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Off Topic Forum / Re: YouTube Links for the Day
« Last post by Almost2late on Today at 07:55:15 am »
I really had to come back in here and share this... I didn't know who this asshole was but this is proof that Karma really exists.. https://youtu.be/QoY5pNd3Kwk
Off Topic Forum / Re: song of the day
« Last post by fabio on Today at 07:00:13 am »
I love this one as well from George Harrison

George Harrison - I got my mind set on you

My mom jammed to this when we first came to Greece haha.
Off Topic Forum / Re: song of the day
« Last post by Almost2late on Today at 06:29:39 am »
I love Harrison too, both Here Comes The Sun & Isn't It A Pity are beautiful songs.. but my favorite is My Sweet Lord - https://youtu.be/SP9wms6oEMo It's strange how I always seem to draw feelings of comfort from the song since I'm not a religious man.. guess you don't have to be religious to be spiritual.

Also I read this article about how Phil Collins health isn't doing too well these days.. he's been in a wheelchair, suffers from nerve damage and diabetes.. man that's rough..

From Phil my favorite is I Wish It Would Rain Down - https://youtu.be/64hnF4ShSI8
Living With HIV / Re: COVID-19 Vaccine
« Last post by Almost2late on Today at 05:28:07 am »
So at the clinic/doctors office weeks back, they said I wasn't eligible for the 3rd boost on the count of that I had so many cd4's ???.. but seems the way around that is just go to your local Walgreens and fill out the paperwork and wala, your eligible. They don't ask about cd4's though.

Weird, the first two doses I felt nothing  except arm soreness on the injection site.. but on this third I did feel a bit sick afterwards, my parotid glands swelled up significantly and I was fatigued the rest of the day. It all cleared up the following day though.
Off Topic Forum / Re: Mohs on the nose
« Last post by zach on Today at 01:18:31 am »
After fighting back a sneeze all week, I lost control today and had a fit.

It didn't hurt nearly as much as I feared.

I did clear my sinuses though. A disgusting rocket of dried blood, snot, and lidocaine shot across the deck.

Dog thought I threw a ball, spent the next ten minutes barking at a pile of snot

Suddenly I can breathe and smell.
Living With HIV / Re: COVID-19 Vaccine
« Last post by Bucklandbury on Yesterday at 07:50:20 pm »
In my area of America (south carolina), I have had my 3 shots, and ALWAYS mask-up everywhere......which makes me kind of an oddball. In this suburb of Charlotte NC, there's a strange combination of me, about a quarter of the very elderly, and every black person as the only groups of people masking up in public.

You know, I am the same... but I will also say, I bet you're the kind of guy who, even if you were not a PLWH, would still wear his mask out in public. I know I would. Having HIV makes no difference to us. We do what is right regardless, because we think of others.
Living With HIV / Re: COVID-19 Vaccine
« Last post by leatherman on Yesterday at 07:28:46 pm »
It was about a new post talking about the fact that even vaccinated , immunocompromised or plwhiv may have more possibilities to severe illness or even death even after two weeks of second dose ....
from the article:

The researchers report that there were relatively few COVID-19 related hospitalisations or deaths in the group who had received the second dose of any vaccine, meaning that the study lacked the statistical power to determine if the groups listed above are more, or less, at risk following a second vaccine dose compared with following the first dose.

So there really weren't enough cases of fully vaccinated Covid hospitalizations, much less PLWH cases, to even make a real determination.

BUT, if this was a verified issue, it would just prove how important it is for PLWH to be fully vaccinated and to always take the proper precautions of masking, distancing, and hand-washing.

In my area of America (south carolina), I have had my 3 shots, and ALWAYS mask-up everywhere......which makes me kind of an oddball. In this suburb of Charlotte NC, there's a strange combination of me, about a quarter of the very elderly, and every black person as the only groups of people masking up in public.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Sexo Oral, Heridas y VIH
« Last post by leogallardo on Yesterday at 07:10:55 pm »
Hola espero se encuentre muy bien

Una consulta, me tiene muy inquieto lo qué pasó, estaba penetrando a un chavo y se rompió el condón, estaba muy estrecho y no usamos lubricánte, mi pene no entró al 100% y no me di cuenta cuando se rompió pero mucho menos de un minuto si fue. Sólo fue un agujero muy pequeño

Estoy en riesgo de contagio?
In Memoriam / Re: Margaret "Peggy" Snavely
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 05:26:53 pm »

             ojo.         Sorry for your loss, R.I.P….hugs
Living With HIV / Re: COVID-19 Vaccine
« Last post by gpapadop91 on Yesterday at 09:07:01 am »
Sure...good evening there..hello to anybody
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