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Offline JustSmile01

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2014, 11:47:39 pm »

Offline absopozilutely

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2014, 12:05:18 am »
i got my flu shot today, along with an UD vl count and a CD4 count that bumped up from 288 to just back over 300 at 308. (as if that means anything LOL  ::) ) And I have a headache :-\

I'm also a month away from being poz for 31 yrs ;D
So much inspiration in this post. :) #loveit
12/18 Infected
2/4 12:22pm tested POZ via ORAquick
2/19 WB Confirmation
2/4-2/19 VL 104,678 CD4 407
3/2 Genotype back, and Started Complera
4/2-CD4 688 38% and VL 1,600
5/1-CD4 592 42% and VL 336
5/22-CD4 732 31% and VL 109 :( STILL NOT UD!
5/31 Switched to Stribild :( I'll miss you Complera!
6/19 CD4 508 35% and VL UD!!!!! Crying at work like a baby.
9/19 CD4 799 46% VL UD yayyyy
5/1/19 CD4 1100 VL still UD.

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #52 on: October 15, 2014, 08:04:25 am »
i got my flu shot today, along with an UD vl count and a CD4 count that bumped up from 288 to just back over 300 at 308. (as if that means anything LOL  ::) ) And I have a headache :-\

I'm also a month away from being poz for 31 yrs ;D

Leatherman.  :)

My % was in the 30s again at 33 (which is rare for me as I using ride in the high 20s) 684 CD4 and UD VL.  Still on my reduced dose medicines over 15 years.  ;)

And I am 2 1/2 months away from being poz for 30 years!   :D
« Last Edit: October 15, 2014, 08:09:22 am by OneTampa »
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2014, 09:11:20 am »
And I am 2 1/2 months away from being poz for 30 years!   :D
w00T!

out of the 22+ yrs on meds, I started checking my % a few yrs ago. When I saw that only on good days did it even begin to approach 20, I went back to not caring about the %.  ;D Like I told my doc, my 320ish cd4s have kept me out of the hospital for 15 yrs so they must be doing their job right ;)

my arm isn't sore this morning and my headache is gone... and I don't have the flu, so that shot is doing its job right. LOL
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Offline LiveWithIt

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #54 on: October 20, 2014, 10:42:08 am »
I got mine last week
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2014, 04:08:39 pm »
Got mine yesterday...as always, no regrets.  Fifteen years and counting....
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
08/16:  Switch from Atripla to Genvoya

Offline Bowie-esq

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2014, 05:23:48 pm »
Got mine today  8)
Infected: +\-01/2010

Tested positive 08/2010
28/07/11 CD4 420 9% v.l. 20500
16/10/11 CD4 320 10% v.l. 185000
10/11/11 begin Truvada/Viramune
29/12/11 CD4 410 13% v.l. 115
14/4/12 v.l. undetectable
05/7/12 CD4 520 19% v.l. UD
21/08/13 CD4 470 20% v.l. UD
19/12/13 CD4 430 23% v.l. UD
8/12/14 CD4 600 21% v.l. UD
4/2/15 CD4 600 v.l. UD. Cholesterol 6.2 ....

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2014, 02:51:08 pm »
A few Facebook friends posted this article, which says a Johns Hopkins scientist slams the flu vaccine, saying it is useless and causes so many side-effects.  I am sure this is being spread around, as I have seen it 3 times already.  I am sure many here have studies at hand to counter what he says. 

http://www.realfarmacy.com/johns-hopkins-scientist-reveals-shocking-report-flu-vaccines/

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2014, 03:25:59 pm »
A few Facebook friends posted this article, which says a Johns Hopkins scientist slams the flu vaccine, saying it is useless and causes so many side-effects.  I am sure this is being spread around, as I have seen it 3 times already.  I am sure many here have studies at hand to counter what he says. 

http://www.realfarmacy.com/johns-hopkins-scientist-reveals-shocking-report-flu-vaccines/

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2014, 03:27:34 pm »
A few Facebook friends posted this article, which says a Johns Hopkins scientist slams the flu vaccine, saying it is useless and causes so many side-effects.  I am sure this is being spread around, as I have seen it 3 times already.  I am sure many here have studies at hand to counter what he says. 

http://www.realfarmacy.com/johns-hopkins-scientist-reveals-shocking-report-flu-vaccines/
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2014, 08:20:59 pm »
I GOT MY FLU SHOT TODAY AND I JUST REALLY WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT IT!!! :D
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Offline initforlife

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #61 on: October 23, 2014, 08:35:49 pm »
Do yall not get a pneumonia shot too? I got both at about a month ago at my last dr apt
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Offline JustSmile01

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #62 on: October 23, 2014, 08:45:46 pm »
I do init! Every 5 years.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #63 on: October 23, 2014, 08:56:01 pm »
I GOT MY FLU SHOT TODAY AND I JUST REALLY WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT IT!!! :D

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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #64 on: October 23, 2014, 10:39:54 pm »
I do init! Every 5 years.

I was told my 5 year shot I got was all I would need.  I also got the Prenvar 13 or whatever it's called.  Is this what you all know to be true?  I don't quite understand why I needed another, 5 years after the first, and wouldn't need another in 5 years.  I do know I got pneumonia right at the end of the first 5 years.  Could be a huge coincidence, but it does make me wonder whether it was wearing off.  I was just 2 months shy of my 5 year anniversary of the first vaccine. 

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #65 on: October 23, 2014, 10:52:00 pm »
There are two pneumonia vaccines: PCV13 and PPSV23 -- someone can correct me if I am incorrect, but for someone with HIV the recommended course is to get the PCV13 shot first followed 8 weeks later by the first PPSV23 shot, then a booster shot of PPSV23 again five years later. That is then all you need for life I believe.

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When I got my flu shot today I had them check my records and I had my first shots in '04 and then the last one in '09 so this makes sense. They did this also because my last NYC doctors failed to forward my records so we were starting from scratch so I may have already had this done, but they said never mind no harm done/better safe than sorry blah blah blah.
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Offline ChavinKnight

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Re: Flu shot .
« Reply #66 on: October 31, 2014, 05:06:31 pm »
Correct re: pneumonia vaccines, except that you also need another PPSV23 after age 65, unless your first five-year booster is after that age.... Also, if you should happen to get PPSV23 before PCV13 (as I did, unfortunately) you have to wait a year for the 23, or risk them canceling each other out.  I don't understand why...the five-year interval between PPSV23 vaccinations must be maintained.

Also a good idea for us to get meningitis vaccine.... Two doses, 8 weeks apart, followed by a booster every five years.  Also, people with no spleen, regardless of hiv status should be vaccinated, and require two injections. 

My doctor has me get a flu shot in September, followed by a booster in January...4 months later.  However, I work in a high-risk setting, so maybe two flu shots a year aren't needed by everyone.  I don't know. 

I used to only be focused on the vaccines for hepatitis and the flu.  After hearing from an acquaintance of an otherwise healthy man dying of invasive pneumococcal disease (he had no other risk factors and was not immune compromised), I started to pay closer attention to the recommendations for HIV positive people.

Stay healthy everyone....

 


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