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Author Topic: Tested Positive June 20th - Introducing myself here  (Read 6346 times)

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Offline +Man

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Tested Positive June 20th - Introducing myself here
« on: August 29, 2007, 10:40:46 PM »
I tested positive in late June.  I was devastated.  I found this board, and the useful information contained herein and have logged on every day.  Some of you may have seen me post a couple of times, maybe not.  I wanted to formally introduce myself here, and thank those of you who have helped me, especially Milker and Ann. 

I am 36, and live in Palm Springs, CA.  I can tell you that starting meds in the summer heat of the desert is NOT fun!  However, I am grateful for the meds and as you can see from the numbers below, they seem to be working for me.  I hope to bring my VL to <50 copies per ml on my next test.  Feel free to wish me luck. 

I went through some really dark moments when I got the news.  I went through some changes, and I am still adjusting.  I hope this place can help me through them, and I hope that most of that is behind me now.  I have seen some great moments on this board so far.  I have seen people fight it out for their views or opinions, and I have seen people lay their hearts bare to help someone with the power of their experience.  I look forward to coming here for support, and to provide it when I can.  It occurs to me that this place is as good as the people that come together on it.  I hope that I will be able to contribute in a beneficial way.

So, here I am.  Feel free to say hello.

Tested Neg 4/7/07
Tested Poz 6/20/07
CD4 6/20/2007 = 449 at 30%
VL >100,000
CD4 7/17/2007 =721 at 35%
VL =1430
CD4 8/14/2007 = 671 at 34%
VL =875
CD4 9/17/2007 =1010 at 38%
VL =368
CD4 11/07/2007 = 815 at 37%
VL =<50

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Tested Positive June 20th - Introducing myself here
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007, 10:45:58 PM »
Hi Jon, sorry for your diagnosis but glad you managed to find us and are slowly adjusting.

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Offline milker

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Re: Tested Positive June 20th - Introducing myself here
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007, 10:58:27 PM »
Hey Jon,

so the system didn't crash on you this time :D

I'm glad you finally did the intro. I was in Palm Springs a few weeks ago and got a nice lobster tan from it. I'm planning to go back before the end of the year so hopefully we'll meet !

Welcome to the forums,

mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
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!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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Offline xyahka

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Re: Tested Positive June 20th - Introducing myself here
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007, 12:13:35 AM »
Glad to hear things are going better for you :)


Juan Carlos
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.

Disfrutando y aceptando una nueva vida...

Offline puertorico2006

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Re: Tested Positive June 20th - Introducing myself here
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007, 01:23:50 AM »
Sorry about your diagnosis but welcome to the forums....

Im sure you will find plenty of support here :-D

Infected Probably: may 2005
Diagnosed: 11/2006

11/28/2006 CD4:309 / VL: 1907 No meds yet
12/27/2006 CD4:339/  VL:1649 No meds yet
  4/28/2007 CD4:550/  VL:1800 No meds :-)

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Tested Positive June 20th - Introducing myself here
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007, 07:41:06 AM »
Hello Jon,

 I'm Ray, and from the Tampa Bay Area, Florida. Welcome to the forums ! Congratulations on the <50  thats great news. Looking forward to hearing more from you !

Take care-----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 megasept

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Re: Tested Positive June 20th - Introducing myself here
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2007, 01:14:02 PM »
Hi, Jon. Welcome! I agree, the quality of the people (how we conduct ourselves, really) determines the worth of this Site. I look forward to reading your contributions in the years to come.

 8)  -megasept

Offline jordan

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Re: Tested Positive June 20th - Introducing myself here
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2007, 07:25:59 PM »
Hi Jon:

Welcome to the board.  I was diagnosed back in February 2006.  When I first diagnosed I thought I was going to die within the month.  Now after a year and half I'm taking better care of myself and appreciating the smaller things in life.

I will not value what is valueless and I'm committed to joy not suffering =)


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Offline buca45

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Re: Tested Positive June 20th - Introducing myself here
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2007, 06:59:01 PM »
Hello Jon!!

We all know what it's like to be told you are poz and to make the choice to start the meds.
Although you are going through a mix of emotions, I am confident you will come to a point that you realize that this disease is something that you can live with.
I look at being HIV Positive as a challenge. Waking up everyday is a blessing to me and I value how fortunate I am to have a good strong support system that consists of a partner of 10 years and a golden retriever who, with a hundred kisses a day, lets me know how lucky I am to be alive. One other thing I am grateful for is a great insurance plan and a doctor and staff who really care about me and take the time to listen to what i have to say. To me, you have to be able to communicate EVERYTHING to your doctor and be proactive in this struggle.
One thing that the 'conversion' has done for me is that it makes me appreciate each moment I have....many people go through life with blinders on and are  not aware of the gift of life they have been given. 16+ years into this and I am grateful for each day and look forward to many more years ahead. 
In reading your post, it seems as though you are doing well now and that is good to see.
Stay optimistic and be strong. This ride can be bumpy sometimes, but thanks to places like this, and a positive attitude, there is nothing that can get you down. Just keep your head up!!
Although I am relatively new here myself, I just wanted to say welcome and hope this site gives you some strength.
Stay strong!!!
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