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Offline Tonny2

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #200 on: October 23, 2016, 11:46:13 pm »


        OJO      MMY DEAR PITTGURL, YOU ARE NOT LETTING HIV DICTATE YOUR LIFE, LET ALONE THOSE THREE LOSERS...DON'T YOU EVER LET ANYBODY CONTROL YOUR LIFE, YOU ARE A STRONG WOMAN, DON'T LET THIS SITUATION STOP YOU FROM LIVING, YOU ARE A YOUNG WOMAN STILL, JUST, GET TO KNOW BETTER THE MAN YOU GET TO MEET, NO "CUCHICHUI" (SEX), UNTIL YOU GET TO KNOW THE MAN YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, LIKE ALL TIME, NOT EVEN A KISS ON THE FIRST DATE, I KNOW YOU CAN FIND THE RIGHT GUY, JUST BE PATIENT AND KNOW MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU DEAL WITH, YOU DON'T WANT A BEATUFUL GUY TO TELL YOU BEATIFUL LIES (BILLY JOEL), YOU NEED A GUY WITH FEELING NOT ONE WITH PERSONALITY...I KNOW YOU WILL KEEP FIGHTING BECAUSE IT'S WHAT YOU WANT, AND WE ARE FIGHTER, WE FIGHT FOR WHAT WE WANT...THE WORSE IS IN THE PAST, NOW, LET'S LIVE A NORMAL LIVE, LOVE IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND, WUTH OR WITHOUT HIV, JUST TRY HARDER, DO NOT QUIT, WE LATINOS NEVER QUIT...BEST OF LUCK...KISSES...YOU WANT TO BE MY CYBER GURLFRIEND?, LOL              OJO

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #201 on: October 25, 2016, 12:35:54 am »
thanks - ive tried the 2 hiv dating sites and find the same old people on there just giving out their phone #'s and wanting sex. UGH! 

You are right - my Latino blood doesnt wanna give up but my heart is so tired of trying and finding skeletons that are STILL awake! :( 

Yes, would love to be your cyber girlfriend! We can exchange Valentine besitos ;) 
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

Offline PittGurl

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #202 on: February 23, 2017, 09:05:55 pm »
Insurance question - live in US - started a new job...does employer get notified of an excessive amount of billing? Im working for a pretty large company (worldwide) but am afraid if i get on their healthcare they are going to question the costly amount of my medication....any advice?
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

Offline CD4_800

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #203 on: February 23, 2017, 09:09:01 pm »
Hey PittGurl  good to see you again .... I'm also not having any luck dating ..... just been rolling solo ....maybe I'll meet somebody one of these days  ???

Troy

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #204 on: February 23, 2017, 09:18:53 pm »
Thanks Troy - medically going ok - nothing to really report (owe more gratitude to the longtermers that i can never repay- makes me really emotional about their sacrifice!)

tired of looking....so many closet crazy's!!! 
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

Offline Tonny2

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #205 on: February 23, 2017, 09:36:14 pm »


        OJO       HELLOOOO MY FAVORITE GURL, LOOK NO MORE, HERE I'M FOR YOU, I WILL GO STRAIGHT FOR YOU, LOL...IT'S SO NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU, I'M SORRY YOU HAVEN'T HAD LUCK FINDING LOVE, AND YES, THERE ARE LOTS OF CRAZIES OUT THERE, I ALREADY QUIT, MAS VALE SOLO QUE MAL ACOMOANADO, LEI CAPICE?...HUGS FAVORITE GURL                                                                   OJO

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #206 on: February 23, 2017, 09:48:11 pm »
hahah you guys always make my day :)  thank you!!!   :-* :-* :-*  si entiendo

Im only 43!! there's gotta be SOMEONE out there for me!!!! 
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

Offline CD4_800

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #207 on: February 24, 2017, 02:05:32 pm »
I'm 49 ..... If I was closer I'd love to take you to dinner ....js ;)

Offline CD4_800

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #208 on: February 24, 2017, 02:06:39 pm »

        OJO       HELLOOOO MY FAVORITE GURL, LOOK NO MORE, HERE I'M FOR YOU, I WILL GO STRAIGHT FOR YOU, LOL...IT'S SO NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU, I'M SORRY YOU HAVEN'T HAD LUCK FINDING LOVE, AND YES, THERE ARE LOTS OF CRAZIES OUT THERE, I ALREADY QUIT, MAS VALE SOLO QUE MAL ACOMOANADO, LEI CAPICE?...HUGS FAVORITE GURL                                                                   OJO

Hello Tonny I think about you often ....I hope are doing well  8)

Offline Tonny2

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #209 on: February 24, 2017, 03:51:39 pm »
Hello Tonny I think about you often ....I hope are doing well  8)

