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Author Topic: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!  (Read 4064 times)

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Offline JohnOso

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No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« on: April 09, 2007, 05:16:14 PM »
Just got latest lab results back today....CD4  240-ish, 10%, VL <50.      (on Sustiva, Truvada and Bactrim)
PLUS....surgery in past month along with lotsa eating and boozing during recovery.

Jump back in time 14 months:  CD4 13, 2%, VL 303,000.   :o

I am woofy.....hear me roar.   8)

GRRRRRRRR,
John





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Offline JesusLovesYou

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007, 05:17:25 PM »
You must be relieved, I remember when I transitioned from having AIDS to HIV, it was a great feeling. Congrats John.

Offline thunter34

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007, 05:18:02 PM »
Wooo-Hoooo !!  Alright, John!
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline milker

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007, 05:19:37 PM »
Yes !!! WOOF SIR!!!!  :D :D :D :D

Congrats!!!

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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Offline budndallastx

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007, 05:22:55 PM »
Wow that's almost a 2000% jump in CD4's and a 500% jump on the percentage !!
Amazing but true!
Congrats.

Tom
Meds since: 11/20/2006
Sustiva / Truvada
12/08/2008 VL:<48 CD4 622 (38%)   
9/8/2008 VL:<48 CD4 573 (30%)
5/2008 VL:<48 CD4 464 (30%)
1/2008  VL: <50  CD4 425(28%)
9/2007   VL: <50  CD4 465 (27%)
6/2007   VL: <50   CD4 443 (26%)
3/2007  VL: <50   CD4 385 (25%)
12/2006 - VL: <50   CD4: 384 (25%)
11/2006 - VL:  22K  CD4: 208 (18%)

Offline Moffie65

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 05:32:00 PM »
Hey John,

Now when you keep your CD4 growing and above the 200 mark, and I mean probably above 300 for some time, then you can stop the Bactrim.  That way you will have that in your arsenal when you need it again. 

Good News!

Love,
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline MoltenStorm

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2007, 05:43:44 PM »
Woot! Congrats!
"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful nor conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, adaptation in A Walk To Remember

CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 7 Nov 2006
CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 5 Feb 2007

Offline bocker3

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007, 05:47:54 PM »
Great news!  Go celebrate............   ;D

Mike
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

Offline ACinKC

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2007, 05:53:07 PM »
This is GREAT news!  Congrats John!
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline Teresa

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2007, 06:07:24 PM »
That is FANTASTIC news!!

Doing a happy dance for ya!

BIG HUGS
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline ndrew

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2007, 06:18:51 PM »
Good for you!!  Keep up the good work!!!

Drew

Offline Central79

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2007, 06:20:38 PM »
Congrats mister, that's awesome.
Diagnosed January 2006
26/1/06 - 860 (22%), VL > 500,000
24/4/06 - 820 (24.6%), VL 158,000
13/7/06 - 840 (22%), VL 268,000
1/11/06 - 680 (21%), VL 93,100
29/1/07 - 1,020 (27.5%), VL 46,500
15/5/07 - 1,140 (22.8%), VL not done.
13/10/07 - 759 (23.2%), VL 170,000
6/11/07 - 630 (25%), VL 19,324
14/1/08 - 650 (21%), VL 16,192
15/4/08 - 590 (21%), VL 40, 832

Offline RAB

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2007, 06:29:34 PM »
John

Great news on your labs!  I'm really happy things have turned around for you. 

RAB   ;)

Offline sdcabincrew74

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2007, 07:28:06 PM »


I am woofy.....hear me roar.   8)

GRRRRRRRR,
John


You are WOOFY!  YUM!  Nice pics!
The difference between an overnight and a layover is luck!

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2007, 07:55:22 PM »
Good news.  Cristy

Offline David_CA

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2007, 08:00:44 PM »
I hate to piss on anybody's parade, but I was under the impression that once one has an AIDS diagnosis, one always has an AIDS diagnosis.  Is this not correct? 

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline GAMark

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2007, 08:05:16 PM »
You must be relieved, I remember when I transitioned from having AIDS to HIV, it was a great feeling. Congrats John.


I agree. I think its great that your labs have improved so much, but as someone who started the entire journey with and AIDS DX, I was told that once you get that kind of DX you never loose it.

But again, way to go on the labs
Mark Metheny

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2007, 08:07:10 PM »
hey John,

Congrats on the latest numbers !! Looks as though, you may be able to stop the bactrim pretty soon. I know its a great feeling. I remember for me the long struggle, to get to where I am currently at. Patience pays off !!

Continued good health to you, and keep those numbers going in the right direction !



Take care-----Ray 8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

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 Current % is at 11%

  
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Offline Robert

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2007, 08:19:33 PM »
congratulations john~~~

now if you go out in the woods today, I bet you'll be in for a surprise.  I hear the bears are having a picnic!!! Go join them.

robert

(and yeah, david and mark....you're right.  Once an AIDS diagnosis, always an AIDS diagnosis,  but WTF....who cares?.  Nobody here, I can assure you.)

