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  • Clinton Williams Jr.
    Too bad you didn t say what your VL was before. But paul was righ.  The CDC doesn t suggest you start meds unless your VL is above 100,000, or if your CD4 is
    Message 1 of 12 , Jul 18, 2008
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      Too bad you didn't say what your VL was before. But paul was righ.  The CDC doesn't suggest you start meds unless your VL is above 100,000, or if your CD4 is below 350.


          -clinton-  Come and check out my profile on positivesingles at http://www.positivesingles.com/u/clintonjrsyr

      --- On Thu, 7/17/08, Earl Price <screwysquearl@...> wrote:

      From: Earl Price <screwysquearl@...>
      Subject: [The HIV/AIDS Network®] Re: [The HIV/AIDS Network®] Re: [The HIV/AIDS Network®] Update
      To: hivaidsnetwork@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, July 17, 2008, 8:59 PM






      Everyone is different. The T-cell range (hea;thy) is between 600-1600. No one can reaally seem to determine what is "healthy" bcse it varies widely between indivisuals. It also depends on other factors besides HIV.
       
      My t-celll cound is 12 because I just found out I was pos. Never knew it. I was in the hospital in May battling PCP (that's how it was discovered). My VL is 350,000. I just started Atripla a month ago (had to wait until the PCP was completely under control).
       
      I am working FT, again. Started lifting and working out two weeks ago (the pneumonia took 20 lbs off of my already slim frame). I tell you, I feel better than I have in SEVERAL months; more like a year, despite the fact that my viral load is so high and my CD-4 is so low. The Atripla is working very well for me (minimal side effects, which I understand most people do agree). You jave yto forigve my spelling...I am typind in the dark.
       
      Ggood luvk, hang in there and DEMAND EXCELLENCE FROM YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. Also, participate in your treatment. If something doesn't seem right (such as with lab results), raise the question. If you don't get the attention, RAISE HOLY HELL!! Being active in your treatmnt will mean you will die of old age and not bcse of this condition.
       
      -Earl, 37
      Panama City, FL/Seattle, WA

      --- On Thu, 7/17/08, Ken <brainysmurf11@ yahoo.com> wrote:

      From: Ken <brainysmurf11@ yahoo.com>
      Subject: [The HIV/AIDS Network®] Re: [The HIV/AIDS Network®] Update
      To: hivaidsnetwork@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Thursday, July 17, 2008, 5:23 AM

      Ok..That is what i thought, that the sooner I got on the medicine,
      the better. But most of the readings and websites sort of backed up
      the what the doctor said. If anyone else has any feedback on starting
      sooner, please weigh in. My viral load was 103,000. I'm flying to NYC
      today for a wedding. I can get emails and read response through my
      phone. so hit me up here or on my email brainysmurf11@ yahoo.com

      Ken

      and Thanks for that information

      --- In hivaidsnetwork@ yahoogroups. com, YO! <digitalportland@ ...>
      wrote:
      >
      > That is pretty dumb of your Doctor not to recomend getting on the
      > meds. He is not a HIV speacialist obviously. Your first drug
      should
      > be trizivir...one pill twice a day....very easy to take....low to
      > know side effects....see an HIV Speacialist. ..maybee even a a gay
      > doctor.....that is NOT good advice what your doc gave you. 524 is
      NOT
      > horrible.... but your T's should be much higher....will only
      decrease
      > overtime.... get on the drugs now and your t's will go up and you
      will
      > NOT GET SICK!~ What is your VIral load??????
      > On Jul 15, 2008, at 9:29 AM, Ken wrote:
      >
      > > Hello everyone,
      > >
      > > I had my first meeting yesterday with my HIV doctor. My cd4 count
      is
      > > 536 and he said he would not recommend me getting on the
      medicine. I
      > > was more alarmed when he said there is no way to actually
      determine
      > > when I contracted HIV. He said I was so normally healthy, unless
      I was
      > > told the way I was (doing a cholesterol check) I would still not
      know.
      > > He said I could have had this for 5 or more years and I was
      shocked. I
      > > told him about this group and that it had been helpful to me
      hearing
      > > your comments. I alerted my ex-wife (divorced 5 years) yesterday
      and
      > > will begin call other ladies I have been with today. Just saying
      to
      > > folks is tough enough, then telling them to get tested the other
      half.
      > > I could hear the fear in her voice, when I told her last evening.
      > >
      > > Thanks again. I'll speak to you all later. My next cd4 count
      will
      > > be in
      > > October. Do any of have a good diet plan of good foods and friut?
      > > Please share.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
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      >

