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Offline Rick

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Hey my name is Rick
« on: July 13, 2006, 04:01:34 pm »
Next month marks 11 years poz for me and I've been on a holiday for going on 1 and 1/2 years now.  It's a little scary, but I have to admit that it's been great not having side effects.  My counts have been the same for entire holiday 450tcell and averaging about 7,500 viraload every 3 months. 

After working in the HIV/AIDS field for over 20 years, I've now changed jobs and I'm in a place that's great.  Since now I'm a "client",  it's like starting a new life which has time for friends and just experiencing life which has also been scary.

Coming on to this site and just talking about me for me is like coming our again.  So anyway here I am.

Offline The Canuck

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 04:13:14 pm »
Hi Rick,

You're very much welcome on this forum and ain't it fun to do another coming out?? !!!  ;)

You have pretty good numbers for someone who has been off meds for 18 months and all the best in the starting of your '' new '' life.  :D


The Canuck

Offline frenchpat

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 04:17:27 pm »
Hi Rick,

welcome aboard this fabulous ship!

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Offline livingpositively

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006, 06:30:36 pm »
Hi Rick, welcome to "the family"

4/6/07   CD4 450, % 23, No VL
2/19/07 CD4 487, % 26, VL 47,500
1/4/07   CD4 357, % 27, No VL
10/3/06 CD4 500, % 26, VL 18,000
7/6/06   CD4 530, % 29, VL 83,800
4/6/06   CD4 555, % 28, VL 13,000

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2006, 06:32:46 pm »
Hi Rick....Welcome to a good place!
Positive since 1985

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2006, 06:35:36 pm »
Welcome  Rick 

I am very impressed by your "Holiday" and the results   continued good luck with that

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Offline appleboy

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2006, 06:39:13 pm »
Awesome!  ;D and welcome to the forums glad you decided to join us!
Here is to more good news!
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Offline OzPaul

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2006, 06:41:41 pm »
Hi Rick

Welcome to our Forum Family !!!
I'll look forward to hearing more from and about you.

All the best


Offline Teresa

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2006, 06:58:27 pm »
Hi Rick,

Welcome to the forums.

Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)

Offline Nadine

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2006, 07:19:22 pm »
Hi Rick...nice to meet ya!

Welcome to this great family!

Offline david25luvit

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2006, 04:55:02 am »
Hey Rick....Welcome good buddy to the family.  Sounds like you have a very positive attitude and that in itself is like money in the bank.  Congradulations on your eleven year anniversary and I wish you many many more. :-*
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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2006, 09:56:04 am »
Good to hear from you, Rick, and that you're doing well.

You're always welcome here to ask questions and to discuss anything that's on your mind.

Andy Velez

Offline Rob - Dublin

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2006, 12:48:20 pm »
Hi Rick,

Like all the other family members before me, I say welcome and I hope you find the site as informative and helpful as I have done in the last few months.

14 Dec 2005 Tested Neg
21 Jan 2006 Infected
09 May 2006 Tested Poz
29 May 2006 CD4 551  (33%) VL 21,000
10 July 2006 CD4 632  (34%) VL 24,500

......when i'm good, i'm very good - when i'm bad i'm even better......

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Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2006, 06:48:52 pm »
heya Rick, welcome to aidsmeds! Cool that you were in "the industry." Lots of us are present/former/recovering non-profit people and activists, so many war stories :)

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Offline Rasheen

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Re: Hey my name is Rick
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2006, 01:12:46 am »
Welcome aboard Rick! I am happy to hear you are enjoying your drug holiday and your numbers and so great!

Take Care!



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