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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #100 on: April 30, 2021, 09:58:13 am »
Yes.

I just got home from getting vaccinated today. In Ireland, they are only vaccinating the 60 + group this month + the very high-risk group.

I got the Pfizer vaccine, However, I did not ask beforehand and would have taken whatever one they had.

https://twitter.com/JimAllenDublin/status/1388108913791352834





😊 glad you finally got your shot Jim.  Great !

Ray 8
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

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WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #101 on: April 30, 2021, 10:05:57 am »
 8)

All of my family members and closest friends have already received, either their single J and J dose, or both doses of the Phizer or Moderna vaccine. Everyone is Fine ! My sister received the J and J dose. she is 64. No problems.

Ray  8)
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #102 on: April 30, 2021, 11:16:14 am »
Noted again, I will try to get ANY vaccine once opportunity comes. Both my parents already got their 1st dose pzifer. They are almost 90. As for me there is no clear indication when we will get a date. Glad government is considering “1st come 1st served” for AZ. Critics here calculated at current rate, it will takes 4 years to vaccinate all.  ;D
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #103 on: April 30, 2021, 05:03:00 pm »
For any veterans on this site, that have not received their vaccine yet,.. I received this email today, about the Covid 19  vaccine.

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An update on the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine


We’re starting to offer the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine again at VA health facilities. We’ll provide this vaccine—along with the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines—to Veterans, spouses, caregivers, and CHAMPVA recipients who are at least 18 years old. Supply varies by facility.
How we made this decision


We continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
When a very small number of people who received the Janssen vaccine experienced rare but serious blood clots, CDC and FDA experts recommended a pause in providing this vaccine. They did this to give them time to study the issue. They then carefully reviewed these cases and all available data.

 Based on this review, they’re confident that this vaccine is safe for use and works well to prevent COVID-19.

The available data shows:
•   The vaccine’s benefits outweigh its risks
•   The chance of blood clots after getting this vaccine is very low
What this means for you


If you haven’t yet received a COVID-19 vaccine from VA, your local facility will contact you when they have one for you. If we offer you the Janssen vaccine, we’ll give you information about the potential risks and benefits. This includes the rare risk of blood clots. We’ll also tell you about your other vaccine options.

The primary goal of COVID-19 vaccines is to protect those we serve from COVID-19. And your safety—and the safety of all who receive a COVID-19 vaccine from VA—remains our priority.


What you can do next

To learn about your VA health facility’s current plan, go to the facility’s website. Once you’re on the site, go to Health care services, then COVID-19 in the menu.
Find your nearest VA health facility that offers COVID-19 vaccines
If you have questions about this vaccine, contact your primary health care provider. If you get care through VA, you can send a secure message to your VA provider.
Send a secure message to your VA provider to ask about COVID-19 vaccines
Note: Please don’t come to a VA health facility to request a COVID-19 vaccine unless you have an appointment or received an invite to a vaccine clinic.
 
You’re getting this email because you signed up on VA.gov to get updates about our COVID-19 vaccine plans. If someone forwarded this email to you, you can sign up to receive future updates.
If you don’t want to get these emails anymore, you can unsubscribe at any time."

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

Offline fabio

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #104 on: May 01, 2021, 04:25:35 am »
although not about this comment per se, it seems a lot of people don't understand this vaccine roll-out. I've never heard of anyone getting to "choose" which one they want. What happens is, depending on vaccine approval dates and manufacturing processes, doses are created and shipped out to next on the list basically.

Pzifer, moderna, and then J&J have rolled out in America and which vaccine you get depends on when it was manufactured, how much was allocated to your state, what type was shipped to your local hospital or vaccination location, and when you were able to get the vaccine. Because many locations receive shipments of all of these brands, when and where you get the vaccination is the factor in determining what brand you will receive.

When I got my vaccine, I got the pzifer because the previous shipment of Moderna to our area had run out and the next shipment sent to this vaccination location was Pzifer. A few local clinics got more moderna along with J&J, so what type you got depended on when you got the shot and at what location.

