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Offline J.R.E.

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Covid Vaccine
« on: February 24, 2021, 07:40:31 pm »
At 10:30.  The VA emailed me today at 11:30AM, I called the number they gave me, and I was all set up with both appointments within 10 minutes.

It will be the Pfizer vaccine. The second dose will be March 18th.

We have been trying what seems like forever, on various web sites with no luck at all.

I tried the Publix website at 7:00 this morning, by 7:47, Pinellas county was out of vaccine.

The Publix website is still available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:00 am.

You go to there website, and it refreshes automatically every 60 seconds, and you hope that you get into the appointment que, to set up appt. We both have been doing this for several weeks with no luck, besides checking out Samsclub, Walmart , Winn Dixie, Walgreens and CVS. We only know one other person my age that has received the vaccine.

So that's what we've been doing on those days, but the bad weather slowed things down quite a bit.

Now we will try to get My Partner Ed, his vaccine.


Ray  8)



« Last Edit: February 24, 2021, 07:43:05 pm by J.R.E. »
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 #1 on: February 28, 2021, 08:39:33 pm »

Now we will try to get My Partner Ed, his vaccine.


Ray  8)

OK, we're all set !! Ed received his EMAIL, a couple hours ago, and his two appointments are now set up.

He will get his first on Wednesday morning at 10:00am.( Pfizer).. His second one is scheduled for March 24th.

Meanwhile,.... No problems here with my first shot. The arm was just the slightest bit sore, but it only lasted a less than a day.


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 Snowangel

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 01:43:38 pm »
Trying to attain a vaccine appt is a hot mess here too!  I feel so bad for the people who have no computer access.
It took me days before I was able to get mine and the appt was weeks out.  I got my first dose already and my second is mid March.

Good luck and stay well!

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 11:16:40 am »
we're going today to get our first shot!

South Carolina is planning to open up to 55+ (including adults with comorbidities) on Mar 8th and is allowing early signup. Although my hubby is only 54, having HIV is on the list, so I got us both registered today.....and right after that got to set up the appointments for this afternoon! I'm very excited!

My mom and her husband (both older than 75) have gotten both their shots, along with my 103 yr. old grandmother in her nursing home. My youngest brother and his wife got COVID (from their son, when they helped him move some new furniture) back in August and were quite ill for 3 weeks. Recently they volunteered at a Charlotte NC vaccine location and got their first shot. (they should just about be ready for shot 2 next week). All this is excellent as me, my mom, my sister-in-law, 2 brothers, 2 nephews, and 1 niece (a new nurse who has had her 2 shots) all have our birthdays from feb 21 to mar 23. At this rate, we'll be able to have our big March birthday bash sometime in early April!!! A little late and a little over a year from the last time we all were able to get together last March.

The only downside is my middle brother. He's got a late Feb birthday, but he's 54 so isn't eligible yet.  :'(  He's a little bit of a loner anyway so maybe he can just zoom in to our birthday bash.  ;D ;D
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 04:45:00 pm »
we're going today to get our first shot!

South Carolina is planning to open up to 55+ (including adults with comorbidities) on Mar 8th and is allowing early signup. Although my hubby is only 54, having HIV is on the list, so I got us both registered today.....and right after that got to set up the appointments for this afternoon! I'm very excited!



That's great Mike !! It is such a relief to get that first shot ! Ed got his first shot at 9:40 this morning. It was quick and very well organized. I dont think it took more than 30 minutes.( This was the State doing it) They were giving them out in an old abandoned Winn Dixie .

From there, we went down to the VA, as I had a rehab Appointment scheduled for my right shoulder.

I had slight problems with my right rotator cuff, and the Dr, gave me a shot 3 weeks ago.

 The good news is, I have no pain, and full mobility again in he right arm. After he gave me the shot, the pain went away.

 I had the same issue in 1997, with the same rotator cuff, and the shot back then lasted, up until 3 months ago, when it started acting up again. Hopefully the steroid injection he gave me 3 weeks ago, will last another 24 years.

If it does, last that long,  that will take me to the ripe old age of 93.  :P


 I have an MRI scheduled next Monday, just to recheck the area around my rotator cuff, My second Covid on the 18th, and an eye exam on the 22nd. March is a very busy month for me.


Hope everything is going well for you. ( You too Snow),....

This VA, was offering the covid vaccine to all ( Vets) who entered the main hospital, and who also did not have a previous appointment to get one. It's really beginning to roll out now.


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 fabio

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2021, 08:18:25 am »
Oh man,I'll be at the last people 😢. Did you have any weird side effects ? Or everything is mint?
Man,I cant wait to get it over with too so I can start clinicals.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 10:06:39 am »
Oh man,I'll be at the last people 😢. Did you have any weird side effects ? Or everything is mint?
Man,I cant wait to get it over with too so I can start clinicals.

No side effects!  Only a little bit of tenderness at the injection site, for a few hours.  Otherwise, all is well !

Hopefully you will get yours soon !!  Fingers crossed for you

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 #7 on: March 04, 2021, 11:14:18 am »
It was quick and very well organized. I dont think it took more than 30 minutes.( This was the State doing it) They were giving them out in an old abandoned Winn Dixie .
took us about 30 mins (including the 15-min wait to see if you're going to spaz out to the vaccine. :) I had a nice chat with nurse who stuck me about my allergies to horses, aspirin and pineapple. I was the 2nd pineapple allergy she had talked to that day! The local hospital with the city (not my current city which is just a town but my former city about 20 miles away) took over an old discount store and was really working on stabbing lots of people. They are doing 20 patients every 15 mins because of all the stations they have set up.

the shot itself? Never felt it. the easiest jab I've ever gotten - and after 30ish yrs with treating HIV/AIDS, I've been jabbed a LOT!!! I lost count years ago after over 325 needle sticks (for meds, blood draws, all those jabs in the hospital) Today though my arm is sore as hell! :( Hubby has the same issue. However a friend that went earlier in the morning isn't having any issues. the jerk. LOL


I had the same issue in 1997, with the same rotator cuff, and the shot back then lasted, up until 3 months ago, when it started acting up again.
ugh. i don't want to jinx myself but I've had a rotator cuff issue too. A few years back it hurt like hell and my right arm was numb all the time. I did the MRI thing but knew 3 people who the surgery had helped and 3 people who felt they were worse off. 50/50? I'm so not a gambler so those odds sucked. I put off the surgery and, lo and behold, my shoulder quit hurting and my arm isn't numb. (don't jinx, don't jinx, don't jinx)

If it does, last that long,  that will take me to the ripe old age of 93.  :P
My Grandmother is about 5 months from turning 104, and I'm afraid I'm going to live that long too!?!

