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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?

posted over 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Yes but idk if my husband would he doesn't like big crowds

posted about 2 months ago

HIV Vocabulary

HIV Vocabulary

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 about 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

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

edited, originally posted about 2 years ago

How Is Your Dental Care?

How Is Your Dental Care?

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 about 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Way to go on the 22 years, I've been clean from meth about 17 and a half.

posted about 2 years ago

The U=U Study.

The U=U Study.

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

edited, originally posted about 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I'm all for U=U but that for a very small group of people. For me, the only person that can say I'm undetectable and taking my meds is my roommate. He sees me go get them, fight with the insurance… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Would You Be Interested In A Vacation With Some Of Your HIV Team Members?

Would You Be Interested In A Vacation With Some Of Your HIV Team Members?

With with a year-and-a-half of isolation due to the covid-19 pandemic, would you consider a mini vacation, to say for example, Disneyland in Florida ..with some of your fellow team members?
Or....Where would you like to go given the opportunity?

posted 9 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Not to offend anyone but until assault semi automatics are illegal like brass nuckles, and nun chucks ... @boycottUSA

Anywhere but USA location for as long as it takes. Year 10 since I have flown… read more

posted 4 months ago

New Infor For People With HIV Receiving The Covid Vaccine:

New Infor For People With HIV Receiving The Covid Vaccine:

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/inside-...(Phone number can only be seen by myHIVteam users)

AIDS Advocacy groups are protesting the companies producing the vaccine for not including persons with HIV into trials. Currently 1.2 million people in America are living with HIV/AIDS. I read one company, however, included 120 persons with HIV in a trial including 30,000 I believe. Out of those 120, one was placebo, the others got the vaccine and had no problems. But the jury is still out… read more

posted almost 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I can see and understand why some would want to exclude those whose immune systems were already comprosised by HIV and things like cancer, but in the end I always feel that they should include people… read more

posted over 1 year ago

It Is Now November 1st, That Means It Is Open Enrollment For Health Insurance On The Marketplace.

It Is Now November 1st, That Means It Is Open Enrollment For Health Insurance On The Marketplace.

If you are a United States citizen, a United States national or a eligible non-citizen, it is time to look over your health insurance plans on the health insurance marketplace. It is now open enrollment to change plans, or keep what you have.

posted almost 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Hi all hugs to each virtual unfortunately but being service connected in military for agent orange I am well taken care of and the open enrollment becomes a troubling time because they wanna sell… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

How Many Of You Are Enrolled In "Smart 911?"

How Many Of You Are Enrolled In "Smart 911?"

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

edited, originally posted about 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Our rescue can pull up my account at life span they put the hospital band and bar code on me in the rescue there 75 feet from my door scan my arm and go

posted over 1 year ago

Face Mask And/or Face Shields

Face Mask And/or Face Shields

How many of you actually wear a face mask, a face shield or both when you enter places with the public?

posted about 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Thanks For The Hug...Much Appreciated

posted over 1 year ago
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