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Offline PozMx

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last year...
« on: August 22, 2015, 12:32:14 AM »
last year i was diagnosed on June, at the beginning of August i started to take truvada and kaletra, in December i tested UD. Last July i tested UD again but my CD4 are just 135 the Doctor said some people never have more than 200 and maybe I'm one of those bus as long as I'm UD there's nothing to worry about.
Before i tested positive i used to get sick almost every 3 months now I only got a flu once in a whole year so i think I'm healthier than before...
Now a year later I feel normal, I'm not afraid and even when a guy rejected me because I'm positive I feel really good with my current life.
Have you guys ever heard that when eagles turn 20 they rip off their feathers and claws and break their peak if the eagle survives it will live another 20 years. I think something like that happened to me, only that for me was at 35 luckily the feathers grew again and now i fly higher, faster and I'm stronger.
I think HIV gave me a reason to find happiness and look new goals.
Honestly I was a really negative and angry person now I'm some one different.

Offline mecch

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Re: last year...
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2015, 09:19:55 AM »
Hello.  Glad to hear you feel so well.

That said, if your CD4 is under 200, there is usually some concern about that...  You take only HIV medicine?  No antibiotics?  Where do you live?
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline leatherman

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Re: last year...
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2015, 04:47:23 PM »
but my CD4 are just 135 the Doctor said some people never have more than 200 and maybe I'm one of those bus as long as I'm UD there's nothing to worry about.
Before i tested positive i used to get sick almost every 3 months now I only got a flu once in a whole year so i think I'm healthier than before...
your doctor is entirely right. Often people who have a very low cd4 count take longer to have cd4 recovery and often have a lower rise. And of course, it's not about how many cd4s you have (though more than 200 seems to be the level a "healthy" person needs to have); but about how well they work. For some people 300 keeps them healthy and robust while others with counts >1000 have issues. Quite a number of people here have lived healthy lives for several decades with cd4 counts >200 and <400

as long as you can obtain and sustain being Undetectable, your immune system will do the rest :)
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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