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Offline pathsofglory

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new positive, already aids : /
« on: June 27, 2012, 01:33:30 PM »
i' m newly diagnosed. Received a blood transfusion in lagos, nigeria 2 months ago following an accident ( i was hit  by a car); i was there for a charity project (i'm italian).
so, yeah, pretty bad luck in every sense, considering that i just received my analysis and are way worse than i could imagine :
cd4 170
viral load : 1'450'000
2 months and i'm already in conclamated aids.
started up  today with atripla...
hope to get through this.


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Re: new positive, already aids : /
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 02:20:31 PM »
Hi Pathsofglory,

Sorry for your diagnosis...but welcome. (I'm Italian too..)

Your values ​​will soon improve.


Offline vaguesbleues

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Re: new positive, already aids : /
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 04:05:00 PM »
Hi there,

I'm very sorry to hear of your diagnosis, but welcome to the site.  Having only been diagnosed a little over a year ago, I've found this site incredibly helpful both in terms of the wealth of information the other members have to share, but also the huge amount of support I've received. 

And I hope you are doing well on the Atripla.  I've been on it myself for going on 8 months now, and it's a great medication.  My VL dropped like a rock, and it was great to see this this set of drugs beat the sh*t outta the virus.  :D 
03/10/2011 - Tested HIV negative
04/26/2011 - Inconclusive WB result
05/19/2011 - Confirmed HIV positive
                     VL < 50, T-Cell 747 (30%)
06/13/2011 - VL 345, T-Cell 841 (30%)
08/23/2011 - VL 50,100, T-Cell 1155 (19%) - CMV
09/18/2011 - Started Atripla
11/07/2011 - VL 489, T-Cell 881 (31%)
02/08/2012 - VL Undetectable!, T-Cell 772 (34%)
08/08/2012 - VL UD, T-Cell 1070 (42%)
11/05/2012 - VL UD, T-Cell 1174 (35%)
03/18/2013 - VL UD, T-Cell 972 (28%)
10/04/2013 - VL UD, T-Cell 1025 (34%)
02/09/2014 - VL UD
07/31/2014 - VL UD
01/29/2015 - VL UD, T-Cell 1027 (32%)
09/15/2015 - VL UD
10/21/2016 - VL UD, T-cell 765 (39%)

Offline drewm

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Re: new positive, already aids : /
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 04:19:02 PM »
Welcome to the forums. Atripla is an excellent pill. I was dxd with a CD4 of 8 and VL of 500,000. Now I am undetectable and CD4 is 280-330 range. Hang in there  ;)
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline WillyWump

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Re: new positive, already aids : /
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 07:42:09 PM »
Hey path, welcome to the Forums. Glad you found us, sorry you had to.

Atripla works VERY well, you should see marked improvements in the months to come. You will be just fine. Sorry about your run of bad luck but keep your chin up.

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Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir

Offline songs06

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Re: new positive, already aids : /
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 03:33:56 AM »
well this does NOT count a real AIDS. you say it because of your CD4 number but you are on ACUTE RETROVIRAL SYNDROME. my cd4 probably was too low on the first month, probably less than 200. but my first count was like a little more than 250 because i did that test quite late. and now i started to get better because i am on the 2nd stage which is called LATENT HIV INFECTION. well it is not a secret to me, but virus is hiding inside my immune system. waiting for the day for the real AIDS would come to me like 2-15 years if i don't get meds.

so even it is blood transfusion, i think it is not a real terminal stage of HIV infection which we call AIDS but you do have a quite a BIG acute retroviral syndrome, so lots of HIV kill all your CD4 cells, but they will stop eventually and get latent. (i haven't read an article about anyone turning AIDS just 2 months after they are infected) well but because your CD4 count starts low, it would be better if you start meds right now. you will feel better much more sooner and you CD4 count will go up pretty fast.

so don't worry, you are not gonna die from terminal illness just that fast.
18.03.2012 - infected.
14.04.2012 - first positive elisa - UD western blot
30.04.2012 - western blot confirmation positive
03.05.2012 - first lab- CD4: 256   VL: 2.3 M
01.06.2012 - sec lab- CD4: 390 (end of ARS)
01.07.2012 - third lab- CD4: 388 VL: 150.000
11.07.2012 - Started Truvada + Kaletra
04.08.2012 - CD4: 401 VL: 3800
30.09.2012 - CD4: 510 VL: 709
04.01.2013 - CD4: 650 VL: UD! (aka 20)
01.04.2013 - CD4: 460 VL: UD
09.2013 - CD4: 510
02.2014 - CD4: 490

Offline pathsofglory

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Re: new positive, already aids : /
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 05:31:31 PM »
well, hope everything goes fine. I just regret not to have done the PEP right after the transfusion...


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