Comment on the question 3-8-11 on starting treatment late
Apr 2, 2011
I just wanted to chime in to offer your reader some hope. I am a 50 year old gay male and I was first diagnosed (late)and hospitalized in March 2008 with PCP Pnuemonia, Histoplasmosis (Disseminated) and Mycobacterium Avium Complex. I spent a month in the hospital and almost kicked the bucket. I too had to be given blood and platelets. My nadir CD4 was zero and my VRL was 650,241. Today my VRL is undetectable and my CD4 on my last test was 222 (CD4% 11) courtesy of Atripla, a great ID clinic and staff, and the wonderful Doctors and information found here. (I am also still on Dapsone, Itraconazole and Gabapentin.) For the most part I am able to do everything I did from before I was hospitalized. I do get tired from time to time but am working a full schedule and remain very active!!!
Response from Mr. Vergel
Thanks for sharing your story. I hope you get healthier and healthier
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Can Lisinopril Make Neuropathy Worse?
- Can You Get Hiv Because You Have Small Cuts On Your Fingers?
- Does Hiv Show Up On Tests Right Away?
- Are Women More Likely To Catch Herpes Than Men?
- What's The Likelihood Of Somebody Getting Herpes From Protected Sex?
- What Is There That Has Symptoms Similar To Genital Herpes?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.