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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #250 on: April 27, 2020, 12:22:00 am »
bringing out the cynic in me

he is not perfect people still died  ( like they always seem to do life is not perfect )

polio vaccine some people got polio from the vaccine

if it is a numbers game some lose some gain

thousands did not get polio a few did

what if that child who did get polio from the vaccine was your child ?


the way they made the vaccine ?  those poor monkeys and chimpanzees

where was the animal rights activists saving the animals from that ?

everyone loves sausage no one wants know how it's made ? 
 
in life as in everything it is a numbers game

and may the odds be ever in your favor

coronavirus ready to play .    ( how would a carnival barker sell people on this )

come one come all step forward for the experience of a lifetime ( no matter how short )  get your tickets here . only so much to take your chances pocket change a few bucks .  once inside the emotional roller coaster ride with the final destination being the final destination ( death ) not to worry you only live once why put off to tomorrow what you could do today don't procrastinate . get your ticket here .

it may not be funny but it is the truth and truth hurts

all the best to you .   may the life you seek be as good as the life you get

this may the case with all viruses germs life


  (    any and all each and every thing               )   , 

( for myself I just wish and pray that for someone some how some way reads something once written or said or done that makes a difference for the better in their lives )

one man 2000 yrs ago an illiterate carpenter who most likely could not read or write

died a horrible death .  look was built in his name .  for me my life I hope gives more in return that I have taken .  tally up that one . bookkeepers

EM
 





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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #251 on: April 27, 2020, 12:30:45 am »
hopefully we will not end up with a new definition for may day .


a ship on the sea , radio operator , help help we are sinking ,

radio response  what are you sinking about ?

em

no time for humor ,    music and song good times and bad .     no one has all the answers . 

good luck bonne chance mes amis . 




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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #252 on: April 27, 2020, 04:06:17 am »
https://www.poz.com/article/remdesivir-appears-promising-covid19-treatment

UPDATED: Remdesivir Studies Yield Mixed Results for COVID-19 Treatment
Experts caution that results from randomized clinical trials are still needed to determine whether the antiviral drug is effective.

@All

Just a small reminder to keep things on topic, so anything COVID19 related and only share stories from reliable sources and as always links to back-up any medical and/or scientific statements/claims. 

« Last Edit: April 27, 2020, 04:12:49 am by Jim Allen »
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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #253 on: April 27, 2020, 04:22:14 am »
My dad actually wanted to give me a very Albanian sounding name (my grandfather's name) Reshef,but my grandma didn't really like him much so she chose Fabian for me 😂.
Yes,I have noticed Jesus is the most latino name,but nothing wrong with it. A man,I would love to call someone Emmanuel,it's very unique.

fabio  as in fabulous   bean grower like jack and the beanstalk.  I am sure that if you put your mind to it you just may be able to topple a giant .

nothing wrong with that name .

sorry Jim . trying to  keep on topic . the way these posts keep getting shuffled .

it is hard to recall what was the topic ?  again my apologies

EM

coronavirus   ( life will go on )

Extreme Physical distancing measures, as seen in some nations can only be maintained short term. Maybe not today but people will socialize, fall in love, have concerts, pubs and school etc again and COVID19 will one day fade into the history books and slowly forgotten with time until the next pandemic.

could someone anyone add to this ?

like how this has affected them ? 

EM

https://youtu.be/nvsiuBwWS1I

some news from the united states
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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #254 on: April 27, 2020, 05:00:56 am »
Em,

Small tip, not to be mean but start paying attention to the subject, it's normally a very good indicator of the topic.  If it's not clear then re-read the OP's first post before posting.

This thread's ** Coronavirus thread ** so he topic is Coronavirus and the first post explains more details.

Other examples:

"Song of the day" would indicate the topic is about music
"Netflix" would indicate "Netflix" and thus perhaps watching movies/shows
"*** Coronavirus thread - Mental health & Isolation ***" is an indicator it's about COVID19 mental health, coping etc during the outbreak and the first post in that thread explains more details.

Jim


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« Reply #255 on: April 27, 2020, 08:05:00 am »
Jim

thank you for the clarification

when other threads become merged or woven into this larger one

things change and sometimes get bigger

Stranded in Costa Rica without enough meds

trying to stay on topic to avoid confusion becomes bit merki

I understand that this must make you job here more difficult I will try to be more focused . even though mental illness caused by covid-19 may manifest itself in the inability to do so . my intentions are not to make your job more difficult truth be told focus is if you could not tell by writing is not easy for me .

all the best to you jim

em

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #256 on: April 27, 2020, 08:18:26 am »
Hiya,

You're welcome. Glad to clarify that it's only COVID19 questions, news, updates and related problems here.

Those threads are merged here for good reason, the alternative to merging and reminding people is to start deleting posts, something we would only do as last resort.

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« Reply #257 on: April 27, 2020, 09:18:30 am »
Looks like by 4 of May we'll be able to go out without a permit (in Greece),which is great! However the virus is gonna be an issue in the mainland,since transmission is still very possible there. Hope everyone else is doing ok.

