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Title: cjdog100 - Friend living with HIV
Post by: cjdog100 on April 12, 2019, 08:28:56 pm
Little complicated with my mom....but me and her talk everyday and still hang out like we use to before we found out....told her I still had feeling for her regardless the situation (can't just stop having feeling for someone)..in college at the moment so me and her left things at best friends (still tight asf) but like I said earlier nothing really changed..like her a lot and I'm trying to educate my self on this subject so we can be safe...and if I feel like she is the one would like to have a healthy baby with her down the line.

Title: Re: cjdog100 - Friend living with HIV
Post by: Jim Allen on April 12, 2019, 08:41:54 pm
Glad to hear that you remained friends and, I think its great you let her know your feelings have remained unchanged.  :) You know her HIV status is not a barrier to a long healthy normal life or a safe relationship with treatment.

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Little complicated with my mom...

Educate her over time about it. Small installments of knowledge ;)
 
On that note I do want to point out that, if your future posts are about your original exposure & testing etc than keep them within your thread in the "Am I infected" section.

However as this is about your friend I've moved the post to someone I care about selection. Here you are free to ask any questions you might have regarding the relationship, your friend, HIV in general, living with HIV and/or caring for your friend etc etc

Best, Jim
Title: Re: cjdog100 - Friend living with HIV
Post by: cjdog100 on April 12, 2019, 08:56:18 pm
Yep i know, she is a diabetic type 1 as well so I've been worrying for her for the longest time I swear....I'm going to her appointment on the 25th to support her
Title: Re: cjdog100 - Friend living with HIV
Post by: Jim Allen on April 12, 2019, 09:04:24 pm
The news of a HIV diagnosis and the first few months afterwards can be a lot for a person to digest, so I am really glad to hear you are being supportive by offering to go with her to the appointment.  :)

Best, Jim

 
Title: Re: cjdog100 - Friend living with HIV
Post by: cjdog100 on April 12, 2019, 09:19:55 pm
Would her being a type 1 diabetic affect how the meds react to her....her blood sugar been high a lot lately and I saw that HIV does make blood levels spike....what is your thoughts on this?
Title: Re: cjdog100 - Friend living with HIV
Post by: cjdog100 on April 12, 2019, 09:25:34 pm
Would her being a type 1 diabetic affect how the meds react to her....her blood sugar been high a lot lately and I saw that HIV does make blood levels spike....what is your thoughts on this?
Title: Re: cjdog100 - Friend living with HIV
Post by: Jim Allen on April 12, 2019, 09:40:25 pm
Hiya

Well to my knowledge generally speaking it would not effect the working of the HIV medication if that's the question, however certain HIV meds might not be the first choice because of it can effect the blood sugar levels. No worried though as such because there are many different combination of HIV medications possible though and the specialist would take this into account when selecting HIV treatment however you friend might want to mention during her visit if she has recently had more problems managing her blood sugar levels.

There is a POZ.com posting from 2014 so slightly older but still good on the question
"I have HIV, but I also have diabetes. Are there any concerns with drug interactions?" https://www.poz.com/article/diabetes-25763-9448

Perhaps this will give some insights.

Best, Jim

https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv-aids/fact-sheets/22/59/hiv-and-diabetes
Title: Re: cjdog100 - Friend living with HIV
Post by: Jim Allen on April 30, 2019, 01:01:35 pm
Hiya

Just checking in but how is your GF getting on? Well I hope

Best, Jim
Title: Re: cjdog100 - Friend living with HIV
Post by: cjdog100 on May 26, 2019, 02:08:11 am
Oohh sorry completely forget about this other post she is doing fine;adjusting to the whole situation bearly even been talking about it now been taking her meds on time..🤔 I believe she getting a tattoo next month so honestly I think this whole situation is behind her now which is great 😀