Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 24, 2014, 08:43:45 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 24282
  • Latest: Cincy
Stats
  • Total Posts: 650329
  • Total Topics: 49649
  • Online Today: 259
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 7
Guests: 108
Total: 115

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: New To Forum Also  (Read 2902 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Fisher

  • Member
  • Posts: 283
New To Forum Also
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:03:28 PM »
Suspected ARS in December of 1982.  Tested positive 12 years ago. 28-29 years infected.
One of the ‘most fortunate,’ until recently.  I always had a CD4+ around 850, VL around 2,000. Been in studies at NIH for 9 years having, white blood cells drawn for vaccine research twice a year.

Unfortunately, after all these years, the virus finally mutated and found a way around my relative immunity.  Last CD4+ 480, VL 139,000.  Started Altripla two weeks ago.  Well cared for at Mass General. Experiencing some side effects.

I live in a very small rural community in Maine. No support groups up here.  I guess going through all the turd that most feel when they first discover they are positive, although I’ve known for ages.  All of a sudden it is “life or death,” rather than participating in the scientific process of ending this nightmare for all of us.  Besides health ambivalence now, a major ego blow. No more “being special and somewhat unique.”

Looking for some support or friendship or help during these early days. Don’t know what to expect or where I am going. Doc says HIV will in no way play a significant role in the longevity of my life.  But still feeling pretty hurt and harmed, and not sure what’s coming next.

-fisher
- fisher
09/22 CD 385 %22 VL UD
07/14 CD 391 %20 VL UD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL <20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL <20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL <20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL  22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL <20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL 320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL 1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 – Western Blot
05/83 – 04/98 - Monogamous Partner Being Negative
ARS - LA '82

Offline thunter34

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,326
  • His name is Carl.
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 10:53:43 PM »
Hey there.  Welcome, Fisher.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline aztecan

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,430
  • 29 years positive, 57 years a pain in the butt
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 11:04:58 PM »
Hey Fisher,

Welcome! I've been around a while, too, but been on meds for more than 16 years.

Glad you have joined in.

HUGS,

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

Offline tednlou2

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,085
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 11:20:40 PM »
Welcome to the forums.  I don't think I've seen two new members in one day.  I'm glad you both found this place and are participating.  Thanks for your work in research. 

Looking forward to hearing more from you.

Ted

Offline wolfter

  • Member
  • Posts: 4,752
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 08:57:33 AM »
Welcome to our little club. ;)  I can totally relate to living in a small rural community without local support.  Becoming a regular member has negated that and I hope you find as much value and support here as I have.

Take care and best wishes.

Wolfie
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline mecch

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,174
  • red pill? or blue pill?
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 09:52:27 AM »
Suspected ARS in December of 1982.  Tested positive 12 years ago. 28-29 years infected.
One of the ‘most fortunate,’ until recently.  I always had a CD4+ around 850, VL around 2,000. Been in studies at NIH for 9 years having, white blood cells drawn for vaccine research twice a year.

Amazing run, lucky you!

Unfortunately, after all these years, the virus finally mutated and found a way around my relative immunity.  Last CD4+ 480, VL 139,000.  Started Altripla two weeks ago.  Well cared for at Mass General. Experiencing some side effects.

Sorry to hear the run had to end.  :-\

I live in a very small rural community in Maine. No support groups up here.  I guess going through all the turd that most feel when they first discover they are positive, although I’ve known for ages.  All of a sudden it is “life or death,” rather than participating in the scientific process of ending this nightmare for all of us.  Besides health ambivalence now, a major ego blow. No more “being special and somewhat unique.”

Looking for some support or friendship or help during these early days. Don’t know what to expect or where I am going. Doc says HIV will in no way play a significant role in the longevity of my life.  But still feeling pretty hurt and harmed, and not sure what’s coming next.

-fisher

Why do you think your "ego" is invested in your immune response?  I dunno.  You've lived through it ALL.  You must know quite a but about HIV and how immune defenses is a bit of a crap shoot.  You even know now that your virus mutated, unfortunately, ending your long run...  So what has this got to do with ego?  Hurt and harmed??  I am curious, I would like to understand this a bit better, if you care to flesh it out some more.   Geez you participated for a very long time in science that can help us all. Pat yourself on the back and don't take your infection's new virulence as meaning anything about your value or self esteem.

I want to welcome you and reiterate what your Doctor says.  Really, its not life or death for you. 

Its drugs and life...   A lot of us get this message now pretty quickly, when we seroconvert.  The ID's tell us - please, don't put on a mindset from the old days.. The drugs are great, you will be fine.  It takes some of us a bit longer than others but most people eventually chill out.  This never had to sink in, for you, because it wasn't necessary. But now that you will take drugs, and you HAVE heard the message, that your life goes on as planned, and you won't be getting sick, I hope you have a new blessing, and chill out quickly enough.   A few months into the HAART I think you'll look back to this moment and be relieved that the stress and fear and anguish is gone.



“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline The_Countess

  • Member
  • Posts: 17
  • HIV Royalty
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 10:11:25 AM »
Welcum little fish.
The Countess.  Enjoying my HIV since 1992.  Cocktails added in 1998.