       OJO      HELLO TROY, HOW ARE YOU?...YOU ARE SO KIND, I'M DOING FINE, WELL, ALMOST BLIND, WITH EYE PAIN, NEUROPATHY PAIN, GETTING OLDER, I'M OK, I GUESS I CAN'T COMPLAIN, I COULD HAVE BEEN DEAD, HAHAH...SERIOUSLY, I'M DOING GREAT, I JUST MET THE NEWEST MEMMBER OF MY FAMILY, A BRAND NEW BABY GIRL (GRAND-NIECE, OMG, I'M AN OLD FART, LOL), SO CUTE, LIFE IS GREAT, ALTHOUGH MY LOVE LIFE IS WORSE THAN MY FAVORITE @PITGURL, I TOLD HER, SHE WANTS TO GO OUT WITH ME, SHE SAYS THAT IS NOT DESPERATED YET, HAHAH, GOSH, I LOVE THAT WOMAN, I GUESS I WILL DIED LONELY  ;(...THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR KIND WORLDS, NOW YOU ARE MY FAVORITE GUY   ;P...CYBER HUGS       OJO

Offline PittGurl

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #210 on: February 24, 2017, 05:54:31 pm »
haah you guys are too funny!  Oh Tonny2 dont be jealous  :P Besides you got a brand new girl to lay eyes on....that beautiful lil grand-niece!!  heeheee

Yea Troy - Louisiana is a bit of a hike from PA hahah  :) 

Hope you guys have a great weekend...Im ready for a nap!!! 
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

Offline PittGurl

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #211 on: March 20, 2017, 10:51:02 pm »
Visited dracula again.....had a BLIP :(  I know ....no big deal...but for some reason it's bothering me :(


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VL: 27
39%
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #212 on: March 20, 2017, 11:15:24 pm »
I know blips can be stressful, i get very inpatient whenever it happen to the next test.

But like you say, its not big deal so try to focus on that instead.  ;)

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #213 on: March 21, 2017, 04:25:48 am »
VL: 27
39%
technically anything under 200 is not considered a blip.
did the percentage change?
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Offline PittGurl

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #214 on: March 21, 2017, 07:16:49 am »
Nope - same percentage - I think my stats are in my sig - didn't add this newest one yet though
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

Offline Tonny2

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #215 on: March 21, 2017, 01:14:42 pm »


       ojo     Hey my favorite gurll, it's always nice to hear from you...if I were you, I wouldn't worry, it's just a blip, let's wait and see your next Draculas results, you will see the big UD again...I envy your %, share some with me, plz?, and I will love you even more...besos y abrazos amigucha                                                        ojo

Offline PittGurl

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« Reply #216 on: March 21, 2017, 09:24:42 pm »
Thank you mi amor Tonny2 :)  Tomorrow will be a hard day for me. It's my 14 year wedding anniversary...and i miss him so much....
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #217 on: March 21, 2017, 09:34:25 pm »


       ojo        I'm sorry my dear, I will be there for you...hugs                      ojo

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #218 on: May 22, 2017, 05:05:00 am »
Question.....can meds stop working with 100% adherence ? I'm just wondering only cuz I haven't been feeling great lately. I had a blip last time...now i have a cold with a horrible cough....keep thinking what if in these past 3 months my VL is rising and now i got an OI like pneumonia....
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #219 on: May 22, 2017, 07:24:04 am »
Question.....can meds stop working with 100% adherence ? I'm just wondering only cuz I haven't been feeling great lately. I had a blip last time...now i have a cold with a horrible cough....keep thinking what if in these past 3 months my VL is rising and now i got an OI like pneumonia....

meds don't stop you catching colds, unfortunately.

You say you had a blip last time but it was 27 so was tinier than tiny. You also have a pretty strong CD4 count and percentage, so even if the drugs had failed - which they almost certainly haven't - it won't have made any difference to this particular cold bug you are suffering from.

You simply don't have to worry about OI's at all

So try to relax :)
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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #220 on: May 22, 2017, 05:17:44 pm »


      OJO        HOLA MI FAVORITA GURL...I THINK WHAT YOU NEED RIGHT NOW IS A BIG HUG AND A NICE KISS...DID YOU KNOW THAT ARTs DON'T MAKE US SUPERMEN/WOMEN?, ARTs JUST SUPPRESS THE HIV VIRUS, WHICH MEANS, WE ARE STILL GOING TO GET COLDS, FLUS, PIMPLES, LIKE HIV NEGATIVE PEOPLE DO. SO, PLEASE, MAKE YOURSELF A CHICKEN SOUP, INVITE ME OVER TO EAT AND RELAX. GET SOME REST AND YOU WILL GET BETTER...COMPRENDE?...ABRAZOS AMIGA         OJO

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« Reply #221 on: May 22, 2017, 05:47:48 pm »
Thank you  CaveyUK and Tonny2.....I am going to bed ....coughed all day at work....some reason like 3am I wake up so scared i am dying lately!  :(
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #222 on: September 02, 2017, 09:10:04 pm »
Been a few months - just popping in to say hi.... i guess i am doing ok.....

