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Offline mitch777

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new to the site
« on: October 19, 2009, 04:41:15 PM »
Hi! Just a quick note to say i'm happy to discover this site. often have felt the need to talk or listen to someone else in the same boat. Me: poz for 27 years. partner is neg and have been together for 15 years. on anti-virals for about 13 years and am doing pretty darn good. getting to the point now that my major complaints might have as much to do with my age (50) as with being positive. looking forward to all of you! Thanks in advance!
33 years hiv+ with a curtsy.

Offline BT65

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 05:55:17 PM »
Hi Mitch,

Welcome to the LTS'ers forum.  My name is Betty, and I've been + for 20 years. 

I hope we get to know you better.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 07:02:01 PM »
Hey Mitch,

Welcome. I'm Ray. Positive since 1985, been on meds since October of 03. Almost 58 years young !   :)

Glad to have you with us----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 mitch777

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 07:26:31 PM »
hi ray, thanks for the welcome! best wishes on your latest test! numbers, numbers... ugh! hope you feel ok even at 57. tee hee. as a youngster of 50 i think i can relate. mitch
33 years hiv+ with a curtsy.

Offline sharkdiver

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 08:57:41 PM »
Howdy Mitch!

I'm Eric,
I've been poz heading towards my 25th year. I found out in high school. I'm glad you found us.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009, 10:23:39 PM »
Hello Mitch, welcome to the board.  I'm a little over 20 years, and in my 17th year of meds (but only my third year of viral load suppression).
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2009, 10:44:32 PM »
Welcome Mitch . I'm Jeff and have been poz 25 ish years or so long I cant keep track of how long . Looking forward to chatting with you .
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Offline AndyArrow

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2009, 03:27:19 AM »
Welcome to the forums, Mitch.
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline Theyer

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2009, 02:28:03 PM »
Welcome MItch, hope you find the site as useful as I do .michael
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Offline bear60

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009, 05:01:06 PM »
Tested positive in 1989, but to date, knock on wood, still not on meds.  So I am one of the "controllers" enrolled in the Boston study.
Nice to see you here.
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Offline rioz

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2009, 05:08:21 PM »
Hi Mitch,

You are in good company.

Best wishes to all,
Living with HIV since 1985
Living with AIDS since 2007

Truvada, Lexiva, Norvir, Levothyroxine, Testim, Sertraline, Crestor

Offline mitch777

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2009, 06:19:19 PM »
Thanks for such a great welcome from all of you! mitch.
33 years hiv+ with a curtsy.

Offline aztecan

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2009, 11:06:33 PM »
Hey Mitch,


I'm 24 years poz and 52, so I know exactly what you mean about the majority of our "complaints."  ;)

Glad you've joined in.


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Offline rondrond

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Re: new to the site
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2009, 01:10:10 AM »
Hi Mitch,

"I am sixteen,  going on seventeen"....that I've been diagnosed.. :D

According to the calendar, I am 56: and I can complain with the best of them.

Welcome to the forums.

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