March is a very busy month for me.
March is always busy for us. It's birthday month! Starting on Feb 21 to Mar 23, my mom, a nephew, a niece, both my younger brothers, a sister-in-law, and 5 friends have birthdays. My birthday is coming up too this month on the 14th (3.14 aka PI day :) mmm pie). I'll be entering the last year of my 50s!! Fifty-nine is pretty damned good considering I was supposed to have died back on my 36th and 38th birthdays. hahaha screw you HIV. I'm living to 104! :D

Oh, and screw you too COVID. I've got a shot in my arm and always have a mask on when I'm out, and I hardly ever go out. LOL
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2021, 06:04:23 am »
No side effects!  Only a little bit of tenderness at the injection site, for a few hours.  Otherwise, all is well !

Hopefully you will get yours soon !!  Fingers crossed for you

Ray  8)

Glad everything went well,hopefully the entire country (and the world) gets done with this virus so you can get to normalcy faster.

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2021, 05:25:34 am »
We are still on the 60-62 age group in Greece (my dad missed the age group,he is 56 haha) and it will probably take a lot of time till they reach the 25 group (me).

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2021, 04:42:35 am »
Glad to see you guys in the south are getting those shots. Supposedly here in Oregon they'll start the people with underlying health conditions, between 45 to 65 at the end of the month, but the biggest complaint has been trying to sign up for the shots.. they run out of appointments quick and still to many people who have been eligible can't seem to get appointments.. it's sort of a cluster fuck. And guess what, they're not going to verify if you have any underlying conditions.. it's all on an honor system system, lol.

@fabio - so your underlying condition isn't prioritized in greece? I sure hope you don't have to long a wait.

Anyways, I got my mask and sanitizer so I'm not to worried about that bug.. I really just want to get it so I could fly without worries.

I did recently get the shingles vaccine and it did hit me with a sore arm and a couple of days of fatigue. I guess that means it's working. Stay safe everyone.

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2021, 09:10:24 am »
Glad to see you guys in the south are getting those shots. Supposedly here in Oregon they'll start the people with underlying health conditions, between 45 to 65 at the end of the month, but the biggest complaint has been trying to sign up for the shots.. they run out of appointments quick and still to many people who have been eligible can't seem to get appointments.. it's sort of a cluster fuck. And guess what, they're not going to verify if you have any underlying conditions.. it's all on an honor system system, lol.

@fabio - so your underlying condition isn't prioritized in greece? I sure hope you don't have to long a wait.

Anyways, I got my mask and sanitizer so I'm not to worried about that bug.. I really just want to get it so I could fly without worries.

I did recently get the shingles vaccine and it did hit me with a sore arm and a couple of days of fatigue. I guess that means it's working. Stay safe everyone.

They dont really consider hiv positive people in the "sensitive groups" but it's still alright because I do live in an island so it wont be a big issue with getting infected ,since we have zero cases now.

Hopefully I do get it done quickly.

I remember having shingles,it was quite awful. It's a good thing you did the  vaccine.

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2021, 01:26:09 pm »
They dont really consider hiv positive people in the "sensitive groups" but it's still alright because I do live in an island so it wont be a big issue with getting infected ,since we have zero cases now.

Hopefully I do get it done quickly.

I remember having shingles,it was quite awful. It's a good thing you did the  vaccine.

Guess with zero cases you're good to go. Oregon does have cases but I think we have the 3rd lowest covid deaths per capita in the US and pretty low cases compared to other states.. I think it's due to our governor's strict covid regulations.

I never had shingles and from what you say it doesn't sound like any fun.. I'm due for a booster in a couple of months.
I was also offered the flu vaccine but decided to pass since flu season was virtually non existent during covid.. aren't mask awesome 😷


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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2021, 01:38:52 pm »
That's true,the flu was nothing this year. I do have to do my follow up check ups this month or the next,but I'll have to do a lot of paperwork and make sure there is a ferry boat to come back (otherwise I'll be stuck there and hotels aren't open). Its really crappy that nothing is open in Greece,but understandable.
I will also ask about the vaccine and when it's a good time to do it,although I doubt they will know. I do hope I haven't messed up,but I dont think theres any news about hiv positive people doing the vaccine now.

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2021, 07:52:38 pm »
I never had shingles and from what you say it doesn't sound like any fun.. I'm due for a booster in a couple of months.
shingles are/can be very icky. And I didn't even have them as bad as my husband. Like mine, his outbreak of shingles was a long time ago. While mine only covered one hip (wearing pants was mostly unbearable for weeks), his outbreak ran up  the side of his face and very nearly affected his eye. (I have known one person who had shingles in their eye!)

aren't mask awesome 😷
I hope we mask up every flu/cold season. Not even getting the sniffles this Winter was wonderful. The sniffles I'm getting now are from some early pre-Spring pollen.
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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2021, 09:06:24 pm »
Hello there,

I am 52 and schedule to take covid19 vaccination. However, I worried that this vaccination is going to make me sick as I know few people who terribly sick after taking this vacation. So, is there anyone who takes the vaccination who can share his experience of the vaccine?

Greatly appreciate.
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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2021, 09:12:24 pm »
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Offline metekrop

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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2021, 02:19:58 pm »
Thank you Jim for the information you provided me with.  It is helpful and uplifting and will be going and take the vaccine.  Thank you, brother.
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2021, 02:43:01 pm »
Getting my COVID Vaccination in 2 weeks.

Hope all goes well with no issues.

Best,

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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2021, 02:46:20 pm »
Getting my COVID Vaccination in two weeks.

Looking for all to go well.

Will report back.

Best.

