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Has Anyone Come To Out As HIV POZ To A Stranger To Make A Point.

Has Anyone Come To Out As HIV POZ To A Stranger To Make A Point.

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

A myHIVteam Member said:

First off, I cannot believe you were told by some people here to keep quiet about your diagnosis. That’s the most affected horseshit I have ever heard,… read more

edited, originally posted about 1 hour ago

FDA Approved HIV Injection

FDA Approved HIV Injection

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

A myHIVteam Member said:

Let's see how long it takes the United States to "show new findings" on the bimonthly injection of this same drug that they just approved for monthly… read more

posted 1 day ago

Work And HIV

Work And HIV

For those of you who still go to work, what is the biggest obstacle that you have at work being HIV positive?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I’m fortunate that work is very accommodating; I’m covered by the DDA (disability discrimination act) and various other legislation so work has to make… read more

posted about 9 hours ago

Did You Receive A Caseworker Visit When You Were Diagnosed?

Did You Receive A Caseworker Visit When You Were Diagnosed?

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

A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member I was in Charlotte NC when I went to get a caseworker with Ryan White 12/98 and they never came to my house but they did help with… read more

posted about 18 hours ago

Has Anyone Thought About Estate And/or End Of Life Pre-Planning?

Has Anyone Thought About Estate And/or End Of Life Pre-Planning?

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

A myHIVteam Member said:

It’s something I have in draft, but need to finalise and get witnessed; my will, my advanced decision and my advanced statement. Again, with UK… read more

posted about 9 hours ago

Triglycerides And HIV

Triglycerides And HIV

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?
Tks.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil with a couple of drops of lemon for taste and down the hatch two hours before eating breakfast. It will help many… read more

posted 2 days ago

Nothing To Do With HIV, Just Want Some Input.

Nothing To Do With HIV, Just Want Some Input.

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?

A myHIVteam Member said:

Also, in Tennessee, anything around Nashville. Go to Battle of Franklin site. Tons of great restaurants around Nashville. The Opry is one of the best… read more

posted 1 day ago

Biohazard Tattoo??

Biohazard Tattoo??

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?

A myHIVteam Member said:

posted 3 days ago

Did You Know The Administrators Of This Site Have Several Other Health Condition Sites As Well?

Did You Know The Administrators Of This Site Have Several Other Health Condition Sites As Well?

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:
https://www.myhealthteams.com/

A myHIVteam Member said:

Thank you, very useful.

posted 2 days ago

When You First Heard Of Your Diagnosis, Did Suicidal Tendencies Ever Cross Your Mind?

When You First Heard Of Your Diagnosis, Did Suicidal Tendencies Ever Cross Your Mind?

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.

A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member i am glad you found us

posted 2 days ago
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