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Re: COVID-19 Thread
« Reply #450 on: March 07, 2022, 12:30:43 pm »
New Mexico man returns home after more than 500 days in hospital with Covid

Must be one hell of a fighter !

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-mexico-man-returns-home-500-days-hospital-due-covid-rcna18898

A New Mexico man has returned home after he spent more than 500 days in the hospital battling Covid-19.

Donnell Hunter finally left Kindred Hospital Albuquerque last week, NBC affiliate KOB reported.

500 days ... Glad he survived, hope he has good insurance to cover the costs.
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Re: COVID-19 Thread
« Reply #451 on: March 07, 2022, 07:14:53 pm »
hope he has good insurance to cover the costs.
unfortunately, here in America, he's probably passed the limit of his insurance (if he had it at all); his family has gone broke from medical bills; they're in debt; and if his family wasn't already "forced" by the hospital 400 days ago to apply for Social Security Disability, federal Medicare, and their state's Medicaid, then he's applying now for those benefits which won't be determined for three more years while he incurs even more unpaid medical debt sinking his family further into debt.


sadly I speak from my own experience and those of many living with HIV/AIDS (I made sure to add the "AIDS" part there because being that sick, along with hospitalization, is usually what not only starts this downward spiral into poverty through our health care system but is also the very reason that we're eventually eligible for federal benefits and help from the Ryan White safety net.

Covid may have the same moral as cancer or AIDS - don't get a possible terminal disease; it can really f-up all levels of your life.
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Re: COVID-19 Thread
« Reply #452 on: April 01, 2022, 09:15:08 am »
Hey all

Sure enough, I got covid, likely via my hockey team, where a good half of the league has it now.

I'm triple vaxxed so I'm not worried. But man o man I want chop my head off this morning.

Others out there living with this?

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« Reply #453 on: April 06, 2022, 05:23:21 am »
Sorry to hear about the COVID.

How are you feeling now its been a few days? Better I hope.
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« Reply #454 on: April 10, 2022, 02:20:40 pm »
Much better now, Jim, thanks. Not nice to have, but mild.

Covid isn't going away, so at least now I know what to expect!

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« Reply #455 on: April 10, 2022, 02:22:26 pm »
 :) Glad to hear you are feeling better.

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« Reply #456 on: April 21, 2022, 04:42:25 pm »

https://www.poz.com/article/majority-people-hiv-asymptomatic-covid

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More than half of people living with HIV who acquire SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, have asymptomatic illness, according to study results presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2022). This suggests that people with well-controlled HIV have COVID-19 outcomes similar to those of HIV-negative people.
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« Reply #457 on: April 21, 2022, 07:15:40 pm »
Last Monday I got tested positive for Covid, it is Thursday and I am still not feeling the best so my doctor prescribed me Paxlovid the anti-viral.

I am usually a bit scared of new meds and I want to know if any of you has tried it?



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« Reply #458 on: April 21, 2022, 08:22:47 pm »
Last Monday I got tested positive for Covid, it is Thursday and I am still not feeling the best so my doctor prescribed me Paxlovid the anti-viral.

I am usually a bit scared of new meds and I want to know if any of you has tried it?

Hope you feel better soon.

Paxlovid is just nirmatrelvir/ritonavir, what are you scared about?  BTW what HIV meds are you currently taking?Still Truvada & Viramune?
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« Reply #459 on: April 21, 2022, 08:23:40 pm »
Genvoya. It says there is a small interaction but nothing serious.
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« Reply #460 on: April 21, 2022, 08:26:10 pm »
Genvoya. It says there is a small interaction but nothing serious.

Okay cool. Yeah, that's why I was asking.

So what is scaring you about taking Paxlovid?
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« Reply #461 on: April 21, 2022, 09:05:59 pm »
Jim,

 First of all, I want to say that you ALWAYS calm down my main stupid worries. I am scared of medication, always have been. Scared of having allergic reactions. I am not sure. Instead, I should be blessed I have access to this...
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« Reply #462 on: April 22, 2022, 03:51:10 am »
 :)

My two cents, I have allergies to things, and some are serious, so I think I can appreciate the concern. Allergic reactions can happen to just about anything, so the concern is not stupid but prehaps in your mind blown somewhat out of proportion.

See the meds have benefits vs a small risk of this issue even occurring, even if it does odds are it's just a mild reaction that's just a short term inconvenience usually dealt with by simply discontinuing the exposure and sometimes an antihistamine.

I hope this helps but also talk to your healthcare provider about these concerns. I know the study data on this drug combo were good, example https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2118542
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