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Offline latifah

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HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« on: July 01, 2008, 05:38:43 AM »
HELLO ALL WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF THIS SITE,I JUST REGISTERED HERE TODAY MY NAME IS LATIFAH IM FROM DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA EAST AFRICA WAS DIAGONISED LAST YEAR  JULY WHEN I GOT PREGNANT.
IT WAS PRETTY HARD FOR ME CAUSE MY FIANCEE DESERTED ME WHEN KNOWING I WAS GOING TO HAVE A BABY AFTER PERSUADING ME TO HAVE AN ABORTION WHICH I REFUSED TO GO THROUGH WITH IT HE LATER DISAPPEARED AND SENT ME A LETTER WITH NO FORWARDING ADDRESS SAYING HE WAS HIV POSITIVE AND I SHOULD NOT HAVE THIS BABY. MY DOCTORS ADVICED ME TO HAVE PMTCT  AND PUT ME ON MEDICATION WHEN I WAS SEVEN MONTHS MY CD4 WERE 587 AT THE TIME AND I HAD A C SECTION WHEN MY CHILD WAS JUST DELIVERED HE WAS GIVEN NEVIRAPINE SYRUP 200MG ONE SINGLE DOSE THATS IT NO OTHER MEDICINE IM PRAYING FOR GODS MIRACLE TO WORK SO THAT HE TESTS NEGATIVE AFTER ONE YEAR ..COS THAT WHAT THEY DO HERE.I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY ANOTHER DOCTOR THAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN MEDS FOR SIX WEEKS THAT DIDNT HAPPEN TO MY BABY AND WHEN I QUESTIONED THE DOCTOR WHO WAS DEALING WITH MY CASE HE SAID WHAT HE DID WAS RIGHT I SHOULD NOT WORRY BUT THIS REALLY CONFUSES ME.   MY BABY BOY IS JUST SEVEN MONTHS NOW AND IN GOOD HEALTH AND HE IS ALL I HAVE ..IT WOULD TEAR ME APART IF HE TEST SPOSITIVE IM HANGING IN THERE IS THERE ANYONE WHO WENT THROUGH THE SAME PMCT AS I AND THE BABY WAS FINE?  LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

Offline John2038

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008, 07:09:33 AM »
Hi and warm welcome ! (but very sorry for you that you are poz as well)

John (who is not too far from you :) )

Note: Capital letters ?

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008, 08:11:26 AM »
Welcome! Glad to hear your baby is in good health.

Offline latifah

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Re: Thanks My dear Friends
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2008, 09:42:06 AM »
Dear GSOgymrat and Jhon2038

Guys I really appreaciate your response wishing you guys a perfect day and John20288 I took note now Im using small letters.

Im winding up my day here it work its almost 17:00hrs will catch all of you guys tomorrow..

Stay Blessed

Offline aztecan

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2008, 09:51:15 AM »
Hey Latifah,

Welcome, glad you have joined in, though sorry for the diagnosis.

I hope you and your son continue to do well. I look forward to hearing more from you.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline rondrond

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2008, 11:37:42 AM »
Hi Latifah,

Sorry, I don't know anyone who has been through PMCTC.
but...
I did want to welcome you.
ronnie
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

Offline BT65

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2008, 11:54:11 AM »
Latifah, I'm glad you found us and I'm glad you're using our women's place. ;)
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2008, 01:38:23 PM »
Latifah -- Welcome to our forums!  I'm glad you found us, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you here.

I also plead ignorance about the standard methods in your country for PMTCT (Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission), but am sure others will chime in soon with 2nd and 3rd opinions on the care you and your child received.

Here's hoping for a happy ending with your baby's test results!

Peter Staley
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Offline justakuntrygul

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2008, 04:16:18 PM »
 :)Hello and welcome to the forum. Sorry about your diagnosis, but you have come to the right place for advice and to talk about anything that is on your mind.  I heard of a drug called AZT that a child must take for six weeks to eighteen weeks after the birth...but maybe in diferent countries they may call it different names and have different amounts of it, but be sure to read up on it. 


Offline Iggy

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2008, 05:26:58 PM »
I wanted to add my welcome to you, Latifah.

I also can offer no specific advice/expereince in regards to PMTCT but wanted to make certain you knew how happy we are to have you join the boards.


Offline anniebc

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2008, 05:43:18 PM »
Dear Latifah

I just wanted to join the rest of the guys and welcome you tot he forum, I hope you will stay around and get to know us.

I'm sure some of our beautiful ladies over in the "Womens forum" will help you out with any questions you may have so don't be shy in asking, there are a great bunch of guys here on the forum and always ready to listen and help out where they can.

Keeping you and your baby in my thoughts.

Hugs
Jan :-*
« Last Edit: July 01, 2008, 05:45:21 PM by anniebc »
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2008, 06:43:06 PM »
Hi Latifah, and welcome!  Glad you found us.  I look forward to hearing more from you, and hoping for the best possible outcome for your son.

hugs,

Alan
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2008, 07:02:27 PM »
Hello Latifah,

Welcome to the site. I hope you find plenty of support and knowledge from these forums !! I wish you and your child the very best health, and will be looking forward to hearing more from you.


All the best----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

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

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 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 latifah

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2008, 07:21:48 AM »
Everyone Hello..

Im Happy to be here and your all wonderful and have inspired me in many ways.

Peter Staley- This site is Magnificent and it reaches people around the world and we all become one finding friendship comfort and knowledge appreaciate the warm welcome.

Anniebc- Thank you and to tell you the truth the Women forum lightens up my day..cos now I can have girl to girl talk whenever I feel like it with people who understand what Im going through.

Justakuntrygul- I really appreaciate it ..keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best for my Son.

Mark--Hi what a nice smile u got there! hahahah ..keeping it real out there?...what I can say these two months I can sleep without thinking Im infected and I think thats a great step im taking thank you for being a friend

J.R.E,Alanbama,Iggy heh guys warm hugs from me and baby Adam thank you all for the warm welcome and concern

Offline YaKaMein

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Re: HELLO ALL THIS IS LATIFAH I JUST REGISTERED HERE!
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2008, 03:54:46 AM »
Hello Latifah, glad you're here in the forums and that baby Adam is doing well.
09/11 Endocrine Consult
08/11 CD4 328 14.9% VL 0
 Disc'd Bactrim DEXA -3.1 Tscore
03/11 CD4 338 14.7% VL 0
11/10 CD4 300 14.3% VL 0 <20copies
07/10 CD4 336 14.0% VL 0 DEXA -2.7 Tscore
03/10 CD4 308 13.4% VL 0 Vit D normal
01/10 Began FOTO
11/09 CD4 274 13.7% VL 0 Chol 173 Trig 131
07/09 CD4 324 13.5% VL 0 DEXA -3.1 Tscore lumbar
03/09 CD4 207 10.9% VL 0
11/08 CD4 227 10.3% VL 0 Chol 176 Trig 156
04/08 CD4 228 9.5% VL 0
01/08 CD4 194 9.0% VL 0
09/07 CD4 176 8.3% VL 0
03/07 CD4 130 9.5% VL 0 Chol 261  Trig 227
12/06 CD4 109 6.4% VL 0
09/06 CD4  88 5.5% VL und desens'd rtd to Bactrim
08/06  Began Atripla
07/06 CD4  59 5.0% VL 145 Chol 117 Trig 104
06/06  Bactrim rash, X2 Dapsone
 EFV & Truvada Chol 128 Trig 131
05/06 CD4  6 (2.0%) VL 78667 only V179D mutation Dx PC MAC

 


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