Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
January 16, 2018, 10:17:04 PM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 725180
  • Total Topics: 59104
  • Online Today: 324
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 3
Guests: 273
Total: 276


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Am I a LTS?  (Read 3781 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline pozswm

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
  • Live, love, laugh and learn
Am I a LTS?
« on: March 02, 2013, 04:30:34 PM »
WOW just found this site! I never thought 18 years ago that I would even make it this far as I had horrible misinformed doctors back then. I was infected in 1993 but did not find out until 1995. Glad to find this group! Hello, Hola, Bon Jour, Hallo,Shalom, Hoi, Aloha etc
BTW - SWM stands for "super"woman not single white male...lol
Just a play on acronyms :)
Diagnosed 1995 infected 8/1993

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 17,062
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 04:40:49 PM »
Welcome to the forums , so glad you found us ! .
HIV 101 - Basics
HIV 101
You can read more about Transmission and Risks here:
HIV Transmission and Risks
You can read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
You can read more about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
You can read more about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
You can read more about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

Offline mitch777

  • Member
  • Posts: 4,087
Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 04:52:45 PM »
Welcome aboard Pozswm! :)
33 years hiv+ with a curtsy.

Offline OneTampa

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,810
  • "Butterflies are free."
Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 09:45:38 PM »
"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

Offline Fisher

  • Member
  • Posts: 290
Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 05:01:04 PM »
Ola! (In Punta Cana right now)
- fisher
06/15 CD 365 %24 VL<20
01/15 CD 468 %24 VL<20
09/14 CD 385 %22 VL<20
07/14 CD 391 %20 VLUD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL<20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL<20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL<20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL 22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL<20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 – Western Blot
05/83 – 04/98 - Mon - Pa

Offline robusto

  • New Member
  • Posts: 1
Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 06:49:52 PM »
I just found this forum also. I was diagnosed in 96, Im sure I was infected in 89. Am I LTS?

Offline mitch777

  • Member
  • Posts: 4,087
Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2013, 07:40:50 AM »
welcome to the forums robusto!
glad you found us. :)
33 years hiv+ with a curtsy.

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,138
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2013, 07:53:23 AM »
I just found this forum also. I was diagnosed in 96, Im sure I was infected in 89. Am I LTS?

Hi Robusto, welcome to the forums.

Yes, you do qualify under the definition of an LTS we use here. You can find that definition in this sub-forum's Welcome Thread. Please read the entire Welcome Thread (and any other Welcome Threads that appear in various sub-forums), but the relevant part for you is this:

This forum is a safe place for long-term survivors (LTS), defined as people living with HIV who tested positive for the virus before the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in 1996.

As you were diagnosed in '96, you just qualify. :)

Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  

"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline whodofla

  • New Member
  • Posts: 1
Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013, 11:36:41 PM »
I guess I qualify too.  Diagnosed in 89, confident I was infected in late 86 or early 87.  Just read the thread about hitting the 30 year mark.  It really is amazing, from the bad old days of a single drug (AZT) for treatment to undetectable viral loads.  Any one take the big horse pill DDI tablets that needed to be dissolved first. Then who can forget the desperate search for a bathroom while driving.

Offline denb45

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,053
  • "1987 Classic Old School POZ+"
Re: Am I a LTS?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2013, 09:15:19 AM »
Welcome, whodofla

YES I remember DDI, I used to crush it up, and mix it with half a glass of water

horrible stuff, started taking AZT in AUG of 87 and then added DDI in late 88/89

and YES, you really needed a bathroom, and an extra change of skivvies underwear

and if you wore a jock, like I did most of the time, you really needed to have an

extra pair of Levis-button-fly 501's.............aah memories, those were the days


"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2017 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.