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Author Topic: Two years and still going strong!  (Read 1389 times)

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Offline Tar Heel

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Two years and still going strong!
« on: May 21, 2007, 07:08:34 PM »
Two years ago this week, I was infected with HIV.  I knew it the next morning- just a feeling.  Then the next month came the high fevers, swollen glands, the fatigue... you know the deal.

MY CD4's have been all over the place but I'm stable now at a healthy 908.  My viral load is 8,100.  And I'm on no meds.  I still get tired pretty easily and need naps more frequently, but the first 2 years of HIV were not the end of the world like I thought it was gonna be.

I'm very thankful and humbled by the fact that I did not have to suffer thru this in the early years like a lot of our friends had to do.  It's hard to imagine that HIV was once a death sentence for everyone who had it.  Now- there's hope, there's education and there's support.

I've not been a regular poster here- I've been so mad on this forum a few times that I could have rubbed sh*t in my hair!  But Poz Forums have always been here when I had a question, when I needed to look something up or when I just needed to feel that I'm not the only one going thru this.  And for these things, once again- I'm thankful.

"So much has been given to me that I have no time to ponder on that which has been denied." ~ Helen Keller

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Two years and still going strong!
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 07:31:32 PM »
I've been so mad on this forum a few times that I could have rubbed sh*t in my hair!

Hehehehhe. Best line of the week, so far.

Hey Tom! I'm glad to hear that your numbers are good and you're doing well, HIV wise. It's also nice to hear from you.



Offline BT65

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Re: Two years and still going strong!
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 08:27:27 PM »
Glad that you've found peace within yourself.  That is so important. :-*
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Two years and still going strong!
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 08:40:23 PM »
Hello Tom,

Glad to hear that things are going well for you. If the tiredness or issues of fatigue, get to be too much, make sure to bring this to the attention of your doctor. Keep yourself monitored !! Your numbers are good !

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






Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/16/16,  t-cells are at 501,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 12%

 65 years young.

Offline sdcabincrew74

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Re: Two years and still going strong!
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 01:51:27 AM »
Sounds like things are going great for you!  That is good news to hear!  I hear ya with the naps, but if I feel tired then damnit I must need a little rest.  Keep up the great work and keep the positive attitude as I firmly believe that is just as helpful as any med.
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