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    [–] Stop the PrEP Stigma: Today I started PrEP to Prevent HIV - All Your Questions Answered Couselm 1 points ago in gay

    If you talk to a doctor they will do a full health screening and blood work. I am not sure but that is something you'd probably wnat to ask about at a clinic.

    [–] Stop the PrEP Stigma: Today I started PrEP to Prevent HIV - All Your Questions Answered Couselm 1 points ago in gay

    You are totally right! Cost is a huge barrier to entry, and honestly, without some kind of financial assistance/subsities, getting PrEP is almost impossible. I know some people who get a major discount form Gilead (the manufacturer of PrEP). Most people I talk to in the States with insurance or the Gilead discount pay like $50usd a month (which is still alot over the course of a year.)

    Of course this is all just anecdotal - I am just repeating what I have heard form other people.

    Right now I am actually living in Taiwan, and getting imports of the Generic from Thailand. I am doing it legally with a LGBT health clinic in a major hospital with regular health checks. I am not sure what generic imports are like in the USA (I know some people are importing on their own), but getting regular check-ups with a doctor is a must!

    Anyway, I think there are maybe some ways to bring the cost down if you are interested in starting.

    [–] Stop the PrEP Stigma: Today I started PrEP to Prevent HIV - All Your Questions Answered Couselm 1 points ago in gay

    It has been almost a year since I started PrEP. Here is a post I made a while back about why I chose to start taking PrEP and some frequent questions people ask me about being on the medication. (I plan to do an update soon, but in short it has helped loads to improve my mental health, and my overall sex life.)

    PS: Posted in r/LGBT too.

    [–] Stop the PrEP Stigma: Today I started PrEP to Prevent HIV - All Your Questions Answered Couselm 1 points ago in lgbt

    It has been almost a year since I started PrEP. Here is a post I made a while back about why I chose to start taking PrEP and some frequent questions people ask me about being on the medication. (I plan to do an update soon, but in short it has helped loads to improve my mental health, and my overall sex life.)

    [–] And there is no free pizza Couselm 3 points ago in gaybros

    My high school to a T

    [–] Day before my exam Couselm 7 points ago in funny

    I have this too!

    [–] Issue with trackpad - Spectre x360 13" Late 2017 Couselm 1 points ago in spectrex360

    Yea, I did install percusión driver, but I'll have a look again. Maybe soemthing changed since I did a few months back.

    [–] Why You Should Drop Everything and Move to Taiwan Couselm 1 points ago in taiwan

    Yea. I can only speak for experience living In The south. My impressions is that cafes in Taipei are probably more crunched on space.

    But it's good to get some feedback! Ill try to tweak that part a bit.

    [–] Why You Should Drop Everything and Move to Taiwan Couselm 1 points ago in taiwan

    Yea, for sure. Building standards are not gonna be the same as back home. Most places are just a concrete box.

    I find that with proper lighting, an deep clean, and decorations I have managed to make even cheap apartments feel cozy.

    But I think when you compare the absolute base price for "the cheapest apartment", Taiwan still has some pretty cheap rooms, compared to big cities In Other countries.

    [–] Why You Should Drop Everything and Move to Taiwan Couselm 1 points ago in taiwan

    Yea. For boutique places sure. But if you are getting a basic tea or coffee at Louisa, Cama, gong cha, or other Taiwanese chains drinks start form 30ntd.

    As with anything, there is a range. I'm more stating prices for people are are just looking to pay the minimum for a seat to relax/work.

    [–] Why You Should Drop Everything and Move to Taiwan Couselm 5 points ago in taiwan

    I am also living in Kaohsiung! I live near Pier 2, right outside the MRT station. I pay 5800.mo for a really nice 套房 in the center of everything! It really blows my mind how cheap rent is here!

    [–] Why You Should Drop Everything and Move to Taiwan Couselm 1 points ago in taiwan

    I have another website I have been running for 7 years now.

    It is a Gay men's advice site, that I use to promote my online store (I sell adult toys). The blog portion started as a hobby, but traffic and business has really been picking up the past few years, so I have been able to work remotely full time!

    You can check it our if you want, just be aware it is a bit PG-13 https://www.maleq.org

    [–] Why You Should Drop Everything and Move to Taiwan Couselm 3 points ago in taiwan

    I am still doing my share a day strategy! I just haven't been updating the blog as much.

    Not surprisingly, I am getting returns similar to the S&P 500, seeing as I am getting a broad diversification. I am also buying ETFs and maxed out my IRA this year (I am going to post about that soon too).

    And I have my online business registered as a US LLC. So I pay US taxes. I am just location independent and working online.

    This is totally legal to work remotely in most countries as a USA business, as long as you aren't doing side work (teaching english, etc), or earning local currency, then you are all good!

    [–] Why You Should Drop Everything and Move to Taiwan Couselm 1 points ago in digitalnomad

    I studied Chinese for a 6 months before moving here, but chose a smaller city (Tainan) to live and study so I would have more opportunity to practice.

    It is definitely possible to get by with no Chinese, just speaking it makes getting an apartment, cellphone, and getting set up easier. Overall, Taiwanese have good basic English, even in the smaller cities.

    [–] Why You Should Drop Everything and Move to Taiwan Couselm 1 points ago in digitalnomad

    I was in Tainan on a student visa for over 2 years for my masters (great full scholarships available). Now I am in Kaohsiung in the south where the cost of living is much cheaper than Taipei and over all sunnier and hotter.

    I have a USA online LLC. You can open a Rep office in Taiwan (about 1000usd with an agent, business on paper only) and get a 3 year ARC/residence visa with healthcare and full benifits of a resident.

    [–] Why You Should Drop Everything and Move to Taiwan Couselm 1 points ago in digitalnomad

    Yea! Taiwan has Great visas for digital nomads too (if you want to stay longer)

    [–] Why You Should Drop Everything and Move to Taiwan Couselm 1 points ago in taiwan

    Yea, Of course it depends on location and how new/nice you want. And I did my MBA in Tainan. Now I run an online business and live in Kaohsiung!