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Author Topic: Am I a LTS?  (Read 1849 times)

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Offline pozswm

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Am I a LTS?
« on: March 02, 2013, 04:30:34 PM »
WOW just found this site! I never thought 18 years ago that I would even make it this far as I had horrible misinformed doctors back then. I was infected in 1993 but did not find out until 1995. Glad to find this group! Hello, Hola, Bon Jour, Hallo,Shalom, Hoi, Aloha etc
BTW - SWM stands for "super"woman not single white male...lol
Just a play on acronyms :)
Diagnosed 1995 infected 8/1993

Online Jeff G

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Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 04:40:49 PM »
Welcome to the forums , so glad you found us ! .

Offline mitch777

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Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 04:52:45 PM »
Welcome aboard Pozswm! :)
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

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Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 09:45:38 PM »
Welcome!
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Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 05:01:04 PM »
Ola! (In Punta Cana right now)
- fisher
07/14 CD 391 %20 VL UD
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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
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Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 06:49:52 PM »
I just found this forum also. I was diagnosed in 96, Im sure I was infected in 89. Am I LTS?

Offline mitch777

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Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2013, 07:40:50 AM »
welcome to the forums robusto!
glad you found us. :)
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Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2013, 07:53:23 AM »
I just found this forum also. I was diagnosed in 96, Im sure I was infected in 89. Am I LTS?

Hi Robusto, welcome to the forums.

Yes, you do qualify under the definition of an LTS we use here. You can find that definition in this sub-forum's Welcome Thread. Please read the entire Welcome Thread (and any other Welcome Threads that appear in various sub-forums), but the relevant part for you is this:


This forum is a safe place for long-term survivors (LTS), defined as people living with HIV who tested positive for the virus before the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in 1996.


As you were diagnosed in '96, you just qualify. :)

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Offline whodofla

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Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013, 11:36:41 PM »
I guess I qualify too.  Diagnosed in 89, confident I was infected in late 86 or early 87.  Just read the thread about hitting the 30 year mark.  It really is amazing, from the bad old days of a single drug (AZT) for treatment to undetectable viral loads.  Any one take the big horse pill DDI tablets that needed to be dissolved first. Then who can forget the desperate search for a bathroom while driving.

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Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2013, 09:15:19 AM »
Welcome, whodofla

YES I remember DDI, I used to crush it up, and mix it with half a glass of water

horrible stuff, started taking AZT in AUG of 87 and then added DDI in late 88/89

and YES, you really needed a bathroom, and an extra change of skivvies underwear

and if you wore a jock, like I did most of the time, you really needed to have an

extra pair of Levis-button-fly 501's.............aah memories, those were the days


HUGS

DEN  :D
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