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« Reply #258 on: April 27, 2020, 06:01:55 pm »
An old acquaintance -- an ex of my closest friend -- died today of cv19. He was fine, generally, but had underlying conditions: aside from hiv (which was under control), he was diabetic and had toxoplasmosis (which I didn't realize you can never rid yourself of, once you get it).

He didn't want any extraordinary measures taken, he had said when he was still aware enough of what was going on. So, no intubation etc.

Ah well. My sister-in-law's mother died yesterday of causes related to old age. The world turns.

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #259 on: April 28, 2020, 03:47:03 pm »

Pinellas county commissioners here in Clearwater,  voted today 6 to 1 to reopen public beaches this coming Monday. Social distancing will be in effect, and will be monitored.

Condominium swimming pools will be open this Thursday at 6:00 am.  Occupancy must be kept at 50% of what is stated at the pool.

It will feel nice to be back in the water again. I didn't mind all the walking we've been doing, but 20 laps a day sounds wonderful about now !

Ray
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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #260 on: April 28, 2020, 03:58:18 pm »
Calvin,..

I am sorry about the passing of an acquaintance of yours.  Hopefully, and I am sure, they made him as comfortable as they possibly could do for him. Very Sad .


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

  
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« Reply #261 on: April 29, 2020, 08:55:45 pm »
Monday Georgia ended the lockdown. Massage parlors, gyms, even the bathhouses and gloryholes are open.

The county I live in has only just been hit

On the 24th there were 28 positive, by the 27th up to 46, today the 29th 54 cases.

But our governor wants the economy open.

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« Reply #262 on: April 29, 2020, 11:05:07 pm »
Monday Georgia ended the lockdown. Massage parlors, gyms, even the bathhouses and gloryholes are open.

The county I live in has only just been hit



I think the entire country is watching whats going on in Georgia. I know we're watching here in Florida. In about two or three weeks I am sure there will be quite a spike in cases. Including possible here in Florida.

Florida's governor listens primarily to trump.

https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/coronavirus/2020/04/29/daily-coronavirus-reporting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis says the first of two phases of a reopening of Florida's economy will begin Monday, with restaurants and stores being allowed to operate at 25% capacity.

Florida has had about 33,000 cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus sweeping the globe. More than 1,200 have died, according to statistics released by the state Department of Health on Tuesday.

Gyms and personal services such as barbershops are still being evaluated, the governor said, so those aren't being opened up yet. Bars and nightclubs also are remaining closed, though DeSantis is allowing sporting events in the first phase if they don't have spectators.


The cases continue to rise daily here in Pinellas, 718.. Hillsbourough, 1,105--- manatee-567

He's not opening up anything in South Florida .

Miami-dade has nearly 12,000 cases, Broward has 4,898, Palm Beach - 2,911,    I Think just about every county goes up everyday.
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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

  
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« Reply #263 on: April 29, 2020, 11:28:33 pm »
Cases are spiking because of more testing not necessarily because of things opening up. Alot of people think positive result automatically means deathly sick or die. Its the main street medias way to hype us and fear monger. I do wish they would instead put more emphasis or just as much if not more on the recovery. It is a virus and yes people will and have died (and i am truly sorry for those who have lost loved ones).

However, hospitals are inflating the numbers and padding them. Fact: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/04/24/fact-check-medicare-hospitals-paid-more-covid-19-patients-coronavirus/3000638001/?fbclid=IwAR1hxGptE_RNmbbT15le6e7zu3Vgo6kok28qBM3z4TYQjSI9ldOF2UN399g

Not only that but the WHO is now retracting and stating they agree with Sweden for herd immunity and no lock downs. Now that we in the US pulled funding from them they are trying to play nice.

https://summit.news/2020/04/29/who-flip-flops-now-endorses-swedens-no-lockdown-policy/?fbclid=IwAR2Xw4KgVrs1ptQ5xNWMrttj9Xf0GwE5T8FNNKHU9nfxaGF8UzyT2LcErFI

PA is a blue state and if you look at a map, ironically, alot of states hit hard are guess what.....blue states....ironic? I dont think so - its election year.... although i digress that is another conversation that people arent quite awake yet to deal with.

Our PA governor is out of control. He is unaccountable to anyone and the Secretary of Health is a wacko pediatric psychologist and also eating disorders  that is seeming to lead him by the nose. Both of which are being brought up on Class Action Lawsuits and I hope criminal investigations.  He has yet to show the transparency behind business waivers, a clear plan of opening that changes by the day, he added some deaths, removed some deaths (Glory Hallelujah people rose from the dead) Specifically 228 people on April 23rd were now alive!

We are American, we need to be open, we work and work hard. Our economy cannot and will not sustain a long term shut down.

Tomorrow some things in PA will open. However, there is a planned event on Friday of the masses to peacefully protest and also on Saturday....Busineses are starting to open no matter what. Masks were required but silently, the Dept of Health now changed it to "recommended" without any announcement.....another farce in PA's tyranny.