OT

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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2021, 04:42:21 pm »


 as I know few people who terribly sick after taking this vacation. 




Hello,

those people you are referring to, are they also hiv+ ?

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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2021, 10:24:06 pm »




         ojo.        Hi everyone!...I got my first shot, coronavirus vaccination, from moderna, so far no problems, just I little sore on the injection site...very organized and quick procedure, second shot on April 8...I will let you know how it goes...hugs

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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2021, 02:36:00 am »
So,I did call the secretary on my ID ward and they said that I will do the vaccine normally (with my age group and all) so I will most probably wait long...

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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2021, 01:49:52 pm »
I had my first dose two weeks ago, I got the one from Pfizer and I didn’t have any secondary reactions, my arm was sore a little but after 2 days was fine. Getting my second dose next Friday the 19th

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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2021, 03:59:10 pm »
A very irrational fear took over me today when I was able to sign up for my vaccine tomorrow.
I thought I was going to feel relieved and happy but all of a sudden all the can-go-wrong scenarios are playing in my head.

Ugh.

I guess I just want to hear how everyone else felt and maybe some support.

I know this is sort of childish and ridiculous.

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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2021, 04:49:55 pm »



         ojo.          Hi, I got my moderna vaccine last Thursday, first shot, I just felt my arm sore, like when I got the flu shot, it lasted just one day...you are going to be fine, relax... please let us know how it goes and what vaccinations you’re going to get... good luck

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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2021, 10:04:40 am »
If you had the covid-19 vaccine please let us know if you had any reactions or problems. We are already taking drugs to control our HIV now more to control possible covid-19. Give us your feed back if it effected your HIV or if you had a bad reaction.

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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2021, 01:54:46 pm »


         ojo.          Hi, I got my moderna vaccine last Thursday, first shot, I just felt my arm sore, like when I got the flu shot, it lasted just one day...you are going to be fine, relax... please let us know how it goes and what vaccinations you’re going to get... good luck

Here in Europe a few countries (also the Netherlands and Belgium) has suspended vaccination with Astra Zeneca's vaccine Moderna, due to some severe side effects. I guess it's temporarily until it's figured out who's at risk for complications.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56404542

"Covid-19: France, Germany and Italy suspend AstraZeneca vaccine

Germany, France and Italy have halted rollouts of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, after a series of incidents in Europe involving blood clots.
They join several smaller European nations who have halted vaccinations as a precaution while checks are made."

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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2021, 08:14:16 pm »



         ojo.          Hi!!!
@Grasshopper. Moderna is a vaccine from the USA, AstraZeneca is from England, they are two different vaccine vaccines. I got my first shot last Thursday no problems, only a sore arm...hugs my friend

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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2021, 12:45:34 am »
Just want to share some personal experience with the SARS-CoV2 vaccine.

I got my first dose early last month, the Moderna one. In my life, I took many vaccines and never had any serious reaction. The worst reaction I had with any vaccines in the past was with the Gardasil 4, I got a big red sore arm for about 2 weeks after the 3rd dose. All other vaccines I barely noticed a thing.

Now with the Moderna, I got a sore arm for about 2 days after the injection and then it went away. On exactly the 8th day, the skin just right below where the needle went in starts to itch and a few hours later, a big red bump developed about 1 inch below where the needle went in, it is warm to touch and extremely itchy but not painful. A day later (9th day after injection), it enlarges to about 5 inches in diameter with the center bump being hard and warm to touch. It was the worst on the 3rd day (10th day after injection) and it really feels like cellulitis but I'm sure this time it's not a bacteria infection. Then it started to calm down and completely resolved in a week (14 days post injection).

I'm still debating whether I should go for the 2nd dose, as it's already over a month past the 1st dose.

I've been reading on this, a recent publication on NEJM talked about this phenomenon but I found most patients that had this reaction are female (I'm a guy). The biopsy suggests T cell infiltration to the injection site and the authors hypothesize it's the Type IV hypersensitivity due to overly active T cells, could be type of auto-immune/hyper immune scenario. I never had allergy or auto-immune issues prior to the HIV infection, not sure if this is somehow related to the HIV infection.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2102131

Anyone here have similar reactions? And did you take the 2nd dose?
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8 weeks: VL: 30,  CD4: 590 (28%), CD8: 920, ratio: 0.6
12 weeks: VL <30, CD4: 750 (37%), CD8: 700, ratio 1.1
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« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2021, 06:09:02 pm »


I'm still debating whether I should go for the 2nd dose, as it's already over a month past the 1st dose.



https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2102131




Hi,


Sorry to hear about the issues that you were having with the first dose of Moderna. I really believe, you need to talk with your primary care doctor and see what He/she says about this. I don't believe there is much lee-way with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. If too much rime goes between your first and second dose, it may just render the first dose useless.

You REALLY need to look into this further, and quickly Take care ...

I wish I could give you more advice, I now know quite a few people that have had Pfizer, moderna, and the  J and J, and no one has reported  issues, with any of the three vaccines.

Ray
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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2021, 08:34:29 pm »
I received my second vaccination, yesterday morning at 10:30. Happy to report all is well. No arm pain at all.

I also just read that "Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is partially closed because of COVID"

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/03/19/trumps-mar-a-lago-partially-closed-because-of-covid-outbreak-reports-say//
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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 #32 on: March 20, 2021, 02:48:34 pm »
I had my second dose yesterday. I didn’t have any side effects the first time or the second time, just a little tenderness in the injection spot. I got Pfizer. Here in North Carolina  they have done a great job.

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« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2021, 12:29:23 am »
I had my second Pfizer shot in early March. I couldn't be more greatful.

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« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2021, 08:56:11 am »
Has anyone got the vaccine who is undetectable and did you have any reactions and what kind ?? I am undetectable  taking Atripla and waiting to see what this experiment vaccine does to your immune system before taking any vaccine.

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« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2021, 09:04:32 am »
Not sure what you mean with experiment

Anyhow, plenty of people have had the vaccine including forum members.
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« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2021, 09:09:22 am »
I know your working for the drug companies.
So your answer is taken with a grain of salt.

