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Author Topic: My story and hopes for a New Year  (Read 3127 times)

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Offline mstevens

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My story and hopes for a New Year
« on: December 28, 2011, 07:29:38 PM »
Hi, I'm new to the forum. About 6 weeks ago in November I had to stay in hospital for a few days with an infection. Doctor came 6 hours after entering the hospital to tell me that I had tested positive - got tested without being asked if I minded. At the time, I had just come out of a long-term, monogamous relationship - he was being abusive emotionally, verbally and physically. He did not know that he was positive and then I found out he had lied to me about being tested, he just assumed he was negative whereas I did get tested with the right window period and was negative. Anyway, let bygones be bygones..Three weeks after testing poz and leaving the hospital I started Atripla with a CD4 count of 60, around 12%. Doc said that I am most probably one of the 'unlucky' ones with a fast progressing virus. Scary stuff and scary times but trying to be strong and dealing with everything one day after another. Feeling lucky and thankful to have been diagnosed even at an advanced stage. Wishing everyone well for the New Year.  xx

Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: My story and hopes for a New Year
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 12:39:03 AM »
Welcome to the board, sucks you had to find out in a hospital but Atripla is a awesome pill and should help you out.
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: My story and hopes for a New Year
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 10:57:34 AM »
Hi M,


Seems like you are dealing with the news about your status in a very straightforward manner and taking the steps necessary to keep you healthy.

It's a big change in your life of course, but you're getting medical care which is a good start for you. You may finding yourself having all sorts of questions as well as thoughts and feelings.

You're always welcome to come here to ask about anything that's on your mind or just to talk. There's a world of experience and knowledge you can draw upon here.

Again, welcome. 

Andy Velez


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