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Offline 2tcells

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being around sick people?
« on: November 09, 2013, 01:48:37 PM »
Ok so I got the flu shot and I wonder am I ok to be around people with the flu? I was in a small room with a kid who was coughing and had a runny nose and it was worrying me alittle bit. Also what about being around people with the common cold? Is there any illnesses I really need to avoid people with? My cd4 was 40 last time they checked 2 months ago
7-4-13 diagnosed cd4- 2      vl-220,600
8-3-13                     cd4- 4      vl- 448
9-3-13                     cd4- 40    vl- ud
11-3-13                   cd4- 54    vl-ud
1-9-14                     cd4- 62    vl- 43
4-3-14                     cd4- 110  vl-ud yay!
8-5-14                     cd4- 95    vl-ud boo

Offline Theyer

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Re: being around sick people?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 07:31:41 AM »
Hello tee,

I would advise you to not get too caught up in this thinking, especially if you live in a Urban area. Just keep to the usual precautions , observe good hygiene , trying to protect yourself from colds ,bugs is impossible. If someone has an illness that is dangerous to others they will take the precautions needed. There is not much you can do about people who don,t know or care.

As a footnote I remember the hysteria around Aids in the 80,s could you catch it from blahblah , I am not saying that you are copying this , but as well as protecting ourselves and others compassion for those who are ill must never be lost .,

You have had the flu shot , now concentrate on making those t cells Grow
Best wishes
m
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline Nic75

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Re: being around sick people?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 09:50:34 AM »
Hi 2tcells

My cd4 is 90, and I got the flu shot too, and I have the same feeling like you, when I meet sick people I try to stay away from them, I'm trying not to be hysterical about it, but sometimes it is difficult not to think about it.

So what I do is that I wash my hands often specially when I'm taking public transportation or in public places, and I avoid to keeps my fingers from my ears, eyes an nose. Does it work? I don't know, but then I feel I did the best I could, but maybe Theyer is right!

Nic
Tested positive February 2013

2/27/13 CD4 10 VL 2.000.000
3/15/13 CD4 10 VL 1700
4/4/13 CD4 90 VL 350
5/13/13 CD4 70 VL UD
7/12/13 CD4 80 VL UD
9/6/13 CD4 80 VL UD
10/25/13 CD4 90 VL UD
11/22/13 CD4 120 VL UD
2/11/14 CD4 170 VL UD
4/19/14 CD4 110 VL UD
5/29/14 CD4 160 VL UD

Offline 2tcells

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Re: being around sick people?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 01:02:44 PM »
Its hard to not think about it last time I was around a sick person I ended up being sick for 2 months until I ended up in the hospital. But I guess we will see what happens this time since im on meds now. That kid must not have had the flu because my youngest kid had the flu shot and is now this morning sick with the same symptoms.  So I cant avoid it I will probably get whatever cold it is. Just hope it dosnt get me more sick than a healthy person
7-4-13 diagnosed cd4- 2      vl-220,600
8-3-13                     cd4- 4      vl- 448
9-3-13                     cd4- 40    vl- ud
11-3-13                   cd4- 54    vl-ud
1-9-14                     cd4- 62    vl- 43
4-3-14                     cd4- 110  vl-ud yay!
8-5-14                     cd4- 95    vl-ud boo

Offline 2tcells

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Re: being around sick people?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 03:32:10 PM »
Doctor just told me to wear a mask and I wont die if I get it ill just be extra sick
7-4-13 diagnosed cd4- 2      vl-220,600
8-3-13                     cd4- 4      vl- 448
9-3-13                     cd4- 40    vl- ud
11-3-13                   cd4- 54    vl-ud
1-9-14                     cd4- 62    vl- 43
4-3-14                     cd4- 110  vl-ud yay!
8-5-14                     cd4- 95    vl-ud boo

Offline 2tcells

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Re: being around sick people?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2013, 12:14:30 PM »
Update on this. Its weird but everyone in my house got this cold except me even though im the one with the kids all the time and I was getting sneezed and cough on even my dad got it from my kids and he dosnt live with me but they are all better finally so im in the clear.
7-4-13 diagnosed cd4- 2      vl-220,600
8-3-13                     cd4- 4      vl- 448
9-3-13                     cd4- 40    vl- ud
11-3-13                   cd4- 54    vl-ud
1-9-14                     cd4- 62    vl- 43
4-3-14                     cd4- 110  vl-ud yay!
8-5-14                     cd4- 95    vl-ud boo

Offline marcmoral16

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Re: being around sick people?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2013, 02:06:02 PM »
Hey 2tcells,


Honestly you can't really worry to much about that because there are sick people all around. I definitely understand that you concerned about your low CD4 as long as you are taking your MEDS and doing all the regular sanitary stuff your fine.

Initially when I first found out and had 119 CD4 I got sick and it wasn't much worse then a person with a normal CD4 I guess.

What I'm trying to say is don't put to much into it because then your gonna start to develop bad tendencies.

All the best
Tested Positive Jan 16 2013
CD4 119 6% VL 23980
Started Complera Feb 2013
March CD4 199 9% VL 1000
May CD4 255 12% VL 334
June CD4 284 15% VL 172
Switched to Stribild middle June 2013
July CD4 325 22% VL 51
October CD4 341 23% VL UD!!
Jan 2014 CD4 343 20% VL <20
July 2014 CD4 450 26% VL <20

Offline darryaz

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Re: being around sick people?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2013, 08:49:48 PM »
Update on this. Its weird but everyone in my house got this cold except me even though im the one with the kids all the time and I was getting sneezed and cough on even my dad got it from my kids and he dosnt live with me but they are all better finally so im in the clear.

Oddly enough this has happened to me every year since I was diagnosed with HIV.  Everyone around me gets sick with colds and the flu and I don't catch anything, even after they breathe and cough on me. 

I'm praying the trend will continue.

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Re: being around sick people?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2013, 09:46:57 PM »
Being fed a daily dose of antivirals has its benefits that's for sure .

Offline darryaz

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Re: being around sick people?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2013, 10:45:55 PM »
Being fed a daily dose of antivirals has its benefits that's for sure .

I knew there had to be SOME upside.

 


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