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8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Pos Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq….
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 mo on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32%
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/18   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/18   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%
12/27/18   CD4=841; VL=UD; 41%
4/24/19   CD4=751; VL=UD; 39%
8/27/19   CD4=719; VL=UD; 36%
10/31/19   CD4=746; VL=UD; 37%

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #264 on: April 29, 2020, 11:34:19 pm »
here is a newly released doc...its pretty interesting to read..

"Sequential CQ / HCQ Research Papers and Reports
January to April 20, 2020
Executive Summary Interpretation of the Data In This Report
The HCQ-AZ combination, when started immediately after diagnosis, appears to be a safe and efficient treatment for COVID-19, with a mortality rate of 0.5%, in elderly patients. It avoids worsening and clears virus persistence and contagious infectivity in most cases." 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1545C_dJWMIAgqeLEsfo2U8Kq5WprDuARXrJl6N1aDjY/preview
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8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Pos Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq….
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 mo on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32%
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/18   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/18   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%
12/27/18   CD4=841; VL=UD; 41%
4/24/19   CD4=751; VL=UD; 39%
8/27/19   CD4=719; VL=UD; 36%
10/31/19   CD4=746; VL=UD; 37%

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #265 on: April 30, 2020, 12:24:40 am »
Quote
However, hospitals are inflating the numbers and padding them. Fact: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/04/24/fact-check-medicare-hospitals-paid-more-covid-19-patients-coronavirus/3000638001/?fbclid=IwAR1hxGptE_RNmbbT15le6e7zu3Vgo6kok28qBM3z4TYQjSI9ldOF2UN399g

All i see is that under the relief fund hospitals get higher funding, for confirmed or suspected cases, not evidence in this link that numbers are being inflated/padded.   
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« Reply #266 on: April 30, 2020, 12:26:59 am »
An old acquaintance -- an ex of my closest friend -- died today of cv19. He was fine, generally, but had underlying conditions: aside from hiv (which was under control), he was diabetic and had toxoplasmosis (which I didn't realize you can never rid yourself of, once you get it).

He didn't want any extraordinary measures taken, he had said when he was still aware enough of what was going on. So, no intubation etc.

Ah well. My sister-in-law's mother died yesterday of causes related to old age. The world turns.

Calvin, Sorry to hear about your loss and, wishing you strength during this time.
Hugs.
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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #267 on: April 30, 2020, 04:40:50 am »
In some ways the corona virus is creating an atmosphere where we need to wake up and understand that vaccines and drugs can really use an integrated approach where at times we look at how can we keep a person at optimal health using everything that we have in our arsenal. What are we going to do when the next new type of virus comes around? Do the same thing that we just did with the social distancing and lock downs and the side effects on the economy. The reality is that a strong immune system will handle most viruses in this type class quite well. With all of the billions of dollars that we are now throwing in to try to develop a vaccine we should also consider putting some of that money into studying how we can keep especially the people most affected, the elderly and people with pre existing conditions immune systems running at a optimal level so that they stand a better chance during peak season. To get a better understanding of just what I am talking about look at this article.
"Vitamin D deficiency plays an important role in the severity of COVID-19 infections so supplementation should be strongly advised at this time, according to researchers after studying the mortality rates across the globe"
https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2020/04/28/Clear-link-between-vitamin-D-deficiency-and-severity-of-coronavirus-says-researchers#
« Last Edit: April 30, 2020, 05:01:56 am by Lorenzopier »

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« Reply #268 on: April 30, 2020, 04:58:38 am »
Hope everyone is doing okay.

Positive news:

In the UK Captain Tom Moore 99 years old set out to raise £1,000 (USD 1,247) by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday for the National Health Service (NHS).

His efforts he has now raised £30 million (USD 37 Million) and he has been promoted to Honorary Colonel. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Moore_(fundraiser)
https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-52441937



UPDATED: Remdesivir Looks Promising for COVID-19, New Data Show
Results from randomized clinical trials of the antiviral drug are starting to become available.

https://www.poz.com/article/remdesivir-appears-promising-covid19-treatment

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #269 on: April 30, 2020, 12:46:21 pm »
Remdesivir is an option, but studies have shown in the link below that Azithromycin and Chloroquine work best. Reason why Fauci now is pushing Remdesivir is because of the cost being so high as we all know. Pharma doesnt make enough on a malaria drug and zpac. Its terrible!

I dont know how to put a picture into this so i can show you the inflated #'s just in PA. However, its widespread across our nation. If you tell me how to get the pic on here i will do it

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8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Pos Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq….
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 mo on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32%
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/18   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/18   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%
12/27/18   CD4=841; VL=UD; 41%
4/24/19   CD4=751; VL=UD; 39%
8/27/19   CD4=719; VL=UD; 36%
10/31/19   CD4=746; VL=UD; 37%

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #270 on: April 30, 2020, 01:23:18 pm »
I so totally agree with you PittGurl. Pharma has got the decks stacked and we all know why.

