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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

Great Article About A Brave Man Actively Trying To End The Stigma Of HIV/AIDS:

Great Article About A Brave Man Actively Trying To End The Stigma Of HIV/AIDS:

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

A myHIVteam Member said:

@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

posted 8 months ago

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?

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?

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

A myHIVteam Member said:

Doobie a Day ` Feelin Better ` I Say

posted over 3 years ago

Has Anyone Heard About This Yet?

Has Anyone Heard About This Yet?

The Wall Street Journal: Gilead and Merck Join Forces to Develop Long-Acting HIV Treatment.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gilead-and-merck-j...-(Phone number can only be seen by myHIVteam users)?mod=flipboard

A myHIVteam Member said:

@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

posted 9 months ago

Excess Sweating

Excess Sweating

I am experiencing excess sweating. 24/7. All tests my primary care doctor has ran, has revealed nothing. The excess sweating is so bad I have to change clothes about 4 times a day. The excess sweating is not related to HIV. I want to know if anyone has experienced this. Or know of any test that can be ran.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Yes I had it for a number if years could sit in a 40 degree room and be sweating like it was 90 degrees. I believe my Dr put me on hytrin for it. Think that's what is was called. It worked well.

posted 3 months 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

Why Do They List HIV As A Disability On Applications?

Why Do They List HIV As A Disability On Applications?

Do you respond as disabled? Or not?

A myHIVteam Member said:

To God be the glory! He bought me through a lot also. Were blessed.😊

posted 7 months ago

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

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