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Author Topic: HIV After many years  (Read 2099 times)

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Offline arab3

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HIV After many years
« on: May 06, 2010, 01:25:15 AM »
I am on HIV Medication one year ago, I started with Duovir and Efavir and now on Atripla.
my tcells are improving and increasing
what i wanted to ask you is that am i going to have facial wasting, and bones hands and legs after several years? :(((
I feel scared from stories I read on Long-term survivors forum

Offline palerider

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Re: HIV After many years
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 01:58:06 AM »
Well, this doesn't happen to everyone, everyone is different.
I had none of these things, and didn't even look like having them.
I didn't ever take any of the antiretros that cause lipodystrophy, so I don't know about that.
But the other stuff, it doesn't happen to everyone.
My brother was on medications for about fifteen years, and never got the "look".
If you get facial wasting, don't you have the injection we have in Australia, that's plumps your face back up again.?
A friend had that, and it was really amazing.

Offline arab3

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Re: HIV After many years
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 02:00:15 AM »
thanks for ur words
i dont have any weight or facial loss, hope it will not happen too
every poz wish is that they find a cure, this is our dream, wish u all good luck

Offline metekrop

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Re: HIV After many years
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 09:06:47 AM »
May be I advise you take Omega Fish oil twice a day.  That is also cool.
Diag.on 12/8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
12/08 - 2/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - 7/09 CD 179, VL 197k
10/09 CD 300 VL U
3/10 CD 468 U
8/10 CD 460 U
12/10 CD 492 U
3/11 CD 636 U
8/11 CD 530 U
1/12 cd 616 U
7/12 CD 640 U
12/12 CD 669 U
5/13 CD711 U
11/13 663 U
4/14 CD 797 U
10/14 CD 810 U
4/15 CD 671 U
10/15 CD 694 U
3/16 CD 768 U
8/16 CD 459 U
2/22 CD 780 U
8/31 CD 940 U

Offline leatherman

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Re: HIV After many years
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 11:53:03 AM »
I've been poz since the mid 80s, was diagnosed as AIDS in the early 90s, have gone through 15 different meds, and the only side effect I've ever had from any of these meds is puking - and I haven't done that in nearly 2 yrs now.  ;D So no, it is not guaranteed to happen to everyone as me and nearly everyone in my local ASO hasn't had any facial wasting.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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Offline arab3

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Re: HIV After many years
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 12:38:27 PM »
Iam glad to hear this, good luck for all of us
and yes i am taking fisk oil too with other supplements like Multivitamin,selenium...


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