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« Reply #271 on: April 30, 2020, 01:23:45 pm »
Hiya,

It's okay I don't need pictures. If you have evidence that the official numbers reported are not within guidelines so either confirmed or suspected cases please share the link, will be interesting.

Fauci seems to be pushing the current leader in terms of safely combined with results, that may change when other results come out. Who knows.

I did see the link regarding Chloroquine, true it's being explored as an option, that does not mean everything else needs to be dropped, sometimes cheap is not better.

Anyhow in the link provided as expected a lot of in vitro results and some small in-field results that need more controlled follow-ups. In short, it seems there is insufficient evidence at the moment as to the effective use of chloroquine in the treatment of patients with coronavirus. To be fair the same can be said about every drug/treatment at the moment to my knowledge and safety and effectiveness data from high-quality clinical trials are urgently needed.

I think all of this is to be expected with novel viruses and, Hopefully, the larger “Solidarity” clinical trial will provide some clarity that includes Remdesivir, Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir with Ritonavir, Lopinavir with Ritonavir plus Interferon beta-1a.

Soon enough we will know. ;)

Best, Jim

Coronavirus and chloroquine: Is there evidence it works?
https://www.bbc.com/news/51980731

FDA Issues Safety Alert Regarding Use of Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine for COVID-19 https://www.pulmonologyadvisor.com/home/topics/lung-infection/hydroxychloroquine-warning-fda-covid19-chloroquine-eua/

Brazil - Often quoted randomized Clinical Trial stopped due to adverse health reactions

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/24/chloroquine-study-coronavirus-brazil
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2765499



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« Reply #272 on: April 30, 2020, 01:31:56 pm »
Oh just adding the link to the ongoing solidarity clinical trial should anyone be interested.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/global-research-on-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov/solidarity-clinical-trial-for-covid-19-treatments

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« Reply #273 on: April 30, 2020, 09:23:28 pm »
Virtual COVID-19 Conference Will Wrap Up AIDS 2020

https://www.poz.com/article/virtual-covid19-conference-will-wrap-aids-2020

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The one-day meeting will feature leaders in the national and global pandemic response.

Many of the global HIV experts who will attend AIDS 2020 are also at the forefront of COVID-19 virology, immunology, clinical care, and treatment and vaccine research.

The COVID-19 Conference will feature Anthony Fauci, MD, and Ambassador Deborah Birx, MD, who have a long history of leadership in the national and global HIV/AIDS response and are now members of the White House COVID-19 Task Force, as well as long-time HIV researcher Salim Abdool Karim, MD, PhD, chair of the South African Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Advisory Committee.

Registration for the COVID-19 Conference—which is separate from AIDS 2020: Virtual registration—is now open. The COVID-19 sessions will publicly available and free of charge.
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« Reply #274 on: May 01, 2020, 09:34:18 am »
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  studies have shown in the link below that Azithromycin and Chloroquine work best. Reason why Fauci now is pushing Remdesivir is because of the cost being so high as we all know. Pharma doesnt make enough on a malaria drug

Source your claims. I call bullshit.

The thing I have always respected most about this board has been our long and unwavering reliance on medically sound information; sourced and cited,  peer reviewed. I don't want to see this board descend into conspiracy and propaganda.

And of anywhere, this is the absolute last place I would expect to see Dr Fauci's name dragged.

Shame on you.

Every single one of us here owes that man a life debt. You live today because of his life's work.

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I don't want to see this board descend into conspiracy and propaganda.

Trust me won't happen
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« Reply #276 on: May 01, 2020, 12:14:38 pm »
A sugar pill has shown more effective. Placebo is a powerful drug.

https://www.investors.com/news/technology/coronavirus-treatment-trump-touted-malaria-drug-fails-to-impress/

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The hydroxychloroquine study examined virological clearance — the medicine's ability to lower how much of the virus remains in the body. After a week, the placebo cleared 93% of the virus vs. 87% clearance for those who received hydroxychloroquine

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Still, generic pharmaceutical companies Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) and Mylan (MYL), which are increasing production of hydroxychloroquine tablets for potential coronavirus treatment, notched gains Tuesday.

New drug or old, pharmaceutical manufacturers are going to make money. That is the nature of the beast.

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« Reply #277 on: May 01, 2020, 02:10:37 pm »
Well Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presented the reopen plan for Ireland this evening.

https://www.independent.ie/world-news/coronavirus/coronavirus-ireland-latest-updates-2km-exercise-limit-extended-to-5km-and-over-70s-allowed-brief-periods-outside-of-home-39172820.html

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"We have to extend current restrictions until May 18."