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    • Tracy
      ... count ... medicine. ... I ... evening. ... will ... friut? ... boyfriend ... you to keep your immune system healthy and it will give you what foods are
      Message 2 of 12 , Jul 18, 2008
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        --- In hivaidsnetwork@yahoogroups.com, "ocalamaria" <ocalamaria@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > --- In hivaidsnetwork@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" <brainysmurf11@>
        > wrote:
        > >
        > > Hello everyone,
        > >
        > > I had my first meeting yesterday with my HIV doctor. My cd4
        count
        > is
        > > 536 and he said he would not recommend me getting on the
        medicine.
        > I
        > > was more alarmed when he said there is no way to actually
        > determine
        > > when I contracted HIV. He said I was so normally healthy, unless
        I
        > was
        > > told the way I was (doing a cholesterol check) I would still not
        > know.
        > > He said I could have had this for 5 or more years and I was
        > shocked. I
        > > told him about this group and that it had been helpful to me
        > hearing
        > > your comments. I alerted my ex-wife (divorced 5 years) yesterday
        > and
        > > will begin call other ladies I have been with today. Just saying
        > to
        > > folks is tough enough, then telling them to get tested the other
        > half.
        > > I could hear the fear in her voice, when I told her last
        evening.
        > >
        > > Thanks again. I'll speak to you all later. My next cd4 count
        will
        > be in
        > > October. Do any of have a good diet plan of good foods and
        friut?
        > > Please share.
        > >
        > hi ken my name is marie and i alsohave hiv got it from my
        boyfriend
        > it has been hard but it gets easeyer we can be friends if you wood
        > like to chatok
        >If you want a good diet go to an HIV website put in foods good for
        you to keep your immune system healthy and it will give you what
        foods are good for you and what ones you want to avoid. Also look up
        how to prepare and store foods. Remember your immune system is weak
        at you are at high risk to get food poisoning or pick up different
        organisms that other people wouldn't.
      • stefan_austria23
        Hi Ken, its normal that at a count of 536 the doc tells you to not start meds, no meds till a count below 250 thats what it usually is (depending on other
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          Hi Ken,

          its normal that at a count of 536 the doc tells you to not start meds,
          no meds till a count below 250 thats what it usually is (depending on
          other things though, oportunic infections, viral load) but in general
          500+ is a good count. I wish i was somewhere close to that count ...
          but then after being infected for about 27 years i am happy to still
          be around and able to work and travel.

          And he was right, there is no way to tell when you got infected. The
          problem about knowing how long you are infected is: HIV is different
          with everyone ... For one person cd4 will drop faster then with others
          other people will have a pretty high CD4 even they are infected for
          ages already.

          My diet plan is: to eat what i feel like, to drink what i feel like (i
          dont drink alot of alcohol), i just enjoy life ...

          take care

          Stefan aka DayWalker

          --- In hivaidsnetwork@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" <brainysmurf11@...> wrote:
          >
          > Hello everyone,
          >
          > I had my first meeting yesterday with my HIV doctor. My cd4 count is
          > 536 and he said he would not recommend me getting on the medicine. I
          > was more alarmed when he said there is no way to actually determine
          > when I contracted HIV. He said I was so normally healthy, unless I was
          > told the way I was (doing a cholesterol check) I would still not know.
          > He said I could have had this for 5 or more years and I was shocked. I
          > told him about this group and that it had been helpful to me hearing
          > your comments. I alerted my ex-wife (divorced 5 years) yesterday and
          > will begin call other ladies I have been with today. Just saying to
          > folks is tough enough, then telling them to get tested the other half.
          > I could hear the fear in her voice, when I told her last evening.
          >
          > Thanks again. I'll speak to you all later. My next cd4 count will be in
          > October. Do any of have a good diet plan of good foods and friut?
          > Please share.
          >
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