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My dad passed 4/5 and left me about $11,000. I called my case manager and she said it doesn’t affect my case with her, but that Medicaid had a $1000 cap on what I could have. I’m wanting to buy a small house, but haven’t reported the money to Medicaid yet. I’ve been getting “extra help” to cover my meds, and I’m afraid that Medicaid will expect me to spend all of this money on medication. I know if I buy a home that they won’t take my residence, but how do I get this done (its’ a slow process) without getting in trouble? Do I quit my meds? Has anyone dealt with this? I don’t know where else to ask.
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Off Topic Forum / Re: How’s every one’s week been...
« Last post by delilah07 on Yesterday at 09:32:58 pm »
Enjoy your rest, and your work. You deserve both of them.
Focus on your birthday blowout to relax.

To put things in perspective, when I work it is normally a minimum 14 hours a day, 7 days a week for 4 to 6 weeks straight. Then 2 to 3 weeks off, then start again. I haven't worked since March 2020 due to travel restrictions, I use to hate my job but now for some strange reason I actually miss it.

Make the most of what you have, for sure there is someone out there willing to give their eye teeth to take it from you.

Dave

I think of the fact that anyone would like to be working. Or even take my job. But there is a shortage in the field I am in. I’m still in the training phase with old computer programs. It’s not that easy. At times I feel dumb because I ask for help from my coworkers.
 I hope you get back to work soon. From what Ihear some states are opening up this summer.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Deep bleeding wound and contact with positive guy
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 01:42:23 pm »
In all fairness, I warned you three times, banned.

Your last question is just ridiculous btw, go read a biology book on oxygenation.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Deep bleeding wound and contact with positive guy
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 01:18:56 pm »
Final warning!
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Off Topic Forum / Re: How’s every one’s week been...
« Last post by daveR on Yesterday at 01:36:48 am »
Enjoy your rest, and your work. You deserve both of them.
Focus on your birthday blowout to relax.

To put things in perspective, when I work it is normally a minimum 14 hours a day, 7 days a week for 4 to 6 weeks straight. Then 2 to 3 weeks off, then start again. I haven't worked since March 2020 due to travel restrictions, I use to hate my job but now for some strange reason I actually miss it.

Make the most of what you have, for sure there is someone out there willing to give their eye teeth to take it from you.

Dave
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Happy Friday & I sold a picture as well :)
« Last post by delilah07 on Yesterday at 12:13:27 am »
Congratulations on selling your art.
 
My daughter sketches for commission. She sells things every now and then.
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Off Topic Forum / How’s every one’s week been...
« Last post by delilah07 on Yesterday at 12:06:43 am »
 I work 40 hours a week. Some nights I cook dinner too. My birthday is at the end of the month. And all I can think of is my feet ache. I’m so grateful I finished out this week at work. I’m so ready for this weekend. Definitely going to sleep in tomorrow and Sunday.
 
 
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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: After First 3 months CD4 count
« Last post by harleymc on May 07, 2021, 05:59:15 pm »
Every body responds differently.

While i hit that Vl sub 20 Mark fast,  it took years AND years before my CD4 count reached 100.
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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: After First 3 months CD4 count
« Last post by Jim Allen on May 07, 2021, 04:54:37 pm »
This is the most important thing from a forum , just to understand what’s happening with others and experience which are very useful person like me whos new to this… even when i discuss with my dr , at least i have an idea that there are other option…

Yeah, as long as you take what people have experienced with a healthy dose of salt.

Look millions of people take over the counter ibuprofen every day, works fine. I also know people who are allergic and had bad reactions. Their good or bad experience does not mean much to me.

The point being and I know my explanation is short but if you are shopping for bad or good experiences you will find them for everything.

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DTG/3TC will be same TDf will be change and if it is not too risky for resistance thing, or that much harmful to switch after six month, i would suggest my dr and see

DTG & 3TC is a possible combination. Not sure if that's an available option in South Africa though? Maybe someone will chime in on that. That said if everything might remain fine on your next lab results.

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Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: After First 3 months CD4 count
« Last post by nethan1621 on May 07, 2021, 04:31:24 pm »
I would say wait and see what your next lab results are like. I've had better and worse ones than yours over time.  If the next results are lower again then I might consider switching to something that does not have TDF if I was in your shoes.

I would not be looking at switching if I was you so soon, but at the end of the day you need to manage your own care and what works for you.


Thank you for your answer.

True … anyway when i meet dr next time it will be 6 months and hopefully it will be UD status. This is the most important thing from a forum , just to understand what’s happening with others and experience which are very useful person like me whos new to this… even when i discuss with my dr , at least i have an idea that there are other option…

DTG/3TC will be same TDf will be change and if it is not too risky for resistance thing, or that much harmful to switch after six month, i would suggest my dr and see… like you said , if it is again bad in my report, should be changed rather being sorry later ..

Thank you for your answer with your experience… :)
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