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Truvada & Prep

Truvada & Prep

It will be awhile before I see my ID doctor. I was just having a thought and wanted to see if anybody knew the answer because I really do not know
If one is taking Truvada to help keep you undetectable that is great
If one is taking Truvada as prep from getting HIV, that is great also.
I also know one's HIV strain might be different than another, so there is the chance of making a new strain.
Now my question is if you are taking Truvada to stay undetectable, wouldn't it also help to prevent a… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member is absolutely correct. Being HIV positive means you have the virus. Period. Just because it is untransmittable (undetectable) does NOT mean you no longer have the virus.

That… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Is Anyone Taking Odefsey? Did You Have Any Side Effects? Any Feedbacks With Efavirenz?

Is Anyone Taking Odefsey? Did You Have Any Side Effects? Any Feedbacks With Efavirenz?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I started having extreme panic attacks 30days after taking this drug. I’ve never used HIV meds and I was as healthy as a horse, but my doctor kept pushing this stupid drug. I took myself off the… read more

posted 9 months ago

Has Anyone Experienced Dental Problems In Dealing With HIV. I Have Lost Almost All My Original Teeth Over The Last 3 Years

Has Anyone Experienced Dental Problems In Dealing With HIV. I Have Lost Almost All My Original Teeth Over The Last 3 Years

A myHIVteam Member said:

Hey there Podge50 - ask you Doc - he will have a complete list of your meds and dates - oh and ask for a copy so you have it in the future - good luck - I fell for you as I have been the same route… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Biktarvy And Losing Mass In Legs And Butt?

Biktarvy And Losing Mass In Legs And Butt?

Hello everyone. Does anyone know if Biktarvy can redistribute body fat? I’ve been positive for one year, only ever been on Biktarvy. My body shape is changing so dramatically and it’s a little scary. All my fat seems to have moved to my abdomen, while my legs and butt have become way skinnier. I haven’t lost weight. In fact, I’ve gained a few pounds.
Is this reason to consider switching medications? I’m so upset as I don’t recognize myself anymore. :/

A myHIVteam Member said:

It is called Lipodystrophy. I dealt with it years ago due to Truvada. And that was the first time that Lipo. was brought to light. Talk with Dr. about changinging meds. Once you lose you outer fat you… read more

posted 3 months ago

Undetectable But Low Cd4 Count

Undetectable But Low Cd4 Count

I have been undetectable for nearly 6 months but never have had a cd4 above 170 and that was when I had a viral load of 500,000 !!! Not a typo. Technically this has kept me in the AIDS dx but zero symptoms. Even my ID doc is puzzled by it considering I have had zero symptoms in 1.5 years.

Anyone with similar viral load and cd4 discrepancies?
What does your doc say?

A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member, when I was diagnosed my CD4s were 156. It took 13 years to finally break into the 300s and this year, year 14, I ALMOST hit 400, my CD4s came in at 398 my last lab.

posted about 1 month ago

Study Finds Low Awareness Of PrEP, The Highly Effective Medication That Protects Individuals From HIV

Study Finds Low Awareness Of PrEP, The Highly Effective Medication That Protects Individuals From HIV

Read more here:
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-03-awarenes...

A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member There are many health problems that Truvada caused for many people. Some are Osteoporosis causing a person to have a lot of broken bones. I had taken truvada with some other… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Having Sex With A Negative Partner

Having Sex With A Negative Partner

What are the chances that i could infect my partner if i am undetectable and been so for the past 9 years? We had sex the other day and during ghe process blood came out as i thought my periods were finished…. Is there a slight possiblity that could have infected him. We are both so scared😭😭… he is going for a test on Wednesday and i would hate myself if anything happened to him. Please advise

A myHIVteam Member said:

U=U

posted 4 months ago

Does Anyone Get Facaial Wasting Anymore Or Is It Just Me? What Do You Do To Treat Facial Wasting?

Does Anyone Get Facaial Wasting Anymore Or Is It Just Me? What Do You Do To Treat Facial Wasting?

I have had facial wasting for over twenty 25 years .back then my regimen was Crixavan , epivir , and zerit ... now I take triumeq
I did have treatments of sculptra done years ago and it helped for about 3 months. then the nurse that did it moved to colorado and I never had it done again. I just went back into being a recluse now that I am single again. Sometimes my face seems worse than others.

I have learned to starve myself so my body looks like my face. although it has helped my… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I had injections of restylane, I think that’s what it was, 15 years ago. It was only supposed to work for 2-3 years. It worked wonders for me. I think I had 4-5 rounds of it focused around my cheeks… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Can A Positive Person Infect Someone Who Is Undetectable And On His ARV Regiment Without Missing Any Doses?

Can A Positive Person Infect Someone Who Is Undetectable And On His ARV Regiment Without Missing Any Doses?

I read that if the undetected person if he continues having sex to positive will turn him to be infectious.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I have bf of 12 years. He is negative and me positive since 80s.
He has never changed from neg to pos and we have lots of sex.

posted 6 months ago