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Offline DancerBoy

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Dr.'s appt today
« on: August 03, 2006, 01:18:56 AM »
I had my first appt since Feb 1st today.  IT kinda sucked.

T-cell 221
VL 74

Still not undetectable.  I fully expected to be.

He's adding another drug to my regimen.  Ziagen.  I will start that when I get back from Montreal. As I don't wanna be dealing with unknown side effects when I'm there.

On another more frustrating note:  The damned clinic that I used to go to.  The one where the PA didn't "have time" to talk to me to my satisfaction.  The one that didn't give me tests for other STDs even though I requested them.  The one that dismissed the allergic reaction to Sustiva that landed me in the hospital for 3 days.   This dumb bitch also gave me a rectal exam and said that hemmoroids (Sp?) were causing my discomfort.  I talked to my Dr. today and told him the were getting worse and he did an exam.  Yeah.  Like I originally thought.  It's HPV and I will need to have surgery to have them removed.  I look forward to it, but I hear it's very painful. 


I hate my old clinic.
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Offline bobik

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Re: Dr.'s appt today
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 07:19:25 AM »
Hey fellow artist!

Sorry to hear that your results are not as good as you hoped. Sound like you have made a very wise decision in changing clinics!


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Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Dr.'s appt today
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 07:55:28 AM »
Hey Danny,

Congrats on going over 200!!!!!  YAY!!

As far as the VL goes, it may very well be a blip.  IF not, 74 is darn close to being U/D.

The surgery?  Ouch.  May as well get it out of the way though.  Glad you finally found someone who knows their asses from a hole in the ground.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Dr.'s appt today
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006, 07:59:54 AM »

 I don't know how she could confuse hemmoroids, with anal warts. There is no excuse for that . I have had both, and there is quite a differance.

 Are they internal, external or both. I have been using "Podofilox " topical solution,( for external) and they have virtually made mine disappear. There is very little visible anymore. I will be watching to see if they return. I tried the Aldarra cream, but had no luck with that. The podofilox, worked EXTREEMELY well.

May I ask what the Ziagen is being added to? I am not sure of your regemin. I think you should be getting blood test every 3 months. Is that possible? That is just my unprofessional opinion.


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

 66 years young.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Dr.'s appt today
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006, 08:25:37 AM »
Thanks for that update.

Ouch about the anticipated HPV treatment.

Mostly I just want to say how well you are handling all of these ups and downs, Danny. Well done on your part.

Andy Velez

Offline randym431

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Re: Dr.'s appt today
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006, 09:05:33 AM »
Hi there
Just thinking, is it warts or sore-like things? Did your doc try or suggest Acyclovir?
It can be a battle finding good doctors and info. Best wishes!

Offline DancerBoy

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Re: Dr.'s appt today
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2006, 09:26:50 AM »
I will be adding the ziagen to Reyataz, Norvir, and Truvada.

He doesn't wanna do topicals because they're bleeding and at a stage where he thinks the best think is for them to be removed.... Which I'm all about...
Yes, I normally do have bloodworl done every 3 months, but I had to cancel my las appt and since he only works on Wednesdays, it's hard to get a reschedule.  He's one of the best dr/s in town so he's pretty popular....
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Offline Trish

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Re: Dr.'s appt today
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2006, 09:46:17 AM »
OUCH!!!  What a bummer... sorry you have to go through that shit.  Would you like me to kick that PA Bitch's ass?
>:(  Cause I will... just say the word.

Well, the good part is that your cd4's are over 200... YAY!!!

And hopefully with the addition of Ziagen, you'll be undetectable next time.  Keeping my fingers crossed for ya love.

Miss ya,

Trish :-*

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Offline zephyr

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Re: Dr.'s appt today
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2006, 11:50:14 AM »
Hi Sweetheart...

Gee, what a drag about the HPV, babe. Real sorry to hear about this.

But, now you know for sure what is going on, it can be dealt with, and this is good.

I love you with all my heart!

Zephie :-*
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: Dr.'s appt today
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2006, 12:55:12 PM »
Hi Danny

Welcome to the HPV club.   Don't start getting nervous about the removal, everyone's experience is different.   My partner had a TERRIBLE time, but I had a relatively easy recovery...not too much discomfort or bleeding.

I don't blame you for waiting until after Montreal to start Ziagen.

You are going to dance with me, right???

Love you,
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Dr.'s appt today
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2006, 03:30:18 PM »

Glad to hear you are finally at the 200 mark.  Hopefully your experience with the HPV removal won't be a bad one... :-\
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