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Offline olliederp

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hello there
« on: October 24, 2011, 02:02:55 PM »
Hi my name is Oliver. I just tested poz on September 5th. I've had some ups and downs since then but I feel like I'm dealing with it alright.  My initial cd4 was 443 and my viral load was 250,000 (ick). I've just recently started atripla and apart from the crazy dreams I haven't really had any drastic side-effects. I don't really know what else to say at the moment lol I just thought I would introduce myself. I've read through the forums and it's been very educational for me. I'm excited to interact with you guys!  ;D

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: hello there
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 02:37:52 PM »
Hey Oliver! Welcome to the forums! Sorry you had to find us, but glad you found us :)

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Offline olliederp

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Re: hello there
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 03:59:00 PM »
Thanks jkinatl2!  :)

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: hello there
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 04:12:09 PM »
Welcome to the Forums Oliver -
Hopefully, you will find support here and also contribute support.

Look forward to hearing more from you.

Once again, welcome.

-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 WillyWump

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Re: hello there
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 07:21:29 PM »
I'm excited to interact with you guys!  ;D

Welcome aboard Olliederp! We are excited to have you  ;D

That Atripla should knock out that VL in no time, glad you are not seeing any side effects other than the dreams. 

Peace out

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
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 wjaxon

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Re: hello there
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 08:24:57 PM »
Welcome to the forum Oliver.  Keep us informed of your progress.
Infected Aug 2011; Dx Sept 2011; Started meds Sept 2011 VL >10 million  CD4 258.  10/2011 VL 2890 33.6% CD4 706.  11/2011  VL 1300  CD4 778

Offline Lugzsoo

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Re: hello there
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 09:32:54 PM »
Hi

Oilver  nice to meet you and god bles you and take care

Offline olliederp

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Re: hello there
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 09:54:45 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: hello there
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 02:03:22 AM »
Hi Oliver, sorry about your diagnosis but welcome to the forums.  :)
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 Cojo

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Re: hello there
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 05:14:38 PM »
Greetings Oliver,

Only five months in here myself and a big welcome and hugs to you. A few thoughts for you. Folks said with time it gets better - it really does! I am amazed at how different my perspective and calm (and hope) is after such a short time. Hang in there.
This forum is a true gift. There are tons of very generous folks on here (Newt, Ann, BillyB for starters) who have tons of experience and are so kind in taking the time to respond to us newbies.
I've discovered that life does go on. It didn't seem like that at all; it was truly my dark night of the soul. Soon, light starts to shine again.
Hugs. Joe
May 2011 - Tested Positive
June 2011 - CD4 330   16%   VL182,000 no resistance
Oct 6, 2011 - CD4 300  20%  VL 60,000
Oct 7, 2011 - start Truvada / Isentress
Nov 29, 2011 CD4 280 26% VL 54
Feb 7 2012 CD4 260 25% UD!
Mar 20 2012 CD4 400 28%
June 2012 CD4 330 26% UD
Sept 2012 CD4 450 32% UD
Dec 2012 CD4 310 28% UD
May 2013 CD4 500 32% UD
Oct 2013 CD4 460 33% UD
May 2014 CD4 360 33% UD
Aug 2014 swap out Isentress for Tivicay
Oct 2014 CD4 320 33% UD

Offline marriedmansam

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Re: hello there
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2011, 04:52:08 AM »
Hi Ollie

welcome.

I was diagnosed a few days before you.

this forum and its knowledgeable and optimistic members are  a major support. time also helps. but I guess I too need more time to adjust. for example this infection is not now the final thing I think about before sleep or the first thing when I wake.

June/July 2011- Infected
30 Aug 2011    - First test
31 Aug 2011     - Call to tell me first test was poz

3 Sept 2011       - Joined this forum
5 Sept 2011       - clinic appointment for retest
16 Sept 2011     VL 75 400 CD4 428 and 28%
next appointment  3 Jan 2012
3 Jan 2012          - VL 71 300 CD4 460 and 23%

 


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