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Author Topic: 18 months in  (Read 819 times)

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Offline Marcanthony

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18 months in
« on: March 18, 2020, 02:47:04 pm »
I thought I would give you all an update on my progress & in the hopes that others read this in similar situations.

I was diagnosed summer 2018; PCP, cd4; 6 VL; 151k

Itís taken me until October 2019 to reach UD levels. I was freaked out at first as you see others get there in months, weeks. Mine took over a year.

Bloods back March 2019. Cd4; 277 and VL still U.

Weíre not all the same & im living proof that it can take a while, so if youíre the same, donít worry, donít give up. Follow advice, eat well, live well & you can get there.

Offline CR2016

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Re: 18 months in
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 05:35:05 pm »
Congratulations Marcanthony! besides you have reached being UD you kept good habits while you were fighting to reach stability.
this must be the exmple for everyone when they feel like a breakdown their life.
how old are you? what meds are taking now?


Offline Marcanthony

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Re: 18 months in
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 02:20:38 am »
Thank you.

Yes it was tough and there were times where it was hard, never thought Iíd get here.

Iím 36 now. I started on Truvada & raltegarivr; worked very well
Doctors switched me to genvoya; didnít work & VL was up & down
Switched me to Truvada and dolutegravir; I currently take dolutegravir twice a day, works well.

I was also taking dapsone for the pneumonia; but thatís now stopped

Offline daveR

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Re: 18 months in
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 03:30:18 am »
Congratulations. A message of hope for others who are taking a while to hit the target.

Take care

Offline Marcanthony

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Re: 18 months in
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 05:06:44 am »
Thanks Dave, you too

Offline TGun

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Re: 18 months in
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2020, 07:53:07 am »
Good times are ahead for you mark,,, it took me a little over 24 months to mentally wrap my head around this and not think about it hourly...  hang in there


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