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« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2021, 09:14:52 am »
So called NEWS don't tell you over 1500 died and 30,000 plus had side effects form the vaccine. They also don't tell you that Doctors are not sure of the long term effect it has on your immune system? I am waiting a long time to take this for a virus that had a 99% survival rate. This Country is full of people afraid because they are not informed and don't want to be.

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« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2021, 09:17:06 am »
I know your working for the drug companies.
So your answer is taken with a grain of salt.

Ugh, please stop posting bullshit.  Had enough of your nonsense, consider yourself warned.
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« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2021, 09:22:17 am »
Has anyone got the vaccine who is undetectable and did you have any reactions and what kind ?? I am undetectable  taking Atripla and waiting to see what this experiment vaccine does to your immune system before taking any vaccine.

if you read through this thread is full of people who are UD and have little to no reactions to the vaccine.

It's not that much of an "experimental" vaccine
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mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.

Researchers have been studying and working with mRNA vaccines for decades. Interest has grown in these vaccines because they can be developed in a laboratory using readily available materials. This means the process can be standardized and scaled up, making vaccine development faster than traditional methods of making vaccines.

mRNA vaccines have been studied before for flu, Zika, rabies, and cytomegalovirus (CMV). As soon as the necessary information about the virus that causes COVID-19 was available, scientists began designing the mRNA instructions for cells to build the unique spike protein into an mRNA vaccine.

Future mRNA vaccine technology may allow for one vaccine to provide protection for multiple diseases, thus decreasing the number of shots needed for protection against common vaccine-preventable diseases.

Beyond vaccines, cancer research has used mRNA to trigger the immune system to target specific cancer cells."
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You might not want to be to dismissive of mrna vaccines as they might end up curing HIV
https://www.thebodypro.com/article/mrna-vaccine-covid-19-hiv

as to worrying about this vaccine, I would suggest that instead you consider changing from Atripla to something more effective with less side effects. That drug is no longer prescribed as a front line medication because other much better (more effective, less side effects) meds have been on the market for a decade of more.

I know your working for the drug companies.
So your answer is taken with a grain of salt.
your answer was a little rude and dismissive although Jim's answer said nothing tainted by the drug companies. MRNA meds aren't really experimental and plenty of people, including forum members (like me!) have had this vaccine.
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« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2021, 10:22:19 am »
Has anyone got the vaccine who is undetectable and did you have any reactions and what kind ?? I am undetectable  taking Atripla and waiting to see what this experiment vaccine does to your immune system before taking any vaccine.
If you're an antivaxxer there's not much any of us can say to change your mind.

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« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2021, 12:53:06 pm »
So called NEWS don't tell you over 1500 died and 30,000 plus had side effects form the vaccine. They also don't tell you that Doctors are not sure of the long term effect it has on your immune system? I am waiting a long time to take this for a virus that had a 99% survival rate.
your math skills are atrocious.

You can't look at the quantity because every year there are more people on earth and more of everything happening. The population is larger every year. Usually more people vote every time. More diseases are happening to all those larger populations. Etc. So to understand the impact of something you have to consider the percentage. For example, aspirin kills 9000 people a year! Sounds terrible doesn't it?! but out of billions of doses per year to an ever increasing patient base that 9k doesn't even equate to 1% of the population.

So far over 100 million doses have been given out in America alone and the percentage of death is only 0.0018%
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/adverse-events.html

Also that 99% survival rate you are touting, that's only good for people who don't have additional comorbidities, who are younger than 50, who aren't black or latinx, etc. For some people the survival rate ain't that good, and we all should have a bit of empathy for those of us who aren't as lucky.

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This Country is full of people afraid because they are not informed and don't want to be.
and that's a completely misinformed viewpoint about those other "people". Not understanding or not agreeing with the safety precautions of others doesn't make them un-informed.
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« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2021, 02:51:13 pm »
I'm due for my shot very soon, but like I've said before.. even after a full vaccination I will continue to mask up where feasible like public transportation.
 
Variations of the virus are spreading due to some very stubborn people refusing to follow the advice of our scientific experts, and they don't know if the current vaccine is effective against the new strains.

I know your working for the drug companies.
So your answer is taken with a grain of salt.

You mean the same drug companies that have kept you from dying of AIDS? C'mon dude, you're being ridiculous.. I don't think HIV drug companies need to plant someone to pretend they're poz to sell their drugs.. they pretty much sell themselves.

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« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2021, 03:38:32 pm »
If you're an antivaxxer there's not much any of us can say to change your mind.


We spoke the other day to one of our neighbors.  She's 73, she also told me, that she refuses to take the covid vaccine, just like she refuses to take the annual flu vaccine. Her husband  has already had his first one.

She has worked at cutting hair in nursing homes, so she hasn't been employed, for over a year. I mentioned to her, that she may never get back into the nursing home, without showing her card from the CDC, that she has received the doses necessary. she just shrugged me off.

She also said when it's her time to go" God will call her home."

My response to her was, " well, you can just stop taking those 12 other medications that are keeping you alive, and God can call you sooner" .  I don't think she understood my point. !  ::)

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« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2021, 09:11:09 pm »



          ojo.      Vvv v.   Hello everybody... I think I read someone saying that he/she is not taking the vaccine because doctors don’t know what the long time effects are, we are taking art and we don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, but, we know what happens in the present if we don’t take antiretroviral meds, DEATH, so, I will worry in the future if my pp gets bigger because having gotten the Covid vaccine... just a thought, but the way, I got my first MODERNA shot next one, April 8th...hugs

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« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2021, 09:34:40 am »
I received my second vaccination, yesterday morning at 10:30. Happy to report all is well. No arm pain at all.

I also just read that "Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is partially closed because of COVID"

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/03/19/trumps-mar-a-lago-partially-closed-because-of-covid-outbreak-reports-say//

Wonderful for you!  I go in for my appointment today.  Will report back how it goes. 

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« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2021, 11:20:03 am »
Wonderful for you!  I go in for my appointment today.  Will report back how it goes. 

Best,

OT

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Good luck to you !!
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« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2021, 04:55:55 pm »
Good luck to you !!

Got my 1st COVID Vaccine shot yesterday.

