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Offline Scotian

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Age at diagnosis?
« on: January 17, 2009, 11:00:33 AM »
While reading the forums and particularly on the poz.com personals I see there are quite a few guys who are in their 40's 50's...but, they were almost exclusively infected 10-15-20 years ago. I was 56 when iI was diagnosed last April. While I benefit greatly from the experience of others, regardless of age and diagnosis date --it would be nice to chat with anyone who is in the same boat  ie. 50's and newly diagnosed.  Any suggestions on how to connect. I realize it is a relatively small population as most 'newbies' are 20's - 30's.

Offline tgccme

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 02:56:12 PM »
Hi .... I was diagnosed at age 47.... Had PCP in the hospital.... Pretty sure I was infected in July of 1996...
Just turned 48 so it is just a year now .... Pretty shocked as I never felt I did anything unsafe... Which is why I never thought to get tested....

I also dont feel I have any peers....
diagnosed 1/08 pcp cd 20 percent 2 vl 358,000
started Kaletra and Truvada
2/08 cd 40   vl 2600
3/08 cd 4 116 vl 2600
4/08 cd 4 139 vl 220
5/08  cd4 166 vl <75
7/08 cd4 137 vl <75
9/08 cd4 80 vl<75
11/08 cd4 193 vl<75
2/09 cd4 254 percentage 8 vl<48
05/09 cd 4 271 percentage 9  vl<48
08/09 cd4 279 percentage 12 VL<48
Changed to Reyataz/norvir/truvada
09/09 cd4 302 percentage 15 VL <48

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 07:17:19 PM »
I was diagnosed with AIDS in 2006, just before turning 50.  Probably infected in mid/late 90's.
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

Offline Desertguy

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 10:38:25 PM »
I was diagnosised Sept 2007 at the ripe age of 58

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 10:39:52 PM »
I was diagnosed when I was 28, but infected probably when I was 23.
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009, 11:25:34 PM »
I was diagnosed HIV+ when I was 40 in 2006.  My last test before that, which was negative, was in late 2002 to early 2003.  I ended up with an AIDS diagnosis in Dec. 2006.

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 rondrond

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 12:18:41 AM »
Received the news on my 40th birthday in 1993.
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 05:13:15 AM »
44 - boy did I feel stupid (more so than usual)

Offline lucas777

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2009, 05:43:37 AM »
hi oldtimers!!! ;D

 I was diagnosed at age of 17.
  ;D :D ;) :)  now Im ...??? forgot how old Im hmmm.
 
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Offline lonewolf

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2009, 01:04:48 PM »
Was diagnosed at a young 57,  but now feel like I am getting much older.   And can I blame all those aches and being tired, etc, etc on HIV and not "Older Age"? (61 now, and going on meds in Feb)
"To all within the sound of my voice, I appeal: Learn with me the lessons of history and of grace, so my children will not be afraid to say the word AIDS when I am gone. Then, their children and yours may not need to whisper it at all."  Mary Fisher

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2009, 01:08:05 PM »
Diagnosed Jan 1994  age 55........  probably infected in 1985..

Nick
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2009, 01:14:26 PM »
I was diagnosed in Aug 2005, at the age of 41.  My last neg. test was Apr 2001 -- so I was, at least 37 when infected.

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 next2u

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2009, 12:18:21 AM »
diagnosed at 29 - 1 month before turning 30. felt pretty stupid but it's getting better now. i know im not in the desired age bracket but most of the guys at my support group are in their early 40s +.

for connecting i would start with a local support group or some other hiv function.
 
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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
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Offline hikeandbikedude

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2009, 01:26:10 PM »
Diagnosed in November of 2006 at the age of 43. Seroconverted in the summer of that same year.
"In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Offline bufguy

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2009, 06:15:50 PM »
Diagnosed May 2008 at age 47. Now 48. I felt really stupid, but am learning to live with it.......for a long time I trust!
5/29/08 confirmed HIV+
6/23/08 Vl 47500  CD4 511/29% CD8 .60
start atripla
8/1/08 Vl 130  CD4 667/31% CD8 .70
9/18/08 Vl un  CD4 not tested
12/19/08 Vl un CD4 723/32% CD8 .80
4/3/09 Vl un CD4 615/36% CD8  .98
8/7/09 vl un CD4 689/35% CD8 .9
12/11/09 vl un CD4 712/38% CD8 .89
4/9/10 vl un CD4 796/39% CD8 1.0
8/20/10 vl un CD4 787/38% CD8 1.0
4/6/10 vl un CD4 865/35% CD8 .9
8/16/10 vl un CD4 924/37% CD8 1.0
12/23/10 vl un CD4 1006/35% CD8 .9
5/2/10 vl un CD4 1040/39% CD8 .9
8/7/13 vl un CD4 840/39% CD8 .9

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2009, 08:15:59 PM »
Well lets see,...

