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Offline wolfter

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #100 on: October 22, 2014, 06:54:25 PM »
 :P  OK, let's be nice.  I don't want to pretend I have the power to lock this thread down.  :)
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #101 on: October 22, 2014, 07:18:30 PM »
:P  OK, let's be nice.  I don't want to pretend I have the power to lock this thread down.  :)

I don't think the thread needs locked I think that people need to mind their manners and act like adults .

Offline JustSmile01

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #102 on: October 22, 2014, 07:21:04 PM »
init, I know a kid in my family who is only 11 and takes medicine for diabetes every day. His long term prognosis is probably worse than many of us. But he is a fighter and you won't see getting down because of this. Now you can bring up the stigma discussion but that's not the point.

Look at it this way, your immune system is as good as a non-HIV person. Its just that you have to take a pill every day to keep it that way. With modern meds, its not any different from taking meds for your heart, diabetes, psoriasis, or any number of conditions. We all have to die one day. I might not be here next week, but I am sure as hell that I am not going to die from AIDS. That would be a horrible, horrible way to turn the lights off.

Please stay strong and try to convince yourself that taking a break is not an option.


Looooooove this post. So true. You go boy/girl!!

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #103 on: October 22, 2014, 07:25:40 PM »
I don't think the thread needs locked I think that people need to mind their manners and act like adults .

I was obviously joking.  Yet you were willing to lock my thread because of  the same nastiness....I see.
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #104 on: October 22, 2014, 10:49:16 PM »
If someone is in time out you can't send a message to them either? I'm  sorry almost I'm fine. I think you read that wrong . that wasn't for me. but I know how you feel about me so thanks, sorry you got into trouble over me.
sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. then to offend

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #105 on: October 22, 2014, 11:03:09 PM »
Omg, If I hear one more time that hiv is just like diabetes I think I will scream it is not like it at all people aren't made to feel ashamed of having diabetes like they are with hiv. I know I have that too among others things I take meds for. no one thinks bad of you when you check your blood sugar or take your meds but tell them that  you have hiv and see what happens.  I know what most do in my area I have witness first hand   they treat you like your damage that they will catch something people do fear the unknown comments made to me over the last year has told me all I need to know about what people think. I will not tell anyone else I'm poz.  I took my damn pills today and made a promise to someone never to stop again. one thing about me if I make a promise I keep it no matter what. Reason I promise to make sure I do it.  I also have found out there are bullies every where and people who judge no matter what. but I'm here to say I will never be one of those people ever and I will learn how to deal with being poz  until then I have some great rum I brought back from belize that ease's all pain and hurt
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Offline zach

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #106 on: October 22, 2014, 11:11:19 PM »
so you brought back rum. going through security on that trip, were your bags ever hand searched, with contents removed?

or were we right? we were right weren't we :)

much ado about nothing

edited to add... you're missing the point about chronic health conditions. we get it, it's a shame. but medically, it could be so much worse

Offline initforlife

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« Reply #107 on: October 22, 2014, 11:20:01 PM »
Yes you were right. my bags were never searched even with six bottles of rum in them among all the other shit I bought. and as far as planning this trip I did not plan it or even knew I was going till the night before I left friends had someone back out and asked me to go and I went so why I wasn't prepare for traveling out of country with meds. we were suppose to go to st Thomas but with the storm we were rerouted to mexico still no problems!
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Offline zach

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #108 on: October 22, 2014, 11:29:35 PM »
Yes you were right. my bags were never searched

thank you, all i needed

Offline AusShep

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #109 on: October 22, 2014, 11:40:22 PM »
...  I took my damn pills today and made a promise to someone never to stop again. one thing about me if I make a promise I keep it no matter what...

I'm really glad to hear that.  Congratulations on taking the mental step you needed to get back on track. 

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #110 on: October 23, 2014, 12:08:22 AM »
4 bottles are full, blister unbroken, labels have script on them

4 weekly reminder strips, sorted and filled

less now, i've taken S/M/T...

meanwhile init, i dunno, probably chaise lounging on the forward deck sipping pina colada and eating lime grilled shrimp

she didn't know who bob marley is. seriously
  ok Zach was right here too. I was on deck 10 sipping pina colada's my favorite drink but not lime shrimp but coconut shrimp lol brat  guess you know me a little to well! and i'm feeling no pain right now
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Offline zach

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #111 on: October 23, 2014, 12:20:34 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKEb64UBRcA

have another drink, still pissed at you, but it's ok

don't make me any promises. do that for yourself, your kids.