...medically haven't missed but 2 pills in 2 years, UD, good counts, etc....dr says I am "the perfect patient"
...emotionally, still trying to deal and sort this out ....some days good and others not so good..feel like walking secret
...dating..well dating sucks...45 and single is terrible - hate the games played, the disclosures that have to be made, the fear of rejection...

i guess you could say im living but not really living...
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #223 on: September 07, 2017, 09:18:01 pm »


         ojo           Hello my girlfriend. It's nice to hear that you are still single for me, LOL...I'm glad you are the perfect patient, that means you want to live, so, go out and live. You have not idea how much money I will pay if I could see and being able to drive, so I can go out and have fun, meeting people, enjoy life that way...I enjoy life differently now, with family, some friends, I travel twice a year to Mexico, I'm "reading" a lot, doing stuff in my house, I keep myself busy so I don't feel sorry for myself, although, I must confess, sometimes I feel lonely, but I look around and see what I have and forget about my lonelimess...I'm very happy that you are doing great health wise, I just posted my last results, unbelieveable...Ok my girlfriend, hang in there, someone will come to your life when you smile...besos           ojo

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #224 on: September 17, 2017, 11:16:00 am »
Been a few months - just popping in to say hi.... i guess i am doing ok.....

...medically haven't missed but 2 pills in 2 years, UD, good counts, etc....dr says I am "the perfect patient"
...emotionally, still trying to deal and sort this out ....some days good and others not so good..feel like walking secret
...dating..well dating sucks...45 and single is terrible - hate the games played, the disclosures that have to be made, the fear of rejection...

i guess you could say im living but not really living...

Hey PittGurl I just wanted to say Hi and I'm right there with you I turn 50 in December and I haven't dated anybody in over a year and the whole idea of trying to find somebody who continue to stick with me after I tell them I am Bipolar and HIV poz just seems exhausting and impossible ....I have however made the decision to travel the world in the next 2 years, I'm going to New York City for Christmas and New Years and I'm in the middle of planning a trip to Norway next fall with my Brother and then after that trip I'd like to go to Madrid and Barcelona....I'm feeling like I'm just sitting barely existing ....I want to live in stead of sitting around waiting to die....now having said all of that I still feel like extremely damaged goods and I don't think that will change any time soon.

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« Reply #225 on: September 17, 2017, 05:17:18 pm »
yeah i hear that ....the mind game it plays with you when do you tell? what happens when you tell? would that person even wanna be still in your life as a friend? who would they tell? do you tell right away as to not waste their time or yours? or do you tell after a few months and if rejection, then you wasted your time and prob emotions at that point, and dealing with hurt.......on and on and on..... {sigh}   

I feel like my choices are men that are thrown away and damaged goods since no one else wants them. :(
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #226 on: November 19, 2017, 03:45:10 pm »
Updated questions: once in a monogamous relationship....

- Is there any chance of me (a woman) infecting him (a man) (I am UD for 2 years) -
  with no condom and sex during menstruation

- What about oral sex during menstruation?

- What about oral anytime?
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #227 on: November 20, 2017, 03:06:10 pm »


      OJO      HELLO MY DEAR FRIEND, SO, YOU ARE CHEATING ON ME?, THAT'S GOOD...WELL, ABOUT YOUR QUEATIONS, I HAVE NOT IDEA ABOUT MENSTRAUTION, BUT READ THE PARTNER STUDIES, AND CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR, TAKE HIM WITH YOU SO HE CAN HEAR IT FROM THE DOCTORS MOUTH...I'M GLAD YOU ARE CHEATING ON ME, IF YOU ARE HAPPY, I'M HAPPY...BESOS

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #228 on: November 20, 2017, 04:09:35 pm »
 :)

Ill leave my own thoughts on this short and ill move on, he's an adult and its up to him to worry about his sexual health to be blunt.

To answer your questions well on the forum we get this question or versions off this question in HIV prevention all the time, maybe reading this will give you some additional peace of mind on the topic

https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=68030.0

https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=65601.0

https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=67676.0

https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=65636.0

Also, in terms of HIV here is the consensus statement that is very reassuring. http://www.preventionaccess.org/consensus

People living with HIV on ART with an undetectable viral load in their blood have a negligible risk of sexual transmission of HIV.  Depending on the drugs employed it may take as long as six months for the viral load to become undetectable. Continued and reliable HIV suppression requires selection of appropriate agents and excellent adherence to treatment. HIV viral suppression should be monitored to assure both personal health and public health benefits.

