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Offline surf18

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mono
« on: June 15, 2012, 06:22:29 PM »
Grrrrr this dude i was with last friday just informed he was dx'd with Mono this week. I guess time to load up on the vitamin C. Anyone deal with Mono as an HIV'er? Is there anything I can do to prevent this mono from hitting me?
Im 42 a little old for mono wouldn't you say? ha

Offline Cojo

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Re: mono
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 06:34:24 PM »
Hey buddy - exposure doesn't necessarily equal infection, so hang tight. I use echinachea when I feel something coming on. My doc says it is OK regarding interactions with my ARV's. Mono at 42 ... next you'll need braces :)
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

Offline surf18

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Re: mono
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 06:56:40 PM »
hahahh cojo good one man! now give me my face of my youth back!
this is what i get doing them damn 19 year olds. haha

Offline surf18

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Re: mono
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 06:57:55 PM »
but for real i always thought exposure meant certain fate of a date with mono.
good chance i probably already had it and never knew it in my life I'm sure too no?

Offline buginme2

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Re: mono
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 07:07:10 PM »
Chances are at 42 years old you have already had mono.

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Re: mono
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 09:23:08 PM »
Hey buddy - exposure doesn't necessarily equal infection, so hang tight. I use echinachea when I feel something coming on. My doc says it is OK regarding interactions with my ARV's. Mono at 42 ... next you'll need braces :)

People living with hiv are not supposed to take echinacea, regardless of whether or not you're on ARTs. Do some research.
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Offline Cojo

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Re: mono
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2012, 08:47:07 PM »
Hi Ann - I actually do research extensively...probably over research! I asked my ID doctor about echinachea and he said it was no problem. I told him I has heard otherwise. He then directed me to the website he said most clinics around the world use. It is:

http://www.hiv-druginteractions.org/

When I put in Truvada and Isentress, it says there are " No clinically significant interaction expected" with a green light beside it. Now I'm really confused.
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

Offline Ann

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Re: mono
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2012, 07:22:04 AM »
Cojo, that is indeed a great website and I often use it myself. My main doctor is one of the people who put that website together and keep it updated. You can see a cute photo of him on their Meet the Team page (I think he has a wonderful smile - I used to refer to him as "The Wizard of Poz" years ago here at AM). He's Professor Saye Khoo, top line, middle photo. He's a well respected hiv pharmacologist and much-published researcher who is also the clinical director at my clinic in Liverpool.

I asked him years ago about echinacea. His explaination against its use was that it over-stimulates the immune system, thereby giving hiv too many target cells to infect. An over-simplified explanation I'm sure, but that's the basics of it. While it may not have any interactions with any hiv meds, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good thing to use. It's probably more of a no-no when a person is not yet on hiv meds.

By the way, re-reading my first response to you, I sounded a bit abrupt. I didn't mean to be rude so I apologise if it came across that way. I was in a grumpy mood that night and couldn't sleep (2:23am my time). :-\
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline Cojo

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Re: mono
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2012, 02:28:16 PM »
Hi Ann,

Don't give it a second thought and no need to apologize; you can't be super sweet all of time! I just hope the insomnia has passed.

I tend to defer to the wisdom of the doc you mention more so than the website. I have read the overstimulation theory several places. Oddly enough, when I was replying to the OP, it was like I forgot about being poz...like I have taken echinachea for 30 years! Absent mindedness or progress? Hmmm

And surf....how are you doing? Any symptoms?
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

Offline surf18

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Re: mono
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2012, 08:35:17 PM »
cojo
thanks for asking. so far so  good!!!!!loading up on the vitamin c and rolling with it man!

 


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