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Offline jkinatl2

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OK Goddamnit
« on: April 02, 2010, 06:44:47 AM »
Logging back on. Like a rogue comet or herpes, I am back after a stressful time. Currently sort of taking Isentress, Prezista, Norvir, Truvada for teh AIDS. Klonopin for the crazy, and  pot for the rest of the crazy.

Numbers? Around 200 cd4, don't know percentile, VL below a hundred for a change, and sort of winging the rest. Matty said I should jump back in. Rather here than in the shark pit. How is the water? Lukewarm? Pee?


PS Benjamin ferret died last night. It was awful. I am wrecked.

Modified to say _ benjamin is in my avatar, in the foreground. He was my first pet, my first man. He was almost eight years old.  Nothing bad or wrong can be said about Benjamin.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2010, 07:03:35 AM by jkinatl2 »
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: OK Goddamnit
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 08:20:42 AM »

I know I've never really communicated much with you before, but it's great to see you back on the forums !
It's been quite a long time.

Really Sorry to here about Benjamin.  It's tough I know.. My condolences

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 gemini20

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Re: OK Goddamnit
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010, 09:29:29 AM »
Welcome back JK,

Firstly really sorry to hear about Benjamin, I know how much he meant to you and I understand the loss of a pet and the great hole that leaves in your life (I'm still missing my cat and it's been over two years now).

It's good to see you post again and I hope you will stay around for awhile now - I remember the support you gave me over my on/off treatment decisions and I will always be grateful for that. I have wondered how you've been doing over the years so it's good to see you are holding your own.

Take care,


Diagnosed 11th September 1991
Current CD4 count 484 (26%); viral load undetectable (December 2011).
Restarting boosted Prezista 08/04/11

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: OK Goddamnit
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 12:14:43 PM »
Currently sort of taking Isentress, Prezista, Norvir, Truvada for teh AIDS. Klonopin for the crazy, and  pot for the rest of the crazy.

subtract the Mary Jane and it's like we're related... totally

sorry about Benjamin :(
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline AlanBama

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Re: OK Goddamnit
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 12:55:43 PM »
Hi honey

So glad to see you back....you've been on my mind often.   I'm so sorry to hear about Benjamin; and proud that I got to meet him in person.   I know how much you loved him.....

Much love and many hugs to you, my friend....

Alan   :'(

RIP Benjamin Ferret
"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 Moffie65

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Re: OK Goddamnit
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010, 12:13:05 AM »
Jonathan, glad you're back; careful now. 

RIP Benjamin.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline OzPaul

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Re: OK Goddamnit
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2010, 12:23:54 AM »

So sorry to hear about Benjamin, may he rest in peace.

Though it is a sad day for you, it is wonderful to see you back here after so long away.



Offline BT65

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Re: OK Goddamnit
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2010, 06:23:55 AM »
Happy to see you back, Jonathan.  So, so sorry about Benjamin. :'(
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Offline aztecan

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Re: OK Goddamnit
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2010, 12:14:41 PM »
Hey Jonathan,

Glad to see you back. I've missed you.

Sorry to hear about Benjamin.  :'(


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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)


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