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For Those Of Us Suffering From Lipoatrophy And/or Lipodystrophy:

For Those Of Us Suffering From Lipoatrophy And/or Lipodystrophy:

Many feel the major culprits for Lipoatrophy, or loss of fullness in face. limbs, and rear, were the drugs AZT and Zerit. More are prone to Lipodystrophy, or visceral fat accumulation in your belly making it look bigger or fat accumulation in fat in upper back, who took Crixivan early on. As a long termer having had HIV 32 years I was on all three for quite a long time back in the 90's when med choices were few. And have both Lipoatrophy and Lipodystrophy in some shape or form. Wonder if… read more

A myHIVteam Member

Hello and I hope I can provide some information. I've been suffering from that for a while until I started injecting testosterone once a week and serotism everyday , as you know one is the male… read more

Are You A Caregiver? Or Do You Have A Caregiver?

Are You A Caregiver? Or Do You Have A Caregiver?

Caregiving is very much underappreciated. It could be a daunting task depending on each individual situation.
How do you feel taking care of another person or if you are the person being taken care of, how does that make you feel?

A myHIVteam Member

Praying for steadfast strength because you will need it. Please remember to take a few minutes, seconds and breaths for yourself. You're a loving person
I love you and there's nothing you can do… read more

Gall Bladder Issues

Gall Bladder Issues

Hey I'm doing some checking around. Has anyone had any gall bladder issues since being diagnosed. I've seen some research that points to advanced HIV and gall bladder issues, but I was wondering if anyone else had those issues.

A myHIVteam Member

Not my gall bladder but i had a blockage in my kidneys and I have no lining in my small intestine

Crixivan

Crixivan

This was black boxed years again terrible drug

Any One Suffering Chronic Kidney Disease Due To Virus, Medications?

Any One Suffering Chronic Kidney Disease Due To Virus, Medications?

I have Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. It came to light in 2008 when I had a battle with kidney stones and had surgery. Right now I'm stable with the meds and diet, but get very anxious every appointment with my kidney doctor afraid I have crossed over into Stage 4 and dialysis. Wondering if anyone has kidney issues from HIV or medications. Just want you to know you have support if you do.

A myHIVteam Member

I have been going to the Veterans Administration Hospital here in St Louis since 1999. I didn't find out I had a stage 3 kidney disease until about I guess 3 years ago. During an emergency room… read more

Coordinating Long Term Survivors:

Coordinating Long Term Survivors:

I was diagnosed in 1987 living half my life with HIV. I am interested in connecting with people who are also Long Term Survivors. I have searched the site and have found quite a few. We are so few and far between it has been hard to find others who have been through the journey we have experienced. Having lost so many friends in the 80 's and 90's plus being diagnosed myself has made me feel survivors guilt and PTSD. Looking for others who have experienced some of the same and like to set… read more

A myHIVteam Member

1985 & diagnosed "full blown" 1990 although they don't use that term anymore! Thank goodness! I read earlier on this site a comment about "long term" & the difficulties we face. We do have different… read more

Initial Viral Load??

Initial Viral Load??

Im newly diagnosed with HIV and am new to this site. I am curious, what was your intiail viral load when you first found out you were HIV+ (before starting treatment)? My results came in today and my viral load is 81,000.

A myHIVteam Member

that is really high viral load you want the lowest number possible and your cd4 count should be a high number when I was diagnosed my count was a little higher then yours. your medicine should… read more

Anyone Suffering From Viceral Belly Fat, Either Though Early Meds Like Zerit And Crixivan, Or HIV Itself?

Anyone Suffering From Viceral Belly Fat, Either Though Early Meds Like Zerit And Crixivan, Or HIV Itself?

I brought this up awhile ago, but just read an article in POZ or a journal that men with viceral fat have are 12% more likely have shorter lifespans than those that don't. Problem is, it is very hard to get rid of and get your BMI back to normal. Crunches don't do anything really. I have heard mainly exercise and special diet are the best. A friend said their are protocals for this either through medication, injections, or a procedure. Always wore a 30 to 31 waist up to age 55 and then… read more

A myHIVteam Member

Egrifta is the only FDA approved therapy for HIV related Lipodystrophy
Most insurance covers Egrifta and Theratechnology covers your Co-pay
86% of Patients who go on Egrifta have good results.
Go… read more

Kaletra,lamivudine,retonovir Plus Septrin

Kaletra,lamivudine,retonovir Plus Septrin

Am new here..I take it 3tablets morning 3evening..its kind of too much.I hate it. Every time I visit the clinic I hope they combined it to one tablet..its not easy to move around with it when out of home or while visiting.. Its been 9 years with undetectable viral load of over 6years,its my second line
What's your experience and do you take this much
I experience migraines not everyday but in a month continuously like for a week I think its the side effects. If I miss my meds for a day ,I get… read more

A myHIVteam Member

Thanks [[user:Mark:580952696b4dcc5a[[phone:85000460]]
18:]] pills and you survived then i will survive too
We are really missing on information here..Got to do lots of research..Doctors dont tell… read more

Bimonthly Injection

Bimonthly Injection

Ive said before many times, the United States is far behind in HIV care
While the United States has just approved a monthly injection, I have noted Europe was doing a bimonhly study
The United Kindom (in Europe) has approved the first bimonhly injection.
The United States was behind the ball with U=U for 3 years.
The United States was behind in studying a monthly injection.
The United States is now behind in a bimonthly injection.
Sounds like the United States just doesn't care about HIV… read more

A myHIVteam Member

OK thank you Robbie. Appreciate the information.