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Author Topic: Diagnosed yesterday, and I'm okay.  (Read 3420 times)

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Offline hippieguy

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Diagnosed yesterday, and I'm okay.
« on: February 06, 2014, 03:30:21 PM »
Hey all,

I'm a 22 year old male and was called back to the clinic yesterday afternoon to learn that I am poz. It was a bit of a shock to me.. I have never had unprotected vaginal or rectal intercourse. Although I knew HIV Is transferable through unprotected oral, I believed it was so unlikely that I ignored that fact.

Anyway. I am taking the news rather well. I learned my status very early. And I just completed my more detailed bloodwork today. I am confident that I can manage this mentally, physically, socially.

My only concern is that I may begin to feel isolated and alone, because I don't have anyone to talk to that is going through something similar.. And so I am here. To meet awesome people and integrate myself into this beautiful community, bounded by an unfortunate thing, but non the less human and proud.

Well I'll see you all around the forums. Great meeting you.

Offline Irish Eyes

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Re: Diagnosed yesterday, and I'm okay.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 03:51:29 PM »
You definately wont feel alone here.
Spit out your whole story, and support begins to flow.
Got a question or concern, it will be answered promptly.
Take care….
10/30/13          Exposure
Mid-Nov-Jan    Seroconversion (7-8 rough wks)
12.26.2013      WB dx. HIV+
02.01.2014      OraQuick (result Negative?)
01.31.2014      VL 250700
02.03.2014      CD4  491  26%
02.26.2014      CD4  503  26%
03.05.2014      HLA B6701  not present
03.18.2014      VL 530873 (typical fluctuation)
03.21.2014      Start Stribild
04.14.2014      VL 104 after 24 doses
05.12.2014      VL 129 after 52 doses
06.10.2014      CD4 940 32%
06.11.2014      VL 87
07.22.2014      VL 20
09.23.2014      VL 43
11.26.2014      CD4 1350 33%
01.26.2015.     VL 27
01.26.2015      VL <20
06/03/2015      VL 28
06/03/2015      CD4 1135 42%
12/10/2015      VL 27
12/10/2015      CD4 1111 36% cd8+tcell 1058 34%
06/23/2016      VL 49
06/23/2016      CD4 1255 41% cd8+tcell 882 29%

Offline Cheltlee

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Re: Diagnosed yesterday, and I'm okay.
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 04:37:45 PM »
You will find plenty if support here and people to talk with. Sounds like you are in a relatively good place and have caught it early so all good :))
September 2013 - Diagnosed CD4 17, VL 330,000
September 2013 - Diagnosed PCP
Started Truvada - Darunavir - Ritonavir -
Co-trimoxazole - Azithromycin
October 2013 - CD4 74, VL 5500
December 2013 - CD4 100, VL 70
February 2014 - CD4 106, VL 69

Offline MadisonTeddy

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Re: Diagnosed yesterday, and I'm okay.
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 07:36:59 AM »
Welcome...You will find lots of information and support here as I have being new as well...There are good people here ready to help...


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