 AM »
First, welcome to the forums.  As others have mentioned, this virus doesn't care about sexual orientation and most of us progress in the same manner without treatment.

I'm sure most of us will try and accept your sexual orientation and be as supportive as possible. ;)

Wolfie
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

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Re: i am a straight male that feel like i am alone in va....new to this
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2013, 08:18:36 AM »
Where in va are you located?
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
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

 


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