I found out what med I was getting when I got it. I would imagine that the same thing happens anywhere else. the nurse/health professional who gives you the vaccination should inform you. If not, the brand should be noted in the paperwork you are given. So much data is being tracked about this disease and these vaccinations, there's no way you and the person giving you the shot shouldn't be able to easily find out which one you have received. I don't think there are many countries giving out vaccinations now, that regularly inject their citizens with drugs without some sort of paperwork and consent from the patient.

tl;dr
no one really "chooses" what vaccine they receive. it depends on what was shipped to your area. ask the nurse giving the shot. they'll have paperwork about what type your getting.
That is true,you don't really choose any kind of vaccine. I remember when I went to the army first day they just jabbed us with some unknown fluids and we were set haha.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #105 on: May 01, 2021, 08:41:03 am »
That is true,you don't really choose any kind of vaccine. I remember when I went to the army first day they just jabbed us with some unknown fluids and we were set haha.

 ;D yes, .... They were jabbing all kinds of liquids in both arms, as we continued down the line, for the next shot. Don't really remember how many shots I got back then...


Ray 8)
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

Offline Almost2late

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #106 on: May 02, 2021, 10:25:03 pm »
I'll be getting my second dose Wednesday and I'm 99.9% sure it will be as uneventful as the first shot.

I kinda understand some people's apprehension with getting the vaccine.. but I honestly didn't think about it too much and was determined to get it just bc I was tired of being afraid of it.. just wanted to go back having a life.


Now the challenge is trying to convince someone I care about to get vaccinated too.. she's not an anti-vaxxer, she just doesn't trust how fast the vaccine has been rolled out. I'm working on it but she's so goddamn stubborn.

In my search for articles and media that would hopefully help her see the light, I ran into these YouTube vids from Vox that helped me get a better understanding about these vaccines..

Why you can't compare Covid-19 vaccines..
https://youtu.be/K3odScka55A

mRNA vaccines, explained..
https://youtu.be/mvA9gs5gxNY

And THIS..
Can we get rid of Covid-19 forever?..
https://youtu.be/2ty2J0s2W0c




« Last Edit: May 02, 2021, 10:27:08 pm by Almost2late »

Offline virgo313

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #107 on: May 03, 2021, 02:57:06 am »
Finally, I feel relief now that I have a date for covid vaccine appointment. Manage to book a slot for AZ vaccine that was for 1st come 1st serve basis. Total 260k slot taken up within 3 hours.
https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/following-overwhelming-response-initial-268000-astrazeneca-vaccination-slots-minister

If wasn’t for this, I really don’t know when will I get a shot if I wait like others. Current pace is like:- (Started in Early March) Pzifer or Sinovac (cannot choose)
Our population: around 40 million
Those received 1 shot already: 900K
Received 2 shots: 550K
*at least 1 shot the n total: 1.45 million

Glad have a chance to choose like lottery for AZ. 😂


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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #108 on: May 10, 2021, 06:12:35 am »
The AZ Oxford rollout in Australia is proving a pain.

After the first shot there is a three week window where clots have been observed. Some of the symptoms are vague rash, headache that sort of thing...  I'm normally so relaxed and comfortable with vaccines but this one meant I was constantly evaluating my health in an almost obsessive fashion.  SAt last the three weeks has passed.

Now I have a 9 week wait for my second appointment.

At current rollout rates Australia won't be vaccinated untill 2023.  That's an awfully lot of lockdown still to come

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #109 on: May 10, 2021, 07:19:12 am »
I didnt have time to choose but my company gave an option and decide… ::). “ you can get the jab or you wanna grounded “  >:( … Took Moderna month ago , and still im alive  ;D

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #110 on: May 17, 2021, 03:39:47 am »
Good news everyone,I just did the first dose of my vaccine (the moderna one) and I feel...absolutely fine. No complications whatsoever (well,duh...).
The doctor was a bit rude ...The nurse was kind and nice though .

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« Reply #111 on: May 17, 2021, 09:39:06 am »
Good to hear Fabio! Snap! I got my 1st dose of Moderna this morning too over here in Dublin.

I think it was mainly people from HIV ID Clinic there this morning. There was a buzz of excitement in the air. Delighted to have shot 1 done, & now 28 days for shot 2.

