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Living With HIV / the date the first time HIV test was used
« Last post by em on Yesterday at 03:38:18 PM »
I just want to clarify some information I can not seem to find when the first HIV test was used I know it was in the eighties just would like to know if anyone knows when it was used? the month and year ? 
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Estoy infectado? / Re: Cunnilingus
« Last post by Lorenzo argentino on Yesterday at 02:56:55 PM »
Doctor disculpe tengo una duda más. En el peor de los casos que me pudo haber tocado cuando hice el cunnilingus ya sea que la mujer haya tenido la menstruación, la seroconversion aguda y una o más enfermedades de transmisión sexual todas juntas al mismo tiempo, me pone en riesgo? Necesitaría una prueba o así y todo puedo seguir con mi vida? Perdón por no haber formulado antes las preguntas y hacerle perder su valioso tiempo. Mil perdones y gracias por la paciencia! No lo molestaré más. Abrazo!!
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cd4 (t-cells) are not exclusively related to HIV. Many things can influence the count, ranging from exercise to other illnesses to...well, name it and it probably affects the count.

The key thing with HIV is keeping the VL undetectable. It's the only thing you can directly impact, with medication. Once you are UD your body will take care of the rest, so really you should put CD4 counts out of your mind completely.

I'm willing to bet you will see a rise in the next set of labs you get. But as I say, staying UD is the important thing, from an HIV point of view.
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Living With HIV / Re: cd4 count
« Last post by CaveyUK on Yesterday at 02:00:08 PM »
just echo what Jim says.

If you have any kind of option to do so, get on meds NOW

There is absolutely no reason to wait around whilst the virus damages your immune system further.

Even if there is a 350 cutoff before meds can be provided in Macedonia, you are practically there so if I were you I would be hammering the docs door down about this.

Could it go up again? Yes, of course. But the overall trend will keep being downwards whilst you are not on treatment. This isn't something to play around with really, as the end-game is well documented. Getting on treatment now will start reversing this trend and getting you back to normal.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: And then it happened....
« Last post by CaveyUK on Yesterday at 01:50:59 PM »
Hi Adam

Sorry to hear about all your troubles, although was entertained by your turn of phrase!

There is one benefit of your situation, in a twisted sort of way, in that you will find over time that HIV is very manageable and your other issues will help keep a sense of proportion over it all. It doesn't change who you are, just as your disability doesn't. You clearly have an engaging personality and that will help in future relationship-wise - disability/HIV or not.

Keeping a positive mental attitude is so important in so many ways, for folks living with any condition so thats a really good sign.

As for Triumeq, like all drugs, it can take a while to settle down but should do soon enough. If for some reason it doesn't, there are plenty of options out there.

And I should say welcome to the forum. There are a lot of knowledgable people here who have been living with HIV from anywhere between days and decades. If you have any questions to ask, feel free to ask away :)
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Living With HIV / Re: cd4 count
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 01:40:28 PM »
Gosh, playing the numbers  :) Okay well if they shot up or down by a 100 in a day it would not be drastic, its just a snapshot. So mid 300's could easily mean your in the 200's or even 400's on the next test same day.

Look the decline is a decline and that makes sense as HIV is having a party at your body's expense right now, unchallenged.

Jim
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Living With HIV / Re: cd4 count
« Last post by Pozitive on Yesterday at 01:30:43 PM »
I wonder if this drastic fall for such a short time happened is it possible this drastic variation to have a reverse course upwards ?
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Living With HIV / Re: LP recovery time?
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 12:56:20 PM »
Glad to hear you are starting to feel better :)

Jim
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Living With HIV / Re: LP recovery time?
« Last post by tryingtostay on Yesterday at 12:51:41 PM »
I want to thank you all for your support.  It's been a week since the procedure and the post LP migraine headache is subsiding. 

Hope everyone has a great day,

Thank you! :)
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