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UPDATE: I have found my local resources, this is about what can we find YOU to help YOU. What help do YOU need? How can YOU help others find those resources in YOUR area
How do you keep up with your monthly finances, and still stay afloat? I can keep up with my monthly bills, and daily living just fine. Then when the doctor bills come along, I just can't handle it all. So then I'm late on paying bills. I get food… read more

posted July 10, 2020 (edited)
A myHIVteam Member

I go to the pantry and have food stamps. My disability is enough for my rent. We have a church that gives us cleaning supplies and toilet paper. Dallas has really good services for HIV people

posted July 11, 2020
A myHIVteam Member

I never realized how lucky I am to be where I am at..yeah I struggle at times but I am very fortunate to have good insurance..I get my meds from the AHF pharmacy..I used to use Walgreens until I was told about the AHF pharmacy..they give $ to the uninsured LGBT community..I don’t get any type of Aide. I have a few friends with HIV who get Aide..they encouraged me to seek out all aide available to me due to my illness..I told them I currently don’t need it and I would hate to take it away from someone who truly needs it...they disagree..I try and help anybody I can..I even gave back 2 full unopened bottles of Descovy and 2 full unopened bottles of Tivicay to the AHF for uninsured FAMILY.. We got to look out for EACH OTHER... cause when it comes to it realistically WE can only rely on OUR COMMUNITY!!!

posted July 13, 2020
A myHIVteam Member

Not sure how it works, but in louisiana im with lahap, which is federal funded, have asistance from ryan white foundation for housing and pantry, but nevee used their assitance, have private insurance, it covers my meds and labs, and lahap pays for my plus and copays, you need to get a case manager, hey can help tou to aply for anymorogram available in your state, in sure theres something you could use, hope tou can find somethibg that works for you my friend

posted July 13, 2020
A myHIVteam Member

@A myHIVteam Member
There are three types of implants currently available. However, only one, the Coloplast saline-filled testicular implant has received approval from the FDA for implantation as a testicular prosthesis. The Coloplast Soft-Solid Device is not available for implantation in the U.S.. The Silimed Oval Carving Block (Sientra Corporation) is a commonly used device in the U.S. for testicular implants although not specifically approved by the FDA as a testicular prosthesis (See product information sheet).

The Coloplast (formally Mentor) Saline Filled Testicular Prosthesis This device is about the same weight, shape and softness of a normal testicle. It comes in four sizes – extra-small, small, medium and large. The implant is made of a molded silicone elastomer shell that is approximately 0.035 inches thick. It is not visible on x-ray. The device is filled with saline at the time of surgery and just prior to implantation. It includes a self-sealing injection site at one end that allows for filling with a sterile saline solution. On the opposite end of the implant is a silicone elastomer tab that enables suturing and securing the implant into a set position, if this is desired. This device is about the same weight, shape and softness of a normal testicle. It comes in four sizes – extra-small, small, medium and large. The implant is made of a molded silicone elastomer shell that is approximately 0.035 inches thick. It is not visible on x-ray. The device is filled with saline at the time of surgery and just prior to implantation. It includes a self-sealing injection site at one end that allows for filling with a sterile saline solution. On the opposite end of the implant is a silicone elastomer tab that enables suturing and securing the implant into a set position, if this is desired.

posted July 11, 2020
A myHIVteam Member

@A myHIVteam Member do you have a medical case manager? They can help you through a lot of things. Help with housing, utilities, food. Some places offer more. Some places offer different things than others such as vitamins, clothing, transportation to doctor. All you have to do is ask. If you dont have a medical case manager, then get one, they help a lot, even with insurance and prescriptions

posted July 11, 2020

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