No injection site issue.

Did later at night have a slight headache and felt tired.  It all went away after an hour or so.

Feel great now.

A curious event though.  The Nurse gave me a Card to show that I had the Vaccine. The 2nd dose will be entered onto the Card after it happens.  Was told to carry the card with me and also keep near passport.  Hope this initiative does not turn into a bad misuse process.

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« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2021, 06:48:21 pm »
Got my 1st COVID Vaccine shot yesterday.



A curious event though.  The Nurse gave me a Card to show that I had the Vaccine. The 2nd dose will be entered onto the Card after it happens.  Was told to carry the card with me and also keep near passport.  Hope this initiative does not turn into a bad misuse process.

Best to Everyone,

OT

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Yes,  don't loose the card, although, if do, you should be able to get a replacement. That card is a record with the CDC, that the vaccine was given.

The nurse at the VA, told me to take a picture of it with my phone.  I did, and then sen it to my email, in a folder marked CDC vaccination.

And when you get your second dose, they will fill it out and give it back to you. There may come a time, if it already hasn't happened, that if you fly, you may need to present that card.

Also, there are two other places on that card for more vaccines. I am thinking that maybe somewhere down the road, it may be determined to get another Pfizer vaccine, booster.


Glad it all went well for you !!----Ray


PS,... My partner gets his second one ( Pfizer) tomorrow morning at 9:45
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« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2021, 07:05:22 pm »
I personally don't believe that this will be a misuse of information. Lets hope not.

My full name is on the card, Date of birth, along with the last 4 numbers of my social security  Some Patients may have a patient identification number, instead of last 4 SS.

It also list 2 different numbers for the separate doses,EN****, and EN*** ,.. which are most likely a batch, or lot #'s numbers of the vaccine.

Ray  8)
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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.

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« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2021, 07:13:13 pm »


Plus, I already scanned the card and made two additional copies of it for my file.
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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 #51 on: March 23, 2021, 08:01:25 pm »
Hello,  i had my second dose this morning (Pfizer) and had a pretty good day.  My arm is starting to get sore now and the body aches are coming on a little.  My partner was telling me to take Tylenol before i go to bed but i do wonder if that would affect my Atripla and also it has acetaminophen in it.  Not sure if i trust taking that or not. 

Anyone had any experience with side effects on the second dose?  If so how did you deal with it,  if at all. 

Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2021, 06:39:50 am »
My partner was telling me to take Tylenol before i go to bed but i do wonder if that would affect my Atripla and also it has acetaminophen in it.
Atripla is comprised of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Tylenol (brand name for acetaminophen) does not effect HIV meds and is recommended for dealing with mild Covid vaccine side effects like soreness, aches, and/or fever
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« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2021, 09:10:09 am »
Atripla is comprised of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Tylenol (brand name for acetaminophen) does not effect HIV meds and is recommended for dealing with mild Covid vaccine side effects like soreness, aches, and/or fever

Thank you Leatherman.  I ended up not taking anything at all and just took a warm shower instead and used heating pads.  Slept okay,  a bit of nausea which may or may not even be related.  I'm still pretty sore today but not feverish so hopefully i am good now.  From hearing some of the stories i thought this would be worse,  so there is that. 

Cheers

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« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2021, 04:08:11 pm »
Looking at what's been published so far I'm should be in the 2nd stage/phase of people receiving the vaccine here. Still waiting for details though, coms have not been great.
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« Reply #55 on: March 29, 2021, 11:52:10 pm »
I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Saturday, March 27. That is the single dose vaccine.

Ok - it hurt. I mean it stung like a mother! I expected something like a flu shot, pinprick going in and nothing much from just the injection itself. Oh no - i had a sharp and profound burn when she injected the vaccine. She said most people do and she massaged it in a bit and it helped.

By Sunday, my arm, shoulder, and up the side of my neck and head felt very stiff and sore. No fever. No chills. But definitely felt bad - tired, restless, headache.

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« Reply #56 on: March 30, 2021, 01:28:07 am »
I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Saturday, March 27. That is the single dose vaccine.

Ok - it hurt. I mean it stung like a mother! I expected something like a flu shot, pinprick going in and nothing much from just the injection itself. Oh no - i had a sharp and profound burn when she injected the vaccine. She said most people do and she massaged it in a bit and it helped.

By Sunday, my arm, shoulder, and up the side of my neck and head felt very stiff and sore. No fever. No chills. But definitely felt bad - tired, restless, headache.

Monday now and not much has changed.

Oh man, and I wanted to do the J&J vaccine haha. Now I'm scared (like with most injections) until the time comes (which is probably quite far) when the people at 25 are the ones to get vaccinated.

The shoulder stiffness is to be expected I guess, usually it is what happens with most injections. Had the same thing with the vaccines they did to me on the military. They didn't even say what was in it. It could easily have been sugar syrup, lol.

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« Reply #57 on: March 31, 2021, 04:39:37 pm »
Well, the update here is they changed the vaccine stages/groups. I think I've gone from group 4 that would be due soon to group 7. So it will be a while longer until I get vaccinated.
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They are considering doing the university students early here with the J&J vaccine so we might get that done quick (might is the keyword).

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« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2021, 11:17:15 am »
Mr&Mr Leatherman got our 2nd pfizers shot a week ago. Once again I had a sore arm the next day - but nothing like that first time. so that part was good. my hubby though, this time he didn't get a sore arm but he did get a day full of nausea. ugh. but, you know, yeah! it's working. :D

Like the nurse for my first dose, the nurse this time and I laughed about my odd allergies (horses, aspirin, pineapple - an animal, a med and a fruit) and how amazing it was that I've been living with HIV for about 37 years now (wow. i didn't feel so old on my birthday day two weeks ago but writing 37 yrs does kinda make me feel old. WooHoo! LOL) The nurse also talked to me about how many different reactions she was hearing about. Mostly headaches, nausea, fever and arm aches. But, she said, everyone seemed to have oddly different combinations, duration, and extent of those side effects.

