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Offline worriedjim

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My aunt has HIV
« on: September 15, 2008, 09:08:39 AM »
My Aunt---has HIV my uncle passed in the early 90's---I have helped her get over the shame she has lived with for some reason, for many years. I finally pushed her and got her in contact with the aids foundation where she now gets her meds free and in the mail. No more choosing to eat and feed her teenage kids--which are neg BTW...(weird because she had a 2 year old when my uncle was diagnosed with full blown aids) or buy her medication. She at one point was in single digits with her T cells. She brought me on a couple of doc visits with her and she is now at 500 or more. When I went the doc told her it was unlikely she would jump over 400. HA! So much for that fancy degree on his wall--LOSER! Anyway--I thought I would share on here--as a former worrywell.

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Re: My aunt has HIV
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 11:42:06 AM »
That's great news from your aunt! -- and she has a good nephew to help her access care.
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%
2014 VL UD - 48
2015 VL 130 Moved to Triumeq

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: My aunt has HIV
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 07:17:34 PM »
Jim, that's great to read that your aunt, with your help and support, is doing so well. And that her youngest is HIV negative.

You've taken your experience, knowledge and determination and made it help someone else in need. Way to go!

Andy Velez

Offline jeffreyfrog

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Re: My aunt has HIV
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 10:08:16 AM »
HIV infection is a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The condition gradually destroys the immune system, which makes it harder for the body to fight off infections.

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Offline sharkdiver

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Re: My aunt has HIV
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 02:55:48 PM »
HIV infection is a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The condition gradually destroys the immune system, which makes it harder for the body to fight off infections.


What on earth does this response have to do with anything the OP wrote? especially being your first and only post

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: My aunt has HIV
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 09:42:26 PM »
Jeffrey -- we don't allow advertising in these forums.  Please introduce yourself with a new thread in one of our forums.  If you are only here to advertise, then please don't post here again.

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Offline franfrog

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Re: My aunt has HIV
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 12:48:12 PM »
Jim that is great that your aunt has someone like you.  I was dignosed with AIDS almost 5 years go and my daughter is 11.  I traced back to I must have had it when I had her, and she is negative.  I also have a son who is 14 but he was before all of this happened with me.

The one thing I can say is family is a HUGE part of myself doing as well as I am.  Your aunt is very lucky to have you.
7/05 diagnosis cd4- 52 vl -?
08/05 cd4-299 vl-1900
10/05 cd4-249 vl-349
12/05 cd4-349 vl-52
03/06 cd4-454 vl-<50
06/06 cd4-508 vl-<50


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