The latest updates in short are:

Current restrictions will last until May 18
Government has plan to loosen restrictions from May 18
From next Tuesday, 2km from home exercise limit has been extended to 5km
From next Tuesday cocooning over 70s can leave home for a drive or walk "as long as you are not in contact with anybody"
Until we have a vaccine or treatment there will be a long term need for physical distancing
Outdoor work like construction and landscaping will resume from May 18
Some garden and hardware stores to reopen on May 18
Some actives and sports to resume on May 18
Some recreation facilities like cinemas and theatres to reopen later than May 18
Schools and colleges to reopen in September
Cabinet to discuss getting enterprises back up and running and employees back to work tomorrow
70pc of those diagnosed with Covid-19 have made a full recovery
May 18

Outdoors workers
Garden centres
Construction
Gardening
Fishing
Golf and tennis and angling
June 8

Some retail
Larger funerals
Small meetings allowed indoors
Marts and libraries
"The coronavirus is cruel an inhuman," the Taoiseach concluded.

"The tragedy of every death is made far worse by the fact that we cannot come together to mourn loved ones.

"When we come through this we will come together as a nation and grieve this for everyone who has died.
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« Reply #278 on: May 01, 2020, 02:21:11 pm »
I will refrain from commenting since it is clearly one-sided. As much as Fauci did, accountability still is something to be deemed important.

Zach, i did source it, please look above.
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« Reply #279 on: May 01, 2020, 02:29:12 pm »
Sorry to hear you feel that way.

I'm not sure how it's one-sided. You are welcome to your opinions, so is everyone else including myself and Zach. 

Any statements of fact need to be backed-up, in particular, when it's regarding anything medical or treatment-related. Solid peer-reviewed evidence is the standard expected from all members. This has always been the case.

Anyhow, hope you are doing okay during all of this. Best, Jim
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« Reply #280 on: May 01, 2020, 02:39:05 pm »
India has extended lockdown by 2 weeks
https://www.latimes.com/california/liveblog/coronavirus-live-updates-friday-may-1

Question, I'm would be interested to hear how other forums member with school-aged children are coping?  Mine are 10 and 8.

Are you getting your kids to do school work at home and how is that going?
Any tips? or resources to share?

Currently, I have them on a schedule so we are studying the same topics at home daily they would at school. I have the day broken down in 45 min sections.

It's going well but I think school and home fatigue is setting in.
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« Reply #281 on: May 01, 2020, 06:25:18 pm »
Georgia confirms more than 1,000 covid -19 cases just in the past 24 hours. This is what I am afraid  is going to happen here in Florida. Our cases are increasing and so are the deaths.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/1/1941864/-On-same-day-Gov-Kemp-begins-to-reopen-Georgia-state-confirms-1-000-new-cases-in-24-hours

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« Reply #282 on: May 01, 2020, 06:36:39 pm »


Having spent a big portion of my life working for AMF, and working in a variety of Bowling centers,from 1973 to 1997, are people unaware that open bowlers, stick their fingers and hands in and all over bowling bowls, that are on the racks  ::)  Most bowling centers will spray the shoes, but hardly ever clean the house balls!  :P

In Florida, bowling alleys are still closed.

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« Reply #283 on: May 02, 2020, 05:10:16 am »
Question, I'm would be interested to hear how other forums member with school-aged children are coping?  Mine are 10 and 8.

Are you getting your kids to do school work at home and how is that going?
Any tips?

Mine are 10 (nearly 11) n 7.  Older one is in a different school n he got Zooms with the class teacher 3-4 times a week. She also sends out videos too.  So he does the zooms & keeps up the work. Though somedays he can give plenty of bad attitude, not wanting to tidy his room etc.

The 7 year old. His school emails out PDFs of the work, so have to print them out (of course printer ink ran out last weekend 🙄), and they send loads of stuff but with a “so your best” ethos. This is more of a headache, so I just focus on reading, writing n get him to do the maths. The Irish n other stuff can wait until September.  Harder to get him to focus or start the work especially if he gets into the morning cartoons first! Then the bad attitude happens.

Overall it’s a pain in the butt if I am totally honest!

So read, keep up with the maths n that will keep him ticking over until school starts again.

My wife not being a native English speaker is useless with helping the homework so bounces it to me, then trying to work from home (not much biz happening right now due to corona anyway) so I think we’re all getting a bit tense with the school work.

 
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« Reply #284 on: May 02, 2020, 08:18:18 pm »
UPDATED: Remdesivir Cleared for Emergency Use to Treat COVID-19

Results from randomized clinical trials of the antiviral drug are starting to become available. https://www.poz.com/article/remdesivir-appears-promising-covid19-treatment



Mine are 10 (nearly 11) n 7.  Older one is in a different school n he got Zooms with the class teacher 3-4 times a week. She also sends out videos too.  So he does the zooms & keeps up the work. Though somedays he can give plenty of bad attitude, not wanting to tidy his room etc.

The 7 year old. His school emails out PDFs of the work, so have to print them out (of course printer ink ran out last weekend 🙄), and they send loads of stuff but with a “so your best” ethos. This is more of a headache, so I just focus on reading, writing n get him to do the maths. The Irish n other stuff can wait until September.  Harder to get him to focus or start the work especially if he gets into the morning cartoons first! Then the bad attitude happens.

Overall it’s a pain in the butt if I am totally honest!

