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Offline Mouse

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College update!
« on: September 01, 2008, 12:57:16 PM »
Hey guys! Still alive!

Everything has been going pretty well. My classes are not scary at all, all of my professors are tolerable (except my english rhetoric and poetics professor, she's a BITCH). I'm doing well so far. I even auditioned for a play and failed miserably at it, but at least I'm putting myself out there.

I've made a bunch of friends and have been spending my time surrounded by a pack of lesbians, hahaha. I've already even had one romantic tangle already! He turned out to be a douchebag I think, I'm not sure, it's not all worked out yet, but there are plenty of other fish in the sea I suppose? And this place is CRAWLING with sodomites, so I think I'll be fine. The first meeting of the glbt group on campus is tomorrow night, so I'm looking forward to that.

I also joined a jewish group (even though I'm only jewish by heritage, not by religion, yuck, and my friend Kate pressured me into it!) and a young democrats group (also because of peer pressure!) I plan on joining the English club, too, because I'm nerdy like that.

Oh, and Wednesday morning I'm meeting with the woman in charge of the study abroad program here so I can start planning for STUDYING ABROAD IN AUSTRALIA my junior year, you can all just imagine the terror that will reign down upon the earth when I meet up with certain people when THAT happens.

I've mostly been spending a lot of time with my friends, especially the one who has an apartment off campus, and who is so sweet.

She even dyed my hair for me last night! LOL.

Here's a picture from last night with my friend Kate trying to eat my face and me looking really unamused by it!
:)


Offline Jeff G

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Re: College update!
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008, 01:14:57 PM »
Thanks for the update .I was wondering how you were making out  , I'm really happy for you .

Offline Snowangel

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Re: College update!
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008, 03:51:33 PM »
Mouse- I was wondering how you were doing too.  I am glad things are going well and working out for you.
Have fun!
Snow

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I like your hair!
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Offline Longislander

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Re: College update!
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 06:23:04 PM »
Sounds great!! Thanks for the update!!

Paul
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Jody

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Re: College update!
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 08:46:10 PM »
I'm so excited for you Mouse, what a great time you are having, I'm sure you will not only do well but have a wonderful experience in the process.

Jody  :)
"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world".
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Offline komnaes

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Re: College update!
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 05:23:22 AM »
Stay away from that Kate! She looks like a man.. er.. womaneater!  ;D

Sounds like you're having lots fun Mouse. Take it from us oldtimers, college will be one of the best times of your life..
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline bear60

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Re: College update!
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 08:15:56 AM »
Hi
Thanks for the update. Its new that you are talking about study abroad.  Thats just terrific.
Joel
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: College update!
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 03:22:24 PM »
Awww, I am glad things are going so smoothly with college. You were bound to pick up one bitch for a teacher, it never fails but I am sure you will win her over. Glad you getting along fine, I was worried about you. And I think your hair looks cute too.
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
Cherish the simple things life has to offer

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Offline Mouse

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Re: College update!
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 11:43:30 PM »
So, I was just elected vice president of the GSA on campus.
 ;D

Offline Longislander

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Re: College update!
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 11:55:53 PM »
Wow, you really are getting out there! Congrats! For us old folks-GSA? Gay-Straight Alliance?
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline sharkdiver

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Re: College update!
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2008, 02:18:05 AM »
I hope you aren't getting so distracted that you aren't completing assignments and missing lectures.

says Sharkie in his big teacher voice  ::)



Offline Andy Velez

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Re: College update!
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2008, 08:00:18 AM »
Hey Jaser,

Sounds like you're having a pretty amazing start in college and have dived right in, damn the torpedos. Good for you! It's great to get your report. I'm happy for you.

Cheers,

 
Andy Velez

Offline Mouse

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Re: College update!
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2008, 10:32:23 AM »
Annnnd I just joined the school's literary magazine.



Does anyone have any ideas for events for my GSA? (Yeah, it's gay-straight alliance, to whoever asked).

I was thinking of doing something major for the Trans Day of Remembrance, but only because that's probably going to be my 'field' or whatever.

I know there is an HIV testing day here on campus, so I was thinking of contacting the health center and organizing something with the GSA to correspond with that somehow.

Thoughts? :)

Offline komnaes

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Re: College update!
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2008, 11:37:19 AM »
We did an adopt-a-straight-friend campaign, but then again it was in Berkeley so being straight was far more subversive than being gay...

My experiences are - most 'straight' guys that go to those GSA meetings are all secretly gay and the girls all secretly wish the gay boys are straight.  ;)

Good luck Mouse, you'd have so much fun!

Shaun

(who did his best to avoid lectures as much as possible, but then I am never a good example for anything..)
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline bear60

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Re: College update!
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2008, 08:21:25 AM »
Hi Mouse...
I'd say for the GSA its important to try and BE THERE so to speak for all the big HIV/AIDS events in the year.
I can only think of two right now: the AIDS WALK and the December 1"DAY WITHOUT ART" . But there are other events like: marching in gay pride parades and having a table or "booth" set up for freshman registration......so you expose them right off the bat. You could also have a gay film night....yea!!!!!!! I love films.
Ok...google: Dec 1 Day Without Art
and
World AIDS DAY

Good luck.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline fearless

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Re: College update!
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2008, 06:58:49 PM »
Way to go Squeakie,

Would be great to have you come study down here for a year. YAY. very excitement.
Be forgiving, be grateful, be optimistic

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: College update!
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2008, 09:04:25 PM »
Mouse, when I went to the Univ of Maryland I took a Health course on AIDS education.  This was before I was poz, so how ironic is it that I'm here posting?   ::) Anyway, the professor said that they were going to conduct a blind study of students' lifestyles vs. testing positive/negative. 

I volunteered for the study and helped check students in and to get them registered.  Then they would answer 50 multiple choice questions to see how their lifestyle was (sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll....you get the idea), and finally they had blood drawn to be tested for HIV.  This was back in 1990 or so, and we had 3000 students turn out to join in the experiment.  Only 3 tested pos, by the way.

Just saying, if this interests you, you could speak with a Health Professor and ask if they do anything like this already.  Not just the testing, but the questionnaire part too.  I found it very rewarding to volunteer at the event.  :)

Glad you're having fun on campus!! 

~Cindy
HIV+ since '93, 1/12 - CD4 785 and undet.   WOO-HOO!!

 


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