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Author Topic: Transgendered Women and HIV  (Read 858 times)

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Offline transfatty

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Transgendered Women and HIV
« on: July 20, 2014, 06:02:05 AM »
Hi, this is my first post… my name is transfatty and I am a transgendered woman currently living with HIV. Prior to my diagnosis, I was on HRT for about a year until I stopped to make way for the HIV meds that I am currently taking which are:

Efavirenz 600mg + Lamivudine 300mg + Tenofovir 300mg
Isoniazid 300mg
Co-trimoxazole 160mg/800mg

CD4 level during diagnosis was 104. Been on the ARVs since May of this year and I am planning to take another CD4 and a VL test...

Just wondering if there are any other trans women who have the same condition as I? I am asking this because I seriously want to go back on my HRT while taking my ARVs as well…

Thanks so much in advance everyone!

Offline zach

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Re: Transgendered Women and HIV
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 06:27:42 AM »
i just wanted to welcome you

the dx sucks, no way to sugar coat that. sorry you have to be here, glad you found us. lean on the people here anyway you need to, no judgement in here.

i don't have any insight regarding hormone therapy, but i would encourage you to be very honest with your medical team. i do know that it is possible to be on hrt and arv's at the same time. please listen to experts on that though.

you are not alone. in either of your journeys. be who you are. and love yourself.

edited to add: great information regarding your situation found on google, i hope you can take some strength there
« Last Edit: July 20, 2014, 06:33:26 AM by zach »
I set into a downward spiral
Caught an illness that was literally viral
I heard some words of wisdom the other day
And they went in one ear and out the other one

I awoke from this beatific binge
With prismatic eyes, now lite is tinged
With all the vapors that the vile humans brew
Shining through the blight of you


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