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Offline JosephP

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I am alive!
« on: September 21, 2018, 09:41:10 pm »
Today, 5 years ago I took my very first pill for my treatment! That means That I have taken 1826 pills.... or just about 60 bottles and my treatment has cost about $181,382 dollars of which I have paid about $6,000 with insurance covering the rest...
This treatment has kept me alive for 2,629,440 minutes or 260 weeks and 6 days since that day!! I feel great, I am undetectable and CD4 over 800! It can be done! It must be done! Thank you to everyone in this group, the users and the moderators for the great advise and encouragement I have received and that has been extended to many others who, like me, are dealing with HIV. Thank you!
Today January 20, 2020, I have taken 2378 pills of my ARV since first pill. This means 79 bottles of 30 pills of ARVs at an average of $3950 per bottle or $313,103 USD for my treatment. I have a compliance of 99.83% taking my meds and only .17% (or 4 pills) non-compliant. Of these four pills two I forgot completely, One I lost and one I didn't have with me while traveling! I became UD 3 months after treatment start   ***We are all dealing with this. And we will live long and productive lives!! AND, yes the Lord is my shepherd. Life is good... And thanks for the meds! ***

Offline Ptrk3

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Re: I am alive!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 10:57:02 pm »
Congratulations!

Keep up the good work and keep on keeping on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_izvAbhExY

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Offline CountryMan256

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Re: I am alive!
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2018, 06:34:49 am »
Great job J!!!  I hope that you continue to be successful and healthy.  I've been on my treatment for a couple of months and hoping that I will be like you soon.

Take care
In the end everything will be ok, just give it time...

Offline CaveyUK

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Re: I am alive!
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2018, 06:50:16 am »
great analysis and well done!
HIV - Basics
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HIV Transmission and Risks
You can read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
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HIV TasP
You can read more about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
You can read more about PEP and PrEP here:
PEP and PrEP

Offline JosephP

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Re: I am alive!
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 10:31:12 pm »
Congratulations!

Keep up the good work and keep on keeping on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_izvAbhExY

Thank you! But this one describes it better:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARt9HV9T0w8   :) :) :)
Today January 20, 2020, I have taken 2378 pills of my ARV since first pill. This means 79 bottles of 30 pills of ARVs at an average of $3950 per bottle or $313,103 USD for my treatment. I have a compliance of 99.83% taking my meds and only .17% (or 4 pills) non-compliant. Of these four pills two I forgot completely, One I lost and one I didn't have with me while traveling! I became UD 3 months after treatment start   ***We are all dealing with this. And we will live long and productive lives!! AND, yes the Lord is my shepherd. Life is good... And thanks for the meds! ***

Offline metekrop

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Re: I am alive!
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2018, 12:59:49 pm »
Good job for the math.
Diag.on 12/8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
12/08 - 2/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - 7/09 CD 179, VL 197k
10/09 CD 300 VL U
3/10 CD 468 U
8/10 CD 460 U
12/10 CD 492 U
3/11 CD 636 U
8/11 CD 530 U
1/12 cd 616 U
7/12 CD 640 U
12/12 CD 669 U
5/13 CD711 U
11/13 663 U
4/14 CD 797 U
10/14 CD 810 U
4/15 CD 671 U
10/15 CD 694 U
3/16 CD 768 U
8/16 CD 459 U
2/22 CD 780 U
8/31 CD 940 U
2/26 CD 809 U
8/18 CD 882 U
3/28 CD 718 U
8/15 CD 778 U
2/25 CD 920 70

Offline DK57

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Re: I am alive!
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2018, 08:03:38 pm »
Cool post!

Offline Tonny2

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Re: I am alive!
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2018, 08:34:55 pm »


      ojo.    My good amigo Joseph, congratulations for being alive, but I got news for you, if you keep taking your pill as you have been doing these last five years, you will keep being ALIVE for a long time, take it from someone living with the virus for almost 24 years....keep up the good work...FELICITACIONES...         ojo

 


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