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Author Topic: DEATH AROUND THE CONER?????  (Read 2931 times)

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Offline jonnyblaze

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« on: April 01, 2014, 12:54:34 PM »
YAH...I am very happy to be on POZ,(maybe not for long but worth while).I have tested positive and my cd4 is 32 which means that i am now at the aids stage.The doctor who attended me was surprised that i am still walking.I cached a cold last week,it got serious then had to go to the hospital got tested.Results came positive and still waiting for TB results due Thursday03/04/14(if i will make it)I stay in  South Africa but originally from Zimbabwe..At the moment i am going through the difficult and the hardest time of my life.I have two weeks flat away from work(waiter)so which means no income,no hot plate.I haven't started ART or any medication since i am foreign its quite a long process here.I don't know what to do .....
I guess just to lay back on my bad and wait for the knock is the only option left...


Offline GoForIt

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 02:15:01 PM »
That is a very low CD4.  You are going to want to get on meds ASAP.

Forget about waiting tables and put yourself in the forefront.  You don't want that knock.

Get a genotype test so you know what meds will work for you and start a combination ASAP so you can get back into good health.
08/09/2013  Diagnosed WB positive
08/20/2013  CD4-506(28%)  VL-10,800
09/12/2013  CD4-391(28%)  VL-14,900
09/17/2013  Start ART (Truvada + Tivicay)
10/11/2013  CD4-377(26%)  VL-UD
12/20/2013  CD4-590(??%)  VL-UD
03/18/2014  CD4-660(29%)  VL-UD
07/22/2014  CD4-613(29%)  VL-UD
08/01/2014   Start Phase 3 TAF (Truvada 2.0) Clinical Trial (TAF + Tivicay)
10/09/2014  CD4-498(29.5%) VL-UD
11/06/2014  CD4-600(30.2%) VL-UD
01/30/2015  CD4-529(31.3%) VL-UD
07/25/2015  CD4-742(36.5%) VL-UD
10/06/2015  CD4-765(28.9%) VL-UD
01/05/2016  CD4-907(33.1%) VL-UD
03/24/2016  CD4-770(33.5%) VL-UD
06/20/2016  CD4-850(35.4%) VL-UD

Dr. Mark Wainberg on Dolutegravir:
Video 1: https://youtu.be/wCXOgLJqJAY
Video 2: https://youtu.be/DKiaD7fHO-s
Antiretroviral Therapy in 2016: http://tinyurl.com/zk45x6e

Offline Theyer

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 03:19:24 PM »
Hello and welcome.

You need to begin the process ,whatever it is that will result in you getting drugs.

I am guessing that going back to Zimbabwe , is not a good idea. You will not be the first person from Zimbabwe in S.A. facing this problem. Find all the local to you charities/church groups/Government organizations / aids NGO and push to get started on a drug treatment hopefully along the way you will meet others who will offer help and support.

I am sorry you are in this insecure position please do all you can to start the drugs. Its time to really push yourself Jonny to get the drugs. You must off pushed your self to get out off Zimbabwe and instead off being in a refugee camp unemployed you have got work as a waiter , its time again to use all the skills you used in the past again and NOT lay on the bed.

Good luck.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2014, 03:25:05 PM by Theyer »
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Offline zach

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 04:26:54 PM »
I can't imagine facing this in Africa. That is not going to be easy.

But with meds, even with your count, death is not at your door. Without meds, you will get sick. You have a choice. Do you want to live. If so, meds need to be the highest priority in your life. I hope someone here can offer you specific advice on your location.

Don't give up. You have to be stronger than the virus to make.

Offline Almost2late

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 09:25:32 AM »
Hi Johnny,

Sorry about your situation but please don't give up.. you must try to get the hiv meds.. its amazing how quick you can recover and go back to work.. but you MUST get on the meds first.. My cd4's are still at aids level but I have been working still, only a week in the hospital very sick and been working after getting out.. feel fine most days.. So please get help and get on meds.. Good luck



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