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Author Topic: Introducing myself - new lurker  (Read 2965 times)

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Offline TabooPrincess

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Introducing myself - new lurker
« on: May 22, 2009, 03:08:57 PM »
Hello  :)

I've finally found some courage to post on here - I've been reading people's stories for a while now and it's been so so so so helpful.

A bit about me.  I seroconverted in August last year and was diagnosed in October.  The more I've found out the more convinced I am that my boyfriend already knew his status, but that story is for another day and we're still together now , albeit very very up and down.  There is much much more hurt and pain with this relationship that I feel I can go into at the moment - I still fear that telling people the full extent of what he has done to me and what I have put up with will result in them teling me to leave him.  I can't leave him.  Not now anyway...and I'm hoping that in time I will be able to trust again.

I've been through every emotion that every woman on here seems to have gone thru and as such I feel I've found people who finally undestand the dark days.  Mostly I feel like a fool - I've never been a risk taker and always had boyfriends tested before unprotected sex - current boyfriend swore to me he had been tested and I trusted and believed. That trust has left me with a life-long virus. 

I have vowed that this is a secret that will remain with me until I die, perhaps it's some kind of denial at the moment but it's all I've got.

Anyway, my CD4 counts are good and the doctors have told me it'll *probably* be at least 5 years before I need medication. 

I'm in England and in my late 20s - would be very interested to speak with woman in a similar situation to myself.

'It is what it is'

TabooPrincess  :)
09/ 2008 - Seroconversion
11/2008 - Tested pos, cd4 640 vl 25400
12/2008 - cd4 794 vl 27798, 35%
03/2009 - cd4 844 vl 68846, 35%
06/2009 - cd4 476 vl 49151, 33% (pregnancy confirmed)
08/2009 - cd4 464 vl 54662, 32%
Started meds for pregnancy (Kaletra, AZT, Viread)
09/2009 - cd4 841 vl 3213, 42%
10/2009 - cd4 860 vl 1088, 41%
11/2009 - cd4 771 vl 563, 38%
12/2009 - cd4 885 vl 151 42%
Discontinued meds after baby born
02/2010 - cd4 841 vl 63781, 38%
05/2010 - cd4 1080 vl 113000, 39%
08/2010 - cd4 770 vl 109242
12/2010 - cd4 642 vl 111000, 34%
06/2011 - cd4 450 vl 222000, 33%
11/2011 - cd4 419 vl 212000, 24%
03/2012 - cd4 280 vl 118000, 26% (repeated Cd4 at 360)
05/2012 -cd4 360 vl 99,190
10/2012 Atripla, cd4 690, vl 80
12/2012 Darunavir, norvir, truvada, Cd4 680, vl u/d
07/2013 cd4 750,ud

Offline netta

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Re: Introducing myself - new lurker
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 01:18:21 PM »
Welcome TP you are in the right place, there is love and support here and no judgement.
I wish you the best.
"to thine own self be true"

Offline vivyt

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Re: Introducing myself - new lurker
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 11:19:22 PM »
Hi TP. Welcome. I look forward to getting to know you.


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