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Author Topic: Diagnosed 06/2013, Treatment started 3 days ago.  (Read 1439 times)

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Offline EchaPalante

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Diagnosed 06/2013, Treatment started 3 days ago.
« on: January 20, 2014, 06:12:32 PM »
Hello All on the POZ.com forums!
I was recently diagnosed just "last" year at 22yrs. old.
And started treatment of Complera this month.
I have only been on it for 4 days so far. The only side effects I have had are extreme bloating/gas and a bad headache. Other than that, nothing else to note.

I have written this today to share some insight and look for Poz Penpals.
 :) :D 8)
Trying to stay positive with such a shi*** situation

-LivingForMe-

Offline Irish Eyes

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Re: Diagnosed 06/2013, Treatment started 3 days ago.
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 04:32:37 AM »
I was diagnosed 26/26/13 by my GP and am still waiting for appt to have blood drawn to get CD4 and VL numbers.

Was wondering if the reason for delay in you starting meds was purely due to doctors and their 'paperwork' and if this is a delay I should poss expect.
I'm located in Palm Springs and my dr. recommended to enroll in Deset Aids Project (DAP) providers of support and medical.

I expected to make appt. to enroll, see infectious disease doctor (ID), get blood drawn, all on same day, a week or so later get CD4 and VL numbers and then start meds immediately if necessary.

Oh no.  To get appt. to enroll took a week, then another appt to see case manager which was in 18 Jan. and I'm left hanging to see ID.

Trust you're well and happy. Take care. Keep in touch



10/30/13          Exposure
Mid-Nov-Jan    Seroconversion (7-8 rough wks)
12.26.2013      WB dx. HIV+
02.01.2014      OraQuick (result Negative?)
01.31.2014      VL 250700
02.03.2014      CD4  491  26%
02.26.2014      CD4  503  26%
03.05.2014      HLA B6701  not present
03.18.2014      VL 530873 (typical fluctuation)
03.21.2014      Start Stribild
04.14.2014      VL 104 after 24 doses
05.12.2014      VL 129 after 52 doses
06.10.2014      CD4 940 32%
06.11.2014      VL 87

Offline Cheltlee

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Re: Diagnosed 06/2013, Treatment started 3 days ago.
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 07:15:44 AM »
Welcome EchaPalante,

I was too diagnosed late last year (at 29) and was in a world of trouble with my health when all this came to light.

A few months on my meds and I am back at work and feel better than I have for a long, long time.

Sounds to me like you have started your Meds at the right time and all is ok, relatively speaking.

You will be fine and you will find lots of support and communication on here.

Lee 
September 2013 - Diagnosed CD4 17, VL 330,000
September 2013 - Diagnosed PCP
Started Truvada - Darunavir - Ritonavir -
Co-trimoxazole - Azithromycin
October 2013 - CD4 74, VL 5500
December 2013 - CD4 100, VL 70
February 2014 - CD4 106, VL 69

Offline Naxos

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Re: Diagnosed 06/2013, Treatment started 3 days ago.
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 10:28:54 PM »
Hi EchaPalante,

Welcome, I know this community will be helpful and supportive to you.

I was diagnosed recently too and started Complera today.  I'm curious about your side effects and how you are tolerating them now and how they progressed or resolved themselves.   Have you been taking it with a good meal? How do you feel?

Naxos



Be still, wild and young

Offline Irish Eyes

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Re: Diagnosed 06/2013, Treatment started 3 days ago.
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 10:26:29 AM »
EchaPalante, calling Echapalante, come in EchaPalante.
So how r u doing on Complera regime.
10/30/13          Exposure
Mid-Nov-Jan    Seroconversion (7-8 rough wks)
12.26.2013      WB dx. HIV+
02.01.2014      OraQuick (result Negative?)
01.31.2014      VL 250700
02.03.2014      CD4  491  26%
02.26.2014      CD4  503  26%
03.05.2014      HLA B6701  not present
03.18.2014      VL 530873 (typical fluctuation)
03.21.2014      Start Stribild
04.14.2014      VL 104 after 24 doses
05.12.2014      VL 129 after 52 doses
06.10.2014      CD4 940 32%
06.11.2014      VL 87

 


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