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Reged: 09/03/13
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viral load still did not suppress
      #273720 - 09/03/13 08:01 PM

I am 48 years old from Malaysia. I am an HIV patient. From July, 2012, I've been treated with Haart regime SLN 30 which is a combined of Stamyvudine, Lamyvudine and Nevrapine. Along the way, my right eye been infected with CMV Retinitis and my brain with Cerebral Toxoplasmosis. I've been through hell for this period of one year as my CD4+ Lymphocytes was 0 when i first admitted on June, 2012. On May, 2013 my CD4 count has improved to 201, cerebral toxoplasmosis has long gone and my right eye now permanently with only 30% percent vision capability. My question is : 1. My appetite does not seems to improve much. Sometimes its good but always with concurent vomitting and sometimes I does not feel to eat anymore. My weight from the day I admitted is 49kg and on 30th Aug was 48. Between that time, my weight did touched 58kg. Is it because of my viral load still did not suppress to count below 20 as it now count at 320? If that so, what can I do to improve?

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Re: viral load still did not suppress new
      #273731 - 09/04/13 09:30 AM

It can take some time for your t-cells to gain and your vl to go down. I too had tox and it took me years to getoff meds for that due to slow t-cell. As for your eating , alot of times it is due to our mental and emotional thinking. To not eat is one of the easiest things for us to do. " The I don't feel like it " takes over . But if its causing you to vomit then you need to speak to your doctor. See if it is med related or eating disorder . Please stay in touch with us here. Sounds like you could use some support and there are some really great folks her. And you can Pm anyone at any time .

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Re: viral load still did not suppress new
      #274145 - 10/03/13 02:56 PM

When i first starting my meds, it was awful I didn t eat solid food for 3 months i went down to 86# , they kept telling me it would get better and it did 2 yrs later I weigh 135 now, so hang in there, oh i am sorry it didn t take 2 yrs that is how long I have had the diease, it took 4 months for me to start putting weight on and getting my appetite back.

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