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Offline Seahawks206

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Introduction - Hello from Seattle
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:58:31 pm »
Hello!

My name is Eddie, I'm 33 living in Seattle and I have been positive for about 10 years now. My CD4's on average are above 700, undetectable and feeling good. I am very fortunate to have insurance provided by my employer and to be in a place where medication can be easily accessible. I started Stribild a year in and was on it for 8 years until switching to Biktarvy about a year ago.

Overall my health is good. But socially I have had some trouble. Dating has been a challenge, I've been through the "It's okay" but then never hearing back to the occasional freak out, to the "that's hot" bug chaser to the person who truly doesn't care. At this point, it seems easier to just avoid dating. But honestly, it's never been easy to date but this just adds more to an already complicated equation.

Professionally, I work in IT doing Helpdesk and know a bit of everything in regards to tech. On my free time, I love science, the unknown, philosophy, puzzles, big sports fan (Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders, Supersonics, US Soccer), technology, Pokemon and physics.

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Re: Introduction - Hello from Seattle
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 05:57:18 pm »
Great Seahawks206. It is very nice to hear that about your health and integrity.
i understand what is happening when we, as POZ look for dates. You always must to be sure about you are a great person and only smart people are gonna look a this. I wish i could say this going to be better but we all know how stigma is.
be strong ever man, a smart person should attend what kind of person you are.
sorry about my english, hahaha i am from México, but here i am if you need to talk anything.
welcome, thanks and regards.

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Re: Introduction - Hello from Seattle
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 10:52:59 pm »
Hi Eddie,

Welcome to the forum, glad to heat insurance and treatment wise things are going well.

On the dating, sorry to hear that you have had mixed experiences/success. Keep trying and take it easy.

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Re: Introduction - Hello from Seattle
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 01:39:08 pm »
Hello!

My name is Eddie, I'm 33 living in Seattle and I have been positive for about 10 years now. My CD4's on average are above 700, undetectable and feeling good. I am very fortunate to have insurance provided by my employer and to be in a place where medication can be easily accessible. I started Stribild a year in and was on it for 8 years until switching to Biktarvy about a year ago.

Overall my health is good. But socially I have had some trouble. Dating has been a challenge, I've been through the "It's okay" but then never hearing back to the occasional freak out, to the "that's hot" bug chaser to the person who truly doesn't care. At this point, it seems easier to just avoid dating. But honestly, it's never been easy to date but this just adds more to an already complicated equation.

Professionally, I work in IT doing Helpdesk and know a bit of everything in regards to tech. On my free time, I love science, the unknown, philosophy, puzzles, big sports fan (Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders, Supersonics, US Soccer), technology, Pokemon and physics.

Hello, Seahack... Glad you are doing well. I was diagnosed 6 years ago and started with Atripla. Lasted three days... The side effects were plain horrendous. Doc switch me to Stribild and what a difference.. Then Genvoya and now Biktarvy... Haven't had any problems with these regimens.. Dating? what is that? I, like you, have had the entire spectrum... From the horrified to the I don't give a fu*k... It is challenging to say the least! Stay strong and keep on trying...  ;D ;D
Today January 20, 2020, I have taken 2378 pills of my ARV since first pill. This means 79 bottles of 30 pills of ARVs at an average of $3950 per bottle or $313,103 USD for my treatment. I have a compliance of 99.83% taking my meds and only .17% (or 4 pills) non-compliant. Of these four pills two I forgot completely, One I lost and one I didn't have with me while traveling! I became UD 3 months after treatment start   ***We are all dealing with this. And we will live long and productive lives!! AND, yes the Lord is my shepherd. Life is good... And thanks for the meds! ***

Offline Mojito

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Re: Introduction - Hello from Seattle
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 01:16:50 pm »
Glad to hear that are doing good health wise. On the dating, it's a challenge for most of us. Being positive is still a social taboo though there had been a lot of medical advancements which has made HIV a manageable condition. Also there is a lack of efforts on spreading the message about U=U. I believe that the more the message is spread, it would help reduce the social taboo

 


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