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Author Topic: Tested Poz almost a year ago.  (Read 2455 times)

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Offline TheRoof

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Tested Poz almost a year ago.
« on: July 17, 2009, 08:09:20 PM »
I tested Hiv+ in September. Got infected in July. I remember clearly who infected me, and it sucks because I'm really young too. But anyone at any age can get this.

Surprisingly I was able to deal well with it. One person told me that its better that I found out about this right away vs. If lets I got tested like 5 years down the road. My immune system would be much worse then. So because I got tested right after I got it. Now I can keep track of my immune system.

I try to notice the good things about this disease. That there are support systems like this website which helps a little bit. And I am grateful for that.

Offline antibody

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Re: Tested Poz almost a year ago.
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 09:52:53 PM »
word. knowledge is power so keep up the good attitude and you can do anything you want. I was diagnosed back in 2003 and come a long way from the day i found out i had HIV. Today I feel pretty confident that I will live a long life and my death wont be from HIV/AIDS complications.
Timbuk      <50/ 794  CD4 10/06 
                 <50/ 1096 CD4 3/07
                 <40/ 1854 CD4 4/09

Started Atripla  7/14/06
Switched to boosted Reyataz Truvada 3/28/07

*Ask me about Medical Marijuana and how it can help you!*

Offline positivmat

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Re: Tested Poz almost a year ago.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 10:03:58 PM »
Hey welcome. Its good to hear that you are so well adjusted. If it helps, I feel too young to have it and I am 43. I think 75 would have been a "good" time for me. But I hope to have your attitude every day. I was infected in 11/08 and diagnosed at the end of jan. I have come full circle and feel a lot better about it more consistently. What are your numbers? 

Offline antibody

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Re: Tested Poz almost a year ago.
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 10:49:23 PM »
I have a viral load of under 40 copies and 1854 cd4 . I am 100% adherent and never missed a dose.
Timbuk      <50/ 794  CD4 10/06 
                 <50/ 1096 CD4 3/07
                 <40/ 1854 CD4 4/09

Started Atripla  7/14/06
Switched to boosted Reyataz Truvada 3/28/07

*Ask me about Medical Marijuana and how it can help you!*

Offline smalltown66

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Re: Tested Poz almost a year ago.
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009, 04:44:01 PM »
Theroof,

I too was young when I was diagnosed. I was in my 20's. Now I am 43. You and your friend are so right it is great that you found out as early as you did. The earlier you can begin to fight off this virus the better the results. It sound as if you are adjusting fairly well. Keep checking back in with the crew here and you will begin to feel as part of a family

Good luck,

Smalltown66
Lifting the weight of the world sure is easier with others with the same goal.

Offline nyc_ev

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Re: Tested Poz almost a year ago.
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 10:54:38 AM »
Great attitude...thank you for posting.
7/09 diagnosed HIV+
7/09 CD4 368,   VL 62,103,   CD4% 23%
9/09 CD4 459,   VL 260,000, CD4% 25%
10/09 started Atripla
12/09 CD4 557, VL 5,000,   CD4% 26%
2/10   CD4 592,    VL 84,    CD4% 26%
11/10 CD4 607,  VL UD
12/10 switched to Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

 


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