My heart did get to racing just a bit while we were waiting in the 15-min observation area. Because of the slow-then-fast rollout of the vaccine in my state (South Carolina), although there were only a few of us at the clinic when we got our first shots, the state was expediating teacher vaccinations, and the clinic this time was quite full. Spaced only 6ft away, while I was chatting with my hubby, I could hear people around me chatting also. (**oh wait! I did have another side effect. but I'll tell you about that in a minute) There was a gaggle of teachers just to my right, chatting up about all their covid experiences - not only with the education system, but personally!

My heart rate jumped up again and again as each time one of these teachers talked about how they and their families had had covid and what symptoms they had dealt with!!  :o The germophobe-AIDS-hermit-that-I-was-in-the-90s, who stills lives just in the back of my head, was screaming in terror!!!  :o :o

Of course about then I was starting to have one other odd side effect. Starting as we finished our wait time (and I got the hell away from those teachers and their germs!!), I began to have some brain fog.  ??? I haven't had that since my old aIdS dayz  8) It lasted for several hours, so I was glad my hubby was driving that day. It did however make our shopping trips to Sams quite enjoyable. Kinda high and hazy and shopping?? You couldn't ask for a nicer vaccinated afternoon. :D
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« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2021, 07:39:34 pm »



         ojo.        Hello everyone!

Question: if someone is living with aids, is it OK to get vaccinated?... I will appreciate did your feedback. Thank you.                                           ojo

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« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2021, 10:13:19 pm »


         ojo.        Hello everyone!

Question: if someone is living with aids, is it OK to get vaccinated?... I will appreciate did your feedback. Thank you.                                           ojo

I think you should be fine but you can always ask before them jab you. Your CD4's are over 200 at the moment, right? I know I am getting mine.
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« Reply #62 on: April 09, 2021, 10:16:35 pm »
Well, the update here is they changed the vaccine stages/groups. I think I've gone from group 4 that would be due soon to group 7. So it will be a while longer until I get vaccinated.

Heard from the Hospital today they ordered my vaccine as they have me in the "Extreme vulnerable group" so group 4 going meaning I will be notified within the next 4/5 days and vaccinated within the next 10.  :) Happy days.
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« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2021, 10:49:30 pm »
I got my second Pfizer dose in early March so this week I was able to get a flu shot.

@Jim: Yay at getting your first shot within the next few weeks!

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« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2021, 08:29:57 am »
I think you should be fine but you can always ask before them jab you. Your CD4's are over 200 at the moment, right? I know I am getting mine.

Hi Jim, thanks for replying...my cd4 level is 600/800 incredible, after being diagnosed with aids and  any 20 cd4 in 1994. I’ve been in that range for the last three years.

I was asking for a friend who stopped treatment 14 months ago, his last cd4 level was 1200, now he doesn’t know his level. I asked my ID doctor and he said that it was ok for him to get  the vaccine.

By the way, I got my moderna second shot on Thursday, yesterday , Friday, I was in bed with chills and body aches, no fever tho, today, Saturday, feeling OK...hugs
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« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2021, 10:47:25 am »

Rachael Maddow From MSNBC,  speaks last night on receiving her Johnson & Johnson vaccine yesterday.


https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/maddow-set-your-concerns-aside-and-get-vaccinated-do-it-for-others-if-not-for-yourself-109959749614

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« Reply #66 on: April 12, 2021, 04:35:12 am »
Well, finally I got an appointment for my first shot Tuesday.. 1 week before everyone will be eligible.

I really don't understand our governor's strategy.. pushing teachers ahead of grocery workers, seniors and ppl with comorbidities.. just to open schools back up so the kiddies can take the covid back home to mom and dad?.. whatever, what do I know.

Guess what really matters is ppl are getting it, the more the merrier.. What the covid pandemic and it's vaccine may teach us is it takes more than a village.. probably the entire world to get onboard, if we don't want a variant that we won't be able to control.

Rachael Maddow From MSNBC,  speaks last night on receiving her Johnson & Johnson vaccine yesterday.


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« Reply #67 on: April 13, 2021, 09:33:25 pm »
Well, finally I got an appointment for my first shot Tuesday.. 1 week before everyone will be eligible.



I am assuming you meant today for getting your vaccine. How did everything go ?


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« Reply #68 on: April 13, 2021, 09:53:25 pm »
I am assuming you meant today for getting your vaccine. How did everything go ?


Ray

Yes😃, TODAY!!

I felt nothing, it was the Pfizer one. It was sunny outside, not a cloud in the sky.. I ate a burrito from a nearby truck afterwards. 🌞 🌯 🌈

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« Reply #69 on: April 13, 2021, 10:23:20 pm »
Yes😃, TODAY!!

I felt nothing, it was the Pfizer one. It was sunny outside, not a cloud in the sky.. I ate a burrito from a nearby truck afterwards. 🌞 🌯 🌈

Great !! 1 more to go !  8)

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« Reply #70 on: April 14, 2021, 12:40:15 pm »
Ugh so they stopped vaccines for my group again pending review regarding blood clot risks. >:(

I read all the reports etc and I just want to be vaccinated already.

Oh well I'll have to wait a little longer it seems
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« Reply #71 on: April 14, 2021, 01:14:00 pm »
Ugh so they stopped vaccines for my group again pending review regarding blood clot risks. >:(

I read all the reports etc and I just want to be vaccinated already.

Oh well I'll have to wait a little longer it seems

They stopped the j &J vaccine in the US due to clots. One death because of it.

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« Reply #72 on: April 14, 2021, 02:28:49 pm »
They stopped the j &J vaccine in the US due to clots. One death because of it.

Yeah heard the US had pauzed the J&J shot. Here it's the AstraZeneca shot causing some concerns.

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« Reply #73 on: April 15, 2021, 09:36:48 am »
Oh man,and my dad is about to do the J&J at 21 of April for the 50-55 age group...
Hope things go well for all of us.