My arm feels a bit tender, & I do feel a slight bit funny, very similar to how I feel after Flu vaccine or any of the other vaccines the ID doc gave me over the last year.

I read the Shot 1 of Moderna after 2 weeks can still give up to 80% protection, so all good news. 

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #112 on: May 17, 2021, 09:51:03 am »
Good news everyone,I just did the first dose of my vaccine (the moderna one) and I feel...absolutely fine. No complications whatsoever (well,duh...).
The doctor was a bit rude ...The nurse was kind and nice though .


CONGRATULATIONS!, For joining the vaccinated club !!  8)

Ray 8)
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

Offline virgo313

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2021, 10:22:09 am »
Congratulations Fabio & all that have at least a shot of vaccine.
I too have join the vaccinated group having a jab yesterday. Same time parents got 2nd jab already, a sigh of relief knowing they are fully vaccinated.  :)
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« Reply #114 on: May 17, 2021, 02:16:15 pm »
Good to hear Fabio! Snap! I got my 1st dose of Moderna this morning too over here in Dublin.

I think it was mainly people from HIV ID Clinic there this morning. There was a buzz of excitement in the air. Delighted to have shot 1 done, & now 28 days for shot 2.

My arm feels a bit tender, & I do feel a slight bit funny, very similar to how I feel after Flu vaccine or any of the other vaccines the ID doc gave me over the last year.

I read the Shot 1 of Moderna after 2 weeks can still give up to 80% protection, so all good news.
Same, although I only feel now the stiff muscle but all in all I feel nothing haha. In my case I had to go to another place (since I live in an island) so everyone was 80+ lol.


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« Reply #115 on: May 17, 2021, 02:18:52 pm »
Congratulations Fabio & all that have at least a shot of vaccine.
I too have join the vaccinated group having a jab yesterday. Same time parents got 2nd jab already, a sigh of relief knowing they are fully vaccinated.  :)

CONGRATULATIONS!, For joining the vaccinated club !!  8)

Ray 8)
Thanks! I'm actually quite happy to have done it, although my day was eventful that I had also a paper due (a team presentation) and my team mates are morons haha, so I didn't really celebrate the vacc club entry haha.

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« Reply #116 on: May 19, 2021, 03:44:34 am »
I felt very off & tired yesterday from my Moderna shot plus surprised at how achy my arm was. Bit better today. At least I know it’s kicking in if my body reacted like that.

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« Reply #117 on: May 28, 2021, 09:28:25 am »
Happy Days.  That's me fully vaccinated and I did not grow an additional head, limbs or gain any psychic abilities and neither has my wifi connection improved.  ;D


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« Reply #118 on: May 28, 2021, 10:28:10 am »
Happy Days.  That's me fully vaccinated and I did not grow an additional head, limps or gain any psychic abilities and neither has my wifi connection improved.  ;D


Oh ,wow! It looks like one of those seminar certificates 😂. On a few days I will be fully vaccinated too (finally). We only get ours online (which is ok,although I wanted one like yours haha). I wouldn't say no to being psychic either 😂.

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« Reply #119 on: May 28, 2021, 10:36:07 am »
Oh ,wow! It looks like one of those seminar certificates 😂. On a few days I will be fully vaccinated too (finally). We only get ours online (which is ok,although I wanted one like yours haha). I wouldn't say no to being psychic either 😂.

I would not mind online but that would not work well at the moment. Our health service is just getting over a ransomware attack. I suppose this is what happens when they are running window 98 ;D

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« Reply #120 on: June 07, 2021, 05:15:56 am »
Just finished the second vaccine and I got some questions (since the doctor that was there didn't bother to explain). More specifically she said that in people living with HIV there's an issue that there aren't antibodies with the vaccine. That seemed quite ill informed and didn't make any sense,even my ID doc said that there ain't no issue.
Anyways, what matters is that I did the thing and I also start finals in about 3 hours. What's more is that I was treated to coffee right after by some barista 😂 lol.

