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Living With HIV / Re: Labs, how often? What do you do with your "old" meds?
« Last post by joemutt on August 04, 2020, 12:02:19 am »
I give my unused meds (sealed bottles) to my doctor, he has a stock to help people out.
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Living With HIV / Re: Labs, how often? What do you do with your "old" meds?
« Last post by Almost2late on August 03, 2020, 02:59:55 pm »
I was looking for something like this in Germany. I guess that I was hoping that the HIV association will give me a similar contact or something. I will try again and if I don't find anything I guess that I will see if I can mail them to SF.

How was your experience with Triumeq? I even get a test done to see if I was sensitive to some ingredient in there but at the end I didn't manage the side effects very well.

Thanks!

I believe that the organization in SF sends hiv meds to countries that lack resources so its a good cause, but yeah it would be great if you could find an organization closer to you in Germany.. maybe a neighboring country in Europe?

As for my experience with Triumeq, it's been much better than Atripla which sent me into a depression.
Only thing about Triumeq is I have to take it in the morning in order to prevent insomnia symptoms at night.
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Living With HIV / Re: I ran out of medication due to the lockdown
« Last post by virgo313 on August 03, 2020, 12:40:53 pm »
Shipping ART will be just a short term solution if people can pass to you.
We know India is battling Covid now & infection there is high, so not sure when will only you can start buying again.

What about going to your local hospital to get the meds. Read your past post that you are in Romania. Also looks like healthcare is free (if I am not wrong). 
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Living With HIV / I ran out of medication due to the lockdown
« Last post by Claudiu on August 03, 2020, 10:43:25 am »
Hello to everyone!!!!
Because of lockdown,I ran out of medication. I use Viraday(generic Atripla) and I cant buy it online anymore....

If anyone can donate me any spare medicines, I will pay the transport.
I"l be out of the country for a week,and I won't able to use this computer and this forums. You can contact me by email.
   
Thank you very much!!!!
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Should I worry?
« Last post by Jim Allen on August 03, 2020, 09:56:40 am »
Hiya,

His results are meaningless to you. Now nothing you mentioned here warrents testing outside of standard routine as explained to you.

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As for the intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious and there is no reason to be stressing or testing outside of standard routine as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

If this was your only sexual encounter then relax and move on with your life.

Now if you had other exposures or can't move on with your life then by all means test, that is the only way to know your HIV status . Just remember to test as per the window period if you did have any recent exposures.
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Estoy infectado con VIH
« Last post by Jim Allen on August 03, 2020, 09:51:04 am »
Asked and answered already.

Tu tiene que aplicar la informacion de previo comentarios, cuando darlando sexo oral tiene la protecion muy efectivo de tu saliva.

Tu VIH riesgo es mas teórico que es verdadero así que no veo razón para realizar el test, a menos que hayas tenido otros encuentros sexuales que no hayas mencionado aquí
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Estoy infectado con VIH
« Last post by manuel123 on August 03, 2020, 09:39:18 am »
Gracias por su respuesta Jim.
Entonces considera que no es necesario realizarme una prueba, es que he estado leyendo en la web y hay casos reportados de contagio por sexo oral.
Disculpe la molestia es que estoy muy preocupado.
Gracias de antemano.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Should I worry?
« Last post by hdmi123 on August 02, 2020, 08:45:57 pm »
Just updating.

The person I had sex with did another HIV Oraquick test which was negative as well. Still worried tho. But up until now I have been fine, just worried thinking sometimes (sigh). Will get tested at 4 weeks, it has been 1 week and 1 day today. Thanks.
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Living With HIV / Re: Labs, how often? What do you do with your "old" meds?
« Last post by Riseandrise on August 02, 2020, 01:53:08 pm »
Whatever you do please don't throw them away. When I swithed from atripla to triumeq, I mailed my extra meds to someone who needed them. The meds are expensive and you can bet someone will need them.

http://rampusa.org/how-and-where-to-donate-medications/

I was looking for something like this in Germany. I guess that I was hoping that the HIV association will give me a similar contact or something. I will try again and if I don't find anything I guess that I will see if I can mail them to SF.

How was your experience with Triumeq? I even get a test done to see if I was sensitive to some ingredient in there but at the end I didn't manage the side effects very well.

Thanks!
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Living With HIV / Re: Labs, how often? What do you do with your "old" meds?
« Last post by Riseandrise on August 02, 2020, 01:49:13 pm »
here in the USA, the Ryan White guidelines lines call for testing every 3 to 4 months. however if a patient has had stable numbers/treatment then at least one test every 6 months with at least 60 days between tests over a 2 yr period

the guidelines also provide that if someone has been UD for 2 yrs and has remained above 500 cd4s, they don't ever need to test for cd4 again. (being able to drop the cd4 test would be a money saver)

(https://hab.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/hab/clinical-quality-management/2014guide.pdf  pg 99)

I will ask next time, I have another appointment for labs mid October.

From the past years my CD4 levels were always above 600, and when I was diagnosed around 400. My VL has been undetectable at all times, I had detectable VL but I think that it was below 100 and my doctor back in Mexico didn't bother at all.
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