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Author Topic: Olympic Diver Greg Louganis On HIV Diagnosis: I Didnt Think Id See 30′  (Read 3445 times)

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Offline hope4love

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Jan 2009 - Sero Negative
Jan 2010 - Sero Positive
               CD4 - 275, VL - 18,000
Oct 2010 - CD4 - 241, Started - Vonavir; Oct 2011 - CD4 - 474;Jan 2012 - CD4-620; Aug 2012-CD4-600, VL- UD; Jan 2013 CD4-493, VL-72 IU/ml   (Blip)

Offline Common_ground

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Great inspiration!
2011 May - Neg.
2012 June CD4:205, 16% VL:2676 Start Truvada/Stocrin
2012 July  CD4:234, 18% VL:88
2012 Sep  CD4:238, 17% VL:UD
2013 Feb  CD4:257, 24% VL:UD -viramune/truvada
2013 May CD4:276, 26% VL:UD

2015 CD4: 240 , 28% VL:UD - Triumeq
2015 March CD4: 350 VL: UD

Offline GSOgymrat

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A lot of us didn't think we would see 30... And a lot didn't. I was told by my first ID specialist when I was 28 to drop out of graduate school, go on disability and get my affairs in order. When I told him I thought I would have maybe 5 years he said I wasn't being realistic. I feel extremely fortunate that my partner and I are still alive after 19 years. I'm so glad Greg Louganis is still doing well.

Offline tednlou2

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It's good to see him active and looking good.  I remember reading where he had quit smoking a few years ago.  It surprised me he was a smoker, especially after reading he suffered with asthma.  We don't think of Olympic athletes as being smokers. 

Anyway, I'm glad to see him doing well.  I remember all the hysteria about the blood in the pool and the doctor who treated him not wearing gloves, with so many saying he was reckless for competing.             

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Cheers for the post. What an inspiring  guy!Greg's story will help other people.


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Cheers for the post. What an inspiring  guy!Greg's story will help other people.


I hope so, Britchikx. We really, really need more people his/my age looking good and speaking eloquently. It's kind of a lost age, because so damned many of us died.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Offline 0608

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He seems so happy, so fit, and so at peace these days.  It sounds like such a cliche, but seeing him look so healthy gave me a lot of hope soon after I found out I was + in June.  Thanks, Greg!

Offline mikeyb39

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I think that it's great he is doing so well and looking fit and such.  I would like to know about what he has had to deal with.  Hearing him makes me feel somewhat more isolated with my sypmtoms.  I've been positive for two years give or take and have to constantly fight with my tingling/burning feet and legs due to who knows what.  Noone can seem to understand or give me an answer to what is causing it.  I just get a prescription of hydrocodone and klonopin when the symptoms are bad and hope for the best.

I'm not trying to be negative, but maybe somewhat jealous.  Him nor Magic Johnson ever discuss the issues that come along with the disease, but maybe they are the 'lucky' ones that have had no issues with treatment, ailments and etc. I admit i haven't read any of their books, but i'm just thinking of public perception when they are discussing how well they are doing.

maybe i should have written this after i had my first cup of coffee.
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
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Offline Common_ground

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Hmm interesting.
One explanation could might be that they were both professional athletes when they got dxed?
I mean they were probably pretty on top of their diet, workout,physics etc already.

Magic kept playing after a a short break and Louganis also kept competing professionally.

I wonder If we would have heard if any of the HIV celebs had major surgery/transplant?
2011 May - Neg.
2012 June CD4:205, 16% VL:2676 Start Truvada/Stocrin
2012 July  CD4:234, 18% VL:88
2012 Sep  CD4:238, 17% VL:UD
2013 Feb  CD4:257, 24% VL:UD -viramune/truvada
2013 May CD4:276, 26% VL:UD

2015 CD4: 240 , 28% VL:UD - Triumeq
2015 March CD4: 350 VL: UD


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