Offline mikeyb39

  • Member
  • Posts: 948
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 04:18:13 PM »
Welcome to the forum! ;)
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD

Offline mitch777

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,745
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 04:48:44 PM »
Hi Fisher and welcome!

you will find great support here. i have been + since oct. 1982 and was slow to progress with few issues for many years as well.

there are so many med options now that were not available in the early days as mecch said.

hang in and try to stay optimistic!

32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline Fisher

  • Member
  • Posts: 283
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2012, 07:20:32 PM »
Thank you all for your welcoming. Much appreciated.

The ego bust, simply that I felt special and unique and thought I was part of the process for the cure.  The truth, I am in the same life-boat as everyone else. The good part. I am here now. We are here now, and can live to full extent and longevity as anyone, everyone.

I know quite a bit about research and HIV. Things like, although is seems otherwise, there's no difference whatsoever between a VL of 87 or a VL of 147.  But I do not yet know how to say to another . . . do  not fret or worry. 

Still fretting :-)

-fisher
- fisher
09/22 CD 385 %22 VL UD
07/14 CD 391 %20 VL UD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL <20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL <20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL <20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL  22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL <20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL 320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL 1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 – Western Blot
05/83 – 04/98 - Monogamous Partner Being Negative
ARS - LA '82

Offline mecch

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,174
  • red pill? or blue pill?
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2012, 10:28:58 PM »
Fisher - all those years and years you were researched DID help the fight against HIV. 

Also, are you sure you will no longer be of interest to science?  Just wondered on that point. They said, oh go away, you're of no use to us anymore??

“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline Fisher

  • Member
  • Posts: 283
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2012, 04:00:28 PM »
They fly my down from Maine and put me up.  But I think that as I am now on medication I no longer can be considered as part of the LTNP cohort.  Maybe other studies.  You would think being so steady for so long then having an almost overnight viral control collapse could help the sceintists in their knowlege as what changes in the blood or immune system when viral escape occurs.  Will know in a few months whether or not I am invited back down to NIH.  Too "deflated" right now to call and ask. I doubt it.

-fisher
- fisher
09/22 CD 385 %22 VL UD
07/14 CD 391 %20 VL UD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL <20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL <20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL <20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL  22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL <20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL 320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL 1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 – Western Blot
05/83 – 04/98 - Monogamous Partner Being Negative
ARS - LA '82

Offline Fisher

  • Member
  • Posts: 283
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2012, 04:22:48 PM »
A long, long time ago, for an unrelated health issue, I took an HIV “phone test.” When I called, a recorded voice said, “we are now switching you over to a counselor.” I hung up immediately. This was just when the first success with triple-drug therapy was beginning to be reported.

Learning I was infected with HIV kind of drove me a bit crazy.

Then, I learned how to use the Internet and tried learning all I could about HIV.  I realized that something was very, very, wrong, but very, very good, something very strange was happening with my CD4+ and VL.  Having been in a monogamous relationship for 12 years and my partner ending up negative, I should have been very ill by then.

Finding out I had immunity made we twice as crazy, feeling special and gifted. I quickly connected and plugged into the researchers, first at Mass General, then at NIH.

And I’m in the same situation again. Like I just discovered for the first time that I am HIV positive.  Finding that I am vulnerable has once again made crazy.  And all my Internet research now points to new things that are very scary.

I am 56, not a cute cub anymore. Well. Maybe still a little cute. . . And what I read is that HIV can make older people age faster and have other types of normal aging problems, just quicker.

Getting my first CD4+ and VL since starting meds on Tuesday.  Not sure if the meds are working or if my body is tolerating the meds or having other issues. 

After that hurdle, if all goes well, I hope for “smoother times” and the disciplined “long haul” of drug taking to continue to defeat this enemy of mine.

-Fisher
- fisher
09/22 CD 385 %22 VL UD
07/14 CD 391 %20 VL UD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL <20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL <20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL <20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL  22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL <20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL 320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL 1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 – Western Blot
05/83 – 04/98 - Monogamous Partner Being Negative
ARS - LA '82

Offline mecch

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,174
  • red pill? or blue pill?
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2012, 04:51:16 PM »
Maybe you need to step back from the Internet research if you are "learning" things that, from a distance, sound alarmist if not also downright inaccurate.

Also, you are not "immune", you were from the get go HIV positive. There are some people who ARE immune but if you are positive, you are not one of them.

Going forward, you can think about your many years contributing to the science as your big contribution to the fight against HIV and AIDS.

HAART is very effective. I don't know what you are reading but you should probably look forward to a normal life this year, and the following years, and a normal life span. 

I hope when the crisis and fear wears off, you can find value in your uniqueness and your specialness and that your worth doesn't have anything to do with this stupid virus.  Find something about your life, your work, your friends or family, your projects, to see as valuable and your special contribution to the world.  Something that does not have anything to do with HIV - either being just another HIV+ person on HAART, or having once been a long term non-progressor. 

