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Author Topic: Brother just started treatment  (Read 10271 times)

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Offline newbieguy

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Re: Brother just started treatment
« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2010, 10:36:54 PM »
Best wishes to your brother, sisterr. Keep the faith and he is really lucky to have you there for him.  :)

Offline sisterr

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Re: Brother just started treatment
« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2010, 06:40:15 AM »
Thanks newbie... He's still got the rash, but he is really doing well. In my non-medical opinion he has probably been stumbling around with a high viral load for at least 2 years.

There is an underlying vitality about him, that really has not been there for a while.

Congrats on finishing your finals, and may your Atripla journey be as gentle as you are... take care of yourself and HAART will take care of you too!

P.S. I'm neg and single and on a couple of sites... and no one is biting for me either!!! Don't give up - they're out there!!!

x

Offline sisterr

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Re: Brother just started treatment
« Reply #52 on: November 26, 2010, 04:41:47 AM »
Yay! My brother got his numbers back today:

Viral Load: 108
CD 4: 120

He's back at work fulltime, gyming... He's had a rash on his upper arms for about 4 weeks, and his doc took one look at it and said 'Why didn't you come in sooner - that's ringworm! We can clear that up in a few days...'

There's been no thrush since I last posted, he's got lots of energy (more than he has had in the year before he got PCP) and sleeps well. I'll admit the Stocrin and Truvada (Atripla) have pleasantly surprised me.

He finishes the TB meds (Rifampicin, Isoniazid) on 16 December, finished the Doxy prescription in September, was tapered off the sleeping tablets and happy pills at the same time - so it'll just be the Dapsone (for PCP) and his ARV's... and those things you suck for thrush - just incase.

Thanks to everyone here for the support, for many days in the beginning I never knew I would type this - and certainly not so soon!

Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: Brother just started treatment
« Reply #53 on: November 26, 2010, 09:15:39 AM »
That's great news. He should be undetectable soon.

I assume he's aware about the importance of good adherence taking the HIV meds? The last thing he needs is to develop resistance to any of them.


Offline debsd222

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Re: Brother just started treatment
« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2010, 09:38:51 PM »
Jeeeez Sister... your brother is a lucky man. To have you hanging in there with him every painstaking step of the way must make things so much better for him. It can seem like its something new every day.  Congrats on the amazing new numbers and his improved health. Take care of yourself, too.
April 08 3 month bout w/ shingles, ongoing nerve pain
Dec 08 pos  cd4 200 %8  VL 18,000
Feb 09 started sustiva, truvada -allergic to sustiva, hospital 4 days.
March 09 started truvada, reyataz and norvir
March 09  cd4 279  % 12 VL 10,000
April 09 cd4 327  %12  VL 300
Aug 09 cd4 392  %16  Vl undetectable
Dec 09 hospital pneumonia 6 days
Dec 09 cd4 462  %20  VL undetectable
Mar 10 cd4 629 27% VL undetectable
July 9, 2010 cd4 505  21% VL undetectable
Oct 2010 cd4 689  22%  VL 64
Nov 2010  cd4689  22%  VL  UD
May 2013 cd4 759. 29%. VL. UD

Offline sisterr

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Re: Brother just started treatment
« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2011, 02:29:33 PM »
Just under a year later...

My brother's viral load is undetectable. YYAAAAAAAYYYYYYY
And his cd4's - 204. YYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY

Offline newt

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Re: Brother just started treatment
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2011, 02:35:07 PM »
:) This is a moment to light the fire and break out a decent piece of Karoo lamb
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: Brother just started treatment
« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2011, 01:02:48 PM »
I am so happy that things worked out.
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Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: Brother just started treatment
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2011, 05:08:50 PM »
That's great to hear, thanks for the update. ;)

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Brother just started treatment
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2011, 05:11:25 PM »
Yay! My brother got his numbers back today:

Viral Load: 108
CD 4: 120

He's back at work fulltime, gyming... He's had a rash on his upper arms for about 4 weeks, and his doc took one look at it and said 'Why didn't you come in sooner - that's ringworm! We can clear that up in a few days...'

There's been no thrush since I last posted, he's got lots of energy (more than he has had in the year before he got PCP) and sleeps well. I'll admit the Stocrin and Truvada (Atripla) have pleasantly surprised me.

He finishes the TB meds (Rifampicin, Isoniazid) on 16 December, finished the Doxy prescription in September, was tapered off the sleeping tablets and happy pills at the same time - so it'll just be the Dapsone (for PCP) and his ARV's... and those things you suck for thrush - just incase.

Thanks to everyone here for the support, for many days in the beginning I never knew I would type this - and certainly not so soon!

Totally Ossim sweetheart.  Glad to hear everything is going so damnw ell.

 


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