I was diagnosed positive in 1985.  I was 33 years of age then, getting ready in a couple of months to turn 34.  I am now 57 year old.

Ray
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 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline clsoca

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2009, 08:54:06 PM »
Diagnosed in July of 2008 at the age of 46. Seroconverted in November 2007.
10/07 Infected
11/07 Seroconversion
07/08 Tested Poz
07/08 VL 487  CD4 658  (No Meds)
10/08 VL 286  CD4 724  (No Meds)
01/24/09 VL 30,100   CD4 329 CD4 30% (No Meds)
02/06/09 VL 44,000   CD4 367 CD4 36%  Blood Work @ UCLA (No Meds)
02/06/09 VL 44,000   CD4 317 CD4 35% Blood Work @ USC (No Meds)
02/12/09 VL 52,000   CD4 297 CD4 29%
02/12/09  Started Atripla
04/01/09 VL 60  CD4 667   CD4 48%
06-05-09  VL UD CD4 427   CD4 39%

Offline BT65

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2009, 09:54:49 PM »
Diagnosed HIV+ at 24 in 1989, got the gracing of AIDS in 1994.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline hmarkwa

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2009, 12:09:04 AM »
I'm 38 and was diagnosed with AIDS this past Aug. I don't know exactly when I got HIV infected nor by whom, but based on my behavior history it had to have been at least 8 years ago. I hope I'm lucky enough be one of these guys who survives on into their late 40's, 50's or beyond with HIV.

Offline Steinway

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2009, 12:34:43 AM »
I was 37

October 28th, 2005
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Offline OzPaul

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2009, 12:40:23 AM »
The year was 1985. I was 27 years  old.  I'm a very blessed 50 year old.

Paul

Offline Mouse

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2009, 01:57:46 AM »
I was fourteen. I'm eighteen now (finally).

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Offline Kellyk

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2009, 02:00:06 AM »
I was 37 when I rec'd the HIV/Aids diag

Offline Ann

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2009, 05:41:19 AM »
34 when infected, 38 when diagnosed, now 46.
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Offline BM

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2009, 09:22:33 AM »
I'm fairly sure I'd just turned 25 when infected. Diagnosed just before my 29th birthday.

Offline RicardoC

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2009, 09:41:36 AM »
I was 24 years old when infected, now 39.

Offline poz1970

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2009, 11:43:28 AM »
believe i contracted it when i was 32 (2002), diagnosed 2004, 38 years old now.

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Offline minismom

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2009, 11:56:49 AM »
Mini was 6wks old when she was diagnosed - seroconverted in utero.  She's 8 1/2yrs old now.

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Offline Denver Toad

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2009, 12:51:19 PM »
2003 Valentines Day I was 44. Made for a unique Valentines Day, I was diagnosed not just as being HIV+ but having AIDS. Took the emotional wind right out of my sails. To this day Valentines has a unique meaning.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly,
Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.

Offline HivToTell

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2009, 02:00:40 PM »
I was diagnosed summer 2008 when I was 38.
A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me

Offline pozinathens

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2009, 03:08:39 PM »
I was officially diagnosed at the age of 29 in 1993 although suspect I was infected for at least two years. I am now 45. At the time of my diagnosis, doctors wanted to immediately start me on AZT. At the time it was the only available drug. Since I was in good health otherwise, I decided to play the waiting game while I was in denial.

In 1996, I was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome a neurological ailment and spent five months in various hospitals near death. I had to officially retire from work but after two years I returned although I still use a wheelchair. I walk some but cannot hold out for great distances.

Fortunately for me, this is the time the first Protease Inhibitors became available.

