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Estoy infectado? / Re: Duda sobre test
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 11:00:12 am »
No es bueno viviendo por tanto tiempo con miedos y dudas.

Creo que probando otra vez es una idea bueno para a ser seguro de tu estado negativo.

Hacelo y estoy seguro tu resultado sera negativo otra vez.
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Living With HIV / Re: In the hospital
« Last post by Ptrk3 on Today at 10:51:08 am »
My thoughts are with you:  I wish you the very best.
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Is this normal when growing up?
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 10:50:11 am »
I think outgrowing friendships is perfectly "normal", some friendships last and others fizzle out as people go down different paths in life and interests, focus changes. 

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if it's normal to not want friends/enjoy people's company while getting older.
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Am I normal or just a crazy loner that needs to live in the mountains....lol.

 :) Personally even as a child I was a grumpy loner, simply never required much company. Somehow I don't see that changing much.

Jim
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Living With HIV / Re: In the hospital
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 10:42:45 am »
Hiya,

Really sorry to hear this, wishing you strength during the time ahead and, do keep us posted.

Jim

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Living With HIV / Re: In the hospital
« Last post by Loa111 on Today at 10:40:05 am »
Sorry to hear about your health issue. Hope all works out well for you & Get Well Soon!
 :)
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Currently approved for those starting HIV treatment for the first time. Merck is now seeking approval for the medications to be use among those switching from other ARV regimens

Write-up from POZ.com
https://www.poz.com/article/merck-files-fda-expanded-approval-pifeltro-delstrigo
Merck Files With FDA for Expanded Approval of Pifeltro and Delstrigo


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Living With HIV / Re: In the hospital
« Last post by LeftyBowler300 on Today at 10:33:06 am »
I appreciate it man



Update: somewhere in all of the fiasco my lymphocytes, and therefore, CD4, took a hit.

They did a test just to make sure VL was UD (which it was), and took CD4 as well. Back down to 58 it went, but the percent was 8.3% (the highest it's been), so I didn't fret too much.

I'm sure I'll be put back on all the stupid prophylaxis that I just got off of while I'm on Chemo.

Also I think it's important to note that this definitely didn't present itself to me as Cancer, or Lymphoma, in the form of symptoms. I honestly thought I had a gallstone or maybe even an infected gall bladder.

I'd wake up and have an "attack" where it felt like someone stabbed me under my sternum. I'd lay down on all fours on the floor the pain would be so bad. It would last 10 minutes, always in the morning, then it would go away and I'd be fine the rest of the day. No fevers, no chills, no weight loss, no jaundice, no headaches. That's what's scary is that this could have easily been missed. I waited 3 weeks to go to the ER. I guess thats all it took for a mass to grow to 6.2 cm and start blocking important ducts. During the biopsy they placed 2 stents in the ducts to open them back up.

I'm still on the liver surgery/transplant floor of the hospital, since initially they thought it was a liver tumor, but I'll probably be moved to the oncology unit sometime over the next few days while they finalize type and staging and finalize a treatment plan.

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Living With HIV / Re: In the hospital
« Last post by Carlos 32 on Today at 09:02:41 am »
You are very strong, I send you all my good energies, you will be in my prayers, your strength, courage and fighting spirit will allow you to overcome this test, that you never doubt it, keep the faith and attitude up and everything will come out Well, a hug from Colombia.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Duda sobre test
« Last post by Renariun on Today at 08:46:22 am »
La prueba la compré en walgreens y la utilicé el mismo día

A estas alturas dudo porque me da inseguridad no saber si utilice bien el condon
Yo no recuerdo haber visto agujerado el condon
Y no sé si vi bien los resultados
Porque dice que si una línea por muy tenue que sea es positivo
Y no se si soy yo que solo veo una línea en la C
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Estoy infectado? / Re: nedcan3 duda de riesgo
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 08:38:06 am »
El VIH es un virus muy fragil.  No hay un riesgo ahora.
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