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Author Topic: Long Termers: If you have a moment, would you please look at my post?  (Read 3593 times)

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Offline LatinAlexander

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Do not want to write the same post again here, but if you can, can you just take a look at this?


Alex (Someone who likes to sit, and hear the elders, because they are those who are closer to gods)
Poz since Jul 19 2006
Initial numbers : CD4-250 VL 3500
First labs after HAART (Dec 04-2006) : CD4-432 VL-<40 (Undetectable)  cd4%=25.11%
Started HAART: Combivir+Efavirenz Aug 26 7:38 pm
Feb 08 2007 - Gradually stopping HAART cause of Myalgia. Protecting Efavirenz. Stopped Efavirenz, ahead with Combivir....
February 17 Combivir stopped.
April 3 -07 : Started ddi+3tc+efavirenz...
Gay and positive (What a lack of Identity...:) )
Looking for my Ben....

Offline cgsorlando

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Re: Long Termers: If you have a moment, would you please look at my post?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 07:14:08 PM »
So sorry to hear that you tested poz. This is NOT a death sentence unless you let it get to you. This is just another thing that you have to deal with. As you grow older, but never grow up- is my philosophy, you will find that there are things that your parents never told you about. You just have to discover them on your own. I try to onlt think about my hiv 3 times a day- when I take my meds, but unfortunately I think about it 300 times a day and over the past 16 years it is now just a passing thought. Hopefully soon you will become accustomed to this "gift" Best of luck

Offline mudman8

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Re: Long Termers: If you have a moment, would you please look at my post?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007, 05:46:46 PM »
We've all been in the same place, laying in bed or the couch and worrying about the disease or what's going to happen. My suggestion is to keep things simple and taken care of. That's medical routines, legal issues like a will and power of attourney, finances and live lean not out on a limb.

I had it way before I tested as my ex and best friend died from it in '90. I wish I wasn't poz.  I'd certainly have been using those condoms or just been oral. But the info has been out there for 20 some years now. You're lucky that you have medical options that most of my friends didn't have. Guys back in the 80s died within weeks or months, Now we have much longer times. This is part of life, in our 20s we're all care free, I never thought about dieing. As you get older you get into the thick of it, why do you think all the religions and great literature are full of these big issues? Loss of life, loss of love, life's a tough deal. Welcome to the deeper issues and thoughts. Do some reading and research not just HIV but spirituality in all it's forms..
Life is analog

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Re: Long Termers: If you have a moment, would you please look at my post?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007, 06:01:57 PM »
Please post your replies to Alex's questions in the thread he links to above. Thanks.

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