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Author Topic: Things Looking Up! Three months in Northern Ireland  (Read 1084 times)

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Offline LostChild89

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Things Looking Up! Three months in Northern Ireland
« on: June 06, 2014, 07:33:33 AM »
After a year of some serious highs and lows, looks like things are definitely looking up. Dating while poz hasn't been extremely difficult. I'm generally in decent health. And now I'm headed to Belfast for three months for a new job.

But I do have a question: what should I do as far as living abroad and living with hiv, especially if the doctor decides to start me on medicine before I leave. My insurance does three month prescription fills, but what if I run out while I'm there if I need it? Should I tentatively get involved with the support groups out there since I'm still "dealing"? What's your opinion?

Thanks guys...
Exposure June 2012
1st Poz Test 2/3/14
Diagnosed 2/12/14

2/13/14 CD4 1066 VL 765 35%
6/20/14 CD4 852  VL 15552 34%
9/24/14 CD4 787 VL 1764 34%
10/22/14 Started Triumeq
12/18/14 CD4 1114 VL UD 40%
06/26/17 CD4 1398 VL UD 45%

Offline Alan_B

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Re: Things Looking Up! Three months in Northern Ireland
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 01:04:04 PM »

Great to hear you are excited to be coming to Belfast, it's a great city.

If you did run out while here you would be able to get some courtesy of the NHS, your travel insurance or maybe both. To be honest, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Healthcare in the UK is a lot different, and generally excellent. And free!

If you want someone to give you a bit of a tour just let me know :) There are support groups here but not many fellas our age attend.


Diagnosed - 01 Dec 2011 cd4 500
                  17 Jan 2012 cd4 520 vl 250k
                  02 Feb 2012 cd4 490 16% vl 167k - atripla
                  28 Jun 2012 cd4 610 24% vl 75
                       Jul 2012 cd4 870     Changed meds
                      Aug 2012 cd4 660 UD
                      Nov 2012 cd4 640 UD

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