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Offline shypoz

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« on: May 28, 2009, 06:31:14 PM »
I'm new to the forum and wanted to drop a note to the fellow members. I've been living with [the knowledge of] HIV since August 28, 2008. I have already learned a good deal by reading the posts of different sections of this forum, and I am thankful for having found this place. I've been on Atripla for almost two months and, while I still don't know what my numbers look like right now, I do know is that I'm beginning to feel like myself again - which may or may not be a good think. ;o)

Thank you for being a part of this place. I hope I can be a positive addition.


Matt's Timeline

08/28/08: HIV+
09/08/08: CD4 542 / VL 16,060
12/08/08: CD4 522 / VL 25,000
04/13/09: CD4 385 / VL 33,000 ~ Atripla prescription
04/16/09: Atripla started


Offline positivmat

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 06:42:31 PM »
Welcome to the forums Matt. I have been on atripla since feb 25 09. Diagnosed since jan 26 09. I started to feel better physically after about a month on atripla. Glad you joined us. Hope to see you around.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 08:21:02 PM »
Welcome Matt!

POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir

Offline redheadcelt

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 03:06:37 AM »
   Welcome Matt. I have just recently found this site and have been thrilled with the info I have discovered in a short time. I have been positive since 1994.
Is O'Eirinn Me

Offline jayjax

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 04:54:47 PM »

Feeling better is a good sign your meds are working.  The first question my Dr asks me is "How do I feel?"

Hang in there .. your next set of labs should be good news. 

Keep us posted

08 Oct 08:  Diagnosed
18 Oct 08:  1st Lab Work: CD4 - 268, VL 7,000
18 Nov 08:  Started Atripla
28 Jan 09:   CD4 - 195, VL 70
05 May 09:  CD4 - 201, VL = Undetectable
16 Aug 09: CD4 - 235, VL = Undetectable
30 Nov 09 CD4 - 300, VL = Undetectable
30 Mar 10 CD4 - 305, VL = Undetectable
27 Jul 10 CD4 -  301, VL = 100
13 Aug 10 -- Switched to Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
30 Sep 10 --  CD4 598, VL = Undetectable

Offline shypoz

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2009, 07:09:20 PM »
Thank you, fellas. I'm so glad to have found this forum, as for the first time I feel that I can talk openly about 'this whole thing' without the feeling that I'm burdening someone who may not really get it. I'm glad to be 'here'.

Matt's Timeline

08/28/08: HIV+
09/08/08: CD4 542 / VL 16,060
12/08/08: CD4 522 / VL 25,000
04/13/09: CD4 385 / VL 33,000 ~ Atripla prescription
04/16/09: Atripla started


Offline BT65

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 07:16:05 PM »
Just wanted to join the others in welcoming you here. 
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Offline moratorium79

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 03:04:57 AM »
Just wanted to say Welcome as well!

I'm glad you're here!
*these are not times for the weak of heart*

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 05:21:01 AM »
Welcome to the forums,

This site is packed with so much infromation but being able to talk (sort of) with people who really understand you are dealing with is for me what really made me love these forums.

It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009, 01:31:24 PM »
Hello Matt, and welcome! 
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline jughead

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2009, 01:39:54 PM »
Welcome! This place is great source of info and support... Don't know what I would have done without it especially when I was first disgnosed a year ago this month...

Thanks again to everyone :)



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