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Author Topic: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!  (Read 2893 times)

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Offline Tim Horn

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Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« on: August 17, 2006, 07:41:13 AM »
Hi Gang... and greetings from Toronto. 

It's been exceedingly busy this week, so please forgive my absence.

I just wanted to let everyone know that Zephyr -- Loreen Willenberg -- is, literally, front-page news after yesterday's press conference here at the Toronto Convention Center. 

Here's a link to the lead article in today's Globe and Mail:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060816.waidsscience0816/BNStory/AIDSCon/home

I'm very much looking forward to reviewing some of the highlights from the conference this Saturday in Montreal, for all those attending AMG.  For those who aren't, feel free to browse my growing-by-the-minute conference coverage on AIDSmeds:

http://www.aidsmeds.com/IAC2006.htm

Cheers to everyone,

Tim Horn


Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2006, 08:01:01 AM »
Thanks Tim,

No doubt it's been a very busy week for you !! We are all very proud of our Zephy (Loreen). Thanks for the links and the updates of the XVI Annual conference ! I look forward to reading the updates and listening to the podcasts. Just caught some of the convention coverage on the other C-Span Channel last night.



Take Care-----Ray


Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

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

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline angels4kelly

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2006, 09:39:38 AM »
Thank you, Tim for this update.
I think it's incredible that Loreen is making such major progress already! ;D

        THANK YOU SO MUCH, ZEPHYR!!!

Peace

Kelly
POSITIVE SINCE-10/1990
CD4-610
CD4%-29.3
VL-UNDETECTABLE
VIREAD,VIRACEPT, EPZICOM

MOST RECENT...
10/9/2006
CD4's-714
CD4%-30%
VL-Undetectable
DIAGNOSES POSITIVE 10/90
SAME MEDS, VIREAD, VIRAMUNE, EPZICOM.

SHOOT FOR THE MOON! YOU MAY MISS,
BUT YOU'LL LAND IN THE STARS :)

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
 
Failure is not in falling down,
but the staying down

Offline ACinKC

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2006, 09:50:21 AM »
God bless you Zeph!
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline Lwood

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006, 10:02:45 AM »
Thanks Tim, I actually had no idea that Peter Staley was doing interviews, Ill definitely listen in, 
Can the official AIDSmeds iPod Nano be far behind ???
"Fortunately, I Keep My T Cells Numbered For Just Such An Emergency"
  -Either Foghorn Leghorn or Johnny Cash

Offline Eldon

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006, 11:28:57 PM »
Hello Tim, thanks for the update. When you see Loreen in Montreal, give her a big hug for me will ya? I am so proud of her!

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2006, 10:24:25 PM »
Zephie! You media whore. ;) :-*

MtD

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2006, 10:55:04 PM »
Zeph is a very special lady and i'm honored to know her
Positive since 1985

Offline OzPaul

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2006, 12:56:38 AM »
Good on ya Zephie !!!

I'm so proud of you. Thanks for representing us so well.

Big hugs and kisses

Paul xxxooo

Offline RobT

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2006, 02:46:12 AM »
Good for u Zephie! I just read the article and am proud of ur results and ur ongoing studies in trying to mimic ur success in keeping this bug in check.

RobT

9/27/2005-1st test results
Viral Load >1,000,000
CD4 204
CD4%age 18
CD4/CD8 ratio .23
11/24/2005- Sustiva/Truvada
04/18/2006
Viral Load 140
CD4 402
CD4%age .21
CD4/CD8 ratio .39
06/27/2006
Viral Load 42
CD4 409
CD4%age .21
08/01/2006
Viral load- undetectable
CD4 493
CD4%age .33

Next lab: 09/01/2006


« Last Edit: August 19, 2006, 02:50:12 AM by RobT »


Current meds: Atripla
VL: undetectable
CD4: 630

Offline david25luvit

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2006, 07:32:43 AM »
Tim...

         Indeed we are proud of our very own Zephyr....Having met and spoken with her in Montreal I am more impress than ever with this compassionate and dedicated lady.  We are fortunate indeed to have her in our midst...her tireless energy and dedication does us all proud.  The fact that everyone else knows now makes it all the sweeter.

A Big Thumbs Up to Loreen!!!!
In Memory of
Raymond David McRae III
Nov. 25, 1972- Oct. 15, 2004
I miss him terribly..........

Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2006, 01:40:59 PM »
Zeph is going to need a press agent soon.  I hope she is doing well with all this attention.   I can imagine it is a bit overwhelming.

Thanks for everything Zeph :)   

Pete

Offline zephyr

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2006, 12:29:39 PM »
Hello Everyone!!

Minh has kindly let me use his computer to post a greeting to you from Montreal...we've just returned from breakfast, and I've only now logged in to read this thread so kindly posted by Tim Horn for me.

The IAC experience was one of the most INCREDIBLE events I've ever had. I'm still processing the myriad of emotions and thoughts from the day, the people, and the sheer wonder that was the Press Conference and ensuing crush of journalists from all over the world who were so curious to speak to Dr. Walker and myself.

I will write more later.

I love all of you so much...

Zephie
(hey, Matty....now I'm a totally blond Media Whore) :o
"It is character that communicates most eloquently."

Offline bobik

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Re: Zephyr is Front-Page News. Literally!
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2006, 04:57:46 AM »
Hey Zephie,

The face of hope!

Thank you!

Coen
Coen Honig at Facebook

 


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