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« Reply #121 on: July 14, 2021, 02:06:58 pm »
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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« Reply #122 on: July 18, 2021, 11:38:20 am »
Just finished the second vaccine and I got some questions (since the doctor that was there didn't bother to explain). More specifically she said that in people living with HIV there's an issue that there aren't antibodies with the vaccine. That seemed quite ill informed and didn't make any sense,even my ID doc said that there ain't no issue.
Anyways, what matters is that I did the thing and I also start finals in about 3 hours. What's more is that I was treated to coffee right after by some barista 😂 lol.

Fabio , trust me its all about our body. Starting from the wuhan first case to millions positive cases around the world, i went all over the world 15hrs flying 18 hrs flying.. even very first few,  months withouts mask or gloves or sanitizers because those time nobody knew when to start how to start  protective measures.. and flights were full those days because people didnt know much about covid. However im still here nothing happened ( dont know about tomorrow) so with vaccine or not hiv or not, your body has its own way to fight it … vaccine could be extra helpful… i was exposed to all everywhere in the world on special permit,even though borders were closed  while others were at home and locked, now almost more than 1.4 years with corona… and heard some people just went to near by Pastry shop and infected with covid 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Im here still reaching to sky daily… its all about each other capacity regardless HiV plus or neg …. So meanwhile vaccine probably will do something to right person in right time 😁😁😁

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« Reply #123 on: July 19, 2021, 01:48:45 am »
Not sure if this NYT article has been shared on the forum, but thought I'd drop it in this thread.
 
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Covid Is Especially Risky for People With H.I.V., Large Study Finds

People living with H.I.V. are more likely to become severely ill with Covid-19 and more likely to die if hospitalized than others infected with the coronavirus, according to a large new study. Nearly half of H.I.V.-infected men older than 65 who are hospitalized for Covid-19 may die, the study found.

The results, released ahead of an AIDS conference in Berlin, suggest that people with H.I.V. should be first in line for vaccines, along with older adults and others with weak immune systems, scientists said.

The data is especially pressing because many countries with high numbers of people with H.I.V. are battling surges of the coronavirus, fueled by the contagious Delta variant and a dearth of vaccines. About 95 percent of the people with H.I.V. included in the analysis were from sub-Saharan Africa, which is home to two-thirds of H.I.V. cases worldwide.

“The strength of this analysis is that we report data from the continent where the H.I.V. burden actually is occurring,” said Dr. Silvia Bertagnolio, an H.I.V. researcher at the World Health Organization who led the study.

Dr. Bertagnolio and her colleagues analyzed anonymized clinical data for 268,412 people hospitalized with Covid-19 that was reported to the W.H.O. from health facilities and national health registries in 37 countries from January 2020 to April 2021.

Of that group, the researchers had data for 15,522 people from 24 countries who were also infected with H.I.V. They had an average age of 45.5 years, and 37 percent were male. Nearly 92 percent were being treated with antiretroviral drugs. And many of the H.I.V.-infected patients, like others hospitalized for Covid-19, had other conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

More than one-third of patients with H.I.V. were severely ill at the time of admission, and nearly one in four of those who were hospitalized for Covid-19 died. The risk of death in those older than 65 was higher still, and highest for older men.

After adjusting for age, sex, disease severity and the presence of other conditions, the researchers estimated that H.I.V. infection increases the odds of dying from Covid-19 by 30 percent.

The result contradicts findings from several smaller studies earlier in the pandemic that suggested that H.I.V. infection has no bearing on a person’s risk of severe illness or death from the coronavirus. But the new study is more biologically plausible than that earlier research, given H.I.V.’s ability to disrupt immune defenses, experts said.

“H.I.V. knocks out all the brakes on the immune system, and as a consequence you get this inflammatory response that’s robust and sustained — and now you got Covid on top of that,” said Dr. Steven Deeks, an H.I.V. expert at the University of California, San Francisco. “I would be surprised if H.I.V. was not associated with progression” of Covid-19.

Dr. Deeks disagreed with the study researchers’ decision to adjust the calculations for the presence of other conditions such as obesity because H.I.V. infection itself can cause many of those illnesses. “For 25 years, we’ve been arguing that a history of H.I.V. infection is an independent risk factor of progressing to heart disease, cancer, aging,” he said. Without that statistical adjustment, he said, the increased risk of death for these patients would have most likely been higher than the 30 percent reported by the study.

