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Author Topic: Life as of late  (Read 1265 times)

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Offline Angel-Ronnie

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Life as of late
« on: March 23, 2021, 03:33:32 am »
Been a few years I've last been on here. So much has happened that I don't even know how I made it. In 2018 I lost my oldest sister to cancer she was only 50 years old at the time of her passing.
2017 I walked out from a 7,5 year relationship that was more a convenience for him as he just wanted a house mate to look after his house and animals. Sad how we started living past one another, the constant reminder of "how I am to start living life as I am dying of AIDS".
This year is my 15th year living with HIV and still on the 1 pill a day "Atripla" and added to that is Vusor for my cholesterol.
Latest tests done in January 2021: CD4 = 1038, VL = <31 still undetectable all other functions normal as per my Specialist.
The last 4 years I've decided not to go out or be on social media like grindr, manhunt, gaydar with covid that will not be a wise decision to expose myself to something of the unknown. Rather be safe than sorry.....

I find it very hard to deal with so much lately, life feels like a challenge for me the last few months.

Hope and trust all of you are well and in good spirits.

Much Love

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it - Charles Swindoll
2012-04-23 CD4=847 VL=125 CD4%=29
06-02-2013 CD4=990 VL=<20 CD4%=28
05-07-2013 CD4=869 VL=<20 CD4%=30
05-12-2013 CD4=859 VL=262 CD4%=28
03-05-2014 CD4=743 VL=<20 CD4%=28
30-09-2014 CD4=291 VL=33 CD4% =30
24-02-2015 CD4 1065 VL=1814 CD4%=30
22-07-2015 CD4=974 VL=<20 CD4%=32
19-01-2016 CD4=940 VL=<30 CD4%=33
11-07-2016 CD4=646 VL=<30 CD4%=26
11-01-2017 CD4=749 VL=<30 CD4%=29
27-06-2017 CD4=948 VL=<30 CD4%=32
22-12-2017 CD4=824 VL=<30 CD4%=32
09-06-2018 CD4=1036 VL=<40 CD4%=31
12-01-2019 CD4=915 VL=<30 CD4%=31
28-05-2019 CD4=855 VL=<40 CD4%=28

Offline PozChilean

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Re: Life as of late
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 01:40:50 pm »
Hi Ronnie,

I'm glad to see your CD4 levels and VL are perfect.

Have you considered seeing a therapist to help you out with your mental health?
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