I’m curious as new(ly) diagnosed if anyone has used their own HIV diagnosis as a teaching moment with a stranger or acquaintance who did not previously know about it.
Specifically I’m thinking about where someone is saying something negative or untrue about plwh in public and you felt comfortable enough with correcting them about their misconceptions using your own experience.
Obviously one of frustrating things about this virus vs other medical… read more
What do you guys think about this new treatment? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cabenuva (cabotegravir and rilpivirine, injectable formulation) as a complete regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults to replace a current antiretroviral regimen in those who are virologically suppressed on a stable antiretroviral regimen with no history of treatment failure and with no known or suspected resistance to either… read more
For those of you who still go to work, what is the biggest obstacle that you have at work being HIV positive?
About 2 weeks after being diagnosed (Dec. 2013), I received a call, at my office, on my desk line. It was a Caseworker and he stated he was in the parking lot and wanted to meet with me. I was not expecting anything like this. I quickly cleared my line and calendar and scheduled a conference room for his visit. I was taken back by some of his questions and somewhat accusations as well as, for lack of a better term, threats of punishment, if I wasn't… read more
Not to be morbid, but Estate and End of Life Pre-Planning is something we all should consider. My partner and I completed this about 10 years ago. The Pre-Planning for Funerals is transferrable to anywhere we are, within the US. A friend of ours owns a Funeral Home and did our pre-planning for us and to our wishes. I urge everyone to consider this as it removes the guess work out of your final wishes. It also alleviates the burden of a family… read more
My triglycerides are very high due to my antiretrovirals. I'm taking pravastatin and Niaspan but I can't deal with the Niaspan side effects. Horrible horrible horrible, lol!! Has anyone found an effective way to get theirs under control?
A friend of mine, he and I like to travel for vacation. We usually go to New York to see my brother.
This time we want to explore other states. We want to end our trip in Louisiana then head back home. We want to focus the majority of time in Louisiana. Depending on which way we go, what kind of things is there to do or see in the states of:
Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama?
When i spoke with my coworker yesterday, he showed me a biohazard tattoo and said that he uses that to disclose his status... so i want to know opinions and more about the idea?
Did you know that myHIVteam is part of a bigger health team website? There is a myhealthteams.com site with several different health conditions. 40 to be exact. Here is a link to all of them:
I asked this question 2 years ago. I thought I would refresh it with all the newer members that we've had in the last 2 years.