Offline klmbia

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2009, 03:41:09 PM »
Hi:  I was diagnosed in June of 2002 after testing negative in February of 2002.  I felt that I hadn't done anything risky but told a friend that I'd do a mail-in test if he would.  He had never been tested and I was worried about him.  Guess what....he returned a negative and I was positive.  I was 50 and knew better.  I'm 56 now.  Talk about feeling STUPID...and it still embarrasses me if I have to give out this info to doctors, etc.  Successful businessman, own company, life was good.....I have been fortunate enough not to have started on meds although it looks like Feb. or March might be the target date.   So, let's hope they work and keep me going to see a normal life span. 

I can tell you one thing; this has opened my eyes to just how difficult it is to manage this entire disease scene.... I know now that I really had NO idea.   I have tons of respect for anybody having to deal with this in any way.

Offline Snowangel

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2009, 08:19:30 PM »
Diagnosed in 97 when I was 26, infected when I was 23, I'm 37 now.
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Offline adhoc

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2009, 09:09:21 PM »
diagnosed in 11-07 with aids at 33 infected in '99
alea iacta est

Offline Jacques

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2009, 12:11:43 AM »
Diagnosed in 1987 at the age of 36.   I'm now 37 ;D
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Offline onelove79

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2009, 11:14:27 AM »
I was diagnosed HIV+ on Nov 11, 2008 at age 28. What a day!!! Seroconverted in Aug 2008. Now I am 29 since Dec 2008 and feeling better each day and looking forward to my retirement at age 60 and to live a great life beyond that....

Offline Winiroo

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2009, 08:52:05 PM »
I was infected in 1991 at the age of 19. I was diagnosed when I was 20.

Offline Basquo

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2009, 12:53:43 AM »
Infected (probably) at 31, diagnosed at 33, now 42.

Offline rick21007

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2009, 01:46:15 PM »
I was infected in 2005, age 56.  Diagnosed Dec. 2006.  Started Atripla May 2008.  I will be 60 next week and am pathetically healthy and fit despite my MD's valiant efforts to find _something_ wrong with me.

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Offline denb45

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2009, 01:52:37 PM »
I was diagnosed and tested HIV+ at age 32, back in 1987 ,but may have been POZ+ a lot longer than that,  (1983/85) I started AZT and Videx back in 1991, I was also diagnosed with Full-blown-Aids at age 42, in 1998, I'm now 52, and it's 2009, and still alive and well, healthy and fit , and plan on keeping it that way, so far so good  ;D
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Offline newhorizon80

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2009, 04:30:18 PM »
2008: 27 years old.
10/30/08: CD4: 486 VL: 13,000
04/23/09: CD4: 456 VL: 8,890
10/27/09: CD4: 358 VL: 6,260
04/27/10: CD4: 413 VL: 7,800
10/19/10: CD4: 416 VL: 26,400*
11/15/10: CD4: 499 VL: 0*
04/05/11: CD4: 521
09/20/11: CD4: 585
03/06/12: CD4: 634
05/29/12: CD4: 643
08/21/12: CD4: 968

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2009, 07:18:57 PM »
28 when diagnosed. I'm now 53.

Offline melloyellow

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2009, 07:20:17 PM »
I was 48 when I found out in Nov of 08

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2009, 11:30:05 AM »
27......51 now. I always love to chat with people please feel free to hit me up if you feel I qualify.
If not, all the very best to you and family
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2009, 11:35:42 AM »
27......51 now. I always love to chat with people please feel free to hit me up if you feel I qualify.
If not, all the very best to you and family

Me too. both the age and the chatting.

HUGS,

Mark

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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline LTSurviver

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2009, 12:19:43 PM »
Was 19 when I was diagnosed on 1987. 

It's weird to think I've spent my entire adult life with this.

Offline denb45

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #46 on: January 30, 2009, 12:36:49 PM »
Was 19 when I was diagnosed on 1987. 

It's weird to think I've spent my entire adult life with this.

No, not really most of us on this forum who are LTS have done the same thing, ages may vary tho.....
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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2009, 01:19:30 PM »
diagnosed at = 28 and a half

infected at = 27 (or 26, not sure)

Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2009, 12:07:45 AM »
I think either 29 or 30...I remember it was right around Halloween.   Ghosts and skeletons sure make you feel cheery when you get that news.

Offline 27years

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Re: Age at diagnosis?
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2009, 05:57:40 AM »
Not sure when i got infected.  Diagnosed at 27, 2006, life is still going on.
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