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« Reply #74 on: April 15, 2021, 01:04:22 pm »
Over here the vaccination rollout is at snail pace. I still have not got an appointment even I am eligible under phase 2 (diabetes). On the positive side, both my parents get their 1st dose end of this month under the above 60 category. I think they will be getting China Sinovac jab. No choices here. One get what the government give.
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« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2021, 05:55:12 pm »
Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months

He also said it’s possible people will need to get vaccinated against the coronavirus annually.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/15/pfizer-ceo-says-third-covid-vaccine-dose-likely-needed-within-12-months.html


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« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2021, 06:38:06 pm »
Hey guys,just checked online with my insurance number if I'm on the list for vaccination. Turns out I am...but I'm kind of scared to just go like that and make an appointment. Tomorrow I'll call my ID department to see what I should do and if it's necessary to do it now. I'm a bit scared now.....

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« Reply #78 on: April 21, 2021, 08:06:54 pm »
what I should do
get vaccinated!

if it's necessary to do it now
YES!

I'm a bit scared now
why? didn't you read this thread?  :D A whole bunch of us PLWH have been vaccinated.....and no one died, and no one has gotten covid. Sure your arm might hurt for a day or two, or maybe you'll feel sick and crappy for a day. That's not much of a sacrifice to not die and stay alive. You're already taking daily meds so you stay alive and don't die from HIV, why not this vaccination.

and speaking of vaccinations, there's flu, tetanus, pneumonia, etc vaccinations that you ought to make sure you're gotten too. ;)
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« Reply #79 on: April 21, 2021, 08:23:50 pm »

Fabio,..

If you are on the appointment list to get vaccinated, by all means get it !!


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« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2021, 08:30:59 pm »
get vaccinated!

and speaking of vaccinations, there's flu, tetanus, pneumonia, etc vaccinations that you ought to make sure you're gotten too. ;)



HIV Infection and Adult Vaccination


https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/health-conditions/hiv.html


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« Reply #81 on: April 22, 2021, 11:09:43 am »
Hey guys,just checked online with my insurance number if I'm on the list for vaccination. Turns out I am...but I'm kind of scared to just go like that and make an appointment. Tomorrow I'll call my ID department to see what I should do and if it's necessary to do it now. I'm a bit scared now.....

Wish I was getting my vaccine.

Anyhow, go for it.
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« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2021, 02:27:46 pm »
I am gonna contact my docs first and then do the appointment it could just be false alarm,because the age group is still on the 55 and up.

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« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2021, 02:30:18 pm »
get vaccinated!
YES!
why? didn't you read this thread?  :D A whole bunch of us PLWH have been vaccinated.....and no one died, and no one has gotten covid. Sure your arm might hurt for a day or two, or maybe you'll feel sick and crappy for a day. That's not much of a sacrifice to not die and stay alive. You're already taking daily meds so you stay alive and don't die from HIV, why not this vaccination.

and speaking of vaccinations, there's flu, tetanus, pneumonia, etc vaccinations that you ought to make sure you're gotten too. ;)
It's not that I dont want to,but I'm mostly scared of messing up the appointments. I do want to contact my doctors first to consult them if it's ok for me to do it now or wait a bit.
The beurocracy of it all is what scares and fills me with anxiety.

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« Reply #84 on: April 23, 2021, 02:59:16 am »
It's not that I dont want to,but I'm mostly scared of messing up the appointments. I do want to contact my doctors first to consult them if it's ok for me to do it now or wait a bit.
The beurocracy of it all is what scares and fills me with anxiety.

NO....it's NOT the "beurocracy"......since you first want to consult your doctors  :P

Before I made appointments for my parents, I first called their doctors to check if there were any contra indications or health issues for them to get the Pfizer shots.

Our ID doctor told us in january that there was going to a trial with hiv patients early february to study the effects of the vaccine, we enlisted....but the whole schedule got messed up because of the vaccine shortage. We are still waiting for the call.

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« Reply #85 on: April 23, 2021, 03:33:00 am »
NO....it's NOT the "beurocracy"......since you first want to consult your doctors  :P

Before I made appointments for my parents, I first called their doctors to check if there were any contra indications or health issues for them to get the Pfizer shots.

Our ID doctor told us in january that there was going to a trial with hiv patients early february to study the effects of the vaccine, we enlisted....but the whole schedule got messed up because of the vaccine shortage. We are still waiting for the call.
I mostly want to ask because I'm not sure how to go about making the appointment since there is little info from the government,that's what I meant haha. In general,beurocracy in Greece is the worst. Since hitting 18 I hate going to public services (not only they are rude,but they send you to irrelevant places).

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« Reply #86 on: April 23, 2021, 03:22:23 pm »
I am gonna contact my docs first and then do the appointment it could just be false alarm,because the age group is still on the 55 and up.

Just tell them you are 55, that you just look just young for your age.  ;D

Anyway,...good luck to you,... And I hope you can get the vaccine soon. !!

Until then,... Just do what you doing, and stay safe, until that time when you can get the vaccine.

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« Reply #87 on: April 25, 2021, 06:38:07 pm »
I was wondering if anyone who has taken the covid-19 vaccine and is on HIV medications had an effects?? Wonder what the long term effect on our immune system will be ??

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« Reply #88 on: April 25, 2021, 08:49:10 pm »
@gafry53

Stop it! If you come back with more of the same on vaccines it will lead to a time out from the forum. (Ban)

If you don't want to be vaccinated that's up to you.

Questions:

I was wondering if anyone who has taken the covid-19 vaccine and is on HIV medications had an effects?? Wonder what the long term effect on our immune system will be ??

If you had the covid-19 vaccine please let us know if you had any reactions or problems. We are already taking drugs to control our HIV now more to control possible covid-19. Give us your feed back if it effected your HIV or if you had a bad reaction.

Has anyone got the vaccine who is undetectable and did you have any reactions and what kind ?? I am undetectable  taking Atripla and waiting to see what this experiment vaccine does to your immune system before taking any vaccine.

I know your working for the drug companies.
So your answer is taken with a grain of salt.

So called NEWS don't tell you over 1500 died and 30,000 plus had side effects form the vaccine. They also don't tell you that Doctors are not sure of the long term effect it has on your immune system? I am waiting a long time to take this for a virus that had a 99% survival rate. This Country is full of people afraid because they are not informed and don't want to be.