Offline initforlife

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #112 on: October 23, 2014, 12:27:03 AM »
it's ok i'm pissed at me too. but love the song. I was afraid you were gona tell my kids about me not taking my meds. glad you didn't though!
sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. then to offend

Offline zach

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #113 on: October 23, 2014, 12:28:49 AM »
what?! jeez hell no, i've got strong feeling about disclosure. we wouldn't do that.

is that why you didn't stop for lunch.  ???

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #114 on: October 23, 2014, 12:34:51 AM »
Nope had nothing to do with that.. It wasn't my car  and my daughter had to be back at work the first time I came through Ga and the last time Monday I was with my friends and you know how all that was playing out in my mind sorry I will stop when I'm by myself or in my car for sure!
sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. then to offend

Offline JustSmile01

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #115 on: October 23, 2014, 07:44:15 AM »
Omg, If I hear one more time that hiv is just like diabetes I think I will scream it is not like it at all people aren't made to feel ashamed of having diabetes like they are with hiv. I know I have that too among others things I take meds for. no one thinks bad of you when you check your blood sugar or take your meds but tell them that  you have hiv and see what happens.  I know what most do in my area I have witness first hand   they treat you like your damage that they will catch something people do fear the unknown comments made to me over the last year has told me all I need to know about what people think. I will not tell anyone else I'm poz.  I took my damn pills today and made a promise to someone never to stop again. one thing about me if I make a promise I keep it no matter what. Reason I promise to make sure I do it.  I also have found out there are bullies every where and people who judge no matter what. but I'm here to say I will never be one of those people ever and I will learn how to deal with being poz  until then I have some great rum I brought back from belize that ease's all pain and hurt

I would strongly disagree and argue that it is in fact like any other chronic manageable illness prima facially. Both have impacts throughout life if not treated, however if one is under treatment and makes considerable efforts to purse a healthy lifestyle then they will be fine. Your issue is with stigma, not the medical implications per se . There is always going to be "stigma" with ANY illness--it's a dichotomous relationship: healthy & sick or ill. Most everyone views a "sick" person as just that, labeling and categorizing them, otherizing them. Diabetes specifically does have a stigma attached--unhealthy and obese, both are key words people associate with diabetes, thus stigmatizing the condition. In regards to your experiences, I am sorry that those people were uneducated and essentially ignorant to your condition, but your willingness to educate them will be the only thing to help facilitate a better understanding. At one point people believed they could "catch cancer" and we all know this to be untrue now a days. I am very happy you're back on meds, however you should tell your DR. just so that you keep that open dialog going with him/her.

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #116 on: October 23, 2014, 10:11:11 AM »
I want to remind everyone her that initforlife is a 50-something female from a very rural area of Missouri. She is not a 30-something gay male from a large metropolitan area. There are huge disparities regarding stigma with HIV in these demographics, and we should be careful to judge how someone in different circumstances of age, race (we do not know her race) gender and the rural/urban divide reacts to this issue.

It's an unfortunate fact of HIV and yes, it does make it different than diabetes. And yes I agree with initforlife that this separates it from diabetes and I'm sure it makes her sick of hearing how it's easier than having that disease. Yes, it's easier on the doctor's end but not on the patient's end -- disease isn't just a physical issue, it's also a mental issue.

And getting back to my rural/urban divide I will add that for many urban residents there's not much of a divide if poverty comes into play. HIV stigma in an impoverished urban area is probably as bad as a rural US area by degrees -- urban African American communities are as religious as Southern African American communities, etc.

initforlife, I hope at some point in your life seeing as how you will have HIV for decades now you will find some way to to make face-to-face friendships with other HIV+ people. I don't know how to tell you to go about this, that is for you to investigate, but it will benefit you greatly in the long run.
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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #117 on: October 23, 2014, 10:21:05 AM »
Excellent post Miss P .

