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Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: October Nightmare
« Last post by aztecan on Yesterday at 10:59:36 pm »
Sorry you have gone through all this.
I agree, nobody wants to say the "A" word any more.
I hope you are on the mend.


I Just Tested Poz / Re: For What Itís Worth...
« Last post by TexasDragon on Yesterday at 10:23:53 pm »
I was born to find goblins in their caves
And chase moonlight
To see shadows and seek hidden rivers
To hear the rain fall on dry leaves
And chat a bit with death across foggy nights.

― James Kavanaugh, Sunshine Days and Foggy Nights

I love poetry. Recently it has been such a comfort as I wait, and wait, and wait. I want to be Ďoní something rather than just waiting.

Time moves so slow...
Pre-HAART Long-Term Survivors / Re: a thought
« Last post by OneTampa on Yesterday at 10:21:47 pm »
EM and Mark,

I understand your points as a Freshman Senior and going 34-year Survivor.

Your posts prompted me to write the following poem:


I Just Tested Poz / Re: Feeling miserable with arv
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 09:10:04 pm »
I can think of half a dozen reasons off the top of my head. None of them we could either dignoise or treat online.
To be honest when I'm feeling sick or have an issue I don't wait arround for my next clinic visit I simply go to the GP, same as HIV negative folks would.

Living With HIV / Re: Missed a dose?
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 08:58:51 pm »
Besides being UD and having a girlfriend, how are you doing/feeling otherwise?

Off Topic Forum / What's you're fave book guys (Any genre)
« Last post by fabio on Yesterday at 08:58:09 pm »
Mine are 3,one is a bit corny though haha.
1.The ghost in my couch
2.A boys own story
3. The alchemist
I know I'm not the most enlightened,but I really enjoy these still....
Living With HIV / Re: Missed a dose?
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 08:56:25 pm »
Welcome to the forum.

Can only echo the same, You missed a dose, that's life it happens, just don't make it a habit.

Look we should all try for 100% adherence but no panic or stress is needed over a missed dose when it does happen. That's life, and it happens to the best of us.

Optimal adherence is often cited as 95%, missing 1 doze in a blue moon is simply not going to create a transmission risk.

Take it easy

Living With HIV / Re: Missed a dose?
« Last post by TommyGun on Yesterday at 08:48:32 pm »
Thanks for the reply Kenneth.

yea, i've been UD for well over 6 mos. and never missed a dose.

no she's not on Prep.

I Just Tested Poz / Re: Feeling miserable with arv
« Last post by xiskza on Yesterday at 08:47:56 pm »
Im gonna see still my doc this 28th and I'll see how it goes. Hopefully the appointment will be less rushed.

In the past few weeks I've noticed my right thumb has this tingling prickly sensation, and its warmer than my other fingers. Its not something painful but its something I notice a lot whenever I touch it. Now I know HIV and anemia can lead to this, but can it be something else? Should it be something I bring up with my doc?
Living With HIV / Re: Missed a dose?
« Last post by kentfrat1783 on Yesterday at 08:43:33 pm »
If you were UD for 6 months then missing one pill is OK.

Just donít make it a common practice.

 Setup some type of a reminder to take your pills would be good. The Rxís these days are much better then in the past.

Just be careful and Iím sure she is aware. Is she on Prep?  (And no you donít need to answer).

Wishing you the best.


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