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Offline Peter Staley

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A Message from Peter Staley
« on: August 25, 2009, 11:49:24 AM »
As most of you have noticed by now, I haven’t been in the forums very much this summer.  While I could blame the new puppy (Stella!), the more honest reason is my long-planned desire to “let go” of AIDSmeds.com and find another chapter in my life.  This serves two hopefully noble purposes – it frees AIDSmeds from the crippling effects of “founder’s syndrome” (something I proudly freed TAG from as well), and it forces me to start anew (“change is good”).

This has been a slow but well-planned withdrawal that Tim Horn and I have worked on closely, and it started with Tim becoming president and editor-in-chief of AIDSmeds early last year.  I stayed on in an advisory capacity, but have been slowly shedding various responsibilities since the transition.

One of those responsibilities has been moderating these forums.  Now that I’m actively working with the same career counselor I used back in 1999 to figure out AIDSmeds.com, it’s time for me to put all my energies into figuring out the next chapter in my life.  With no small amount of sadness, but great pride, I’m ending my moderating duties in the forums.

That doesn’t mean I won’t poke my head in here from time to time, just like any long-term member.  And for at least a little while longer, you’ll still see “Administrator” below my username – Tim and I thought it best that I keep the admin status for now in case I’m needed for any tech issues or major software upgrades.

I want to thank Tim, Ann, Andy, David, and Jan for continuing this great work.  Along with our members, especially our dedicated long-termers, these remain the best forums on the Web for people living with HIV.

Cheers,

Peter


P.S.  I’ll continue to blog for now, so please subscribe to my blog at http://blogs.poz.com/peter/   ;D

Offline YaKaMein

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 01:25:30 PM »
Hip, Hip, Hooray Peter,

Peter, the generous sharing of your life, stories and information remains invaluable for me to better navigate and advocate for my life with HIV/AIDS. Your wonderful creation of AIDSmeds.com has been instrumental in my personal growth in dealing with living with HIV/AIDS and other issues.

I simply cannot state it enough that I find you and so many members of these forums truly INSPIRING!!

Having gone from lurker to a participant has translated not only here but in my community as well as I find new footing in the world.

I look forward to hearing about the 'next chapter(s)' of your life in your blog and beyond ....

Thanks to you and everyone sooooo much,

-YaKaMein
09/11 Endocrine Consult
08/11 CD4 328 14.9% VL 0
 Disc'd Bactrim DEXA -3.1 Tscore
03/11 CD4 338 14.7% VL 0
11/10 CD4 300 14.3% VL 0 <20copies
07/10 CD4 336 14.0% VL 0 DEXA -2.7 Tscore
03/10 CD4 308 13.4% VL 0 Vit D normal
01/10 Began FOTO
11/09 CD4 274 13.7% VL 0 Chol 173 Trig 131
07/09 CD4 324 13.5% VL 0 DEXA -3.1 Tscore lumbar
03/09 CD4 207 10.9% VL 0
11/08 CD4 227 10.3% VL 0 Chol 176 Trig 156
04/08 CD4 228 9.5% VL 0
01/08 CD4 194 9.0% VL 0
09/07 CD4 176 8.3% VL 0
03/07 CD4 130 9.5% VL 0 Chol 261  Trig 227
12/06 CD4 109 6.4% VL 0
09/06 CD4  88 5.5% VL und desens'd rtd to Bactrim
08/06  Began Atripla
07/06 CD4  59 5.0% VL 145 Chol 117 Trig 104
06/06  Bactrim rash, X2 Dapsone
 EFV & Truvada Chol 128 Trig 131
05/06 CD4  6 (2.0%) VL 78667 only V179D mutation Dx PC MAC

Offline Cliff

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 03:34:10 PM »
Good luck Peter in whereever and whatever your life takes you next! 

I think I need a career counselor!

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 04:14:33 PM »
I always thought you were a class act... Goodbye Peter Staley  ;D  Have the best life
Michael

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 06:05:00 PM »
Best of luck to you Peter.  I cannot wait to see what you do to equal this place!

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 06:08:15 PM »
Congratulations Peter -- a new enterprise each decade is quite a track record.  Best wishes on the new endeavours.

