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  1. 1 minute ago, taaseesanuk said:

    If you want to keep that smile going check out the prices of some of the premium Hotels in BKK!

    oh yes 100%.
    For mongering though, I much prefer condo's. I feel more free without staff around me and ID checks :-)


  2. On 5/20/2021 at 9:21 AM, Roadslut said:

    Almost all of the top Anti-aging/TRT doctors now advise against taking Arimidex. If you are looking for a safe alternative to reduce aromatization, try a supplement called DIM

    Arimidex dosing management is very tricky and can lead to serious bone density problems.

    I agree, there are cases of lower bone density. Long term (+2y) has some risks. Dosing however isn’t difficult at all. Arimidex is very effective even at lower doses.

    Are there any other reasons TRT doctors advise against it?

    I’m not super familliar with TRT, did read some papers and talked to local collegues about it.


  3. 35 minutes ago, taaseesanuk said:

    A good friend of mine is finally able to now have some spare time to spend with his family after a very intense 4 months on the Covid wards, he said that at it's peak it was 50/50

    as to whether they could treat and cope with patients, he said it has aged him and he is mentally and physically drained...I guess the 1.5% pay rise offered by the Government

    will help ease the burden then!!  Disgraceful and disrespectful springs to mind.

    I assume he’s a nurse? I have worked in several countries (I consult and teach as well) and wherever I go, nurses, logistical employees etc are always squeezed like a grapefruit. During covid they work in super hot protective clothing and hard to breathe masks. Sometimes they work double or triple shifts. It’s absolutely shameful they get squeezed like this. They are the backbone of healthcare. 1.5% is very little imho. In my hospital most doctors pitched in to divide our bonus among them.


  4. Thanks for that. I'll be humble though, beside volunteering to administer vaccinations and helping out with the research and data, I don't have any real contact with covid patients.
    The nurses having close contact with em are the real heroes of this crisis.


  5. 1 hour ago, Vagamundo said:

    These bars, noted above, and perhaps a few others were discussed in yesterday’s Bangkok Post. The article said several foreigners were infected from these venues. 

    A friend of mine in the healthcare industry in NorthAmerica and well versed in how Covid spreads and infects people of all ages explained it this way:

    Without adequate contact testing, younger people have a tendency to discount the initial effects of Covid as simply a cold or an allergy. As the effects get worse, they try sleeping pills and other over the counter drugs to combat the illness. Then, in some cases, they find themselves suddenly and severely ill, and perhaps hospitalized, even potentially resulting in death. Because they ignored the symptoms and did not get tested, their Covid spread to others, some more vulnerable than others. 

    One recent example of how quickly it spreads in the US just happened. A post college graduate from Alabama, 23 year old, and a popular and vivacious fan of Alabama’s basketball team, who won a bid in the NCAA tournament being played in the state of Indiana, traveled there to root on his team. By the time he returned  to Alabama last Tuesday, he was ill enough to need hospitalization and died from Covid just a few days ago. It happened that quick, however, he was more likely feeling poorly for several days beforehand, and according to his father felt he could get through his ‘cold’ in order to see and cheer his beloved team. He never got tested!

    Now, NCAA officials and Indiana health authorities are urging anyone who attended the games this fan attended get tested. Of course, he was also at other venues: hotels, bars, automobiles, airplanes, restaurants etc. where he could have spread Covid. It now appears to be affecting younger people in the US more because older people are quickly getting vaccinated, leaving only younger non-senior ages and sometimes reckless youth as potential hosts. Indeed, the last fatality from Covid in Thailand #95 was listed as a woman in her late 20’s. 


     

     

     

    While younger people do die, they remain outliers even now. Everywhere I read newspapers, they are pushing the fact that young people die and get seriously ill to the point where there is the sentiment that this is common. It still isn't. The median age of people in the ICU is however decreasing. In my hospital the youngest person in the ICU is 47, out of 68 ICU beds that are all occupied.
    Even non vaccinated, I would worry a lot more about traffic than about covid in the LOS.


  6. I would not recommend every guy over the qge of 40 to get T treatments. I'm sorry that's just idiotic.
    If you have low T, I would recommend aromatase blockers to most people. Arimidex for instance. If that does not help, then you can try T treatment.

    If and only if you have low T levels.
    T therapy has side effects.

    That being said, it's a free world and I'm very liberal. Feel free to reject my advice :-D


  7. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.11.20031096v1

    not peer reviewed, very prelimerary.

    several weak points. This is not a causality but a correlative study. Too little subjects, all from two cities in China.

    The sample sizes is my biggest issue, for good data on blood groups you need 50000-100000 data points due to overrepresentation of some blood groups within participants.

    Summary: It’s not fake news but only slightly indicative at best. No reason to assume A+ is more at risk at this point.


  8. 44 minutes ago, The-Sith said:

    Yes. I have stated that there too. Pulse is on the front lines, so they have the stats....perhaps somewhat bias sample bc it catches those savvy enough to get tested thru them.

     

    It's like Russian Roulette w 2 in the chamber. 33% chance.

     

    The testing bias will be strong with this one. I would bet money the actual stats are waaaaaaay less.


  9. AUH is quite good. It's like every other major good airport. I had a really good sandwich there that I can remember. People treated me kindly, had short layovers.
    The flights itself were average in economy, as good but not better than KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian or emirates. Food in flight was average and movies slightly above, I remember they had a lot of them. I fly etihad if it's cheap the day I want to fly, I will fly any other major airline mentioned above if they are cheapest that day.


  10. How is less than 2,5% a gigantic number?

    If you multiply that with the chance of someone having G, you number will be really low.

    and I get my numbers from scientific articles on PubMed, sciencedirect etc. 

    Knowing someone with G is anekdotical evidence btw.

    I will repeat it one more time though. Being afraid of getting superG while punting is equally irrational as being afraid to die in a planencrash. There have been more plane related deaths in 2018 than newly diagnosed superG infections in 2016. (No data for 2017 or 2018)


  11. Even without mouthwash it’s not easy to get.

    Some perspective:

    Spending an hour relatively close to someone with the flu has a transmission chance of about 60%.

    Sucking cock of a G positive person had a transmission chance of less than 2,5%. Slightly increased by swallowing cum.

     

    The flu is way more deadly than G and if you do not die, the flu is way less pleasant to have.

    Yet none of us worry too much about getting the flu.


  12. research, pubmed, sciencedirect.
    G is relatively common, but keep in mind people have a lot of sex. Getting G isn't nearly as hard as getting HIV but if it was easy to get, the whole world would be infected.
    Super G, not normal G is superrare. It is rising, absolutely, but there have not been thousands of cases worldwide.

     

    I'm not saying dont be careful, just have some perspective on it.


  13. I always tell my patients to ask yourself how risky is driving or crossing the road?

    Make the same calculation that people make about diseases.

     

    Realise more mongers died in bangkok from a car accident than mongers who got Hiv from blowing someone.

    Risk of injury during a ski trip is higher than catching either Hiv, G or Syfillis from oral sex.

     

    And never ever forget one ski trip with a msm encounter could leave you paralysed with hiv for the rest of your life. You can win the negative lottery, but should you adapt your lifestyle?


  14. First of all super resistant G is not common at all, it is just rising.
    Second, getting G through oral sex is not easy. It's not your billion in one shot like HIV(through oral) but oral infection rates are low(below 2.5% if your insertive partner has G)
    So your chance of resistant G is miniscule small x 0.025 = extremely low.

    Enjoy your mongering, just dont do bareback anal.

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