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Offline Phantom2019

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Just diagnosed hiv +
« on: April 21, 2019, 12:58:20 am »
Hello everyone
I'm phantom, 35 yers old,  not my realname, I just diagnosed hiv positive 1 month ago.. now just waiting for cd4 n viral load result,
I noticed something wrong wit mysef when my fever n cough does not recover after almost 3 week, n I ask doctor to do a rapid test . Ya im quite ready with the result n unfortunately I hv hiv positive. At first I bit wonder whom transfer this to me, ya im homosexual with multiple regular partner  but I still considered mysef not very much on this activities, I more do oral than anal...I stop anal last almost 3 years ago...
Now , I still attack  by fever n cough since hvnot take any medication yet...

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 01:30:26 am »
Hiya

Sorry to hear about the reactive result and, that you are feeling unwell.

I hope you feel better soon, although fever & cough for 3 weeks should be checked by a GP and treated

Regarding HIV would I be correct in saying its reactive on antibodies test and you are waiting for lab results? Until you have your lab results in I will ask you to only post in this one thread for the time being.

Best, Jim

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 03:19:24 am »
Ya
Reactive on antibodies test....Elisa test
Beside there is grow of perianal warts bcox of hpv n now i on treatment...

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2019, 03:39:14 am »
Hiya

Thanks for the update, sorry to hear about the warts.

Look if your dignoisis of HIV is later confirmed with further lab results than keep in mind that with treatment life with HIV medically goes on pretty much as normal.

Do see a GP in the meantime about how you are feeling like the cough, coincidence does happen, everyone gets sick from time to time regardless of HIV status but if you are living with untreated HIV you could be at greater risk of picking up certain nasty infections that are best treated early.

Take it easy, and as mentioned keeo us posted & ask any questions you have in this one thread for the time being.

We're here to support you

Best,Jim
 
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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 05:16:24 am »
Ya
Tq JIm
Now I just worry about the hiv medication @ arv , means the side effects etc....
By the way, I hv decided not to tell everyone bout my status hiv + ...scare they blame me bcoz homosex activity...hmm..

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 11:47:18 am »
Hiya,

Depending on where you are located but if you have access to modern drugs, than other besides a bit of settling at first, you should simply not be expecting side effects or fear any.

When do you have your next follow-up appointment with your HIV Doctor?

Best, Jim
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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2019, 01:01:43 pm »
Hi
Will b on 28 april ,,,

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2019, 02:23:35 am »
Hi all
I jus received my cd4 result which is 68...now o hv appointment with specialist since my doctor refer to specialist since she is quite new...

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2019, 03:16:16 am »
Hiya,

Thanks for the update. - How are you feeling?

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I jus received my cd4 result which is 68...now o hv appointment with specialist since my doctor refer to specialist since she is quite new...

68 is low but not the end of the world, plenty of us have been there.
Did she give you any medication in the meantime or a date for when the referral meeting will be with the HIV consultant?

Also did she provide you with any viral load results?

Best, Jim

 
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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2019, 07:09:07 am »
With cd4 count 68
I start hiv medication this nite...at 10pm
I work nite shift n bcoz this I take MC scare of the side effects etc ...

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2019, 07:48:43 am »
Hiya,

Still no Viral Load results? Look take the medication as directed, drink plenty of fluids. Its normal to have a settling in phase. Just to check is it "Efavirenz / Emtricitabine / Tenofovir" that you are taking?

With the lower CD4 count its normal to also take some antibiotics, have you been prescribed any?

Look I wish you well and, i know everyone here wants to help, but nobody can help you if you don't start answering questions. Also for the last time stay in this one thread!  I've moved the thread, but let me be clear that were done if you step outside of it again. 

Jim
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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2019, 09:40:47 am »
Hi jim
Viral load will b after taking hiv medication
Now they based on cd4 first
Here baseline notvthe viral load maybe expensive to run..

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2019, 09:42:22 am »
Yes
I received antibiotics ...

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2019, 09:44:22 am »
Sorry
I donno the rules very2 sorry.....ya efavirenz n tenofovir
« Last Edit: April 25, 2019, 09:50:16 am by Phantom2019 »

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2019, 11:37:05 am »
Hiya

Look the antibiotics are vital but can be harsh on the system, just keep taking them and keep in mind its not forever , its just until the HIV meds can suppress the virus and your body can for lack of better phase heal.  Many of us have been through this stage including myself so we all understand it can be a rough time digesting the diagnosis and taking new drugs and antibiotics.

As for the HIV meds, never taken this combo before although take before bedtime, plenty of water seems to be the common peer recommendation and you should settle in soon. I presume the doctor has informed you to take this on an empty stomach to avoid reactions.

Keep us posted, Best, Jim 
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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2019, 12:19:07 am »
Hai jim
Today my 4th day taking arv ..yaa..no bad dream but jus feling sleepy n bit tired n some rash bcoz of antibiotics I think since my cd4 quiet low 68...tonite i gonna start work back nite shift after taking arv at 10pm...omg..hopefully gona b fine....actly im from MAlaysia...

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2019, 12:21:05 am »
Yaa bit dizzy too when wake up in the morning.....

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2019, 01:04:36 pm »
Hiya

It should settle after a while but do keep an eye on it.

I personally hate getting a rash, I have the same reaction to certain antibiotics although do check it out with your doctor as often rashes look all the same but are not always caused by what we think is causing them.

Best, Jim
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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2019, 11:54:20 pm »
The antibiotic make feel vomiting, rash, fever, oh very uncomfortable...how Long? Scare people see my rash..oh....

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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2019, 11:56:28 pm »
Hi jim
Do u tell ur parents bout hiv+??

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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2019, 12:50:48 am »
The antibiotic make feel vomiting, rash, fever, oh very uncomfortable...how Long? Scare people see my rash..oh....

Hiya,

Sorry to hear you are still feeling unwell, did you see the doctor already? Rashes & feeling unwell might not always be caused by what you think is causing it and, in your case if it is the antibiotics the doctor might be able to switch you to an alternative or offer something to counter the side-effects. 

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Scare people see my rash..oh....

What the concern here? That people will see a rash and somehow presume you have HIV? People have rashes & skin issues, allergies etc etc etc all the time for many common reasons in life, its not specific. Now i understand feeling self-conscious though and, most of us have been there but truth is nobody can tell your HIV status by just looking at you.

Hi jim
Do u tell ur parents bout hiv+??

Everyone i come into contact with knows i'm living with HIV, that includes my family. Its simply not a secrete but that's me and, the position I find myself.  I presume you are asking as you are considering telling people?

Look its just a private medical condition, nothing more than that. Nearly everyone at some stage in life has one or multiple private medical conditions or challenge and, you happen to be living with HIV. Now as for sharing this medical info with family etc, totally up to you of course if you want to tell friends & family can be a great source or support but they can also be a source of pain/heartache.

Also understand that you can't control peoples reaction and, once you start telling people you can't control what people do with that information or who they share it with.

If you are considering telling than there is also a lesson on this topic including a section on "Disclosing to Family and Friends" maybe it will have some pointers https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics/disclosure

Best, Jim 



« Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 12:53:39 am by Jim Allen »
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Re: Just diagnosed hiv +
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2019, 03:26:01 am »
Tq jim 4 the advice etc...

 


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