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How many of you thought or tried to commit suicide after your diagnosis? What made you change your mind?

How many of you thought or tried to commit suicide after your diagnosis? What made you change your mind?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I did for several reasons:
1. when I tested positive it was considered a death sentence and a horrible one at that.
2. My one and only love of my life… read more

posted 16 minutes ago

Side Effects From Meds.....

Side Effects From Meds.....

Does anyone have side effects from ART meds? Biktarvy specifically? Ive had the same side effects for a year, (since I started taking it) and Its to a point that I'm tired of them. My doctor keeps telling me most people dont have any side effects from it. Well, maybe I'm not most people. He won't switch me to a different med or nothing. I'm irritated with my doctor as well.

Anyone else have these problems?

A myHIVteam Member said:

....lmao...i with you ...what are you taking now.... if you dont mind me asking?...

edited, originally posted about 16 hours ago

How can I talk to an ex partner about my status and advise him about getting tested?

How can I talk to an ex partner about my status and advise him about getting tested?

This have been eating at me for awhile. Even though we are no longer together, had some issues ... I don’t want him not knowing or unknowingly infect others.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Thank you Dave283 and Gemela32089. Definitely weight lifted. I did my part, pray he choose to be smart and get tested.

posted about 2 hours ago

Have a detectable viral load first in 15 years!

Have a detectable viral load first in 15 years!

Got blood results from my HIV doc the other day and they were surprising. I guess we kind of take it for granted we will have an undetectable viral load not having one so many years. But when you do it kind of freaked me out. The weird thing is my CD 4 count was over 1,000. He is going to retake the test. Hopefully a glitch. But if not he will be changing my meds.

Anyone else have a detectable viral load or have one come and go? Just wondering?

A myHIVteam Member said:

Thanks members for your advice and reassurance. Hope to retest Friday. Forgot to say my viral load went from undetectable to 150 copies in three months.… read more

posted about 16 hours ago

Does anyone have Rheumatoid Arthritis if so what meds are you taking and does it help?

Does anyone have Rheumatoid Arthritis if so what meds are you taking and does it help?

I have RA and one doctor wants to try me on a new med that will tear down my immune system. I'm 50 and I know that the RA is getting worse and painful.but the quality of my life right now is ok. I can deal with some pain and I can see the changes in my body not only that I'm the poster child for side effects. do I choose to be pain-free 5 to 10 years or be a little disfigured and live longer

A myHIVteam Member said:

No, but I'll look into it. my RA is in my joints sometimes they hurt in places I didn't even know that there were joints Lol.

posted 1 day ago

Marijuana...

Marijuana...

I'm not a marijuana user, however, I was curious if Medical Marijuana helps positive people? I dont know much about it health wise and wanted to know others opinion.

I am an addict that injected speed and heroin. Thankfully, i have 10 months clean this month and don't plan on returning to my retired life of abusing drugs. I smoked a few joints in high school, but it wasnt my thing. Would medical marijuana help my health being now that I'm positive?

A myHIVteam Member said:

CBD might be better for you Benifits for numerous things with out the high.

posted 1 day ago

Would you go to an HIV get together?

Would you go to an HIV get together?

If possible, would you venture to a gathering of like-minded HIV comrades whether it be those here online or in a support group in your local area? it could be a barbecue, a picnic or someone's backyard? Would you attend?

A myHIVteam Member said:

Yes I will, cause our conversation it will be open and safe....

posted about 14 hours ago

Loneliness

Loneliness

How do we treat the symptoms of the isolation and loneliness that this disease creates. Most of the time I am fine being on my own but then you see a LGBTQI film and you long for a meaningful connection with someone to share my life with. I have a couple of really good friends that fill the need for social outings. This disease is inheritantly isolating because of the physical restrictions that come with it. The emotional aspect of being "tainted" makes building relationships hard. Not being a joiner… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

Being apart of the newer generation that’s battling HIV/Aids I appreciate the hurdles, fight, support and knowledge passed on. Y’all are never alone.… read more

posted 4 days ago

Why am I not taking my m ed s

Why am I not taking my m ed s

I just found out in Nov that I was oositive thank god I was in jail at the time so I had a month or two or taking them and felt better.
Being homeless this is the second my meds were lost or stolen.
Most (ALL) NORMAL SANE people would of immediately gone to their provider and got new meds Not me
I am playing with fire and not sure if this is just the cowards way out of all my so many problems.
I need to do something soon one way or the other I been very tired mucus is pure yellow… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

Please go and get your meds. There are to many viruses out there to be not take your meds. Go to your provider and get some emergency meds. I know that… read more

posted 6 days ago
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