Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
January 17, 2018, 09:09:41 PM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 725235
  • Total Topics: 59113
  • Online Today: 312
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 2
Guests: 275
Total: 277


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Remote Work and HIV  (Read 2006 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline twz90s

  • Member
  • Posts: 13
Remote Work and HIV
« on: October 05, 2010, 10:21:33 PM »
Hello everyone.

I am a Nurse and am considering a 3 year contract up in Nunavut, Canada (East Arctic).

My Doctor actually didn't sound very concerned when I told her what I was considering...all she said was "we'll send you up with 6 months worth of medications and you can see us every six months".

Why? Do you ask? I want to eliminate my mortgage, make the most out of my healthy years just incase my situation does deteriorate.  Plus I want to do something crazy that says I can still do almost anything I want.  I also want to become more outdoorsy and focus on my health, eating and physical activities.

I don't know why I am on here, but I am excited yet apprehensive with the great unknown.  I have not been ill once since diagnosis and my labs and VL remain in great ranges.  It's just a little agitating being away from any advanced facilities.

Anyone else work remotely on here or don't see their Dr. that often? Love to hear some thoughts  :)

Offline twz90s

  • Member
  • Posts: 13
Re: Remote Work and HIV
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 10:24:59 PM »
Be kind of neat to do a blog of Northern Living and Living with HIV.

PS Also leaving my partner of 10 years behind to work and man our Condo.

Offline Miss Philicia

  • Member
  • Posts: 24,793
  • celebrity poster, faker & poser
Re: Remote Work and HIV
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 10:51:59 PM »
Actually I think it's sounds like a lot of fun and at your age you should do such things.  I hope you return here and update us on what it's like in Nunavut.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"


  • Guest
Re: Remote Work and HIV
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 11:20:07 PM »
For those of us that no-longer are able-to explore the world, we admire your opportunity. Experiences, once had, are something that can never be taken away. Best of luck to you!

Offline tednlou2

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,731
Re: Remote Work and HIV
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 01:29:30 AM »
I admire your adventurous attitude.  I'm almost 2 years post-diagnosis and I still worry about things like going camping out in the middle of no where.  I hope to get to the point where I don't let fear run my life and get adventurous like you.  Good luck and let us know how it is going.

Offline Realist

  • Member
  • Posts: 162
    • NotDownNotOut's Blog
Re: Remote Work and HIV
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 03:25:49 AM »
Pack your bag. Go.
23/02/10 Tests confirmed
25/02/10 13100 220 24%
12/03/10 19800 372 19%
26/03/10 Atripla
30/04/10 58 286 23%
28/05/10 45 222 21%
25/06/10 UD 301 23%
24/09/10 UD 283 22%
01/12/10 UD 319 23%
11/03/11 UD 293 28%
10/06/11 UD 423 24%
23/08/11 UD 389 26%
28/02/11 UD 315 34%

I blogged it all http://notdownnotout.blogspot.com

Offline Hellraiser

  • Member
  • Posts: 4,154
  • Semi-misanthropic
Re: Remote Work and HIV
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 01:53:52 PM »
You should watch every episode of Northern Exposure and then regale us with the crazy antics of the indigenous peoples.  Although at this point I expect them to play hockey, eat maple syrup, drink a lot a beer and end every sentence with, "eh?".  Much like Joe.

Offline AaronbytheC

  • Member
  • Posts: 124
Re: Remote Work and HIV
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 06:23:34 PM »
That all sounded great until I read the part about leaving your partner behind... 
I've been in a relationship for 12 years and there is no way I could survive 3 years apart from him!  :o  (but maybe I'm just selfish that way!  :P )
Do you really feel you can make it apart that long? 
No mortgage is nice, but if you have no one to share the place with when you get back is it worth it? 
I say figure out how to take your man with you!   ;D
04/2012 CD4 721 / 29% / VL UD
12/2010 CD4 587 / 24% / VL 210
11/2010 Started Atripla
10/2010 CD4 420 / 18% / VL 13,500
09/2010 CD4 541 / 17% / VL 10,500
08/2010 CD4 498 / 18% / VL Not Taken
07/2010 CD4 307 / 18% / VL 9,500
06/2010 Confirmed Poz
03/2010 Infected
06/2009 Neg

Offline WillyWump

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,367
Re: Remote Work and HIV
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 06:26:04 PM »
Go for it TWZ! I'm jealous  :)

POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2017 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.