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Offline rickbc

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wanted to say Hi
« on: April 25, 2007, 11:15:09 AM »
great looking forurm.  I am 48 and was diagnosed in 1996.  I started hiv meds 1 year ago.  Its been an exciting adventure to say the least, very emotional with lots of ups and downs.  I am  taking truvada and kaletra for the last six months and so far so good.  Had the usual side effects but nothing to earth shattering.  Glad to have found this forum and look forward to meeting people here. ::)
« Last Edit: April 25, 2007, 11:17:18 AM by rickbc »
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Offline RAB

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Re: wanted to say Hi
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007, 11:17:52 AM »
Hi Rick

Welcome to a great place for those of us living with HIV.

There are lots of wonderful and giving members here, as I'm sure you'll discover.

So pull up a chair and join the crowd.

Offline BT65

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Re: wanted to say Hi
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007, 11:32:52 AM »
Hey Ric-WELCOME!  I am fairly new to this also (just started in like last week).  Been diagnosed since 1988.  I have already had a LOT of helpful advice.  And I love the wide range of topics (especially some of the "OFF TOPIC" ones)!  The people on this are great.  HAVE FUN! ;D
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Offline Central79

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Re: wanted to say Hi
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2007, 03:26:09 PM »
Hey Rick

A warm welcome to the forums, and hoping you get as much out of being here as I do.

Diagnosed January 2006
26/1/06 - 860 (22%), VL > 500,000
24/4/06 - 820 (24.6%), VL 158,000
13/7/06 - 840 (22%), VL 268,000
1/11/06 - 680 (21%), VL 93,100
29/1/07 - 1,020 (27.5%), VL 46,500
15/5/07 - 1,140 (22.8%), VL not done.
13/10/07 - 759 (23.2%), VL 170,000
6/11/07 - 630 (25%), VL 19,324
14/1/08 - 650 (21%), VL 16,192
15/4/08 - 590 (21%), VL 40, 832

Offline Life

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Re: wanted to say Hi
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2007, 03:47:38 PM »
Welcome Rick.... We are a interestingly friendly lot !



Offline J.R.E.

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Re: wanted to say Hi
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2007, 08:14:13 PM »
Hello Rick,

Welcome to the forums. I am glad you found us also. I'm sure you will find the site helpful and informative.

  I am  taking truvada and kaletra for the last six months and so far so good.  Had the usual side effects but nothing to earth shattering. 

 It's good to hear that things are going well for you ! Continued success !!

Take care of yourself/ Stay in touch--------Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

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 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 65 years young.

Offline aztecan

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Re: wanted to say Hi
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2007, 11:22:57 PM »
Hey Rick,

Welcome to our eclectic family here. I'm glad you found us.

Pull up a chair and make yourself at home. I look forward to getting to know you.


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Offline OzPaul

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Re: wanted to say Hi
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2007, 11:44:21 PM »
Hello Rick

Welcome to our global family. I think you'll find us a friendly group of folks. I'll look forward to reading more from you. There is also a forum here called Long Term Survivors that you might find useful. It's new and we're just beginning to find our way around that forum. It's a very friendly place for folks like us who have been positive for a long time.

Like you , I'm 48 as well. I've been positive since 85 though likely since 81.


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Re: wanted to say Hi
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2007, 12:32:30 AM »
Welcome Rick!


Offline DanielMark

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Re: wanted to say Hi
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2007, 05:02:21 AM »
Hello Rick in Vancouver. Daniel in Ottawa here.  ;)



Offline rickbc

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Re: wanted to say Hi
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2007, 10:05:25 AM »
Thanks everyone.  Really looking forward to spending some time on here.  Hopefully on the weekend, I'll get a chance to jump in and do some posting.  take care all and talk to you soon. :)
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