..........

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2007, 08:29:53 PM »
I hate to piss on anybody's parade, but I was under the impression that once one has an AIDS diagnosis, one always has an AIDS diagnosis.  Is this not correct? 

shhhhhhhhh.... don't tell anyone
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2007, 08:38:58 PM »
Actually I think one of the US States (Alabama perhaps?) started revoking AIDS diagnoses once victims reached the 200 mark so they could cut off their cheap medications.

In Australia an AIDS diagnoses is forever.

MtD
(Who worked hard to get his AIDS dx)

Offline David_CA

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2007, 08:53:13 PM »
(and yeah, david and mark....you're right.  Once an AIDS diagnosis, always an AIDS diagnosis,  but WTF....who cares?.  Nobody here, I can assure you.)

That's for sure; the only reason I mentioned it was for accuracy.  FWIW, I 'earned' my AIDS diagnosis, the easy way.  I got PCP with a relatively high CD4 count and %... none of that waiting for numbers to drop for me to get sick!   ;)  Like others have said (and I neglected to mention), congrats on the improvements.

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2007, 08:55:35 PM »
On a Clear Day an AIDS Diagnosis is Forever
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline GAMark

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2007, 09:49:29 PM »
shhhhhhhhh.... don't tell anyone

Your right...sorry for pissing in your wheaties
Mark Metheny

Offline thunter34

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2007, 09:51:57 PM »
Actually I think one of the US States (Alabama perhaps?) started revoking AIDS diagnoses once victims reached the 200 mark so they could cut off their cheap medications.

In Australia an AIDS diagnoses is forever.

MtD
(Who worked hard to get his AIDS dx)

Huh?  Maybe I'm being dense here, but huh?  That doesn't make any sense at all.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2007, 09:58:07 PM »
Huh?  Maybe I'm being dense here, but huh?  That doesn't make any sense at all.

Must be my accent.

Sometime back I remember someone posting that one of the US states started reclassifying people whose CD4's rose above 200 as HIV positive. This allowed the state authority to cut off cheap medications provided to poor people who had previously received a diagnosis of AIDS.

For some reason I recall the state in question being Alabama. But I could be wrong.

Ya dig?

MtD

Offline Life

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2007, 09:59:49 PM »
Aids Shm-aids..   Your doing great John......   Best news today..

Hugs,

Eric

Offline RAB

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2007, 10:01:38 PM »
I suspect the purpose of John's post was to share his good news with us, not turn the thread into a discussion regarding the terminology of HIV disease.

I would hope that everyone would focus on that instead on turning the topic of this thread into something else.

John, let me reiterate, your most recent labs are  something to celebrate.  Thank you for sharing them with us.

RAB


Offline milker

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2007, 10:13:08 PM »
I agree, RAB, and I've started a new thread about this.

John once again, you're doing fucking good :)

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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Offline StrongGuy

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2007, 12:59:14 AM »
Congrats, John...

You're doing great.

Mikey
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"You know you all are saying that this is incurable. When the real thing you should be saying is it's not curable at the present time' because as we know, the great strides we've made in medicine." - Elizabeth Edwards

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2007, 01:04:28 AM »
Hey Babe,

The only reason I'm posting again is because it's you and I want to celebrate your milestone numbers with you!  I knew you'd get there my dear sweet man.

To those in this thread that are taking away from Johns moment.  Two words.  SCREW YOU!

Love ya babe, always.
Matt
There's a bear in there!
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Diagnosed 17/9/2005 CD4 35 VL 293,000
Meds 23/9/2005 Sustiva/Truvada
Currently CD4 232 VL Undetectable

Offline JohnOso

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2007, 04:21:25 AM »
No worries about the AIDS question.

I actually thought about saying something to the effect of: "of course, I'll always have AIDS..'

Then I thought....fuck it.    Just for today, fuck it.

John

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2007, 08:14:23 AM »
Hey John!
Thats wonderful news! Keep up the good work, it says a lot for good food and booze huh?  ;D
I agree those pics of you are so HOT! Hope you dont mind hearing that from a middle aged broad!  :o
Hugs
Jena
« Last Edit: April 10, 2007, 08:18:30 AM by Jena »

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2007, 07:55:12 PM »
Good goin!!!!

BTW, in Alabama when you get over 200 dont they still give you medalís, a toaster and a subscription to monster truck?   ;D

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Re: No More AIDS...WOOHOO!
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2007, 10:04:45 AM »
Congrats John! and thanks for posting the pictures. Woof!

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« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2007, 10:14:05 AM »
Congrats! Keep up the good fight!
Take a deep breath and forgive yourself, no since in you making it harder, that's someone else's job and you know they are more qualified, just ask um!

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« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2007, 02:16:50 PM »
Great news. And you look great and hot!  ;)
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Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
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