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Offline Salteen

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« on: December 15, 2006, 11:08:27 AM »
I am new to the AIDSmeds Community, although  I am certainly not new to HIV/AIDS.  I have had it since I was born and am now 22.  I have a lot of "living with HIV" experiences but never really any support system whateversoever.  So I decided to sign up here and check it out  :)

Offline ACinKC

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006, 11:11:39 AM »
Hello and welcome to our lovely community.  I am sure you will find this site is very informational, helpful and also loving and accepting of lots of different opinions.  This site will be what you make of it.  It can be dysfunctional and frustrating at times but mostly its warm and inviting.

Feel free to post as much or as little as you like about yourself at the time you feel it is appropriate.  I personally have put my entire life on this site and it has yet to bite back.  I consider this place a second family to me and love being here and sharing what I can with those I can.

Anyway…. Welcome, you have received my canned greeting deeming you WORTHY of further communication!!!

LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Hello
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2006, 11:18:26 AM »
Welcome to the forum Salt. You will find that you can ask all the questions you like or share your thoughts. It's all up to you in what you say or ask.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Hello
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2006, 11:44:35 AM »
I am new to the AIDSmeds Community, although  I am certainly not new to HIV/AIDS.  I have had it since I was born and am now 22.  I have a lot of "living with HIV" experiences but never really any support system whateversoever. 

Til now, that is. Welcome. You can search for past articles on the main poz.com page about teens and young adults who were born with HIV. Hope that helps a little. You'll learn a lot here and laugh a lot too

Offline Ihavehope

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Re: Hello
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2006, 11:48:25 AM »
I am also new to the forum and to HIV. 22 years and strong, that is very inspiring.
Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline Teresa

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Re: Hello
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2006, 12:00:31 PM »

Glad you found us! There is a great bunch of people here.

Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)

Offline Jnm594

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Re: Hello
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2006, 01:23:02 PM »
Welcome to the forums. Some post all the time but there are also a lot of "lurkers" like me who post very infrequently. There is a lot of great information and a lot of great people here! I check it out daily because you never know what you'll find!!!

 :-* :-* :-*
When it gets hard I always listen to my favorite song of all time..........


Offline Longislander

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Re: Hello
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2006, 01:59:42 PM »
Hi Salteen, welcome to Aidsmeds. It's a great place for support! Get comfortable here, and share whatever you'd like!

infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Hello
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006, 02:09:20 PM »
Welcome aboard. Having HIV all your life gives you a perspective that most people on here don't have. I'm interested in hearing anything you would like to share.


Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2006, 02:42:06 PM »
Hello Again,

Just got back from lunch and wanted to formally welcome you to the forums. I responded earlier to a PM you had sent me the other day. Sorry I was late getting back with ya !! Every once in I while I get in those non-communicative moods. you know what I mean? :P

A little about me. I am 55 years of age. Diagnosed positive in 1985, and began my first round of meds in October of 2003, with  t-cell count of 16 and viral load of 500,000. I was certainly one sick puppy !! But doing pretty well these days, except for the neuropathy, and occassional fatigue!!

All the best-----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 9/16/16,  t-cells are at 501,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 12%

 65 years young.

Offline DanielMark

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Re: Hello
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2006, 02:45:39 PM »
Hi Salteen,

I've been Poz nearly as long as you've been alive. Interesting to hear from someone who's been Poz since birth. Looking forward to reading more about your experiences.

Old Fart Daniel  ;)



Offline pozguy75

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Re: Hello
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2006, 03:03:14 PM »
welcome aboard Salteen! Nice to have you here!
Dx 2005

Offline poet

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Re: Hello
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2006, 03:08:39 PM »
Welcome to the forums!  I'm glad that you have let us start to know you and hope that you will feel encouraged at least every once in a while to make comments so that we get to know you even better.  Best, Win
Winthrop Smith has published three collections of poetry: Ghetto: From The First Five; The Weigh-In: Collected Poems; Skin Check: New York Poems.  The last was published in December 2006.  He has a work-in-progress underway titled Starting Positions.

Offline Amosboy

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Re: Hello
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2006, 07:52:05 PM »
Good luck and welcome aboard...from your new family of friends.

"Love isn't love unless it's not painfully absurb."

-Charlotte Martin

Offline Eldon

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Re: Hello
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2006, 08:31:01 PM »
Hello Salteen!

Indeed it was an excellent choice for you to join our community here on AM. As you participate and interact you will experience yourself.

In my own way, I wish to extend to you a WARM WELCOME here at the AM forums. Here you will find the encouragement, communication, understanding, support, some cries, some laughter, and many of your questions relating to HIV/AIDS answered.

The Handshake Of Reassurance

We have a great group of Real People who will listen as well as answer you. We are here to Encourage, Learn, and Help one another as we all walk on our journey in this life.

With the consideration of implementing a Positive Mental Attitude, it will also assist you on your journey in this life as well as having a Positive Impact on your immune system and your overall health.

In fact, through your Positive Mental Attitude, it will help you push forward through ALL of the obstacles on your path that you are now walking on.

Talking and sharing our experiences with other people helps us see that we are not the only ones with problems. Feel free to come and vent with whatever is on your mind from time-to-time.

Often the act of writing and the ability to “SEE” your feelings leads to therapeutic insights and solutions..

In the interim, you may want to start taking a multi-vitamin, and some Omega 3, because it is all up to YOU where YOU want to be.

Exercise at least three times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes per day, as this will do you good to help keep that unecessary stress away.

"Don't Give Up, Don't Give In... Cause it is ALL within you to WIN!"


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