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Author Topic: I Just Turned 26...Again...  (Read 2495 times)

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Offline OneTampa

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I Just Turned 26...Again...
« on: January 14, 2011, 08:10:25 PM »
...well, part of me anyway...

This month marks my 26th year HIV+. It is hard to believe that I have been HIV+ for nearly half of my life.

I received the labs from my recent doctor visit and the numbers remain good.  Still non-detectable with 610 CD4 at 30%. Other lab numbers are also good with no alarming "flags".

I got an additional boost in that the doctor said that I he had a great day because he saw "four of his favorate patients so far that day with me as the fourth ".  I wanted to make a witty reply but "clamped 'ma gums".  :D

As I posted before, no giddy skip in the park this disease but I am grateful that I am doing OK.

Take care everyone...
« Last Edit: January 15, 2011, 06:28:04 AM by OneTampa »
"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

Offline wolfter

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Re: I Just Turned 26...
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 10:55:18 PM »
Congrats.  I'm amazed every day that there are still people around from the "death sentence days".  Just wished I'd have made a plan B for my old age.....lol
Being honest is not wronging others, continuing the dishonesty is.

Offline aztecan

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Re: I Just Turned 26...
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 11:28:25 PM »
Congratulations on the milestone.

No, its no cakewalk, but I am glad you are doing OK and still here to talk about it.


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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: I Just Turned 26...Again...
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2011, 06:12:14 PM »
Congrats man, quite an accomplishment. Your numbers a terrific! To have no viral load after 26 years, wow good stuff. I'm glad you are doing so well! keep it going.
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Offline richva

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Re: I Just Turned 26...Again...
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 04:57:35 PM »

I turned 43 in November—passing the "half my life w/ HIV" point, too. Just...amazing.

Stay well and happy.


08/1989 Acquired
04/1992 Diagnosed
03/25/2008 (YUP - 16 years later!) CD4 336/21% VL 217,000; started meds
08/2012 - Alive, living! and doing just fine, TYVM (w/ props to my doc, insurance carrier and Complera. I remember every day that I'm a lucky boy.)

Offline OneTampa

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Re: I Just Turned 26...Again...
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 09:26:52 PM »
Thanks everyone for the well wishes.
"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."


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