NOTE:   An undetectable HIV viral load only prevents HIV transmission to sexual partners. Condoms also help prevent HIV transmission as well as other STIs and pregnancy. The choice of HIV prevention method may be different depending upon a person’s sexual practices, circumstances and relationships. For instance, if someone is having sex with multiple partners or in a non-monogamous relationship, they might consider using condoms to prevent other STIs.

Jim

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« Reply #229 on: November 21, 2017, 09:31:28 pm »
hahah my dear ONE love Tonny2 <3  This man is amazing and treats me amazing too! I pray it works out. I was upfront from Day 1 and he was ok with that. Its going on 1 month now and he has met my kids and is very protective of me. I just pray it lasts because I have so much to give a partner. KWIM?  He has said if he gets it am i going to think of him in some sort of way...I said no....so that brought up another question...if he does by chance get it from me...would he get the strain i have?
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #230 on: November 21, 2017, 10:15:17 pm »
Thanks Jim.... I would love for this to be my last relationship!!! He's a great guy!
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #231 on: January 10, 2018, 01:28:57 am »
A few updates:

- Bye bye boyfriend...ended up being a very weird man {sigh my picker is so broke}

- Completely flipped my Kia Soul and skidded down a guardrail while on lunch running to pick up my CPAP machine bc i have a touch of sleep apnea on 12/11/17 (walked away with only muscular pain - - airbags never went off which im thinking possibly lawsuit). Car totale at $18K damage and was only 5 payments from paying it off. Had glass in my throat and mouth :(  But am thankful to be alive!!! 

- Lost my daddy who was 69 years old to Bulbar ALS 12/18/17  :(  I miss him so much  My brother and I took turns for the past 4 weeks 24/7 by his side to help my mom.  He wanted to be at home and hospice was wonderful. At the end he only recognized my 14 year old son who they were best buddies. Everyday I cry- he and I were diagnosed within a month of each other.
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #232 on: February 06, 2018, 11:25:23 pm »
Grr had my flu shot and still I got it!!!! Y'all know I am scared of everything....and I'm told this years is really bad one...and it is!!! I'm scared  :(  saw dr today....said no signs of pneumonia,  lungs sound good but if anything changes to call her. Or go to the ER. She ordered Tamiflu for me but when I got to my Pharmacy they told me it needs pre-authorization and by that time the doctor's office was closed so I haven't been able to pick it up. I've been using Sudafed PE and it's been helping a lot and I cleared it with the pharmacist in regards to interactions with my triumeq.
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #233 on: February 12, 2018, 03:53:51 am »
It does seem to be a bad year for colds and flu.

I had a cold at xmas which seemed to disappear but keeps popping back up which is annoying. It's not flu though (thankfully), but is the first time I've had a cold since diagnosis 2 years ago so perhaps without the flu shot it would have been worse. Lots of folk at my work have been laid up with various bugs over the last month or so.

And sorry to hear about your car accident. Glad to read you are okay.
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« Reply #234 on: February 12, 2018, 08:41:46 pm »
Thanks CaveyUK - 95% better but wow it was a pretty bad one!  Thank you for the good thoughts!! How are you other than the recurring cold?
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

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Re: please help me understand
« Reply #235 on: September 25, 2018, 11:10:26 pm »
Hi!  Just checking in and saying hello! All is going well right now (i feel like i have grown leaps and bounds since my 1st post 3 years ago!)

I do have a question.....i live in PA and have state insurance through MAWD (disability) and pay a $100 premium. HIPP just called me and said that i am being enrolled in their program and will need to take my company offered insurance. I hate change... ugh! Its Aetna and supposedly good but i really would love some input here on this if anyone has HIPP. i have really dont want my employer digging into my DX!!! 
Infected between 5/16/15 - 7/19/15
8-2-15    CD4=286; VL=43800; 15% WB Positive Test Confirmed (waiting for genotype to start Triumeq)
9-4-15    Started Triumeq thanks to the people on this board encouraging me :)
9-21-15    CD4=570; VL 26; 30% 16 days on Triumeq…. HOLY COW it's working!
10-27-15   CD4=522; VL=UNDETECTABLE!!!; 29%    7 wks, 4 days on Triumeq
1-28-16    CD4=479; VL=UD; 31% almost 5 months on Triumeq
4-27-16    CD4=580; VL=UD; 32% almost 8 months on Triumeq
7-28-16    CD4=991; VL=UD; 38% almost 1 year on Triumeq
8-3-16    ONE YEAR DX
10-27-16    CD4=765; VL=UD; 39%
3-8-17   CD4=709; VL=27; 39%
7-13-17   CD4=942; VL=UD; 41%
10/12/17   CD4=626; VL=UD; 39%
1/21/18    CD4=650; VL=UD; 40%
4/26/2018   CD4=893; VL=UD; 39%
8/9/2018   CD4=858; VL=UD; 41%

 


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