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Offline mesu

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diagnosed after 6 months of infection
« on: August 17, 2007, 11:16:00 PM »

i am new here...i just got diagnosed +ve after a blood test for a medical checkup 2 weeks ago...now when i think back, i knew when i was infected, it was back 6 months ago back in Feb. I had flu symptoms and felt depression for a few weeks (after i had sex with my boyfriend at that time, we broke up soon after).  During the past 6 months, i feel ok (without knowing i am infected).....do you think i have to start medication right away? i am going to see a doctor next thursday..and they told me they have to do more testing before medication...i am worried if the process will take too long....

i m in Asia, not sure how the procedure is in other part of the world....usually how long does it take from the first clinic appointment to starting your medication?


Jan/Feb 07 - infected :(
Sept3: cd4 162; 13.5% VL 24,000
Oct5: cd4 68 13.6%
Nov6: cd4 205  14.64%
Dec10,07: cd4 188  15.67%  VL: 9900
FEB15,08: cd4 242 18.62%
Mar10/08: cd4 219 15.64%  VL: 7300
May26,08: start Truvada and Sustiva
July 18,08: cd4 255, 18.50%, VL undetectable (<75)
Nov 4,08: cd4 380, 27.14%,
Feb 6,09: cd4 296, 22.7%,
May 26: cd4 351, 27%,
Aug 28: cd4 310, 28%,
Dec 2009: cd4 321, 35.67%,
March 2010: cd4 325, 32%,
June 2010: cd4 385, 29.5%,
Sept 2010: cd4 368, 30.75%,
Feb 2011: cd4 431, 43.1%,
Jun 2011: cd4 433, 30.93%,
Sept 2011: cd4 435,  36 %,
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May 2012: cd4 421, 38.21%,
Sept 2012: cd4 393, 30.23%,
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Re: diagnosed after 6 months of infection
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2007, 12:02:18 AM »
Hello mesu,

I'm sorry you got diagnosed positive but it is good that you found your way to our forums. We cannot give any directions to you until you have your tests done and you have a conversation with your doctor. If you were infected about 6 months ago the first test may just establish a "baseline start", and you will need to get a couple of more tests during the following 6 to 9 months to see a trend in how your body reacts to the virus.

It is too soon to wonder about meds, your priority is to get your tests done and have a good relationship with your doctor.

I cannot comment about Asia but I know there are a few members from Asia on here that may want to comment about the procedures.

Welcome to the forums, :)

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mid-jan: seroconversion
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mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
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Offline sunseeker

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Re: diagnosed after 6 months of infection
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 12:09:15 AM »
Hi There

Sorry for your recent outcome.  I am not sure that you would have to start meds right away. Only your tests will show that.  I have been positive for 3 years that I know of and just started taking meds, not because I needed them but more for peace of mind.  I had some swollen lymph nodes and was tested and tested for Lymphoma and one of the lymph nodes got so swollen you could see it behind my ear.  That is the only reason why I went on meds, my doctor said it would help with the swelling and of course my leve;s but I was not at a point that I would need them for at least ten years based on my test results, as long as they stayed on the same progression.  

So if you ever need to talk feel free to email me.  Hang in there, things to get better, even though it does not seem like it.


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Re: diagnosed after 6 months of infection
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2007, 12:20:49 AM »
Hi mesu, welcome to the forums.

As milker and k said the first thing you need to know is your tests results, the date of infection/diagnosis does not imply you need of meds immediatly. Meds are only needed when body is unable to fight the disease. Most people are able to fight it for some time when first diagnosed specially when they were infected recently (i have met people able to stay out of meds during 16 years). Off course i cannot say if this will be your case or not, but what i am trying to say is that you still have time to get things done properly and step by step.

My first labs took couple of months to be done (latin america) but you see... after 5 months of diagnosis... no meds yet. relax, go surfing around the site in the topics you might be interested... there are lot of answers for the questions you might have at this time.

First months are a bit hard to handle, but you will do it right... it just takes a bit of time. Be patient. We are here for you.


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13/03/07 1er diagnóstico /Peso: 79kg
19/04/07 CD4: 494 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 80kg
19/07/07 CD4: 659 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79.5kg
06/03/08 CD4: 573 (después de meses muy deprimido) /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79kg
17/09/08 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 84Kg
06/02/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 85Kg /HCV: Neg /HBV: Neg.
07/03/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg / Gym 3días/semana y Natación 2días/semana.
12/05/09 CD4: 470 /Cviral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg.
08/07/09 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 77Kg.
09/12/09 CD4: 510 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg. No medicinas aún
10/01/10 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
15/05/10 CD4: 320 /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
01/02/11 CD4: 291 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
05/05/11 CD4: 366 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
27/07/11 CD4: 255 /CViral: 138000 /Peso: 78kg.

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