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Offline rjoh

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« on: July 30, 2011, 11:21:34 PM »
I have been lurking on aidsmeds since January 2011 and these forums shortly thereafter. I was hospitalized between Christmas and New Year 2010 with bacterial pneumonia and was informed I was HIV positive. I don't really remember too much of my initial counts...I believe the VL was above 800,000 and the CD4 was slightly above 200. I started on Atripla and sulfameth/trimesomethingsomething right away. I've had lab work done twice...in March 2011, the VL was down to 775 and the CD4s were up to 312. In June 2011, the VL was 75 and the CD4s up to 369.

My next labs aren't until September, so hopefully the trend will continue.

I am learning a lot from you folks and I appreciate your candid responses.


Offline emeraldize

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 11:47:39 PM »
Hello Rjoh,

Welcome to the forums. Glad to read that you're having a good turnaround on medications.


Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Hello
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 11:52:47 PM »
Welcome to the forums Rjoh -
glad you decided to start participating.
Hopefully, in the time you have been reading through the threads, you have found that we are a family with a lot of personalities and opinions; humorous; no nonsense; serious; happy; angry; sad.... and a host of other emotions --- hopefully, you have also found that we are supportive.

Glad you found us.  Look forward to hearing more from you.

September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
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 anniebc

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Re: Hello
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 12:02:05 AM »
Hi rjoh

Welcome to the forums, it's good to see you are heading in the right direction, keep up the good work.

Don't be frightened to ask questions, the guys here will do all they can to answer them for you, and give you any support you need.

Keep checking in.

Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: Hello
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 01:08:51 AM »
Welcome Rjoh! Welcome and great news on the positive trend in your labs :)
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline buginme2

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Re: Hello
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 01:31:57 AM »
Hi! Good to hear your on the mend.
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