Many earlier studies had a bias that might have masked some of the risk: Doctors are more likely to admit Covid-19 patients with H.I.V. to the hospital, out of an abundance of caution, leading to patients who are less sick, and more likely to survive, compared with those who do not have H.I.V. That larger pool of patients would make H.I.V. infection appear to be less of a problem than it is, said Dr. Matthew Spinelli, an infectious disease physician at San Francisco General Hospital.

“Early studies may have led people down the wrong track on this question,” he said. The new study’s findings are more in line with large, population-based studies from South Africa and England showing that H.I.V. infection doubles the risk of dying from Covid-19, and from a similar study in New York State, he added.

The new findings should prompt doctors to provide people with H.I.V. swift access to monoclonal antibodies or antiviral drugs to treat Covid-19, Dr. Deeks said. The data also underscores the need to understand how H.I.V. infection affects a person’s response to a Covid vaccine, and whether some people with H.I.V. need boosters as many immunocompromised people do.

AIDS activists successfully fought for inclusion of people with H.I.V. in clinical trials of coronavirus vaccines, but the data is limited. A clinical trial in South Africa showed higher efficacy for the coronavirus vaccine made by Novavax when the analysis excluded people with H.I.V., suggesting that H.I.V. infection undermines the immune response to vaccines.

Out of 100 countries that have released information, 40 have listed people living with H.I.V. as a priority group for Covid-19 vaccination, said Dr. Meg Doherty, who directs H.I.V. programs at the W.H.O.

“We’re hoping in the future that we can make sure that H.I.V. is considered one of those potential risk factors for prioritization” in all countries, she said.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/15/health/covid-hiv-risk-study.html

So I think that's a yes to the booster for me.

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #124 on: July 22, 2021, 12:32:47 am »

So I think that's a yes to the booster for me.

I hate to think it, but it's kind of looking that way. We're back to wearing masks again in public places, and I still continue to keep my pocket hand- sanitizer with me. ughhhhhhhh.....

Ray 
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

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« Reply #125 on: July 22, 2021, 03:35:38 pm »
Hi guys.
I recently got my appointment for the Pfizer vaccine and I'm losing it a bit over the whole deal.

I've read some articles saying it has been tested on HIV-positive people but is it really safe?

I don't go out since March 2020, only to do groceries and I work at home so the possibility of not getting it and maybe... not catching it vs getting it and having something go wrong is eating my head.


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« Reply #126 on: July 22, 2021, 03:49:31 pm »
Yup vaccine is safe and recommend, plenty of links in this thread posted to back this up. 
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
HIV 101
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Read about PEP and PrEP here
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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #127 on: July 22, 2021, 04:03:19 pm »
Hi guys.
I recently got my appointment for the Pfizer vaccine and I'm losing it a bit over the whole deal.

I've read some articles saying it has been tested on HIV-positive people but is it really safe?

I don't go out since March 2020, only to do groceries and I work at home so the possibility of not getting it and maybe... not catching it vs getting it and having something go wrong is eating my head.

Hello Remo,...

I will be 70 years of age in less than 5 months.  I have been HIV for 35 years. I received the pfizer vaccine, first dose on February 25th and the second one on March 18th. I can assure you all is well, I may have had a little bit of a sore arm for an hour or two on the first and noticed nothing on the second dose.

I chose the first does in the left arm and the second dose in the right arm. All of my immediate family have been vaccinated with no ill effects. And all of my closest friends have been vaccinated with no ill effects. My partner also received the Pfizer, with no ill effects. As of my last covid test on the 12th of the month,( Due to surgery) I tested Negative, and have tested negative, 3 times prior to Covid throught the past year.

Everyone I know, has received either the Phizer, JandJ , or the Moderna vaccines. All are doing great !!

I also know 3 people who have died from Covid, and they did not receive the vaccine.

Hope this helps !!




Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
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WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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« Reply #128 on: July 22, 2021, 04:29:05 pm »
Hi guys.
I recently got my appointment for the Pfizer vaccine and I'm losing it a bit over the whole deal.

I've read some articles saying it has been tested on HIV-positive people but is it really safe?

