1) This should/may be a hot topic, please be conciderate to all.
2) I see many people on this site refer to the U=U study and how HIV can not be passed along. They think they are still safe to have unprotected sex, because they are undetectable. The answer to that is NO, you are not safe to have unprotected sex. You can still get other STI's, but let's stick to just HIV.
3) Even though the U=U study has proven that if undetectable, you can not pass the virus on, the key phrase is, "YOU CAN'T… read more
I have suffered long term shame due to abuse I suffered as a child. As a result, my diagnosis is a big source of shame for me. I have good friends and family who have no idea i have been infected for 27 years and probably infected as early as 1986. I'm really struggling and could use some help in this area. I've done some really incredible things in my life and all I feel.is shame instead of pride
We all know that stress and HIV is not a good combination. Pets can help us lower our stress, and they are a part of the family too. So who has pets? Let's show them off! This is my Odie. He was born August 19, 2010. CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM.
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression fear, anger …etc.? Has HIV prompted this or made it worse?
Do you think our primary care physicians and HIV facilities should look into short and long term effects on mental health with HIV infection?
Do you think it should be treated as a serious problem?
I've noticed that some + people here were very hung up on dating and they seem to have a preference to negative people. Is that common? Or is + a plus when it comes to dating because you have commonalities? This is just a question..
The United States is the main country this site has, for members. We DO have members of many nations on this site. This particular post is for EVERY NATION.
The resources link on this site is a nice link for articles but it does not offer actual local resources. It would be nice if the site would allow us to add local resources like it lets us add local HIV doctors, dentist or other medical proessionals.
Many people, especially newly diagnosed people, do not… read more
Please be respectful. Keep comments civil and do not bash other's beliefs. No arguing back and forth. If you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all. This site is for positivity and negative remarks can get us down and work against our HIV. Thank you.
If you are having other ailments that you are dealing with alongside with HIV, or even know somebody who is dealing with something who is not HIV+, check out this link: https://www.myhealthteams.com/. They have 27 conditions currently that is formatted like the HIV site here, for support for that specific condition. Please spread the word!
Clinical trials are administered in various ways. They can be using medication, intravenously, transfusion, stem cell replacemen etc....There is no cost incurred to the patient and a reimbursement for the day is usually allotted. All expenses are usually covered by the administrating practice. Patients must meet the qualifications of the clinical trial. At-risk patients will not qualify for these trials. The… read more
There seem to be more and more posts about feeling depressed, anxious, and even hopeless. Having HIV and depression, anxiety, or panic disorder makes it so hard to cope. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety which has haunted me for years even with the help of anti depressants and therapy. Both HIV and Depression has a tendency to isolate us, because they both carry stigmas. It is hard to talk with people about it if they don't have it and sometimes push people… read more