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Author Topic: Like Coming out all over again  (Read 1879 times)

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Offline gadawg1979

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Like Coming out all over again
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:22:56 AM »
Well it happened my partner (who is Neg) and I came out about my being Poz and well the world did not end there was not thunder and lightning and amazingly no Chik Fil A sprung up and attached us.  However, it did feel like a great weight lifted off of both of our shoulders.  In the dealing with getting better and labs and treatment and everything I now know that the part I neglected was getting friends in the loop and building and outside support.  Now the family hell they have their own issues and on meds I am most likey to out live them so that is a bridge that will be placed well in the future. 
Diagnosed March 2012
Initial CD4- 156 VL 200K (started Complera) Genotype test no resistance
First labs on meds CD4- 246 VL 2K Taken after 30 days on Complera
90 Day labs VL 306 No CD4 Drawn
8/21/2012 CD4 474 VL Undetectable (40) %20.6
11/27/2012 CD 4 522 VL Undetectable (40)
2/14/2013 CD 4 464 VL Undetecable (30) 19.6%
6/8/3013 CD 4 528 VL Undetectable (30)
9/24/2013 CD 4 546 VL Undetectable (40)
1/30/2014 CD4 560 VL Undetectable (40) 22 %
6/19/2014 CD4 584 Vl Undetecable (30)

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Like Coming out all over again
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 12:34:14 AM »
congrats my friend.  we are in the same boat....came out to most of my friends, but family is not as easy as that.
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD
09/05/2014 switched meds isentress, prezcobix -still only two antivirals
10/14/2015  cd4-600 , VL-UD

Offline joeyg624

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Re: Like Coming out all over again
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 11:49:14 PM »
i have yet to come out to any family member... i only tell disconnected friends (meaning friends who do not know each other) and professionals (case manager, priest, mental health therapist, doctors, nurses, pharmacist) who have and are still helping me manage my day-to-day life...

i don't know if i will ever find the courage to tell any one in my family... they all have their own problems to deal with... i don't want to add to their worries even though it has been two years since i have found out i am positive and have managed quite well...

in the meantime, we'll see... that is all i can say
Apr 10 CD4 60 VL 256,000
May 10 CD4 130 VL 724
Aug 10 CD4 188  VL <75
Nov 10 CD4 170  VL <75
Mar 11 CD4 272 VL <48
Aug 11 CD4 272 VL <20
Nov 11 CD4 267 VL <20
Mar 12 CD4 297 VL <20
Nov 12 CD4 312 VL <20

Offline Mrmojorisin

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Re: Like Coming out all over again
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 01:01:40 AM »
I just came out to my kids and my mother. My mother had already known since my wife had called her. But I spoke to my kids this last week. It was anticlimactic compared to my expectations and took the news very well..
 Now for the rest of the family. For now we (my kids, mother and I) have decided that the rest of the family has no need to know. We want to keep it away from the drama queens..
Started Meds On 5/1/2012 Norvair, Truvada, Prezista, and Bactrim

4/17/2012--CD4 83/ VL 353,000  7.0%
5/15/2012--CD4 218/ VL 4,970    14.1%
6/27/2012--CD4 146/ VL 420      6.1%
10/11/2012-CD4-223/ VL-62       9.5%
2/14/2013--CD4-215/ VL-119      13.6%
7/3/2013---CD4-256/ VL-UD       18.0%
10/18/2013 CD4-223/ VL-UD       22.2%
01/23/2014-CD4-381/VL-UD       25.3%--Dropped the Bactrim
05/01/2014 CD4-370/VL-UD       23.5%
01/08/2015 CD4-455/VL-UD       28.7%
06/18/2015 CD4-422/VL-UD       31.9%
01/07/2016 CD4-275/VL-UD       31.3%
02/10/2016 Switch meds to Tivicay and Truvada
04/25/2016 CD4-426/VL-UD        34.1%
07/14/2016 CD4-414/VL-UD        38.0%

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