A

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%

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2009, 06:17:54 PM »
Good luck Peter.  Come visit Philadelphia.
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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2009, 07:25:50 PM »
Wishing you well Peter.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2009, 07:35:53 PM »
Hats off to Peter as he heads on to his next adventure and creation. Your contributions have been HUGE, Peter.

xoxo
Andy Velez

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2009, 07:38:29 PM »
Good luck Peter !

                  I wish the best of everything for you and yours !

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2009, 08:45:18 PM »
Peter,
   As a relative new comer to this site, I can't thank you enough for starting it. It was the first source I found online when I first found out I was positive. The information and advice helped me tremendously the those first  few weeks. The thing I like best is the focus it has on people living with hiv rather than a place that seems more like an online trip to doctor.  Those sites have their place, but I have found more comfort and support here than any where else online. I only hope that someone will find my two cents worth while.

Thanks and good luck.

Brian
3/8 CD4: 495, 31%, VL UD
2/1 CD4: 564, 20%.VL UD, switching to Issentress & truvada
10/11 CD4: 446, 29%, VL UD
7/11 CD4: 873, 35%, VL UD
4/11 CD4: 573, 34% VL 0
12/10 CD4: 405, 30% VL UD
9/10 CD4: 416, 31% VL UD
5/10 CD4: 393, 29% VL: UD
02/10 CD4: 423, 37% VL: UD
11/09 CD4: 379, 25% VL: UNDETECTABLE!!
10/09 CD4: 245, 25% VL: 87
9/09 CD4: 246, 24% VL: 49!
8/09 CD4: 277, 26% VL: 115
7/09 CD4: 346, 24% VL: 221
6/09 started Atripla
5/09 CD4: 326, 16%  VL:125000
4/09 HIV +, CD4: 397, 16%  VL:195000, PPD reactive

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2009, 09:32:16 PM »
Good luck Peter, and thanks for what you've done here.  Much credit goes to Poz.com for helping me have the confidence to manage my HIV. 

I hope your treatment continues to go well.  Post up one of those 'my latest labs' updates that the old-timers dislike so much. 
...................VL.....CD4.....%
-----------------------------------------
08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2009, 10:07:32 PM »
Thanks so very much, Peter; Onward!

8)  -megasept

Offline Basquo

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2009, 10:30:52 PM »
Thank you, Peter, for what you created. This website, and the friends I've made here, remain the primary reason why I say with no hesitation that I would not change anything I've done in my life that brought me here.

It was a pleasure to work with you when you were my guide, and first editor, for my story on AMG that was published in POZ.

Laptop computer purchased in 2006: $800.00
Monthly internet access: $31.00
The feeling of being published in a national magazine: Priceless
Working with an editor who han an "in": Priceless
AIDSmeds.com: Incalculably Priceless!

Best always, and a thousand hugs,
Creighton
 :-*

p.s. please feel free to post more in the "I Love Porn" thread!  ;)

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2009, 10:43:03 PM »
I learnt so much through your site and felt empowered to keep going and not feel hopeless or alone.
Thank you Peter for your gift. Bless you always and wishing you all the success and happiness in anything you pursue. I am very grateful.

Blessed Be. :-*
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Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2009, 10:50:52 PM »
Peter

I have shared this with you privately, but seem it is fitting in this thread.  This site saved my life.  I was so scared when I was diagnosed 4 years ago and stumbled on here and found a community of kind souls.  I have gotten so much great advice from this forum, HIV related as well as just plain old life related.  I consider many on this board to be 'friends' which I still find kind of weird because I don't even know half of their last names :)

Above all, I feel this site is such a class act!  I joke with Ann that I have NO idea how you guys do such a good job keeping haters and spammers off her, but I have always felt safe expressing myself on this board.

I hope you continue to pop by and tell us about how you are doing with your new career, life, the puppy, etc.

Much love and an unbelievable amount of respect

Pete

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2009, 11:26:35 PM »
I came here looking for someone else, anyone else that had been through what I had gone through. All my friends died in the early 90's, along with my partner. Sticking to the awful meds was nearly as bad as nearly losing everything just to get government assitance to stay alive. Living in a small city with limited services, I was afraid I was the "only one left" 14 years later or so, still struggling and still hanging on.

After registering, I wasn't alone anymore. ;D Though I wouldn't wish it on anyone, I DID find other people - nioe people, great people - who understood because they had gone through the same terrible times as I had, and were still hanging on too. ;) When my world was crashing down around my head just over a year ago, those same wonderful people from all around the globe, people who I've never yet met in person, came to my aid and donated enough money for me to pay the cremation costs when my second partner suddenly passed away.

