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Would You Go To An HIV Get Together?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

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?

posted February 21, 2020
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A myHIVteam Member

Yes sounds great 👍

posted April 5
HIV Vocabulary
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

HIV Vocab
You may have heard your doctor use some words, when talking about HIV, that you’re not familiar with. Let’s talk about some of these key terms so you can start to better understand HIV
Virus – A virus is an organism that can infect your body’s cells and use them to make more copies of itself (“replicate”). HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It’s a virus that infects your immune system
Immune system – Your immune system is made up of cells, tissues, and organs inside your… read more

posted September 6, 2020
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A myHIVteam Member

@A myHIVteam Member as long as your CD4 is high and your viral load is low (preferably Undetecable) then you’re doing well.

posted September 13, 2020 (edited)
How Is Your Dental Care?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

If you, or someone you know, is living with HIV/AIDS, the American Dental Association recommends that dental health care be part of all HIV/AIDS treatment plans. That’s because people living with HIV/AIDS are more susceptible to infections including dental infections, which can affect their overall health
Your mouth may be the first part of your body to be affected when infected with HIV. Because infection with HIV will weaken your immune system, this means you will be susceptible to… read more

posted August 4, 2020
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A myHIVteam Member

I go for Periodontal maintenance when scheduled.

posted May 23
Are You Familiar With Ryan White Funding?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

Do you presently receive copay, medical, dental, or prescription assistance?
Here is the information should you need these services .

posted October 18, 2022
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A myHIVteam Member

Let me write this again my biktarvy is $3,868.74 my extra help the Ryan's white pays 203.61 then my silverscript pays the remaining they really help alot also I use it for medical and my… read more

posted April 27 (edited)
For Those Who Have Children And Grand Children. Have You Explained And Talked To Them About Having HIV? And How Did You Do It?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I have found my self that after explaining to my children, when they were still in high school, and now my grandchildren who are at the age of comprehension, that when I sat and explained to them what Grandpa has they will sit and listen intently and have the look of concern on their faces. The intent I am trying to convey to them is it is okay to have this condition (HIV) because I can manage it with the medicines, the doctor looks at my blood, and I have friends with the same thing who support… read more

posted April 24, 2021
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A myHIVteam Member

Hey there Jonathan , hope you are doing okay!! You must be busy. Anyway take care, hope to hear from you!!!

posted November 29, 2022
How Many Of You Are Enrolled In "Smart 911?"
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

This question is for Canadians and Americans. Other countries will have different emergency numbers, and may or may not participate in this
If an emergency came up and you couldn't talk to the 911 operators, are you prepared to give them all your information without talking to them
Smart 911 will come across the dispatchers screen with your name, number and address just like landlines will. But smart 911 goes farther. You can put a description of yourself and a photo. You can add family… read more

posted July 3, 2020 (edited)
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A myHIVteam Member

I think only for Canadian students? Here is California we have CODE RED

posted May 8
The U=U Study.
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

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

posted August 6, 2019 (edited)
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A myHIVteam Member

For me, You have to tell me your undetectable. You don't get to sleep with me and not tell me your HIV positive and hide behind U=U. I'd break up with you. It's up to me to verify and feel… read more

posted February 27
Are You A Long-term Survivor?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

Being a long-term Survivor has its many setbacks. One of them being loneliness and feeling left out. With the new generation of Atriplas, many of us long-term survivors experience feeling forgotten.

posted June 8, 2022 (edited)
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A myHIVteam Member

I was diagnosed September 1992 so am getting close to finishing my 31 yr. Survival is important for me

posted May 19
Would You Be Willing To Meet Some Of Your Friends Here Online?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

With Summer coming up and some of the restrictions easing in the United States, some of us in the past have expressed interest in a get-together. Would you be willing to travel to an agreed upon destination for a get together,... with some of your my HIV team members?

posted April 21, 2022 (edited)
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A myHIVteam Member

I'm down just as long as my pocketbook can afford it

posted April 10
Do You Have Trouble Finding Someone To Date Because Of HIV And/or Your Age? How Do You Handle It?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I live in a under-educated part of the country, where if you are honest you are typically shunned. As long as they don't know, all seems to be well. Ignorance is indeed bliss.

I find that at 56 I have become completely comfortable with the man I am and with what I need from a mate. It seems that this clarity coupled with my status creates a very difficult set of circumstances which makes meeting someone both compatible and mutually attracted even harder.

Anyone else experience similar… read more

posted January 29, 2018
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A myHIVteam Member

Yes it is

posted May 11
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