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« Reply #118 on: October 23, 2014, 10:29:58 AM »
I want to remind everyone her that initforlife is a 50-something female from a very rural area of Missouri. She is not a 30-something gay male from a large metropolitan area. There are huge disparities regarding stigma with HIV in these demographics, and we should be careful to judge how someone in different circumstances of age, race (we do not know her race) gender and the rural/urban divide reacts to this issue.

It's an unfortunate fact of HIV and yes, it does make it different than diabetes. And yes I agree with initforlife that this separates it from diabetes and I'm sure it makes her sick of hearing how it's easier than having that disease. Yes, it's easier on the doctor's end but not on the patient's end -- disease isn't just a physical issue, it's also a mental issue.

And getting back to my rural/urban divide I will add that for many urban residents there's not much of a divide if poverty comes into play. HIV stigma in an impoverished urban area is probably as bad as a rural US area by degrees -- urban African American communities are as religious as Southern African American communities, etc.

initforlife, I hope at some point in your life seeing as how you will have HIV for decades now you will find some way to to make face-to-face friendships with other HIV+ people. I don't know how to tell you to go about this, that is for you to investigate, but it will benefit you greatly in the long run.
Thanks someone gets it!!!!!!! I'm trying to find other hiv people in my area haven't had any luck at all there is a group that meets once a month 50 miles away but just haven't been able to go yet
sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. then to offend

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #119 on: October 23, 2014, 04:45:01 PM »
Thanks someone gets it!!!!!!! I'm trying to find other hiv people in my area haven't had any luck at all there is a group that meets once a month 50 miles away but just haven't been able to go yet

It will even help, if I may suggest it, if in the females group here on the forums if a group of you get together and find a set time weekly to have a group chat on Skype. Perhaps start off with audio only and when you are more comfortable those of you with webcams can have sessions where you have group video chats. Really, it's like getting together in a room together kinda sorta. I think it would help make for some fellowship.
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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #120 on: October 24, 2014, 11:16:53 AM »
Philicia makes a most valid point. I would like to add, however, that regardless of whether one lives in NYC or the Appalachians, stopping your meds is never an option.
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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #121 on: October 25, 2014, 10:30:11 AM »
yall ignore this, should be in tech help but easier for her to find here

you know how to grab the pictures' address now

in the body of a message, you can do the same thing

paste it in

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc367/zach7041/DSCN0638_zps278b10a3.jpg

that text goes inside the brackets when you click "insert image" icon underneath the change color field

img] THE PICTURES DIRECT ADDRESS GOES HERE[/img

you should now see a picture of dog

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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #122 on: October 25, 2014, 10:37:15 AM »
hit wrong thing oops 
sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. then to offend

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« Reply #123 on: October 25, 2014, 10:38:34 AM »
inside the brackets, modify the post

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« Reply #124 on: October 25, 2014, 10:42:00 AM »
sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. then to offend

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« Reply #125 on: October 25, 2014, 10:42:58 AM »
there you go

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« Reply #126 on: October 25, 2014, 10:44:52 AM »
Ty! You the man!   :-*
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Re: Needing info fast please
« Reply #127 on: October 31, 2014, 07:10:34 PM »
One of the question in this thread was:

What is the risk of viral rebound and CD4 decline associated with a 10 days unscheduled interruption for a a patient, under meds, UD... (and with a baseline of CD4 850, in this case...)

This article below, addresses the issue

Viral Rebound Is Significantly Delayed Among Some Who Interrupt HIV Treatment

http://www.thebodypro.com/content/75140/viral-rebound-is-significantly-delayed-among-some-.html?ic=wnhp

IMO, the take home lesson of this 'new' findings seems consistent with what I had posted ealier
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 3 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF ; 2014: NCT02157311 = 4d. ON, 3d. OFF)

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« Reply #128 on: October 31, 2014, 07:22:40 PM »
eric, damn it, i just took every name off my block list and this is the first thing i see you post

i'll walk away, lesson learned

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« Reply #129 on: November 01, 2014, 12:46:39 AM »
The block lists are back? 

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« Reply #130 on: November 01, 2014, 04:00:25 AM »
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