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Offline jeff1doug

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« on: July 24, 2012, 09:13:24 AM »
I just found this forum--just wanted to introduce myself--Jeff, 21+ years POZ, 59 years old.  I live in Watertown, MA, just across the Charles River from Boston.  I regret not being in DC now--but just couldn't afford it.  Anyway--just wanted to say Hi, and I hope to be an active member of this Forum.

Offline wolfter

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Re: New Member
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 09:24:51 AM »
Welcome Jeff, you'll find some great people here. 

Take care.

Being honest is not wronging others, continuing the dishonesty is.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: New Member
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 09:25:24 AM »
Welcome to the forums Jeff , glad you found us .
HIV 101 - Basics
HIV 101
You can read more about Transmission and Risks here:
HIV Transmission and Risks
You can read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
You can read more about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
You can read more about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
You can read more about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

Offline RWR

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Re: New Member
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 09:33:05 AM »
 Welcome Jeff nice to meet another  LTS ;D       Bobby
Hiv+ 1986


Offline denb45

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Re: New Member
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 09:37:43 AM »
LTS of 25yrs here


"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

Offline leatherman

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Re: New Member
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 11:15:46 AM »
welcome!  ;D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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"Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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Offline AlanBama

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Re: New Member
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 04:35:41 PM »
Hi Jeff, and welcome !
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline Theyer

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Re: New Member
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 05:32:30 PM »
Hello and welcome Jeff
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline Mishma

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Re: New Member
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 06:04:57 PM »
Welcome from another "newbie." Some really smart folks on this forum. There is not a day goes by that I don't learn something from them.
2016 CD4 25% UD (less than 20). 30+ years positive. Dolutegravir, Acyclovir, Clonazepam, Lisinopril, Quetiapine, Suatriptan/Naproxen, Restasis, Dorzolamide, Latanoprost, Asprin, Levothyroxine, Restasis, Triamcinolone.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: New Member
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 07:13:19 AM »

Hello Jeff !    WELCOME !

Ray 8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg






Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 4/11/16,  t-cells are at 385,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 14%

 64 years young.

Offline bear60

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Re: New Member
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2012, 12:08:12 PM »
Bear Hugs.{{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}
LTNP here.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline jm1953

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Re: New Member
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2012, 10:55:52 PM »
Welcome Jeff to the forums.  You'll find alot of advice and support you won't find elsewhere.  Great bunch of folks. 

Take care,

Positive 29 years. Diagnosed 10/1987.  Current CD 4: 720: Viral load: almost 100.  Current drug regimen, Tivicay, Emtriva, Endurant, Wellbutrin, Clonazepam, Uloric, Losartan Potassium,Allegra, Ambien, Testosterone, Nandrolone, Vicodin, Benedryl, Aspirin, lots of vitamin supplements.

Offline BT65

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Re: New Member
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2012, 05:29:05 AM »
Welcome Jeff.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

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Offline harleymc

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Re: New Member
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2012, 08:33:03 PM »
Good to have you with us.

mmmmmm fresh meat. OMG did I just type that?

Offline Billy B

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Re: New Member
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2012, 12:19:11 PM »
Hello, hello, hello and welcome!
Billy B
VL 4420 CD4 340 CD4% 24   3/15/10 Started I&T
VL  UD   CD4 340 CD4% 26.5 05/13/10
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.1 08/3/10
VL  UD   CD4 310 CD4% 28.4 11/22/10
VL  UD   CD4 420 CD4% 27.9 02/11/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 26.4 06/08/11
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.7 09/23/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.3 01/20/12
VL  UD   CD4 430 CD4% 28.8 05/11/12
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.1 09/07/12
VL  UD   CD4 390 CD4% 32.3 03/14/13
VL  UD   CD4 450 CD4% 29.8 09/10/13
VL  UD   CD4 430 CD4% 31.0 04/29/14
VL  UD   CD4 520 CD4% 34.8 11/05/15
VL  UD   CD4 440 CD4% 33.5 03/10/15

Offline LongTimeSurvivor

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Re: New Member
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2012, 08:24:19 PM »
Howdy...welcome...would say to the club but you've already been a member for 21 years. Lots of really good people in this segment. I'm the outlier...I didn't start medication until about two-three years ago. And then only because the recommendations as to when to start medication had changed. So spent most of my life drug free. Most likely got infected when I was 20.

However there are a lot of people on here who lived through the early drugs and now live with the aftereffects. They know stuff...ask them questions...listen to them...they have hard earned knowledge.
Of course it's important. It's an email...

Offline leatherman

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Re: New Member
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2012, 08:49:22 PM »
I hope to be an active member of this Forum.
well, I hope you do come back sometime soon Jeff, and let us know all is well. You've only posted the one time (that was about two weeks ago) and have haven't even been back to AM in nearly a week now. Hopefully life has just gotten in your way, in a good way ;D, and you'll be back around soon to tell us what Summer fun you've been up to. ;)

leatherman (aka mIkIE)

So we put our hands up like the ceiling canít hold us
"Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

chart from 1992-2015

Offline aztecan

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Re: New Member
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2012, 10:19:16 AM »
Howdy Jeff,

Glad you have joined in. I look forward to hearing more from you.


"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline OneTampa

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Re: New Member
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2012, 09:53:18 PM »
Welcome!  Come on in and sit a spell.

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