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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 February 21, 2020
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A myHIVteam Member

Yes I would attend.

posted November 13, 2022

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 September 6, 2020
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?

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 August 4, 2020
A myHIVteam Member

I go twice a year

posted November 10, 2022

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

posted August 6, 2019 (edited)
A myHIVteam Member

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 January 24, 2021

Are You A Long-term Survivor?

Are You A Long-term Survivor?

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)
A myHIVteam Member

Yes I'm a long time survivor I don't plan on going anywhere for a long time but seems like I would make a good social worker would have made a good everything but my life has been so diverted to what… read more

posted December 15, 2022

For Those Who Have Children And Grand Children. Have You Explained And Talked To Them About Having HIV? And How Did You Do It?

For Those Who Have Children And Grand Children. Have You Explained And Talked To Them About Having HIV? And How Did You Do It?

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
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

Are You Familiar With Ryan White Funding?

Are You Familiar With Ryan White Funding?

Do you presently receive copay, medical, dental, or prescription assistance?
Here is the information should you need these services .
https://ryanwhite.hrsa.gov/about/parts-and-init...

posted October 18, 2022
A myHIVteam Member

Yes I'm on it. They pay for a part of my meds.

posted December 20, 2022

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 January 6, 2022
A myHIVteam Member

God only knows we all need a vacation

posted December 23, 2022

HIV Vaccine Starts Human Trials This Week By Moderna.

HIV Vaccine Starts Human Trials This Week By Moderna.

Read the article here:
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/08/moderna-sta...

posted August 22, 2021
A myHIVteam Member

I have my 3rd Modera.

posted September 29, 2021

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 December 30, 2020
A myHIVteam Member

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 March 24, 2021
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