So read, keep up with the maths n that will keep him ticking over until school starts again.

My wife not being a native English speaker is useless with helping the homework so bounces it to me, then trying to work from home (not much biz happening right now due to corona anyway) so I think we’re all getting a bit tense with the school work.


Zoom lessons with the teacher sounds good, even if it's only 3-4 times a week. Neither of my kid's schools are offering that with nothing at all coming in from my son's school.

My daughter's school is sending out some school work and lessons per week through Seesaw, it's something but I'm not impressed. https://irishprimaryteacher.ie/seesaw-for-parents/

On the Irish lessons, same here parked the subject until Sept for when (if) they go back to school. Instead, we added Dutch lessons. 

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Harder to get him to focus or start the work especially if he gets into the morning cartoons first! Then the bad attitude happens.

Yeah, same here. Nightmare to get them into anything after they have been watching cartoons or in my daughters case YouTube.

I'm not surprised but am frustrated that the schools within Ireland all seem to have such different approaches to this learning from home. Does not seem to be anyone putting some national structure into it.
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« Reply #285 on: May 06, 2020, 03:20:26 am »
Howdy Letherman,

Thanks for letting me know y'all's situation.  So far no has brought anything... at least that we know of.
I've been put back in sales so I'm on the floor and I count the money at night.  I try to wear gloves but sometimes I forget or get so frustrated as to say screw it, keep going.
As for OUR governor... we've not had yet another day of record breaking cases and he keeps moving forward as if this is a cold.
I'm just getting cranky with stupid people.  AND I know... ya can't fix stupid.  However, I still wanna tray with a taser to the base of their skull.

I've only called out one day and that more mental health than illness.  I'm tired, I'm stressed with idiots and then I get concerned about catching it.  I had pneumonia years ago and I wasn't normal with my symptoms and I guess. that's why'm scared now.

Every day I face the challenge of how can I avoid and yet I know in the back of my mind...'how can I catch it? Give me 2 weeks off and I'd be back at work.


luckily my hubby works on a specialized crew - and they are not republicans nor stupid. His supervisor got everyone masks (not the company, not the store; but the supervisor of a 10 person crew), the crew voted to change hours to avoid more
customers (ie idiots), and they have reported several sick coworkers from elsewhere in the store. Two coworkers actually have had the audacity to come back to work while they were mildly ill and were waiting on results of covid tests.

So the hubby worries about getting infected. I worry about him bringing it home - but we're taking lots of precautions (even sewing up our own masks this weekend), and keeping an HIV-positive but not Covid-positive attitude about it all. :D LOL

Paranoid? sure thing! We barely survived one epidemic and worry about surviving another when people in this area won't stay home and my husband has to keep working so we can pay the mortgage on the house we just bought a little over a year ago.

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just got a text from my husband after he got to work this morning - two people (employers at his store) have tested positive. Ack! :o :o :o
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« Reply #286 on: May 06, 2020, 06:13:21 am »

now take HIV and put it next to corona virus < I would not be surprised if they counter each other out > natural enemies who fight amongst them selves .

fight fire with fire , if it wore only that simple . in a petri dish they would cancel  each other out creating a vaccine that would immunize people for both .  or create a new strain of illness that might wipe everyone out >

what a chance we take when illness is at our door .

delete if this does not make sense or is a scary thought I thought worth sharing while we wait for these  illnesses to take their toll on our lives

this is crazy talk . but it is short and to the point we have no idea where the road of life will take us .

all the best to you and praying for a outcome to this we all end up being alive in

EM


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« Reply #287 on: May 06, 2020, 07:20:04 am »
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now take HIV and put it next to corona virus < I would not be surprised if they counter each other out > natural enemies who fight amongst them selves .

fight fire with fire , if it wore only that simple . in a petri dish they would cancel  each other out creating a vaccine that would immunize people for both .  or create a new strain of illness that might wipe everyone out >

Crazy, nope or at least I would never say that.

I've heard this train of thought every year from someone in one form or another over the past 21 years in regards to HIV and Flu, HIV and the cold virus, HIV and Bird flu, HIV and Herpes once...

It's for a large part just bad sci-fi and more recently prehaps flawed conclusions based on misunderstandings regarding the sharing of common genome traits.
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« Reply #288 on: May 06, 2020, 05:32:07 pm »
Hope everyone is well !,...

My partner brought to my attention two days ago, an article he was reading about "Covid toes"

It peaked my interests, because for approximately 3 1/2 months, I have something on my left foot ( Second toe in that looks very much in what is described in this article, and picture. I have read several different articles since.

See link:

https://www.msn.com/en-in/health/familyhealth/what-are-covid-toes-dermatologists-podiatrists-share-strange-findings/ar-BB12OAfm

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Now, another condition possibly linked to the coronavirus has captured researchers' attention. Dubbed "COVID toes" by the dermatology community, it can look like "purple lesions" on feet or hands, Dr. Esther Freeman, a dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, told TODAY.



