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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?

A myHIVteam Member said:

Oh shoot I thought it was this coming Saturday.....poop

posted about 6 hours 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

A myHIVteam Member said:

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

posted about 7 hours 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.… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I just heard of it just now.

posted about 1 month 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

A myHIVteam Member said:

It,s your life don't make it your strife. Be the number one you want to be.

posted 12 months ago

Does Anyone Ever Feel Like Life Is Passing Them By?

Does Anyone Ever Feel Like Life Is Passing Them By?

Does anyone ever feel like their life is a dead end and not going anywhere? Dead end job, no friends, no dates, just feel like everyday is a vicious cycle of nothing. I'm 59 yrs old and feel like I should be enjoying my life before the time runs out on me. I don't want to get old and be full of regrets.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Nope.... Take one day at a time

posted 10 days ago

Larry Kramer, Trailblazing AIDS Activist Dies At 84:

Larry Kramer, Trailblazing AIDS Activist Dies At 84:

As a long termer diagnosed in the 80's watching my friends die left and right, and fearful I would be next, I always took solace knowing Larry was there fighting for our survival. I took part in some of his activism through ACT UP during the days Reagan would not acknowledge HIV/AIDS or give any funding because it was known only as a Gay Disease. Larry leaves a tremendous legacy for all that are living with HIV/AIDs.

As CNN reports, "Larry died in the timespan… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

Larry was all that. I was diagnosed in 1982 in San Francisco. I loved Act Up.
May he test in peace

posted 2 months ago

Do You Have At Least One Month, Or More, Of Meds Stocked Up For An Emergency?

Do You Have At Least One Month, Or More, Of Meds Stocked Up For An Emergency?

Let's face it, emergencies happen. Insurance gets dropped, paperwork isn't filed on time, maybe an error on paperwork. There could be a blizzard, tornado, hurricane, or earthquake making your medicine inaccessible. Maybe you kept reminding yourself to refill your meds and you didn't do it soon enough. Do you have extra medicine to get you by until you can get your next refill?

A myHIVteam Member said:

If the doctor doesn't put in the refill for more than a month then nope because the pharmacy will be like its to early for a refill. They will give me… read more

posted 8 months ago

Shame? How To Move Beyond It

Shame? How To Move Beyond It

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

A myHIVteam Member said:

I understand. We all have something that we aren't proud of. The best answer I can give is, "FORGIVE YOURSELF!" You cannot undo what has already been… read more

posted 4 months ago

Who Has Pets?

Who Has Pets?

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.

A myHIVteam Member said:

This is Harper, my son's did who has decided I am here favorite human to cuddle up to, especially at night. I live at my son's house. She's follows me… read more

posted 27 days ago

With Isolation Becoming More Of A Lifestyle In The Current State Of Affairs, What Habits Or Hobbies Do You Have To Occupy Your Time?

With Isolation Becoming More Of A Lifestyle In The Current State Of Affairs, What Habits Or Hobbies Do You Have To Occupy Your Time?

With more of us being isolated more now than ever, what new habits or hobbies have you began or looking to begin?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I look forward to playing my games especially Farmville 2 on Facebook im addicted and now i play dragon city with my brother and lidten to music and… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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