HIV Support Group

HIV (also known as human immunodeficiency virus, and formerly known as HTLV-III and lymphadenopathy-associated virus) is a retrovirus that primarily infects vital components of the human immune system which can lead the syndrome known as AIDS. Many of the problems faced by people infected with HIV result from failure of the immune system to protect from opportunistic infections and cancers.

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  • Hi , i have been having extremely bad bouts of pure Panic i mean really bad i can't even think straight anymore. it all started about 3 years ago in 2014 my last exposure (sex without a condom )was Feb of 2014 but i must admit i did have quite a few exposures from 2003 - 2013 ( 10 year span) of sex without a condom many times with different women.had a case of very odd and very obscure symptoms...
  • Goel

    Maximum HIV window period for 4th gen test

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    Hello all,I had an unprotected exposure 6 months back and since 2 months after that I started having peripheral neuropathy symptoms, feet tingling, leg cramps, burnong pain in feet and leg, finger numbness, body twitching etc and it still continues.I tested negative for 12 times in last 6 month using 4th gen test, 2 times by DNA PCR in 4 months and 1 time by RNA PCR in 5 months.Am I 100% hiv free...
  • hysmom

    What can I do?

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    My 20 year old son tested positive today. As a mother all I want to do is help in any way I can. He has shut himself up in his room and won't talk to anyone. He sufferes from depression and anxiety. Any suggestions would be helpful. Should I just back off and give him time to come to me? We live in different states. I'll be in town for a week. I just want to make sure he knows I love him and...
  • worldz13

    Kaposis Sarcoma returns ?

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    I have been on meds for over 6 years , doing very very well, high cd4 , undetectable, no other problems relating to hiv, however in 2014 i had to have to lesions removed from penis of which after biopsy come back as KS, fine they have been removed and as i did not wamt any info, got on with my life for the last 2 years, now i have a couple of deep red spots come on my arm ,near the elbow of which...
  • director251

    Shocking News

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    Hi,  I learned I'm hiv+ in September, '16.  At the time, the counselors told me, "Dont worry.  Everyone gets their meds."  After the genotype was done and medication was recommended, I learned that with my insurance the monthly co pays average around $1000.  (The beauties of medicare. NOT).  I then learned that my annual gross income is a bit too much to qualify for any medication...
  • Gods_girl

    Frustrated

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    Is anyone finding it difficult to be in a relationship under the circumstances?
  • mark1424

    Has anyone taken these medications?

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    My Kidneys & Liver have been struggling due to our meds. I'm about to try another combo & was hoping someone here has any advise for me?Epzicom, Endurant & Tivicay. Is your skin on fire when you sleep? How does your Vitals respond? Thanks for anyone that can offer any advise
  • deleted_user

    hiv

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    i am hiv positive, I have been for over 2 years, i am struggling with the perception of how others think i am sick with it when i really am not that sick because i take hiv meds or medicine every night.
  • Brand Institute is currently looking for HIV patients to participate in an online survey. Patients will earn a cash reward upon completion of the survey. Also feel free to share with anyone who is HIV positive.We will not sell or use your information for anything except sending you the survey link, and to mail your check or pay you via PayPal. Please go to our membership sign up page to...
  • 20 l 20 Research, the marketing research company is hosting a payed, telephone interview for those diagnosed with HIV. We are looking to speak with anyone aged 18-65 who has been diagnosed with HIV. The telephone interviews will take place Fri, Sept 23rd – Thurs, Sept 29th and last just 55 minutes. You will also be compensated $80 in a visa gift card for your time and opinions. Feel free to...
  • LifeisLife

    doctors aren't catching it

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    Three HIV tests over a span of two months maybe infected June 10 or July 8 but I've had all the symptoms and took a RNA TEST AUG 1 negative antibody test August 10th negative but my symptoms and night sweats are getting worse I don't see why I would be having these affects 
  • Recently was dx with osteoporosis an have been told my hiv drug truvada causes osteoporosis. Currently on Hep c tx so they are keeping everything status quo. My HIV doc just in formed me that when I complete Hep c tx she will be changing truvada to anothermhivnmed. I was informed that particular medication is responsible for the osteo. She said I should have no problem with new med and it would...
  • jacobdo77

    HIV/AIDS Information

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    One of the first disorders that occurs, when the HIV virus is contracted, is Hypochlorhydria. Hypochlorhydria is the reduction in the strength of the hydrochloric acid (HCL), produced by the stomachs parietal cells. Hypochlorhydria causes malabsorption, of the necessary vitamins, minerals and micronutrients necessary to keep the body healthy and support the immune system.When nutrients enter...
  • basile1996

    HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy

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    Anyone know of a good facial plastic surgeon in the NYC area all comments and experiences with lipoatrophy welcomed
  • calirn13

    avascular necrosis

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    Anyone have any experiance with hip issues? avascular necrosis, idiopathic gout of the hip ect...