I don't go out since March 2020, only to do groceries and I work at home so the possibility of not getting it and maybe... not catching it vs getting it and having something go wrong is eating my head.
Yes it's super safe,I've done mine for about a month and a half. I didn't have any side effects,it was kinda like the flu vaccine (a bit of ache on the arm and some slight fever next day).

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« Reply #129 on: July 22, 2021, 06:45:30 pm »



Hello Remo,...

I will be 70 years of age in less than 5 months.  I have been HIV for 35 years. I received the pfizer vaccine, first dose on February 25th and the second one on March 18th. I can assure you all is well, I may have had a little bit of a sore arm for an hour or two on the first and noticed nothing on the second dose.

I chose the first does in the left arm and the second dose in the right arm. All of my immediate family have been vaccinated with no ill effects. And all of my closest friends have been vaccinated with no ill effects. My partner also received the Pfizer, with no ill effects. As of my last covid test on the 12th of the month,( Due to surgery) I tested Negative, and have tested negative, 3 times prior to Covid throught the past year.

Everyone I know, has received either the Phizer, JandJ , or the Moderna vaccines. All are doing great !!

I also know 3 people who have died from Covid, and they did not receive the vaccine.

Hope this helps !!




Ray




Thanks, man. Really appreciate it. I'm still a bit apprehensive from all the freakin media terrorism that's been going on since March 2020 and I'm not gonna get it to cool down till I get it tomorrow  :)

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« Reply #130 on: July 22, 2021, 07:31:08 pm »

Thanks, man. Really appreciate it. I'm still a bit apprehensive from all the freakin media terrorism that's been going on since March 2020 and I'm not gonna get it to cool down till I get it tomorrow  :)


Just remember, you will not be fully vaccinated, until  2 weeks after you receive your second Pfizer shot.

So continue to protect yourself .... Facemasks, washing hands. you need to mitigate the risk factor, then 2 weeks after your second shot, you will be considered fully vaccinated.

Also, No vaccine is 100% effective, so keep that in mind, and now with 83 % of new covid cases being the Delta Variant, ( In the U.S. ) until you are fully vaccinated, after your second Dose, use common sense, when you are out and about !!


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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« Reply #131 on: July 22, 2021, 07:36:18 pm »

Just remember, you will not be fully vaccinated, until  2 weeks after you receive your second Pfizer shot.

So continue to protect yourself .... Facemasks, washing hands. you need to mitigate the risk factor, then 2 weeks after your second shot, you will be considered fully vaccinated.

Also, No vaccine is 100% effective, so keep that in mind, and now with 83 % of new covid cases being the Delta Variant, ( In the U.S. ) until you are fully vaccinated, after your second Dose, use common sense, when you are out and about !!


Ray


Thanks Ray.
You know, one last thing. I haven't checked my blood results in a couple of years but I've been taking my meds. If by any chance my immune system is not... optimal, should I still get it? Do you know?

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« Reply #132 on: July 22, 2021, 07:38:08 pm »
Remo,

Bring a book or magazine with you, someting to keep you busy for 15 minutes.

You will have to stay 15 minutes after you get the vaccine, so read something, or use your phone and do the internet thing .  :)
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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« Reply #133 on: July 22, 2021, 07:40:04 pm »

Thanks Ray.
You know, one last thing. I haven't checked my blood results in a couple of years but I've been taking my meds. If by any chance my immune system is not... optimal, should I still get it? Do you know?

Why not ? Are you seeing your infectious disease doctor regularly. Does he/ She tell you that everything is OK at each visit
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
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WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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« Reply #134 on: July 22, 2021, 07:44:42 pm »
Why not ? Are you seeing your infectious disease doctor regularly. Does he/ She tell you that everything is OK at each visit


Not really... I was out of a job for a while so I didn't have insurance to cover the drs visits and I just recently got back to work during the pandemic so I have no idea how my numbers are....Does it matter?

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« Reply #135 on: July 22, 2021, 07:49:32 pm »

Not really... I was out of a job for a while so I didn't have insurance to cover the drs visits and I just recently got back to work during the pandemic so I have no idea how my numbers are....Does it matter?

