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Forums Gatherings / Re: Monthly virtual gathering - 2023
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 03:13:12 pm »
If anyone who has not already signed up wants to join, just let me know here or through PM, and ill add you for the upcoming meet.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Tested Positive 2 Days Ago
« Last post by philemon23 on Today at 03:03:51 pm »
Those blood samples were taken before I had taken my first dose . So at the time I was untreated, they fortunately were able to give me a 7 day sample so I began treatment immediately.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Tested Positive 2 Days Ago
« Last post by Grasshopper on Today at 02:59:42 pm »


CD4 was 691, VL was 12,000. So no suppressed immune system and (according to the nurse) a very low viral load for someone not receiving treatment.



Hi, I'm a bit confused reading your posts.

Here you say that you are not receiving treatment, while in your first post on jan 28th you wrote :
"I'm on medication already, and based on everything I've read I'm not terribly worried about my physical health. I haven't been getting sick and since I test regularly I'm confident it was found very early. For that I am grateful."

Goodluck, hope you regain your old self soon.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Tested Positive 2 Days Ago
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 02:51:49 pm »
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(according to the nurse) a very low viral load for someone not receiving treatment.

 :-X

I got my VL and CD4 results and they are... encouraging I think?

CD4 was 691, VL was 12,000. So no suppressed immune system and (according to the nurse) a very low viral load for someone not receiving treatment.

I also feel like I've come to terms with it a bit better. I spoke to a friend yesterday who has been poz since the early 90's, hearing their story helped put things into perspective. There were so many people who never had the chance to live a long healthy life like I likely will. I think the best thing to do to honor their memory is to live the best life I can and try to help others where I am able. At least that's where I am at present. Likely I'll be bawling again this evening but hey its a process.

Glad to hear you got the results back and have been able to talk to someone to gain some perspective. Now you started treatment the viral load will soon be suppressed and then HIV can't do unchallenged measured and unmeasured damage to you.  :)

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Likely I'll be bawling again this evening but hey its a process.

Yup, ups and downs are pretty standard at first and you are not alone and were here if you need us.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Intro Violetta - tested Positive 1 Day Ago
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 02:45:37 pm »
my crAg is negative not sure what that means though, but am glad that something is negative.

Its a test for cryptococcosis

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I saw the doctor today. He asked the lab to conduct couple of tests on me. And according to the tests, he told me I am very healthy and my cd4 is above 200. He didnít give me the exact number

This is a result of blood tests taken last Friday or Saturday?   

Keep us posted when you get more specific results.

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He gave me my medication and will be starting the first dose of my treatment tomorrow morning.

Thats good, what type of medication have you been given?
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Intro Violetta - tested Positive 1 Day Ago
« Last post by Violetta on Today at 02:20:21 pm »
Update:
I saw the doctor today. He asked the lab to conduct couple of tests on me. And according to the tests, he told me I am very healthy and my cd4 is above 200. He didnít give me the exact number and that my crAg is negative not sure what that means though, but am glad that something is negative.
He gave me my medication and will be starting the first dose of my treatment tomorrow morning.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Tested Positive 2 Days Ago
« Last post by philemon23 on Today at 01:39:30 pm »
I got my VL and CD4 results and they are... encouraging I think?

CD4 was 691, VL was 12,000. So no suppressed immune system and (according to the nurse) a very low viral load for someone not receiving treatment.

I also feel like I've come to terms with it a bit better. I spoke to a friend yesterday who has been poz since the early 90's, hearing their story helped put things into perspective. There were so many people who never had the chance to live a long healthy life like I likely will. I think the best thing to do to honor their memory is to live the best life I can and try to help others where I am able. At least that's where I am at present. Likely I'll be bawling again this evening but hey its a process.
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Well, could advocate that medicare considers using generic equivalents that are now on the market.

https://www.poz.com/article/cheaper-generic-prep-now-available
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Gilead must giddy at the prospect of dragging out profits on Truvada long past it's shelf life.

Can medicare negotiate drug prices yet?
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Rapid Tests
« Last post by Jim Allen on Today at 10:30:07 am »
I already answered. Now, to be clear, if you needed further HIV testing over the concerned encounter for whatever reason, I would not be telling you to move on with your life.

You didn't aquire HIV from the concerned encounter, and you didn't need to test 11x.
Relax, and move on with your life.

Hiya,

Ill presume you just had condomless intercourse, but that doesn't explain the excessive HIV screening history; in short, you didn't acquire HIV from the concerned encounter and did not need 11x HIV screening.

Relax, move on with your life, use condoms for any intercourse and as you are sexually active, go to a GUM clinic in the UK for an STI screening yearly.
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