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