This red spot on my second toe in on my left foot, looks almost identical to the picture in the link. It almost looks similar to what shingles looks like with a very slight blistering, in the early stages.

In my case it's not painful, and for the longest time, I was thinking that something was rubbing in my shoes, or perhaps my socks were irritating that particular toe. But nothing has changed in my footwear.

So I have kept it bandaged, with a daily smear of triple antibiotic ointment.

Once again, its not painful, I don't have the swolleness, that appears in the photo, and it's only on one toe.  it appears to be going slowly away, but ever so slowly.

In all of my life, (68 years) I have never had any issues with my feet, and my feet were always healthy in appearance.  Except for some mild Nephropathy as a result from HIV, I never had foot issues.

The other reason why I bring this up, In December for close to 3 weeks, I was really sick with a terrible non-stop cough, and quite a bit of respiratory shit going on. I think I reported it on a thread here, back when i had it. For 3 weeks I basically stayed home, was in bed most of the time, only getting up to go eat or use the restroom. It was a long and miserable 3 weeks. The coughing went on day and night. Sometimes I thought I was going to break a rib from all the coughing.

By the time I got to see my primary care doctor, I was about at the end of it and feeling much better, but, he ended up prescribing me a Z- pack for 5 days, as he still heard a lot of congestion in my lungs. The doctor thought I may have had the flu, but did not do a swab, to confirm. When I mentioned to to my infectious disease Dr, she thought a swab should have been done. It is what it is...

The Z pack ultimately cleared up everything, and I've been well ever since, Except for this thing in my one toe.

I will not diagnose myself, BUT, I am wondering if what I had in December was a milder form of covid-19. And perhaps, I built up antibodies.

So this will be part of the discussion when I see my doctor next.  By the way, What ever I had, I also passed it on to my partner, and he was prescribed a z-pack as well.

He had it no where near as bad as I did but still made him miserable for 2 weeks. He also recovered quickly by the completion of his Z-pac.

Just seems kind of coincidental, an honestly, a little frightening. But as I stated, I am doing quite well with no issues. I will probably see if i can get an appointment set up with a podiatrist.
 

Take care ----Ray

Another article on this appeared a little while ago on my Spectrum news home page.

Since I first reported this in an earlier post, Still have this on one toe. I didn't follow through with an appt yet, as it's not getting any worse, but very SLOW at going away !

https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2020/05/06/together-alone--i-had-covid-toes--i-think-


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« Reply #289 on: May 07, 2020, 07:42:59 am »
does anyone else feel slightly slighted.

that this virus corona virus , covid-19 is getting the rush treatment while HIV and AIDS has been in the back seat in almost anyone's  mind for many years .

like for sure ,  this one that has been around what the longest , a new kid on  the block comes around and everyone is rushing to find results .

O well when the tally are calculated and the damage has been done ,

viruses who's idea was this ?

god the great creator or whatever you think is running this show we call life must have some sick sense of humor .


hopefully when all is said and done .  the ride will be well worth the price we pay to ride this ride we call life .

all the best to you

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« Reply #290 on: May 07, 2020, 12:14:56 pm »
does anyone else feel slightly slighted.

that this virus corona virus , covid-19 is getting the rush treatment while HIV and AIDS has been in the back seat in almost anyone's  mind for many years .

like for sure ,  this one that has been around what the longest , a new kid on  the block comes around and everyone is rushing to find results .

O well when the tally are calculated and the damage has been done ,

viruses who's idea was this ?



Nope, I don't feel slighted.

Totally different viruses. Transmission is different. Comparing apples with pears.
Viruses, bacteria, foodchain and madmen are all part of life.

Who's idea it is to think it all started as an idea ?

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #291 on: May 07, 2020, 04:02:01 pm »
Nope, I don't feel slighted.

Totally different viruses. Transmission is different. Comparing apples with pears.
Viruses, bacteria, foodchain and madmen are all part of life.

Who's idea it is to think it all started as an idea ?

I agree with you. I don't feel slighted either. You can get covid -19 very easily from standing in contact with someone who has it. Covid -19 needs treatment/ and/or a vaccine as soon as possible. So I appreciate the hard working scientists that are working on this.

 As a 35 year survivor with HIV, I am much more concerned about Covid-19 at this point in my life.

I have a roof over my head, food in my belly, and a virus which is undetectable within me. There is NO vaccine, or real treatment for Covid-19.

This is to EM, I disagree with you completely on this:

"covid-19 is getting the rush treatment while HIV and AIDS has been in the back seat in almost anyone's  mind for many years."

 Granted, HIV didn't even get acknowledged during the Reagan admin ,until his second term. Another Republican. Science has changed drastically for the good looking back over the past 35 years.

That's a complete insult to individuals, activists, and to the scientists that give you today,.. the medication needed for you to survive, undetectable, in your house, with your family, with food in your belly !

Be thankful ans appreciative,  for those that have worked very hard, and went through many trials , for better medications that have kept us alive !

Ray
« Last Edit: May 07, 2020, 04:06:11 pm by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

  
 68 years young.

