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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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I haven't gained weight
I did gain a stomach 😩
and lost weight

Unexpected Lab Results-ketones High?
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Just got over a kidney infection. Labs said high ketones (ketoacidosis) high proteins and low CO2-all signs if diabetes. I don't and never have done anything to merit this, a life of exercise and good diet with no sweets or soda. Is this a thing with HIV and meds?

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It would depend on whats contributing to it. It wouldn't surprise me one bit it you have certain types of neuropathies, it would affect your endocrine system or make us more insulin resistant and… read more

Doe Any One Have Neuropathy From Side Effects From Truvada A Prepe Pill From Middle 20000 's
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Millie2 thanks you are welcome too
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How To Treat "Peripheral Neuropathy" (all-over Tingling/itchiness & Sleeplessness)?
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Some months ago I posted on this forum about the serious side-effects I suffered while trying two new regimens over the course of a year - a year of hell. I said that the side-effects were severe insomnia and itchiness, and that these were so bad that I eventually had to return to my previous regimen despite it not being the best regimen for my kidneys. However, while insomnia and itchiness is no longer nightly for me, I STILL suffer from both now and then, perhaps once a week. Last night, for… read more

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@A myHIVteam Member, thanks for helpful suggestions.

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

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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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

Has Anybody Experienced Having Weak Or Really Bad Teeth Problems?
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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

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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.

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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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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Can you explain what both things are you're talking about?? I'm sorry for being ignorant, but i haven't heard those terms

HIV In The Brain – Does It Correlate With Neurocognitive Symptoms?
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In some cases, HIV can bypass the barrier that encases the brain and cerebrospinal fluid which can contribute to brain inflammation and neurocognitive symptoms.

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DavidJones sorry for your loss 😔