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Seasonal Depression
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Here in the Northern hemisphere, especially above let's say 30 to 35 parallel, it is getting dark much quicker now, and we will still be losing daylight for another 6 more weeks. The farther North you go, the more and faster you lose daylight.
Some people get seasonal depression with all of the darkness. How do you cope with the darkness and what seems to help with your seasonal depression?

A myHIVteam Member

This year has not been good after the time change. My roommate who 2 was almost 72 passed away wednesday. He's been a friend for 10 years. We were not intimate because he looked too much like my… read more

Do You Suffer From Bouts Of Depression?
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HIV has been proven to cause inflammation in the body. From your organs to your brain, HIV creates Havoc using inflammation as its tool. Recently, doctors have correlated inflammation of the body and brain to depression. Here's a quick read for those who are interested.
How do you handle when you get into a rut?
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/02...

A myHIVteam Member

I have had major depressive disorder for many years. I do take medication for it, but even after all of these years my doctor and I are still experimenting with different meds for my depression due to… read more

Do You Associate Having Sex With HIV?
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HIV can be spread through unprotected sex. Many here have become infected through this source.
When you are having sex now, does your HIV come into play?

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It DOES NOT matter how or where we got this virus. I got it before I knew what it was. The corrupt Reagan/Bush government deliberately withheld medical information that the Surgeon General wanted… read more

Finances
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I have asked this question before but it has been awhile, so it is nice to get a refresh on things that may help the newer members
HIV care can be expensive. It takes money out of our pocket for other things we may need. So when it comes to your HIV care and finances, how do you cope with the burden of paying for everything
Do you take the help that is out there for rent/mortgage help?
DO you take the help that is out there for food?
Do you take the help that is out there for utilities?
Do… read more

A myHIVteam Member

You have to really research your options in your city. You have federal programs like Ryan White and ADAP (AIDS DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM). Dallas actually has a really good services. They do fall… read more

Finances
A myHIVteam Member asked a question 💭

I have asked this question before but it has been awhile, so it is nice to get a refresh on things that may help the newer members
HIV care can be expensive. It takes money out of our pocket for other things we may need. So when it comes to your HIV care and finances, how do you cope with the burden of paying for everything
Do you take the help that is out there for rent/mortgage help?
DO you take the help that is out there for food?
Do you take the help that is out there for utilities?
Do you… read more

A myHIVteam Member

Well, in Utah I had Medicaid and Medicare. Now in Oregon I have medicare and copay assistance from Ryan white. No Medicaid so I'm limited on healthcare because I have to pay co-pays for healthcare… read more

What Are You Practices To Get A Good Sleep, Specially To Get The Recommended Sleep Hours Per Day?
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A myHIVteam Member

Work the whole day,, after dinner Long prayers and meditation before bed...

Do You Like How You Look Now?
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Sometimes HIV and its medications wear on us.
Whether it be weight, arthritis or other ailments like facial wasting , it can take its toll.....🙄
Has HIV affected your looks?

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Do You Actually Know How To Take Your HIV Medication?
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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 take biktarvy at midnight every night with food. I’m a night owl so I’m always up at that time.i like taking it at night so if I have side effects I’m sleeping lol.

Ways To Cope And Learn To Accept HIV Status?
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How do you cope with your diagnosis?

A myHIVteam Member

Well said! I was given an AIDS diagnosis in 1984. Since there was no successful medical treatment until 12 years later, I just took it one day at a time
I adopted a healthy lifestyle: no… read more

When You First Heard Of Your Diagnosis, Did Suicidal Tendencies Ever Cross Your Mind?
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I asked this question 2 years ago. I thought I would refresh it with all the newer members that we've had in the last 2 years.

A myHIVteam Member

No.