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Author Topic: Loved One Newly Diagnosed  (Read 3480 times)

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Offline Allu Need

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Loved One Newly Diagnosed
« on: January 10, 2013, 12:16:33 pm »
My husband is newly diagnosed.  I love him so much!  Nothing else matters to me.  His CD4 count is 339, VI 40,000.  Having some symtoms. We haven't seen the doc yet, appointment in less than 2 wks.  He is 56 and diabetic. This is a dark secret, no one to talk to.  Where I live, we won't be telling anyone.  I wonder just how sick is he?  Of course, no one can predict how things will go.  But I can't help worrying. I don't let him see that.  Thanks for being here for me and all of us.

Offline Allu Need

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Re: Loved One Newly Diagnosed
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 12:20:02 pm »
Forgot to mention that I am negative.  That was his first concern when he got the diagnosis.

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: Loved One Newly Diagnosed
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 10:38:52 pm »
Hi Allu;

Sorry to hear of your husband's dx, but welcome to the forums. You found a great place for information and support.

I don't think anyone can tell you how sick your husband is or isn't on here - but just based on his numbers he should be fine with the proper treatment.  There are a number of people that get diagnosed with much lower CD4 numbers and higher VL numbers and do fine.

Many of us that aren't knowledgeable of the current medications and treatment think of the dark days of HIV --- things are very different now, with very effective medications with minimal side effects.

I recommend reading the "Newly Diagnosed" section here:


Your love and support is heart warming, and will help him.

Take care,

03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45% VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37% VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39% VL UD
11/03/14 CD4   711/34% VL UD
03/13/15 CD4   833/36% VL UD
04/??/15 Truvada & Tivicay
06/01/15 CD4 1100/50% VL UD
10/16/15 CD4   826/43% VL UD
??/??/2017 Descov & Tivicay
2017 VL UD, CD4 stable around 850
2018 VL UD, CD4 stable around 850

Offline Allu Need

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Re: Loved One Newly Diagnosed/Now the Meds Journey
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 01:59:26 pm »
Thanks, JM, for your kind reply and support. I am grateful to this forum
for all the resources and loving support.

My husband started on Atripla on 02-11.  Everything went fine, the
lumps on the back of his neck were receding and his blood sugars
were settling down. Then, 5 days ago, he began having major anxiety,
starting with something close to a panic attack during the night.

The doc put my husband on Ambien and Xanax so that we can just get
through this, and he can stay on Atripla.  Things seem to be going well.

I, for one, feel optimistic.  Maybe this account will help someone else.
We will stay in touch. 

Thanks, everyone!


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