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Author Topic: Yet another lurker, coming out of the shadows...  (Read 3186 times)

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Offline tucker

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Yet another lurker, coming out of the shadows...
« on: January 14, 2008, 02:46:57 PM »
Hey ya'll...
           
         I have been reading these boards and getting a lot of emotional support from reading all of your stories.  It truly does help to know there are (unfortunately) so many people in the same boat.  My story is pretty unremarkable... unsure when I was exposed (I speculate a lot, but that's all it is).  More than likely it was some time in the past 18 months... I was just out of a relationship and tested preliminarily positive 9/12/07, which was a real shock, and it was confirmed 10/1/07.  Only one set of labs so far, with cd4 504 vl 40,000.  I am uninsured and self employed, which is scary, but have been hooked up with a local clinic with a great doctor for now, and not on any meds yet.  Anyway, that's bout it.  Oh, I am a 30 year old gay male in North Carolina, just FYI.  I am glad to have found a place with caring people from a variety of backgrounds, and will more than likely be joining in some of the discussions from here on out. 
confirmed diagnosis 10.1.07
10/07  cd4 504 vl 40,000
1/08  cd4 524 vl 73,000
4/08  cd4 484 vl 48,060
6/02/08 started Truvada, Reyetaz, Norvir
7/08 cd4 605! vl 400
9/08 cd4 713 vl 175

k103 mutation :(

Offline thunter34

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Re: Yet another lurker, coming out of the shadows...
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 02:56:19 PM »
Hey there, Tucker!  Welcome to the boards, buddy.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline leatherman

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Re: Yet another lurker, coming out of the shadows...
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 03:18:34 PM »
as a displaced North Carolinian living with the Yankees in Ohio, let me say welcome too.  ;D

mikie
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline tucker

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Re: Yet another lurker, coming out of the shadows...
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 04:19:00 PM »
Thanks, glad to meet you guys!  I grew up in New England, so I miss the cold weather... we have not had a good snow in several years now, at least in the Raleigh area.  I am keeping my fingers crossed for this year, but it does not look good so far.  ;)
confirmed diagnosis 10.1.07
10/07  cd4 504 vl 40,000
1/08  cd4 524 vl 73,000
4/08  cd4 484 vl 48,060
6/02/08 started Truvada, Reyetaz, Norvir
7/08 cd4 605! vl 400
9/08 cd4 713 vl 175

k103 mutation :(

Offline anniebc

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Re: Yet another lurker, coming out of the shadows...
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 04:27:33 PM »
Hi tucker

Welcome to the forums..if you want snow come to New Zealand (the South Island) around June/July..we can guarantee you mountains of the stuff... ;)

Hugs
Jan
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Offline A_Park_ORL_GUY

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Re: Yet another lurker, coming out of the shadows...
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 08:21:30 PM »
Hello,
I just signed up to the boards and well I have been poz for yrs. And I got to tell you it still a shocker at times as to the folks whom are not aware of the ABC's of life and sex and it's risks
If ever you want to ask some thing I will tell you my opinon and weather I got facts or history of my own to back it up.
Yet remember it is my opinion and my opinion only. Not to be mis-con-screwed as what to do or to pass on.
I got the final good extendsive test results to being POZ in Feb 89
Yet I am sure I know when I got it
Thanks for letting me voice to ya all

Offline jabez

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Re: Yet another lurker, coming out of the shadows...
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 12:46:13 AM »
From another Southerner, welcome to the board!!  I'm glad you found us.  Here's to health & long life for all of us.

Jabez
Sept 2007 -- CD4 = 68; VL = 469,000
Started Atripla Sept 21, 2007
Nov 2007-CD4=217;VL=332
Feb 2008-CD4=237;VL=<50
Apr 2008-CD4=271;VL=66
Aug 2008-CD4=440;VL=52
Jan 2009-CD4=403;VL=61
May 2009-CD4=480;VL=129
Sep 2009-CD4=376;VL<40
Jan 2010-CD4=476;VL<40
Jul 2010-CD4=539;VL<40
Jan 2011-CD4=461;VL=53
Jul 2011-CD4=515;VL<20
Jan 2012-CD4=506;VL=54
Aug 2012-CD4=440;VL=21
Jan 2013-CD4=447;VL=<20
Jul 2013-CD4=406; VL=<20
Feb 2014-CD4=450; VL=<20
Aug 2014-CD4=535; VL=<20

Offline bosco

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Re: Yet another lurker, coming out of the shadows...
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008, 05:53:05 PM »
Welcome to the forum...geographicly we're next door neighbors...since I live in Georgia. Although I grew up in the midwest and miss the snow, not the bitter cold.
"Dog is my co-pilot".

Offline next2u

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Re: Yet another lurker, coming out of the shadows...
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2008, 07:19:48 PM »
similarities --> yea!

hey tuck tuck tuck tuckER!! okay, enough of the silliness. just wanted to send you a big HEYYYY (i gotta get you a pic of the ghetto tooth fairy). oh, yeah, similarities. i know this is minor, but what the heck. im 30, not on meds, and tested poz on sept 12 2007.

how you been? how is life as an ex lurker?
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

 


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