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Has Anyone Heard About This Yet?
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The Wall Street Journal: Gilead and Merck Join Forces to Develop Long-Acting HIV Treatment.
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@A myHIVteam Member and Pastor @A myHIVteam Member
I am forever grateful to both of you and the sacrifices you both made with the trials and just putting yourselves out there as guinea pigs just to… read more

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

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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

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

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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

Great Article About A Brave Man Actively Trying To End The Stigma Of HIV/AIDS:
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This is a current article from POZ tells the amazing journey of this young man, one who has endured such obstacles yet pulled himsef up and is now creating a platform and team to help end the stigma of HIV. Really inspired me.

He brings up a point in the article about his ordeal with HIV related wasting syndrome. I've suffered that through many of the years I have been positive. From what I understand it the drug Zerit is a main contributor to the problem. Anyone else dealing with wasting… read more

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@A myHIVteam Member. I know what its like having shingles, and it is not fun for sure. I had it on my right shoulder and it went all the way down my right arm. It was so bad with the pain my… read more

I Know The Stigma Of HIV Is Different For Those Affected Long Ago But How Is The Stigma Of Newly Infected With Hiv Differ Today?
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when hiv was first discovered it was a death sentence and people with hiv were cast out and criminalized when having sex. now a days hiv is not a death sentence and I wandering how normal of a life the newly infected live and there relationships. Also how do long term survivors that face certain stigma of hiv and aids long ago feel today? how do newly diagnosed with hiv face stigma

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Do You Think Marijuana Helps In The Treatment Of HIV?
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Whether it be recreational or medical, marijuana is quickly becoming law in many states. How do you feel about its use in treating HIV related symptoms?

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Good question. I'm willing to give it a try and I am. Lost a lot of weight, over 30 lbs and I couldn't eat...so I lit a bowl up. I'm eating again

What Does Your Blood Work Mean To You?
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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?

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It’s been important to me since HIV came into my life last July. Seeing the numbers going in the right directions for me, has been a huge stress reliever.

Coordinating Long Term Survivors:
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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

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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

When You Were First Diagnosed How Long Did You Give Yourself To Live Or Did You Plan To Go Long?
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I'm wondering about the difference in how newly diagnosed people compare to long timers when we first find out.

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I thought that I was going to pass away in a year after my diagnosis. God was with me and still is. There is a reason why I'm still living. Was to meet Timothy and to get married!!! I have been + for… read more

DId You Live In A Different Country, State, Or County From Where You Live Now?
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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.

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