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Offline ALH300

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Mediterranean cruise....
« on: February 20, 2008, 02:31:13 PM »
My wife and I are heading on a cruise this fall...we are both poz but not on meds, very healthy and have good numbers. Are their any certain precautions we should take such as foods we eat...etc? I am sure we will have to get some extra vaccinations. Are there any certain travel restictions we might be suprised with being we are poz?
Poz 7-27-07 
First Labs:
07/13/2007 "Friday the 13th" What was I thinking???
314 CD4 17% 9410 VL
479 CD4 18% 8220 VL
493 CD4 22.5 % 5900 VL
432 CD4 14.4 % 11,830 VL
480 CD4 15.0% 2630 VL
361 CD4 16.4% 12,830 VL
362 CD4 15.5% 2500 VL
Started Atripla 11-17-2008
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Mediterranean cruise....
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008, 06:53:15 PM »
I did a Mediterranean cruise a couple of years ago -- I had no need for any vaccinations.  I guess it depends where you are going (We visited, Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Croatia).  I also didn't take any special precautions on food (of course, I hate sushi, but that might be one).  Talk to your doctor, but go and enjoy yourself -- a vacation shouldn't cause you stress.

Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
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Offline northernguy

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Re: Mediterranean cruise....
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008, 10:07:44 PM »
Probably the thing you need to worry about most is Norovirus.  Got it on a ship once..ugh  :-X.  Wash your hands before eating anything, only use your cabin washroom not the public ones and avoid the hot tubs.  The more paranoid might advise you to skip buffets all together, but hey, you've got to get your money's worth :D
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Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
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Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Mediterranean cruise....
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008, 10:29:39 PM »
I'm sticking with my "enjoy your vacation" theme.  I go on 1 - 2 cruises a year -- the Norovirus scare is media driven.  Far more people get the Norovirus on land, in hotels, etc than on a cruise ship.  Now, I know it sucks if you DO get it.  Being locking up in your cabin while sick is not a good thing when you've already paid for your trip, but chances are in your favor that you will be just fine.  Now, washing your hands is good advice -- most cruise ships now have Purell at entrances to all dining areas, so use it.  I jump in the hot tubs morning and night -- so, unless you have some skin issues -- I say go for it.
Vacations are about seeing things and forgetting your worries, so try, as best you can, to not focus on your HIV. 

Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2015 969/28% <20


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