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Author Topic: My story and hopes for a New Year  (Read 2169 times)

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Offline mstevens

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My story and hopes for a New Year
« on: December 28, 2011, 07:29:38 PM »
Hi, I'm new to the forum. About 6 weeks ago in November I had to stay in hospital for a few days with an infection. Doctor came 6 hours after entering the hospital to tell me that I had tested positive - got tested without being asked if I minded. At the time, I had just come out of a long-term, monogamous relationship - he was being abusive emotionally, verbally and physically. He did not know that he was positive and then I found out he had lied to me about being tested, he just assumed he was negative whereas I did get tested with the right window period and was negative. Anyway, let bygones be bygones..Three weeks after testing poz and leaving the hospital I started Atripla with a CD4 count of 60, around 12%. Doc said that I am most probably one of the 'unlucky' ones with a fast progressing virus. Scary stuff and scary times but trying to be strong and dealing with everything one day after another. Feeling lucky and thankful to have been diagnosed even at an advanced stage. Wishing everyone well for the New Year.  xx
M.

Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: My story and hopes for a New Year
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 12:39:03 AM »
Welcome to the board, sucks you had to find out in a hospital but Atripla is a awesome pill and should help you out.
April 2010- tested neg.
Oct-Dec 2010- Came in contact time frame
March 29 2011- tested positive
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22% (Hometown hospital)
April 10 2011-  First Actual Appointment
April 11 2011-  CD4 576 VL 11898  44% (Out of state hospital)
May 09 2011- Genotype test no resistance
Jun  02 - CD4 363 VL 22,850  (Hometown hospital)
July 11 2011 - CD4 372 @25% 41,000 (Out of state hospital)
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
Sept 1 2011- CD4 485 VL 73
Oct 17 2011- CD4 389 VL UD @ 25%
Nov 21 2011- CD4 424 VL UD @ 31%
Mar 12 2012- CD4 504 VL UD @ 35%
May 14 2012- CD4 630 VL UD @ 43%
Aug 17 2012- CD4 689 VL UD @ 45%
Nov  6 2012 - CD4 659 VL UD @ 42%
Dec 17 2012 - CD4 859 VL UD @ 48% (out of state hospital)
Mar 18 2013 - CD$ 867 VL UD @ 44%

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: My story and hopes for a New Year
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 10:57:34 AM »
Hi M,

Welcome.

Seems like you are dealing with the news about your status in a very straightforward manner and taking the steps necessary to keep you healthy.

It's a big change in your life of course, but you're getting medical care which is a good start for you. You may finding yourself having all sorts of questions as well as thoughts and feelings.

You're always welcome to come here to ask about anything that's on your mind or just to talk. There's a world of experience and knowledge you can draw upon here.

Again, welcome. 

Andy Velez

 


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