Answers:

Not sure what you mean with experiment

Anyhow, plenty of people have had the vaccine including forum members.

          ojo.      Vvv v.   Hello everybody... I think I read someone saying that he/she is not taking the vaccine because doctors don’t know what the long time effects are, we are taking art and we don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, but, we know what happens in the present if we don’t take antiretroviral meds, DEATH, so, I will worry in the future if my pp gets bigger because having gotten the Covid vaccine... just a thought, but the way, I got my first MODERNA shot next one, April 8th...hugs

Ugh, please stop posting bullshit.  Had enough of your nonsense, consider yourself warned.

if you read through this thread is full of people who are UD and have little to no reactions to the vaccine.

It's not that much of an "experimental" vaccinehttps://https://www.thebodypro.com/article/mrna-vaccine-covid-19-hiv
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html

You might not want to be to dismissive of mrna vaccines as they might end up curing HIV
https://www.thebodypro.com/article/mrna-vaccine-covid-19-hiv

as to worrying about this vaccine, I would suggest that instead you consider changing from Atripla to something more effective with less side effects. That drug is no longer prescribed as a front line medication because other much better (more effective, less side effects) meds have been on the market for a decade of more.
your answer was a little rude and dismissive although Jim's answer said nothing tainted by the drug companies. MRNA meds aren't really experimental and plenty of people, including forum members (like me!) have had this vaccine.

If you're an antivaxxer there's not much any of us can say to change your mind.

your math skills are atrocious.

You can't look at the quantity because every year there are more people on earth and more of everything happening. The population is larger every year. Usually more people vote every time. More diseases are happening to all those larger populations. Etc. So to understand the impact of something you have to consider the percentage. For example, aspirin kills 9000 people a year! Sounds terrible doesn't it?! but out of billions of doses per year to an ever increasing patient base that 9k doesn't even equate to 1% of the population.

So far over 100 million doses have been given out in America alone and the percentage of death is only 0.0018%
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/adverse-events.html

Also that 99% survival rate you are touting, that's only good for people who don't have additional comorbidities, who are younger than 50, who aren't black or latinx, etc. For some people the survival rate ain't that good, and we all should have a bit of empathy for those of us who aren't as lucky.
and that's a completely misinformed viewpoint about those other "people". Not understanding or not agreeing with the safety precautions of others doesn't make them un-informed.

You mean the same drug companies that have kept you from dying of AIDS? C'mon dude, you're being ridiculous.. I don't think HIV drug companies need to plant someone to pretend they're poz to sell their drugs.. they pretty much sell themselves.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/safety-of-vaccines.html
https://immunizebc.ca/ask-us/questions/are-there-long-term-side-effects-caused-mrna-covid-19-vaccines-how-do-we-know
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« Reply #89 on: April 28, 2021, 04:34:49 am »
Good news! I just got the green light from my doctors and my papers were ready. I only went to the pharmacy and booked both my appointments for the vaccine, the first one being at 17th of May and the other one on June.
Although I dont know which vaccine it will be, I'm kinda bummed that I'll have to do 2 doses haha. Oh well,now I can enter the vaccination club,hope there are some good prizes 😂.

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« Reply #90 on: April 28, 2021, 05:10:53 pm »
Good news! I just got the green light from my doctors and my papers were ready. I only went to the pharmacy and booked both my appointments for the vaccine, the first one being at 17th of May and the other one on June.
Although I dont know which vaccine it will be, I'm kinda bummed that I'll have to do 2 doses haha. Oh well,now I can enter the vaccination club,hope there are some good prizes 😂.

Oh,.... That's GREAT !!  8) Glad to see the ball rolling, and that you will soon have your first shot !!  8)

Ray  :)
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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.

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« Reply #91 on: April 28, 2021, 05:29:40 pm »
May the fourth be with me

1st shot scheduled 5/4

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #92 on: April 28, 2021, 09:13:48 pm »
May the fourth be with me

1st shot scheduled 5/4

 :)  FANTASTIC !!

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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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #93 on: April 29, 2021, 07:20:02 pm »
Exclusive: Pfizer begins exporting U.S.-made COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico


https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/exclusive-pfizer-begins-exporting-us-made-covid-19-shots-abroad-starting-with-2021-04-29/


Pfizer Inc's (PFE.N) shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico this week includes doses made in its U.S. plant, the first of what are expected to be ongoing exports of its shots from the United States, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.
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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.

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #94 on: April 29, 2021, 11:34:38 pm »
Just want to ask if anyone is willing to take AstraZeneca vaccine?

Reason I am asking is that we have a very slow rollout date for vaccine appointments,
Our government is considering to “release” AstraZeneca on a first come first served basis for those (any age) willing to take this brand instead waiting for those in phase 3 (below 60 group).
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« Reply #95 on: April 30, 2021, 02:29:46 am »
Yes, I am willing to take it, 58 year old male. Probably be the best offer I get in Thailand. I see no issues, I know of the blood clot issues but if you look at the statistics involved, I wouldn't be concerned. If on the other hand I was a young lady, already taking birth control pills, I would think about it a bit more.

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« Reply #96 on: April 30, 2021, 04:59:21 am »
I would too,although I'll probably be getting another one now. It could be astra zeneca,they don't really tell us here which one it is. Not to mention ages 30-49 will be doing AstraZeneca without any objection,because that's the only one for that age group.

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« Reply #97 on: April 30, 2021, 06:03:29 am »
Thanks Dave, Thanks Fabio,
Ok, I will go for it once we can register ourself under this program & not wait for phase 3. I guess the very very tiny risk is better then not having any jab. Tks
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« Reply #98 on: April 30, 2021, 07:10:28 am »
Quote
It could be astra zeneca,they don't really tell us here which one it is
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.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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Re: Covid Vaccine
« Reply #99 on: April 30, 2021, 09:32:27 am »
Just want to ask if anyone is willing to take AstraZeneca vaccine?

Reason I am asking is that we have a very slow rollout date for vaccine appointments,
Our government is considering to “release” AstraZeneca on a first come first served basis for those (any age) willing to take this brand instead waiting for those in phase 3 (below 60 group).

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.

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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.

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😊 glad you finally got your shot Jim.  Great !

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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 #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 %
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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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« 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

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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.

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« 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...


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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 #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




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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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)

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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 #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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