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Author Topic: I have all the popular diseases  (Read 1650 times)

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Offline justaguy

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I have all the popular diseases
« on: November 06, 2009, 11:49:12 PM »
HIV and H1N1.  Add strep to that.  :-[   If it's something people are scared of getting, i seem to have it.  I'm surprised the health department hasn't quarantined me on an island somewhere yet.  I keep thinking "I have AIDS AND swine flu...how appealing I must look on paper!"

I'm actually feeling....oddly.....not sick.  In fact, if I hadn't been feeling slightly off earlier this week, I wouldn't have even gone to the doctor.  My main problem now is boredom.  Been out of work for a few days, sitting around watching daytime TV, and now I'm climbing the walls.

Numbers have been going up since diagnosis, so I feel pretty confident this will just be a blip on the screen, of course, it's also my first illness post-HIV, so it seems much more serious in my head than it would have in years past....but it sounds like they treat us like everyone else. 

I know it's small potatoes compared to pneumonia or any of the real life threatening things we can get.  Just wanted to vent.  Plus I'm bored.  8)


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Tested HIV positive: 3/31/2009
CD4 136/unknown %/VL 150,000: 4/6/2009
Started Atripla 4/17/2009
CD4 255/19%/VL 409 5/27/2009
CD4 247/??/VL 161 6/27/2009
CD4 257/21%/VL 60 7/22/2009
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CD4 490/27%/VL Undetectable 2/15/2010
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Offline justaguy

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Re: I have all the popular diseases
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 11:51:22 PM »
PS, I had a theory that my not feeling sick had to do with lower than average CD4 numbers.  Like, my body isn't really able to fight it, so it's not really reacting, whereas a lot of the deaths were healthier people, who's bodies were overreacting.  Seems like I read something like that earlier in the H1N1 epidemic.  Thoughts?
Estimated infection: 3/2008
Tested HIV positive: 3/31/2009
CD4 136/unknown %/VL 150,000: 4/6/2009
Started Atripla 4/17/2009
CD4 255/19%/VL 409 5/27/2009
CD4 247/??/VL 161 6/27/2009
CD4 257/21%/VL 60 7/22/2009
CD4 352/22%/VL Undetectable 10/21/2009
CD4 490/27%/VL Undetectable 2/15/2010
CD4 397/?/VL Undetectable 7/2/2010

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: I have all the popular diseases
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 12:47:39 AM »


  That's all you got?  Man I thought maybe you had the Bubonic Plague or something....

  I was surprised to hear that most of the deaths that occur from the swine flu are largely occurring in the 18-25 age group and most of these people are seemingly healthy people.  Maybe it does have something to do with the bodies defenses overreacting...  There was a teenager in my area who died from it.  They said it was only 4 days from the onset of his first symptoms till his death in the backseat of his mother's car as they rushed him to the ER.

  I got all my youngins and wife the shot, however my doctor refused to give it to me because I wouldn't get a chest X-ray as he requested.  I think I'll be OK though because I once stayed at a Holiday Inn.
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Offline nixsmail

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Re: I have all the popular diseases
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009, 12:54:38 AM »
not sure how old everyone is but there was a swine flu thing in the 70's i believe and i read somewhere that those of us that were exposed at that time could have extra protection vs the younger crowd that's probably been vaccinated to death but maybe no natural resistance to bugs. just a thought. don't know how true it might be.
09/05/07 Officially diagnosed +4yrs at the time
11/06/07 CD4 624 (18%) VL 43,200
05/04/09 CD4 272 (15%) VL 521,190
06/10/09 CD4 127 (13%) VL 626,376 Started Truvada/Prezista/Norvir
07/15/09 CD4 849 (20%) VL 379
09/09/09 CD4 594 (21%) VL 68
01/28/10 CD4 706 (23%) VL 127
05/27/10 CD4 655 (22%) VL 322
07/29/10 CD4 750 (22%) VL 220
10/22/10 CD4 669 (23%) VL 65
12/27/10 CD4 720 (24%) VL 270
03/08/11 CD4 644 (23%) VL 631
07/27/11 CD4 694 (23%) VL <20
03/09/12 CD4 601 (20%) VL UND
11/07/12 CD4 693 (23%) VL UND
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: I have all the popular diseases
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009, 03:09:49 AM »
Hope you get better soon, justaguy.  I just got over a bout of H1N1 myself last week -- wasn't fun at all frankly.
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Offline Ann

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Re: I have all the popular diseases
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009, 05:02:13 AM »
My hiv doc reckons the illness I had a couple weeks ago was swine flu. But, he also said I should go ahead and vaccinate in case it wasn't. I'm (just turned) 47, and it was no better or worse than any other flu I've ever had.

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Offline gaz41

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Re: I have all the popular diseases
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009, 07:03:05 AM »
I'm getting vaccinated on tuesday, they only started vaccinating this week in Germany, does anyone know how long it takes for the vaccine to take effect, I think they are using Pandermix in Germany

Offline webontheweb

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Re: I have all the popular diseases
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009, 07:09:10 AM »
Vsccines are usually a two to three week period for full blown protection to develop.  It does start to wrok the minute it enters your bloodstream, though.

Offline hotpuppy

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Re: I have all the popular diseases
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2009, 08:00:26 PM »
Justaguy,
  HIV can be dealt with.  H1N1 you will recover from.  Take care of yourself.  Make sure to drink plenty of fluids, watch your temp, and if you live alone *please* arrange for someone to check on you a couple times a day.

  One of my ex-bf's died last month from pneumonia while he had h1n1.  Another friend is in the hospital and lucky to be alive.  Both were reasonably healthy and in their 30s. 

  Hope you get well soon and remember, what does not destroy you only makes you stronger.  :)
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