What a wonderful resource you created with this website, Peter. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and wish you all the best in whatever you do!
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline GNYC09

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2009, 11:45:51 PM »
Thank you and good luck.  As they say, "When one door of happiness closes, another one opens" (not that this one will ever truly be closed)  :)

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2009, 01:03:00 AM »
Thank you Peter, you made a hell of a difference in my life.  :-*

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2009, 03:31:42 AM »


 Peter,

   In the beginning, after my diagnosis this site gave me the support I really needed to pull through.  I was alone and this place helped me keep my sanity, because of what you created I pulled through a time in my life that could have very easily led me to do something I am ashamed to say I would have done.  Because of the members that inhabited the site you started I was shown compassion and understanding of what I thought was the end.  Everyone helped me get through the guilt of allowing myself to accept that I was responsible for my mistakes...  it helped me grow as a man who loves to love again.  I figured I would never have nothing to offer and now I have a beautiful baby daughter that brightens my every waking moment.  Your creation and the people who inhabit it gave me the confidence to follow my dreams of having a family once again.  I am married to my best friend and guess what?  I can't say for sure, but i really don't think I would have stuck around for this without the support I have found here through the years.

  In the early days everyone who was here saw me at my lowest.  While I may never lose my opinionated ways and my stubbornness, I really do think that as a man I have become a better person....  I don't know if you understand where I am coming from, I never really have been great at putting my feeling into words.  I wouldn't be here.... I wouldn't have had this chance. 

 

  But I know one thing Peter.  I am truly grateful to you and this site.

  Thomas
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Offline Peter Staley

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2009, 08:10:57 AM »
Thanks, everyone!  It really means a lot to me to hear how these forums have impacted so many lives.

xoxo

Peter


P.S.  Creighton -- that porn thread is one sure way to get me to visit here, since I'm a dedicated subscriber to it.  I fondly remember its earliest postings when there was a orgasm of exhibitionism as members posted R-rated self-portraits (I know I did at one point... god help me!).

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2009, 08:12:38 AM »
Thank you for this site.
And don't go away for good.  :-\

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2009, 08:28:10 AM »
Peter,

Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors.  I came to Aidsmeds.com in December of 03 but was checking out the site, since around October of 03. Found this site by doing a google search.

 It was a difficult time for me healthwise, and this site has helped me out a lot throughout the years. When I felt like laying on my back and giving up, it was reading other members posts, that gave me the inititive to get moving again, and get back into the world of the living.

Thankyou for all you've done, thanks for the site, and thanks for all your activism !!


Ray
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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2009, 10:14:21 AM »

Peter,

I want to wish you well in the encore of your life. This forum, which is and will be forever your brain child, is a credit to your passion for providing an outlet for those of us infected with this dreadful disease as well as up to date info on therapy, research and experiences living with this disease.

I know we had our moments ( I still believe there will someday be a cure and a vaccine) but I do understand the frustation! I still won't give in to that frustation.

I hope some day to meet you in person ( perhaps P-town when they find the cure (lol) ).

Best of luck to you and I mean that!

veritas (Dave)

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2009, 01:22:28 PM »


as you can see Peter, you've touched a lot of lives, mine included.

thank you.

robert
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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2009, 01:42:59 PM »
Best to you... Peter... sincerely, John

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2009, 01:57:21 PM »
-- that porn thread is one sure way to get me to visit here, since I'm a dedicated subscriber to it. ... god help me!).

Oh Peter, that's easy. Will this do?
So, u staying?..lol.. :D



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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2009, 02:01:20 PM »
Peter, it's been an honour to work with you, and nice to get to know you.

We've had a lot of laughs over the years and shared some sad and/or frustrating times as well. I've learned a lot from you and will always be indebted to you for that as well as for starting this site. I'll miss working with you and don't be surprised if I contact you to pick your brains from time to time.

Good luck with the new venture. Don't be a stranger!  :-*

Hugs,
Ann
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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2009, 05:51:46 PM »
Dear Peter

Wishing you well as you seek your next adventure. Thanks for creating this wonderful place and bringing us all together.

