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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 said:

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

posted over 1 year ago

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 said:

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

posted 11 days ago

Crixivan

Crixivan

This was black boxed years again terrible drug

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 said:

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

posted over 2 years ago

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 said:

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

posted about 1 year ago

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 said:

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

edited, originally posted about 3 years ago

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 said:

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posted 5 days ago

Does Anyone Have A Picture And/or List Of A HIV "Cocktail" From The 90's?

Does Anyone Have A Picture And/or List Of A HIV "Cocktail" From The 90's?

I am trying to wrap my head around what a real cocktail was in the past. When I received my HIV diagnoses in 2012 doctors put me on Atripla, a 3-in-1 pill, that very same day. I have not seen any TV show or movie explain what past cocktails where. In the movie Rent, they say "AZT TIME" but never really explain if that is a three times a day thing or 15 times a day thing. Even in the movie Dallas Buyers Club, they go through a list of the medicine but not dosages or dosing schedule. I believe… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member is correct there were no cocktails just AZT of which I never partook of thankfully because of my long denial after diagnosis. By the time I started getting sick, there were other… read more

posted 10 months ago

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 said:

I am having a hard time defining what long term survivor guilt is. What does this mean? March 2021 will be 36 years for myself. Living in Hawaii, the gay community here is small and I only had a… read more

posted 10 months ago

Is Your Viral Load Undetectable (below 50 Copies) Or Does It Fluctuate?

Is Your Viral Load Undetectable (below 50 Copies) Or Does It Fluctuate?

During the last year my viral load has increased between 100 and 400 copies three times. After retesting all came back negative. I haven't had a viral load for years. Even with 100 copies before being retested my HIV doc was suggesting changing my meds. Has anyone else experienced this, or is currently carrying a viral load requiring a med change?

I remember back in the 90's it was difficult to get my viral load below 500,000 until I got on a Merck Crixivan Study. How different things are… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member Just to make this correct, It is anything below 50 is undetectable. When the 200 comes in to play is with is with your CD4 count, and anything under 200 you are considered to… read more

posted about 1 year ago