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #292 on: May 07, 2020, 06:26:18 pm »
is something thought planed and then done or do the pieces just  fall they way the should ?  a chicken or the egg type question ?



I just asked a question to start a debate    .  I am grateful just to have the ability to take another breath.  the rest is as they say gravy . 

the cure we have been waiting on and waiting on and then still waiting. maybe the social machine was using the fear of HIV AIDS as a tool to slow down unwanted pregnancies. population control  . keep people from taking unnecessary risks sexually ? so a cure was not on the top of the list of things to do . 

    covid-19 is affecting the elderly and people who have a lot of contact with other people

HIV AIDS  was killing people who had lots of sexual partners . and who some might have thought degenerate sexual deviants  who deserved not to be cared about .  if they passed away the world would be a better place . 

there is a difference even if they are rushing to medical aid

many decades ago the rush was more of wait and see attitude ?

EM
« Last Edit: May 07, 2020, 06:36:00 pm by em »

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #293 on: May 07, 2020, 08:44:34 pm »
is something thought planed and then done or do the pieces just  fall they way the should ?  a chicken or the egg type question ?



I just asked a question to start a debate   
EM

And,  You have had two responses thus far, to your " Debate question" That's all you will get from me.

Try to move on from the last century and get into the 21st century. For your own best interests, I sincerely hope that you are seeing a therapist.  Perhaps you can print out for him or her some of your posts from these forums, for a better understanding.

Honestly, I am not concerned about the chicken or egg...

I wish you well

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

  
 68 years young.

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #294 on: May 07, 2020, 08:47:19 pm »
is something thought planed and then done or do the pieces just  fall they way the should ?  a chicken or the egg type question ?




the cure we have been waiting on and waiting on and then still waiting. maybe the social machine was using the fear of HIV AIDS as a tool to slow down unwanted pregnancies. population control  . keep people from taking unnecessary risks sexually ?

   
EM

That's a bunch of crapola. Conspiracy theorist garbage.

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

  
 68 years young.

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #295 on: May 07, 2020, 08:56:26 pm »
em

 As was stated earlier to you, Covid-19 and HIV are two very different viruses.

APPLES AND ORANGES ! Or APPLES AND PEARS

Take care of yourself---Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

  
 68 years young.

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« Reply #296 on: May 07, 2020, 09:02:57 pm »
I think alot of critical thinking is gone right now.  MSM has brainwashed us and its sad to see this here on the board. People that are held in high regard for their work in the past have become evil (money, greed and power) but yet no one wants to believe it where it has clearly been proven.  You just all turn a blind eye bowing down. I had thought more of this place when i first joined, yet more and more i see tyrannical shut downs instead of conversations to be had, warnings issued instead of asking questions.

em i think you are onto something even at the slightest. Usually the person that points the finger at conspiracy, isn't willing to look for themselves, nor think that there is 2 sides to every story out there.

Infected ~5/16/15-7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Pos Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq….
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 mo on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32%
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/18   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/18   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%
12/27/18   CD4=841; VL=UD; 41%
4/24/19   CD4=751; VL=UD; 39%
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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #297 on: May 07, 2020, 09:04:00 pm »



HIV AIDS  was killing people who had lots of sexual partners . and who some might have thought degenerate sexual deviants  who deserved not to be cared about .  if they passed away the world would be a better place . 



EM

And I remember Jerry Falwell something to the effect that this was gods punishment to the gay population for their sins. We're way past that sickening garbage.

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

  
 68 years young.

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« Reply #298 on: May 07, 2020, 09:34:32 pm »
And I remember Jerry Falwell something to the effect that this was gods punishment to the gay population for their sins. We're way past that sickening garbage.

Ray

so you do not think maybe some out there in this large population we coexist with might still think that to be the truth ?

pitgirl . the little dancing avatar , that is so cool .  I just wrote this to see if anything might result from it . apparently it struck a nerve  with some of our readers and co travelers down this road of HIV AIDS . that was my intention to make myself and others think out loud or write about how we feel.


to who ever said I need to find a therapist
and yes I am seeing a therapist and psychiatrist thanks for seeing that .and pointing out that some people may not see the world the way you might like them to .

sorry no I am not off my meds , thank you very much .

" who some might have thought "  disclaimer clarification that this is not what I think but how I felt others thought .  why the world seems a bit darker scarier and les inviting after finding out my status .  ut now more than thirty years later . I still feel it has not changed as much as I had hoped it would .

whatever I am just thankful to inspire some thought.



another carrier of an illness that still l people are afraid of  just look at the am I infected list .

all my best to you

EM

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Re: *** Coronavirus thread ***
« Reply #299 on: May 07, 2020, 09:37:37 pm »


HIV AIDS  was killing people who had lots of sexual partners...

EM

Or NO sexual partners . New born baby's born with HIV,  people receiving blood transfusions in the 80's  Remember Ryan White. Or the Ray brothers:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_brothers
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

  
 68 years young.

 


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