 
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline Fisher

  • Member
  • Posts: 283
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2012, 12:42:09 PM »
gracias mecch!

-fisher
- fisher
09/22 CD 385 %22 VL UD
07/14 CD 391 %20 VL UD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL <20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL <20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL <20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL  22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL <20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL 320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL 1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 – Western Blot
05/83 – 04/98 - Monogamous Partner Being Negative
ARS - LA '82

Offline WillyWump

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,282
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2012, 05:52:16 PM »
Hi Fish,

Mecch has pretty much covered it all but jsut wanted to say welcome aboard it's good to have you here and thank you for your contribution to research all those years ;)

-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
.

Offline Fisher

  • Member
  • Posts: 283
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2012, 07:46:04 PM »
Just back from the doc in Mass.

The first hurdle over. My body has had no adverse effect to Altripla. And the only issue, besides excessive farting, is taking two or three hours to fall alseep.

The doc says it could be 3 months before reaching undetectable. I thought the meds shut down replication immediately. That surprises me.

Beginning to return back into balance. Although I've been infected for a very long time, I think I experienced the viral escape and being for the first time vulnerable as if I just found out I was postive for the first time.

It was very tough on me. Threw me way out of balance in heart and mind . . . for an absolute fruit loop.  I have great empathy for eveyone newly diagnosed now.

Lots of fretting and fear that did me no good at all. My next hurdle, to see if the meds are working.  This time, I'm not gonna drive myself nuts worring about it.

-fisher








« Last Edit: November 13, 2012, 07:50:02 PM by Fisher »
- fisher
09/22 CD 385 %22 VL UD
07/14 CD 391 %20 VL UD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL <20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL <20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL <20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL  22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL <20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL 320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL 1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 – Western Blot
05/83 – 04/98 - Monogamous Partner Being Negative
ARS - LA '82

Offline mecch

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,174
  • red pill? or blue pill?
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2012, 08:40:40 AM »
Just back from the doc in Mass.

The first hurdle over. My body has had no adverse effect to Altripla. And the only issue, besides excessive farting, is taking two or three hours to fall alseep.

The doc says it could be 3 months before reaching undetectable. I thought the meds shut down replication immediately. That surprises me.

Beginning to return back into balance. Although I've been infected for a very long time, I think I experienced the viral escape and being for the first time vulnerable as if I just found out I was postive for the first time.

It was very tough on me. Threw me way out of balance in heart and mind . . . for an absolute fruit loop.  I have great empathy for eveyone newly diagnosed now.

Lots of fretting and fear that did me no good at all. My next hurdle, to see if the meds are working.  This time, I'm not gonna drive myself nuts worring about it.

-fisher

The HAART will work. Though its human to worry about it.

Getting a diagnosis in the years you go yours, was a helluva lot worse than today.  Today most newly diagnosed should get the same message pretty quickly from the doctor: "HAART works, HIV infection is manageable, please go with your life as planned...."
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline Perfect_Storm

  • Member
  • Posts: 9
  • Vigilance is the price of Liberty
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2012, 06:29:25 PM »
Hey I'm just dropping in to say best wishes and I hope you will feel better. If you ever need a friend you can always drop me a message =]

Offline drewm

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,187
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2012, 07:32:24 PM »
HAART is a wonderful thing! Welcome to the forums  ;)
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

TRIUMEQ - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE - PRAVASTATIN - CIALIS


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline Fisher

  • Member
  • Posts: 283
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2012, 09:12:10 PM »
My doc said it was "great and terrific." in 2 1/2 weeks on Altripla my VL went for 159,000 to 1,200.  While not undetectable, there's an excellent chance that is right around the corner!

-fisher
- fisher
09/22 CD 385 %22 VL UD
07/14 CD 391 %20 VL UD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL <20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL <20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL <20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL  22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL <20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL 320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL 1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 – Western Blot
05/83 – 04/98 - Monogamous Partner Being Negative
ARS - LA '82

Offline mecch

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,174
  • red pill? or blue pill?
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2012, 11:14:21 PM »
OK. You'll get to undetectable.  But please don't get disappointed if its not next week.  The last couple hundred can be real sticklers and hang on for quite a while.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline Anqueetas

  • Member
  • Posts: 116
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2012, 01:14:05 AM »
Welcome and I'm glad that u r doing well Fisher.

best wish
ARS, hospitalized for very high fever-July 2011
diagnosed HIV positive - October 16 2011
CD4 460 19.5% VL 49000 - late October 2011
CD4 625 19.5% VL 50030 - January 2012
CD4 369 19% VL 69000 - March 2012
Start Sustiva+ Truvada - April 17 2012
CD4 524 24.5% VL UD - August 22 2012
Switch to Nevirapine+Truvada
CD4 490 26% VL UD - November 2012
CD4 539 29% VL UD - February 2013
CD4 621 28% VL UD - May 2013

Offline drewm

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,187
Re: New To Forum Also
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2012, 02:57:55 PM »
Agree with meech. Give it some time. Your VL is definitely headed in the right direction.  ;)
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

TRIUMEQ - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE - PRAVASTATIN - CIALIS


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.