How are you getting your medications refilled. When were your last Labs done ?
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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« Reply #136 on: July 22, 2021, 07:54:23 pm »
How are you getting your medications refilled. When were your last Labs done ?


I live in a sh*tty 3rd world country. Pharmacies are glad to take $100 per bottle of atripla without a prescription.

Private is too expensive and I'm shut down of the public healthcare system if I'm out of a job... so it's been... around 4 years now approximately but I had been doing great with atripla and I feel fine honestly.

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« Reply #137 on: July 22, 2021, 07:56:08 pm »


My advice, would be to ask the person administering the vaccine. There could very well be a doctor on site.
You need to let them know you are HIV positive, but you are not sure of your current Viral load or CD 4 count.


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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« Reply #138 on: July 22, 2021, 07:57:43 pm »

My advice, would be to ask the person administering the vaccine. There could very well be a doctor on site.
You need to let them know you are HIV positive, but you are not sure of your current Viral load or CD 4 count.


Ray


Thanks Ray. I'm skipping it till i get my count i guess. I have a weird gut feeling.
Hug

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« Reply #139 on: July 22, 2021, 08:03:52 pm »

Thanks Ray. I'm skipping it till i get my count i guess. I have a weird gut feeling.
Hug

I would work on getting those results as quickly as possible. I know the difficulties this Pandemic has caused, and the jobs lost because of it.

Until then, keep yourself fully protected against Covid.


Take care ----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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« Reply #140 on: July 22, 2021, 08:17:39 pm »
Remo,


The Atripla that you are getting,... Have you been taking that consistently, everyday without missing doses since your diagnosis ?

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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« Reply #141 on: July 22, 2021, 08:31:20 pm »
Remo,


The Atripla that you are getting,... Have you been taking that consistently, everyday without missing doses since your diagnosis ?

Ray


Yeah, every day I have but I've fallen a bit out of the healthy lifestyle I had at first. Been drinking a bit.
But I'm pretty much a recluse these days, I just go out to the grocery store since I work from home. Mainly cause this sht sparked the OCD I thought I had buried 15 years ago. So regardless of my status I'm the least exposed I can be.

I think it's good advice...Maybe I should get checked before the vaccine. I'm glad to have come here cause otherwise, I would've gone straight to the line.
I don't know when the next vaccination round will come but I'll be alright.

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« Reply #142 on: July 22, 2021, 08:39:46 pm »


Well,... Stay in touch and work on getting those labs. who knows you may have 800 tcells and undetectable viral load, or you could have 200 tcell and a detectable viral load. Only way of knowing is to get those labs done.

Stay safe---Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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« Reply #143 on: July 23, 2021, 12:55:25 pm »

Thanks Ray. I'm skipping it till i get my count i guess. I have a weird gut feeling.
Hug

Hello Remo,
do you by any chance know which vaccine they are dispensing ?

As far as I know, none of the vaccines interacts with HIV meds.


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« Reply #144 on: July 23, 2021, 04:26:58 pm »
Hello Remo,
do you by any chance know which vaccine they are dispensing ?

As far as I know, none of the vaccines interacts with HIV meds.

Grasshopper,

Remo was scheduled to get the Pfizer vaccine. As I understand it, I don't think he was concerned about interactions with his Atripla. I think the real issue is, he has had no labs done for possibly two or more years.

He has no idea what his current numbers are, he states that he "feels fine" But I am Leary about statements like that. I felt fine also, up until 6 months before I was hospitalized. But I was not on medication at the time.

Hopefully the Atripla that he says he takes consistently, is doing its job, but he needs to get some labs done as soon as possible.

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

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« Reply #145 on: July 23, 2021, 05:59:02 pm »
Grasshopper,

Remo was scheduled to get the Pfizer vaccine. As I understand it, I don't think he was concerned about interactions with his Atripla. I think the real issue is, he has had no labs done for possibly two or more years.

He has no idea what his current numbers are, he states that he "feels fine" But I am Leary about statements like that. I felt fine also, up until 6 months before I was hospitalized. But I was not on medication at the time.

Hopefully the Atripla that he says he takes consistently, is doing its job, but he needs to get some labs done as soon as possible.

Ray

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Thankful nonetheless.

 


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