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Author Topic: My HIV positive friend Felix.  (Read 1750 times)

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Offline blondbeauty

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My HIV positive friend Felix.
« on: December 08, 2006, 05:49:20 AM »
I have posted about him several times. Well, yesterday I spent all day with him. He had a cd4 count of 180 in November of 2005 and never went back to the clinic.
After seeing how well am I doing on treatment, he is now ready to start treatment. But he is being operated the 18th and wants to start meds after the operation. I saw his bloodwork for the operation and his total white cell blood count is below 600. If a 25% of those cells were cd4 he would have 150cd4. He was also suffering from a very persistent cough. I am a bit worried with all this.  :-\
The only member in these forums approved by WINBA: World International Nail and Beauty Association.
Epstein Barr +; CMV +; Toxoplasmosis +; HIV-1 +.
Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
Started Sustiva-Truvada 14/August/2006
Last V.L.count (Oct 2013): Undetectable
Last CD4 count (OCT 2013): 52%= 933

Offline water duck

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Re: My HIV positive friend Felix.
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2006, 05:56:20 AM »
Juan,

Worrying is not going to help in anything,
Being there DOES !!

Hope things will be back to normal for you soon !!
Sending you good thoughts and kind regards.

Siang

Offline heartforyou

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Re: My HIV positive friend Felix.
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006, 07:00:27 AM »
YOU have inspired him.
What more can you do baby?

Hermie :-*
Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Viread, Kivexa (Epzicom),Viramune once daily

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline ACinKC

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Re: My HIV positive friend Felix.
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 10:44:49 AM »
You did your job.  And a GOOD JOB at that!

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
RIDE!!!

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: My HIV positive friend Felix.
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 10:46:04 PM »
I have posted about him several times. Well, yesterday I spent all day with him. He had a cd4 count of 180 in November of 2005 and never went back to the clinic.
After seeing how well am I doing on treatment, he is now ready to start treatment. But he is being operated the 18th and wants to start meds after the operation. I saw his bloodwork for the operation and his total white cell blood count is below 600. If a 25% of those cells were cd4 he would have 150cd4. He was also suffering from a very persistent cough. I am a bit worried with all this.  :-\

Thank you. That inspires me to do more for others

Offline Eldon

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Re: My HIV positive friend Felix.
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 11:17:52 PM »
Hey Juan,

You are a true friend for being there to support your friend Felix. He is ready to address what he needs to do in order to HELP him with his situation. You are in his life for a REASON. With this very reason, continue to be there to support him and share with him the things that you have experienced as well.


Happy Holidays!

Offline Cliff

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Re: My HIV positive friend Felix.
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2006, 03:52:12 AM »
I'm surprised they would operate on him with a low tcell count (and presumably a reasonably high viral load).  Seems like that could add to any complications from the operations, if he has any.  Is the surgery medically necessary (immediately)?  If not, he should consider delaying the surgery until after he's started treatment and is responding well.

Offline blondbeauty

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Re: My HIV positive friend Felix.
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2006, 06:00:48 AM »
In fact I tested for HIV thanks to him. So now it is my turn to help him. The Dr. who is operating him does not know about his HIV infection. he is having the operation done by his private insurance company and he does not want them to find out. Hi patelets are ok and it is a minor operation: genital warts. I hope they put him on antibiotics to prevent any possible infection.
I will be with him the day of the operation. He is telling his family he is going on holidays so I am the only one that knows what is going on....
The only member in these forums approved by WINBA: World International Nail and Beauty Association.
Epstein Barr +; CMV +; Toxoplasmosis +; HIV-1 +.
Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
Started Sustiva-Truvada 14/August/2006
Last V.L.count (Oct 2013): Undetectable
Last CD4 count (OCT 2013): 52%= 933

Offline Cliff

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Re: My HIV positive friend Felix.
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2006, 06:43:53 AM »
He will most likely get antibiotics.  If not, speak up.  Actually he should be on antibiotics anyway, because of his low tcell count.

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: My HIV positive friend Felix.
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2006, 07:26:49 PM »


   I agree with the others Blond he should be on antibiotics with his cd4 so low.   He is fortunate to have a friend like you by his side.   I hope everything works out.

  Thomas
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

 


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