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Offline txasnguy

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newbie here and hello to everyone
« on: June 22, 2011, 09:38:49 PM »
hi all i am new to this site... so not really sure how to work around it yet.   i am gay asian in texas been diagnosed with hiv+  in 98'  and have been undetectable for many years.  but still seem to be struggling with telling everyone about my status because i am afraid of the common stigma of being neglegted or being looked down upon.  currently taking meds and dealing with side effects.  on top of which i am also just been diagnosed with depression and have just newly taken meds for that too.   i am living with a partner for 17 wonderful years.  of which half of it has been an open one.  by the way my partner is negative and always want to keep it that way.  i also have family issues partaining being gay and being sick as well.   have had tb in 98 as well .  and in 2005 was diagnosed and went through very extensive chemo and radiation treatment for colorectal cancer.  i am currently not working because of the many side effects of the meds which is keeping me from maintaining a job.   i am glad that i can share some of my life experiences with other people that knows what i am going through and to some effect get some information and help as well.  
mr.dj 
 True Love Can Move Mountains

Offline wolfter

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 09:50:21 PM »
Welcome to the forums.  I think you'll find this place helpful for many of the issues you've mentioned.  I feel that only those who are dealing with disease completely understands all the dynamics of what's involved. 
productivity breeds content

Offline txasnguy

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 10:08:22 PM »
thanks ,  do agree with what you said about only the people that is going through it .  can only truely understand what you are going through.  that is why i was so happy to have found this site.  and hope that this could also be some sort of a support group for me.  and for other people .
mr.dj 
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 10:09:42 PM »
Welcome to the forums txasnguy -
Glad you found the site and shared a bit about yourself -
Hope you are able to both find and give support to your new forum family.
Look forward to hearing more from you.

Welcome again.

-Phil
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline txasnguy

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 10:19:18 PM »
thanks phil,  i feel so honored to be here with all your warm welcome.   
mr.dj 
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Offline poz1970

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 12:20:40 AM »
Welcome :-)

make yourself at home!!

J
"The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to  heterosexuals. That doesn`t mean that God doesn`t love heterosexuals. It`s just that they need more supervision." -- Lynn Lavne

Offline txasnguy

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 03:14:13 PM »
thank you poz,  i already do feel very at home since a lot of you guys made me feel very comfortably welcomed
mr.dj 
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Offline drewm

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 03:39:44 PM »
Welcome to the forums  :)
MAY 2010
VL>500,000 CD4>8

JUNE 2010 STARTED ATRIPLA

DEC 2010
VL>30 CD4>323

Atripla. Valtrex, Trilipix, Fluoxotine

Offline txasnguy

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2011, 03:44:15 PM »
thanks drewm :)
mr.dj 
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Offline txasnguy

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2011, 03:47:55 PM »
drewm,  i was on atripla too before i switched my my regiment now.  because i was not noticing any improvement on my cd 4 counts (  but everyone is defferent )  now it is almost at 500.  you are very sweet guy.
I decided that this is going to be my new family from now on.   ;D
mr.dj 
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Offline Theyer

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2011, 03:57:14 PM »
Txasnguy,  Welcome to our world. Chemo is the pits is it not? Only the alternative is worse . So with your history I think you can post in Long term Survivors also .
Hope you find the group as supportive as I do.
Take care
theyer
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Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2011, 04:03:03 PM »
Howdy, Tx

Welcome to the forums.

Assurbanipal
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%

Offline txasnguy

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2011, 04:14:41 PM »
oh thank you assubanipal.   doing good except for this heat .  i hope you are doing ok as well
mr.dj 
 True Love Can Move Mountains

Offline karry

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2011, 07:55:26 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forums.
Hope you  will find it as helpful and as theurapetic as I have!
Take care!
Karry
Take it a day at a time....and be positive about it too!

Offline txasnguy

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2011, 08:01:40 PM »
I already have karry,  thanks  i feel welcome and i was also surprised with all the nice people that i had found on here.  thanks again.
mr.dj 
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Offline Solo_LTSurvivor

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2011, 12:35:56 AM »
Welcome to the forums  :)

What Drew said   ;D
don't equate intelligence with lack of masculinity
Jim Phelps, Mission Impossible
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Seroconverted: Early 80s
Tested & confirmed what I already knew: early 90s

Current regimen: Atripla. 
Last regimen:  Epzicom, Sustiva (since its inception with NO adverse side effects: no vivid dreams and NONE of the problems people who can't tolerate this drug may experience: color me lucky ::))
Past regimens
Fun stuff (in the past):  HAV/HBV, crypto, shingles, AIDS, PCP

Jan 2012: 818/21%
Apr 2012: 964/22%
Jul. 2012: 890/21%
Oct. 2012: 920/23%

Still UD after all these years

Offline Basquo

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2011, 07:54:05 AM »
Welcome from a fellow Texan!

Offline funkycj

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2011, 10:42:20 AM »
hi from another newbie to the forum , altho i dont have problems with family and friends knowing my gay and hiv status i do suffer with depression and also being poorly due to my crappy immune system im just starting next week and have been told that they should have a positive impact on my mental health also , well body hopefully = healthy mind but will have to wait and see after starting meds, im finding the forum and members advise and insight very helpful and re asuring hope you do aswell
all the best
funkycj
Until the rainbow burns the stars out of the sky
Until the ocean covers every mountain high
Until the day that eight times eight times eight is four
Until the day that it's the day that I'm no more
Did you know that true love asks for nothing
Their acceptance is the way we pay
Did you know that life has given love a guarentee
That last through forever
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2011, 04:18:25 PM »
and Welcome aboard! From another fellow Texan :)

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
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
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Offline Ac75088

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2011, 10:33:22 PM »
and Welcome aboard! From another fellow Texan :)

-Will

From another fellow Texan..I also say welcome! :)
01-12-08 Tested poz cd4 700 vl 8,000
04-25-11 Lowest cd4 count of 415 vl high at 250,000
05-03-11 Started Atripla
05-16-11 Hospitalized and treated for 2 weeks (neurosyphilis)
07-05-11 CD4 count 585 VL 550
10-04-11 CD4 count 700 VL 75
02-03-12 CD4 count 799 VL UD
08-08-12 CD4 count 838 VL UD

Offline OneTampa

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2011, 12:00:17 PM »
Hello and Welcome,

From a fellow Southerner (Floridian) who went to Dallas and San Antonio years ago and had a great time. :)

"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

Offline Jody

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Re: newbie here and hello to everyone
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2011, 10:09:59 PM »
Welcome tx to this great website which is a great online supplement to any help you get hands-on in your life.  As a person living with HIV and who has been sick in the '90's I have found great info, companionship and help from the folks here.  As far as your family and relationships go, take your own time, stay well and things usually fall into place.  Better days ahead!

Jody
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 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

 


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