Paul

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2009, 06:12:22 PM »
Peter:

Many terms come to my mind to say to you. Only one describes all the feelings

THANK YOU

Alex
Poz since Jul 19 2006
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First labs after HAART (Dec 04-2006) : CD4-432 VL-<40 (Undetectable)  cd4%=25.11%
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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2009, 06:55:42 PM »
Hi Peter~

Thank you SO much for all of your dedication and work here.  You have made a tremendous impact on many of our lives by giving so much to this website.

~ Cindy
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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2009, 07:02:00 PM »
Alphamale that you are, I only with you the best in your upcoming endeavors and hope to see some more of your privately along the way.

David
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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2009, 10:57:00 PM »
Thanks much Peter for all your efforts over the years with AIDSmeds.com and for all it has meant to me in moving toward optimum health and well being.  Having seen an ad in POZ magazine in my doctor's office around 2000, I finally bought a computer, logged on and a great deal happened in my life that would not have otherwise.

I have met so many wonderful people who mean a great deal to me and think of so many daily, even folks I don't see as often here anymore.  The site has taught me a great deal, but not just about HIV meds but also about living my life as well as I could.

Anyway, the best of luck with your next stop on the trip of life and most certainly do pop in anytime from here on and let us know how you're going on as a poz person.

Jody
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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2009, 09:27:02 AM »
Peter, thanks for creating such a great site. It has really helped me through the years and I appreciate all your hard work and dedication.

Ford

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2009, 09:48:35 AM »
Best of luck in your new endeavors.  I totally know the feeling.  This site has meant a lot to me over the years and it's still great to pop in from time to time.  I know you'll do well. 

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2009, 12:33:39 AM »
Keep saving lives Peter.   As someone once said "You gota give em Hope".

Always, Hugs....

Eric

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2009, 08:03:25 AM »
Hi Peter. I haven't been here in a long time but I stumbled upon this thread. I just wanted to thank you for everything and wish you well. I know you are going to do some more great things!    ~Rasheen:)

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2009, 11:56:48 AM »
Thanks, everyone.  These thoughts and well-wishes are amazing.

A special note for Ann, Jan and Andy -- you're amazing to work with, comrades.  I felt like we did some long stretches together in a foxhole, and you always had my back.  (not that this analogy implies we have any enemies here, LOL.)

So to them and all those who read this thread -- KEEP THESE FORUMS STRONG!

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2009, 12:22:33 PM »
Best of luck Peter and thank you for creating and keeping this space open for us!
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)

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2009, 04:01:20 PM »
Peter,

As I read through this thread, tears kept welling up in my eyes. I know this isn't the end of the site, but your leaving is sad for me ( us), but great for you.

I've said it many times, but this site saved my sanity 9 months after diagnosis. I still say this www address should be given to everyone who tests positive IMMEDIATELY UPON GETTING THE RESULTS by whomever gives the bad news.

Thanks to you ( and all the moderators/members), I survived.  I'm doing well, and am embarking on my 2nd relationship since diagnosis with yet another HIV negative guy.  A long way away from all those lonely days spent crying on the living room sofa.

I wish you all the best that life and carreer has to offer , you're a great man, and deserve nothing less.


Much love and best wishes,
Paul
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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%

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2009, 03:42:21 PM »
I still say you are a sexy beast....*grins*....I wish you well on your future endeavors and knows you will succeed no matter what you put your mind to. I also wish to thank you for taking a chance with me when it came to making me a AidsMed blogger. It really helped me to deal with a lot of my demons and move on with my life...
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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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2009, 05:26:09 PM »
Best of luck to you Peter, as you continue to move along your journey.  I'm sure you will continue to do great things.

I love this site, the people I've met here, and I am very thankful to you.

Hugs,

Alan
"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

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Re: A Message from Peter Staley
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2009, 07:47:47 AM »
Good Luck Peter.... I have no doubt you'll find something just a meaningful and successful as Aidsmeds...regardless of what you end up doing or creating.  You should be very proud of what you accomplished here ....you touched many,
many lives and I'm sure your work will continue perhaps in a different direction...but no doubt just as generous of the heart  Thank you for everything....  You're a decent and honorable guy and I think the world of you.  Again Good Luck....and as they say, " You done good"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         David P   :-* :-* :-*             
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Raymond David McRae III
Nov. 25, 1972- Oct. 15, 2004
I miss him terribly..........

 


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