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pdk111111
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newly diagnosed magnetic couple needs info
      #260260 - 01/16/12 09:21 PM

We got married two months ago..we just found out he is positive and I am negative. We are both devastated. He is a "mach 3 with his hair on fire" go getter and is struggling with this. It's not dying that he is afraid of. He is afraid of infecting me and he's even more afraid of deteriorating and not being able to work and support his family. He is very prideful in that respect. He needs to hear from someone that is somewhat similar to him that he can live a long, productive life. He is 50 years old, caucasian, hetero, workhorse. We don't know his viral load or cd4 count yet. We have an appointment Feb 1 with an infectious disease specialist. Meanwhile, his mind is swimming with what ifs. Someone please help me put his mind at ease.

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Re: newly diagnosed magnetic couple needs info new
      #260268 - 01/16/12 10:49 PM

ha ha! I love the "live long enough to make other stupid decisions"....that sounds just like my man!

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Re: newly diagnosed magnetic couple needs info new
      #260309 - 01/17/12 10:51 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your situation. I will share what I know:

If you practice safe sex, combined with him being on ARV/HAART medications that keep his viral load undetectable, you should be well covered. There are some recent studies in magnetic/polar couples that show that treatment IS prevention! That is very good news for you!

My advice is to get his virus genotyped and sensitivity tested to make sure you know what meds will work well for him. I'm on the Atripla cocktail (Truvada + Stocrin) and have had great results. Treatment is now recommended for people at all stages of the infection, as well as genotyping for people who are treatment naive. Here is a link to the latest DHHS Treatment Guidelines:

http://www.google.co.th/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=dhhs%20hiv%20treatment%20guidelines%202011&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCYQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aidsinfo.nih.gov%2FContentFiles%2FAdultandAdolescentGL.pdf&ei=8kAWT4PkF8HRrQf6s8kz&usg=AFQjCNE-989E1FxTAFUMv6segtxIXXkruA&cad=rja

The ARV will protect you in two ways; he won't be actively shedding the virus, keeping you safer, and he will likely stay healthy and have a wonderful future with you. A win-win situation!

I hope you get through this well. Things will be ok - attitude and being proactive is the best way to fight this and keep your healthy and happy life together. Please contact me if I can be of any help.

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Re: newly diagnosed magnetic couple needs info new
      #260319 - 01/17/12 11:06 PM

So it's bad to give her the link to the latest DHHS Treatment Guidelines so that she and her husband can be better informed?

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Re: newly diagnosed magnetic couple needs info new
      #260325 - 01/17/12 11:58 PM

I guess you have it all figured out! I guess we don't need this forum any longer since we can't believe anything that anyone says and it's all a BIG conspiracy.

Since this is the same information that doctors use to treat their patients, I guess we can't trust the docs either. Great! We're all screwed! Maybe this ARV/HAART stuff is just candy and it's making me healthy by making me believe that it is. Since the science and data cannot be trusted, I guess we should all just go home now....

I'm glad we finally have some real answers!

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Re: newly diagnosed magnetic couple needs info new
      #260329 - 01/18/12 01:38 AM

The links I sent were from the from the DHHS, NIH, WHO and other well respected authorities in the field that advise doctors all over the world how to treat this disease. Many of these links can be and are found on this website as well, as well as articles that reference the sources I posted.

Over the years I have been with many people sick and dying of this and other diseases. You don't know me, and again are attacking over a warped opinion. I'm sorry my seroconversion did not fit your opinion as to when it was due. According to the NIH and other authorities, it is rare but not impossible for someone to fall outside the 3-month window.

Your driving analogy does not apply here. There was nothing wrong in me posting the link to the October, 2011 DHHS Treatment Guidelines and offering my support and best wishes. I would trust the DHHS over you any day.

Good day!

Edited by Pos_in_Thailand (01/18/12 01:43 AM)

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