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Author Topic: just tested + in the army  (Read 4767 times)

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Offline zola

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just tested + in the army
« on: March 16, 2009, 08:06:29 PM »
Hi all just found the site, never thought I'd ever be looking for help and advice for something like this. I tested + less than a week ago and gave another sample at the same time, they took that much that i thought they were draining the life from me. i cant remember much of what they said after the results. I feel lucky that the guy i started seeing not long ago has been so strong that i try look at things clear and unloathing way. iI still hope however wen i go back for my results at the end of the month they're gonna say it was all a big mistake.

As for work i have no idea were i stand who i tell, is it best to keep the same doc to keep treatment consistant, I'll never deploy again so feel I've let ever other serving member down as someone else will have to fill my spot.

Thanks, think you've heard enough from me for now.
 

Offline lusopt

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 11:13:11 PM »
Hey... welcome to the forum. I was diagnosed 4 months ago, i too was shocked and scared, its sooooooooooo normal to feel that way. Wait for that last results, yes it can be a mistake, but be sure that the chances are low.
Start looking for info of what HIV is, and how you can live with it, things are not so hard as it seems, its far from being the end of something.

Keep in touch, this forum helped me a lot since the very begining
15/11/06: HIV-
28/10/08: HIV +
- No Meds -
18/11/08: CD4 -650 (.......)  / -17.500 VL
01/03/09: CD4- 540 (19,6%) / - 2090 VL
17/07/09: CD4 -603 (20,1%) / - 5040 VL
27/10/09: CD4 -627 (21,5%) / - 10.896 VL
25/03/10: CD4 -609 (23,9%) / -11.602 VL
12/09/10: CD4 -555 (........) / - 55.500 VL
21/04/11: CD4 -466 (17%)   / - 50.339 VL
01/10/11: CD4 -375 (19%)   / - 73.058 VL

Started, Epzicom and Sustiva
01/02/12: CD4 -298 (23%)   / - undetectable

Offline zola

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 01:47:34 PM »
Thanks for the Encouragment, just wish i had my next results now not in 2 weeks time.

until then i will try take some comfort on these pages, try and work some of it out.

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009, 02:27:48 PM »
Jimmy -- welcome to our forums.  Glad you found us.  Sorry about the reason.  But you're lucky to have a partner right now that's there for you.

Let us know how those additional blood tests come out.  Here's our lesson page on the tests they probably ran:

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/BloodTest_5030.shtml

Offline zola

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 06:54:24 PM »
Hi, quick update some really good news today my partner just got a neg result for his first test since i tested pos, i realise that this may still be in the window period however i feel a massive releif and think at least it's a massive step forward.

Gettin them results  today turned me inside out and upside down while waiting for the answer glad it's over for a while.

Offline jampdx

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 02:41:52 AM »
I'm so sorry.  I'm recently diagnosed also and it's something else trying to process through it all.  Please reach out for support, there are some wonderful guys on here full of knowledge.  Xo
*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-Infected 1/6/2009
Positive 2/9/2009
3/8/2009:  CD4 603  VL f\'d up by lab and having to redraw
4/7/2009 CD4 650 VL 348
6/24/2009 cd4 964 VL 850
9/26/2009 CD4 546 VL 822
7/22/13 CD4 1080 VL 2,220

Offline decayingsinner

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 09:16:50 PM »
That's hard to read... being gay and in the army is one thing, but being positive and in the army takes it to a whole other level. I sincerely hope you caught it early on and can continue with what I hope it is you love. I hope you have a strong support system around you. My heart goes out to you.  This is a great forum and I am so thankful I have found it.

Offline zola

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 07:07:40 PM »
Thanks all for your support, love the site it really helps put things it to perspective.
Get my blood results on Monday just a little nervous, will let yous know how it goes.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2009, 08:56:49 AM »
OK Zola, whatever the results you're still going to be getting on with your life. You need to be aware that if this is a recent infection the likelihood is that your numbers will jump around a bit for a while until they settle down. Your doctor will need to watch them for a few months to get the pattern down.

Having a good working relationship with your doctor is one of the best tools you have for staying healthy.

Right now this is all very, very new for you. Gradually you're going to learn whatever you need to know for staying healthy. And yes, your life is going to go on with this new element in it. 

Remember that you're always welcome here to ask questions and to talk about anything that's on your mind.

We'll be expected to hear further about your results at the beginning of the week.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline zola

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2009, 12:29:59 PM »
Hi all, well the results day finally came, first time i've seen the specialist, he seemed really nice fairly easy to talk to. hope this continues, was a little weird taling about sex and stuff but he just seemed so calm with the whole situation, he helped me think about telling my own doc and things. i'll give the results now as my head is still a bit messed up at the mo .
cd4- 361,  v/l - 16000. cheers again guys more blood results in 3 weeks.

Offline Elephant

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2009, 02:31:50 PM »
Hugz Zola!
/comfort
:)

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2009, 07:25:19 PM »
Good, Zola. You're on the way to having proper care which is one of the most valuable things for staying healthy.

Keep us posted on how things are going for you.

Cheers, buddy.
Andy Velez

Offline zola

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2009, 02:50:48 PM »
As always a place of comfort guys cheers, will keep you's posted. next results 3 weeks, roll on.

Offline zola

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2009, 12:08:34 PM »
Hi all, that time again just got my latest results, not to great CD4 347, VL ?. start on meds today if i can sort my head out. started on Kivexa + sustiva.

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: just tested + in the army
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2009, 09:22:07 AM »
Good luck with the new meds, Zola.

Our lesson on starting Sustiva is well worth reading:

Tips & Tricks on Taking Sustiva
http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/SustivaTips_7550.shtml

 


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