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Offline RapidRod

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Finally
« on: March 15, 2012, 04:28:22 PM »
Just got off the phone with my ID doctor, 0% histo for the past 11 months took me off noxafil, 480 CD4 28%, undetectable. Dropping the Atripla for Complera. It's been 7 years since first taking antifungal medication and finally the histo is gone. I may go get a steak and a milk shake.

Offline Ann

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Re: Finally
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 04:35:56 PM »
Congratulations Rodney. It's about damn time! :)
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Re: Finally
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 04:37:19 PM »
Just got off the phone with my ID doctor, 0% histo for the past 11 months took me off noxafil, 480 CD4 28%, undetectable. Dropping the Atripla for Complera. It's been 7 years since first taking antifungal medication and finally the histo is gone.

Congratulations!  I'm impressed with your perseverance.

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I may go get a steak and a milk shake.

At the very least! :)
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Re: Finally
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 04:51:37 PM »
Just got off the phone with my ID doctor, 0% histo for the past 11 months took me off noxafil, 480 CD4 28%, undetectable. Dropping the Atripla for Complera. It's been 7 years since first taking antifungal medication and finally the histo is gone. I may go get a steak and a milk shake.

CONGRATS!  ;D
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Offline jackfrost

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Re: Finally
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 07:34:10 PM »
Congrats!!

Offline surf18

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Re: Finally
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 08:35:35 PM »
pardon my ignorance but what is histo?

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Finally
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 10:03:24 PM »
What great news!

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Finally
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 11:01:45 PM »
pardon my ignorance but what is histo?
Short for Histoplasmosis. I had Disseminated  Histoplasmosis. It's a fungal disease.

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Finally
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 01:14:11 PM »
Great  news  Rod.... perseverence pays....

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Offline Joe K

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Re: Finally
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2012, 02:11:13 PM »
Congrats Rod.  Seven years to clear an infection is insane.  Enjoy that steak and shake.

Joe
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Offline wolfter

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Re: Finally
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 03:40:19 PM »
Good ole Ohio River Fever.  I've known many from down home who came down with this.  Glad you're finally done with it.

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Offline RAB

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Re: Finally
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 03:42:47 PM »
Roddles:

Your Histo infection has always worried me more than HIV.  You've been through so much with it.  I can't even imagine.

But now it's gone, and I'd say not only should you have a steak and milkshake, you should celebrate with all kinds of debauchery.

I'm happy for you buddy.

RAB   :-*

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: Finally
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 05:31:06 PM »
Congratulations!  Must be a huge relief...
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

Offline Jody

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Re: Finally
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 06:14:59 PM »
Good to hear you are over your health nightmare Rod, better days ahead.

Jody
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Finally
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 10:17:03 PM »
It's been 7 years since first taking antifungal medication and finally the histo is gone. I may go get a steak and a milk shake.

That's great news Rodney !! Congrats !!

Ray
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Finally
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2012, 12:03:06 AM »
So happy to hear the good news.  I say, have 2 steaks and 2 shakes!!

Mike
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Re: Finally
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2012, 04:37:57 PM »
Congrats, Rodney!
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Finally
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2012, 09:42:06 PM »
Hey Roddles,

This is wonderful news. I know it has been a struggle, and not always an easy one.

I think this definitely calls for a rib eye and a large, chocolate shake, or maybe, vanilla.

HUGS,

Mark
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