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Offline itsalex

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Hi!
« on: January 30, 2020, 04:10:15 am »
Hi beautiful people!

Itís been a while since my last post. As some of you may know, I moved back from Mexico to Italy as I was offered a new job back home.

Iím still adjusting to this new reality (I have been away so long that itís taking me a while to figure everything out). Sometimes itís hard, sometimes itís easier than expected.

A few days ago I had my test results back, everything is going fine (the CD4 count as dropped from 1100 to 750  but my doctor told me the CD4 percentage has risen to 36% - does that make sense?).

I wanted to share with you my experience with the Italian health system. I can tell you that I have found very competent and understanding people everywhere. I got my ARV for the next three months and at the end of the next three months I will just need to pop by at the hospital and theyíll give me three more months (unless something is not going as it should, you see the doctor once every 6 months). They also gave me all vaccine shots I still had to do since I was diagnosed.

Other than that, I hope you guys are doing fine and are enjoying your lives. Also if anybody here lives in Milan, let me know!! I would really like  to meet new people!

Big hugs!
Alex


Mar 30, 2018 - DX
April 2, 2018 - CD4 527, VL 11,000
April 9, 2018 - started Truvada - Tivicay
Jun 12, 2018 - CD4 771, VL UD
Oct 30, 2018 - CD4 933,  VL UD
Apr 8, 2019 - CD4 not tested, VL UD
Aug 1 2019 - switched to Biktarvy
Oct 7, 2019 - CD4 1079, VL UD

Offline fabio

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 05:39:43 am »
Hey!! I'm glad you got accustomed with the health system there. Going to another country and having to manage the whole "where will I get my meds" thing is quite difficult,but I'm happy you made It!:).
3 months worth of pills is just heavenly,we only get one month in Greece and we have to go back and forth every month. Btw,did you have to pay for the pills?
I hope for you the best! If I ever come for a trip to Italy (because I thought about it) I will hit Milan and visit you  haha :)

Offline Bhall4

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 08:00:55 am »
Hello!

I love Italy.  I was there some time back on vacation, even spent some days in Milan!  Beautiful place!!  Glad everything is going well!  Three months of medicine is awesome!! I hope to go back to Italy in the near future! 

Offline itsalex

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 08:28:37 am »
Yeah 3 months is very nice. Realistically you go 6 months without having to see your doctor as you get a prescription for 3 months and also for the 3 subsequent months (you just need to stop by at the hospitalís Pharmacy at the end of the 3rd).

Also they did tell me they are already providing long lasting injection (I think one month
Mar 30, 2018 - DX
April 2, 2018 - CD4 527, VL 11,000
April 9, 2018 - started Truvada - Tivicay
Jun 12, 2018 - CD4 771, VL UD
Oct 30, 2018 - CD4 933,  VL UD
Apr 8, 2019 - CD4 not tested, VL UD
Aug 1 2019 - switched to Biktarvy
Oct 7, 2019 - CD4 1079, VL UD

Offline itsalex

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2020, 08:29:18 am »
I think equals to one month of ARV pills).

Mar 30, 2018 - DX
April 2, 2018 - CD4 527, VL 11,000
April 9, 2018 - started Truvada - Tivicay
Jun 12, 2018 - CD4 771, VL UD
Oct 30, 2018 - CD4 933,  VL UD
Apr 8, 2019 - CD4 not tested, VL UD
Aug 1 2019 - switched to Biktarvy
Oct 7, 2019 - CD4 1079, VL UD

Offline Bhall4

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Re: Hi!
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2020, 10:20:26 am »
Yeah 3 months is very nice. Realistically you go 6 months without having to see your doctor as you get a prescription for 3 months and also for the 3 subsequent months (you just need to stop by at the hospitalís Pharmacy at the end of the 3rd).

Also they did tell me they are already providing long lasting injection (I think one month


I feel a shot would be a nice alternative to a daily pill.

 


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