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I guess I'm one of those people. I logged on a while ago and read that a couple of old friends from here have since died, which was sad.

I do miss a lot of the good times I had with people here, but there was also some absolutely horrific shit that went down. I guess I ended up feeling burned and just sort of left. I was absolutely no angel, trust me. But it got bad, and I ended up spending time elsewhere.

In any event, I hope everyone here is doing well! I've been poz for sixteen years now, which is pretty wild. On balance, this place was a valuable resource when I was a newbie. So thank you for that.
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Living With HIV / Re: Covid Vaccine
« Last post by fabio on Today at 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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Estoy infectado? / Re: Actividad de riezgo?
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 03:18:15 am »
Estas preocupando innecesario, Adelante con su vida.

Como eres sexualmente activo, hágase la prueba para detectar el VIH y las ITS por lo menos una vez al año.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Actividad de riezgo?
« Last post by ednorton on Yesterday at 10:35:45 pm »
Hola que tal
Ando muy preocupado, acabo de tener una exposición a Vih
Tuve sexo con una trans y durante el juego hubo frotamiento en su trasero y me di cuenta que cerca a la raya habia una pequeña herida, me percate despues
El sexo fue con condon en todo momento
Deberia preocuparme
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Insurance, Benefits Programs & HIV / Advice
« Last post by Tonny2 on Yesterday at 12:59:34 pm »



         ojo.        Hi everyone!

I just got married to a foreigner, I added him to my health plan which it will increase my premium 230 dollars a month, we don’t want to be a “public charge” while his change of status process is pending. What I’m paying for him monthly it’s too much?, is there another option to get him health coverage, he is also hiv positive…in advance, thanks for feedbacks…hugs.                                                                     ojo
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Living With HIV / Re: Forum Intro + Navigating US healthcare
« Last post by Withau on Yesterday at 11:22:15 am »
Hi Leatherman,

Thanks for the info.  The Ryan White tip is very helpful.  I realize that most of the meds are developed in the US, but I was under the impression that Medicare and insurance companies choose what meds they will cover based on cost, etc.  Good to know that that is not necessarily the case. Thanks again.

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Estoy infectado? / Re: Duda transmisión
« Last post by Jim Allen on Yesterday at 09:55:17 am »
Buenos días. Soy hombre, y realicé masturbación mutua con otro hombre, eyaculamos ambos. Luego de ello nos masturbamos nuevamente y volvimos a eyacular ambos, por segunda vez. Mi duda es si el semen de mi pareja, que podría haber estado presente en sus manos, estuvo en contacto con el glande de mi pene y la cavidad de mi uretra, existe riesgo de transmisión de VIH.
Gracias.

No hay riesgo de vih, a menos que hayas tenido otros encuentros sexuales que no hayas mencionado aquí. .

Como eres sexualmente activo, hágase la prueba para detectar el VIH y las ITS por lo menos una vez al año.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Duda transmisión
« Last post by Nick2095 on Yesterday at 09:22:59 am »
Buenos días. Soy hombre, y realicé masturbación mutua con otro hombre, eyaculamos ambos. Luego de ello nos masturbamos nuevamente y volvimos a eyacular ambos, por segunda vez. Mi duda es si el semen de mi pareja, que podría haber estado presente en sus manos, estuvo en contacto con el glande de mi pene y la cavidad de mi uretra, existe riesgo de transmisión de VIH.
Gracias.
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Living With HIV / Re: Forum Intro + Navigating US healthcare
« Last post by leatherman on Yesterday at 08:52:40 am »
In addition it looks like I would have to take what I get - no choice on meds and there might be limited treatment options.
in america? are you joking? every med is available here - as long as there is a payee. the only limit to which meds you take are you, your doctor, and what your insurance formulary will pay for. Formularies almost always cover all but the very most recent meds that have come to market. (Often those newer meds are added within a 6 month period) In 28 year of taking HIV meds (and I use medicare and medicaid) in OH, SC and NC, I've never encountered a limit to treatment options - except in the earliest years when the options themselves were very few.

unless someone from Wisconsin is here and chimes in, you're best bet is to locate the Ryan White HIV clinic nearest where you will be living or the Wisconsin state Ryan white office and speak to one of their representatives. They would be the best choice to help you navigate the Medicare, Ryan White extra help, and medicare Part B Drug insurance plans available in your state.

Looking at the info I can find online I'm wondering if I am correct to think HIV Meds will cost me about 6000 dollars a year.
HIV treatment costs $20-30k a year. Your out-of-pocket cost however would be based on what your insurance will cover and what extra help you might be provided by the Ryan White program (if financially eligible). Definitely talk to someone with Ryan White because unfortunately America's healthcare is a tangled expensive mess
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