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How Do You Feel About This?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

So, i was reading this article (which now i cant find to attach) and i found this information to be interesting and not fully accurate. Also, i do not like the wording “THE FINAL STAGE”. This is very scary word play and very offsetting. What are your thoughts?

AIDS is the final stage

Controlling HIV with medications is crucial to both maintaining quality of life and helping prevent progression of the disease. Stage 3 HIV, also known as AIDS, develops when HIV has significantly weakened the… read more

A myHIVteam Member

My diagnosis of AIDS was 5/98 and I didn't get undetectable until 4/2012. I was in and out of the hospital over 200 times. 3 of which they told my sister I would not survive. I am still here and… read more

Has Anybody Experienced Having Weak Or Really Bad Teeth Problems?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

UPDATE....It was the Gabapentin. I was also taking Gabapentin but I stopped taking them when I read an article linking them to tooth decay and other problems. My body went through very painful muscle spasms (withdrawal symptom) for a few days after I stopped taking them. I will soon be getting dental implants to replace the teeth I lost

I brush my teeth at least 3X a day. 2 years ago I started taking Intelence. I've noticed that my teeth have gotten considerably weak and some teeth have… read more

A myHIVteam Member

There are offices that do take Medicaid & Medicare. I'm on that insurance and get regular checkups for my teeth. I had to research and look a for along time.

Kaletra,lamivudine,retonovir Plus Septrin
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

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

Ask them about Genvoa, it's one pill once a day.

What Does Your Blood Work Mean To You?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

With our Health experiencing various things throughout the year, our blood work mirrors that at times. What do your fluctuating numbers in your blood test mean to you?

A myHIVteam Member


Do You Know, Think You Know, Or Have No Idea About How You Got This HIV Virus?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭
A myHIVteam Member

I got infected sometime between 1979 and 1983 when first moved to San Francisco. I used to go bathhouses.

Who's On Genvoya & Is It Making You Gain Weight?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I've been on Genvoya a little over a year, and it seems that I've gained weight. I've tried to diet, workout change eating habits. But I'm wondering is it the Genvoya. Is anyone else experiencing this?

A myHIVteam Member

I am using Genvoya since 2 years and I put on weight. I run 20km per week, go swiming 2x per week and I bike. I am taking care of what I am eating...I will contact my Dr next week to change treatment.

DId You Live In A Different Country, State, Or County From Where You Live Now?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

If so, how is HIV care differently where you are now, compared to where you were? This can be anything from medical care to housing, food or transportation.

A myHIVteam Member

I was born and raised in Cambridge mass, moved when i was 19 to brockton mass and now i live in Lawrence mass been here for 26 years but i want to move to New Hampshire since losing my mom i want to… read more

Do You Actually Know How To Take Your HIV Medication?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

Have you ever read the pamphlet on your medications?
Some medications you can just take them without food.
Other medications you have to take them with food.
for the medications that you have to take with food do you know what kind of food you have to eat to make that drug work at its maximum?
Did you know that some HIV medications work better when you eat fatty foods?
It's important to read those pamphlets that come with the medications then you know how to actually take your medications.

A myHIVteam Member

I understand that meds have that time folded up paper glued to the bottle with stuff written on it. I just don't have a microscope to read any of it.

When You Were First Diagnosed How Long Did You Give Yourself To Live Or Did You Plan To Go Long?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I'm wondering about the difference in how newly diagnosed people compare to long timers when we first find out.

A myHIVteam Member

I knew I was going to live longer due to the mindset I put my self in, I saw my sister die with Aids 1994, I wanted to live on so I did, 💔

Does Anyone Have A Picture And/or List Of A HIV "Cocktail" From The 90's?
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

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

@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