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POLL: What year do you think you got infected?

Before 1984
12 (12.4%)
1984
1 (1%)
1985
1 (1%)
1986
5 (5.2%)
1987
2 (2.1%)
1988
1 (1%)
1989
3 (3.1%)
1990
1 (1%)
1991
2 (2.1%)
1992
4 (4.1%)
1993
0 (0%)
1994
2 (2.1%)
1995
5 (5.2%)
1996
2 (2.1%)
1997
4 (4.1%)
1998
1 (1%)
1999
5 (5.2%)
2000
1 (1%)
2001
6 (6.2%)
2002
6 (6.2%)
2003
9 (9.3%)
2004
5 (5.2%)
2005
11 (11.3%)
2006
8 (8.2%)

Total Members Voted: 97

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Offline Sky

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2007, 11:01:20 PM »
I was infected January 2003, tested poz in July 2003....started showing signs and symptoms around Feb - March 2003 but blew them off.  Boy hind sight is 20/20.
Poz since 2003.

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2007, 11:05:50 PM »
Ihavehope...is that a picture of you in your profile?   :-*

LOL

We have enough here diagnosed in 2005 for a pick up basketball game.
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline OzPaul

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2007, 11:11:12 PM »
I likely became infected in June 1981 while living in NYC when I became very ill. Tested positive in 1985.

Paul

Offline Ihavehope

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2007, 11:35:33 PM »
Ihavehope...is that a picture of you in your profile?   :-*

lolz. maybe...
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 aztecan

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2007, 11:39:53 PM »
Hmmmm, looks like the before 1984 crowd gets the free trip to AMG 07, at least so far.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline poodlelover

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2007, 12:17:34 AM »
I'm pretty sure i know the exact date.  I dated this guy from 86 to 87 but the only time we did not use protection was valentines day 87 which was the last time we were a couple.  I was in night school and remember not long after that i got very sick,  fever, chills, white sores all in the back of my throat and missed 3 weeks of college.  My doc blew it off as mono and even hiv never crossed my mind.    he moved, i met someoneelse got married, and my x died of what i was told was bone and skin cancer.  still no clue.  1999 i got very sick and the last test they ran was hiv, my husband was negative so it left the x from 86 to 87.  Plus i found his sister and asked her and she verified that he died from AIDS.  So forever i have a valentines day reminder of when i was infected.
Connie

Offline HammyJ

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2007, 03:18:49 AM »
March 8th 1990, I remember waking up with the worst sore throat ever and a fever of about 104 degrees....I called my mom a few days later when things didn't seem to improve, and I remember hardly being able to hold the phone I was so weak. Didn't think about HIV....I had always played safely(or so I thought), and had had numerous neg HIV tests since they became available, and had just taken one the month before I got sick.  I lost about thirty pounds mainly because the apthous ulcers that developed in my throat didn't allow me to eat or drink. I begged to be taken to the hospital because I knew I was desperately dehydrated....the emerg dept suspected "AIDS" and chose not to admit me....even though I was a nurse and knew how badly I was dehydrated.....(I often thought if I ever ran into that attending physician I would like to kill him)....a simple IV would have made me feel a lot better. I could only take small sips of water and let it trickle down one side of my throat because of the pain from the ulcers. My bowels shut down, and I lost most of my hair from the fever...which went on for about a month.
My Doctor in my town suggested an HIV test....which of course came back negative.....I suspected I had a really bad case of mono(as I thought, wrongly, the HIV sero-conversion was something relatively mild).....
Returning home to recover under the kind care of my mom(without whom I suspect I may have died) I struggled to our local library where I found the latest edition of the Merck Manual(which is a resource guide for physicians)...there in black and white was the exact description of the sero-conversion illness I was experiencing. I returned home and my mom asked me if I had read something bad.... I guess I was completely ashen when I got home...There in was the long wait for the third HIV test, which of course I knew would come back positive......and of course it did.....almost three months to the day of becoming ill with sero-conversion illness.....it was textbook.....

I must thank the lovely lady from AIDS Vancouver(whose name I have forgotten over time) who counselled me shortly after getting the news. I suspect given how poorly I still felt and looked, I might have done something rash....she told me about the ten year survival period....and with that I perked up....realizing that a lot of treatments could develop in ten years....which in deed they did. I feel humbled that seventeen years later...I am in relatively good health and doing well.....I also try to remember those who contracted HIV earlier, and were not so fortunate in their treatment options. I remain indebted to their courage, and their tenacity in the face of overwhelming adversity....they are truly my heroes.....
HammyJ
Vancouver, BC 

Offline indyguy

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2007, 08:40:59 AM »
Man do I feel like the newbe boy 2006 >:(
Meds doing well so far.

Offline robvaz123

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2007, 09:38:41 AM »
IHAVEHOPE...

i know this is inappropriate, but PM me when you can, please.

Thanks!

Offline puertorico2006

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2007, 03:36:29 PM »
i guess i got infected sometimes between february-april of 2005 probably during some tweaking orgy  :-\ .....i should have known better  :o lol (no more tweaky for me :D)
Infected Probably: may 2005
Diagnosed: 11/2006

11/28/2006 CD4:309 / VL: 1907 No meds yet
12/27/2006 CD4:339/  VL:1649 No meds yet
  4/28/2007 CD4:550/  VL:1800 No meds :-)

Offline jyngfilm

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #60 on: February 07, 2007, 08:36:05 PM »
i was infected the night of October 10th 2005 @ about 1a.m. diagnosed Feb. 1 2006 HIV+... diagnosed Jan. 30 2007 with AIDS, started Atripla that night. Have not been back to DR. since. ~jordon
munchausen by proxy is not an out in my case

Offline heartforyou

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #61 on: February 08, 2007, 03:56:04 AM »
Quote
diagnosed Jan. 30 2007

The fight is not over yet.....far from over..

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

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #62 on: March 10, 2007, 07:16:59 AM »
I was infected January 2003, tested poz in July 2003....started showing signs and symptoms around Feb - March 2003 but blew them off.  Boy hind sight is 20/20.

Yes hind sight's 20/20. My guesstimate is 1999, no earlier than 1998 I think. Poz diagnosis spring of 2000. Blew it off. Fatigue began around 2003. Blew it off. Wasting began around 2004. Blew that off too. Fatigue progressed to absurd weakness in 2005. Couldn't ignore the signs anymore. Nearly fainted in Rockefeller Center on August 31, 2005. Rushed to the E/R that afternoon and given a referral to the in-house HIV/AIDS clinic. Found out I had 42 T-cells shortly after

Offline joemutt

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Re: What Year did you get infected?
« Reply #63 on: March 10, 2007, 07:27:07 AM »
I think 1994 but maybe 1992, anyway was the same guy I lost my head with.
Diagnosed June 1997, meds June 1997. Those were the days. :)
(I couldnt vote in this poll what;s that about, maybe I'm banned from polls only  :D  :D )

 


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