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treatment too late?
      #51075 - 12/21/02 02:35 PM

I was diagnosed earlier this year and overdue, but have not gotten treatment yet due to financial and other problems. This news very devastating and now I worry that it may be too late with low T cells. I read that under 200 is too late. Can someone please tell me just what does this mean?



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natalie
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Re: treatment too late? new
      #51438 - 12/22/02 11:10 PM

I do not think it is too late. My ex was extremely ill and bery weak and his cells went down very low but started treatment and is doing great now. Please try to find in your area where they give free or subsidised medication. It is not too late. God bless you and I pray for HIs peace to come upon you in this frightening hour. I was petrified when I found out my ex had it and thankfully by the mercy of God I am negative to date (ten years later) but I sometimes still worry. There is nothing that God cannot fix and even if he chooses not to fix it he will give you the strength and courage to face all your trials just trust Him. His name is Jesus. God bless.



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Re: treatment too late? new
      #51607 - 12/23/02 02:00 AM

Good story and thanks, that helps me to feel better about things and I know that God will fix it all.



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Re: treatment too late? new
      #52363 - 12/26/02 08:55 PM

It's never too late. There were some great studies done recently with 4-drug therapy for someone with under t-cells and they were undetectable within 24 weeks...

In the US, in most states if you have no money you don't have to pay for the medications!
Take a look at:
http://www.thebody.com/sfaf/drugassist.html

But the most important thing is to find an HIV specialist! Someone who has lots of experience treating someone with HIV and knows how to treat someone with low t-cells! Go to http://www.aahivm.org/new/referral.html to try and find someone in your area. YOu can also call the largest AIDS organization in your area and get a referral.

Good luck and get treatment! It's NOT too late!



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Re: treatment too late? new
      #53067 - 12/31/02 02:35 PM

My t-cells were under 200 and I had pcp. I have been on medications now for 7yrs. T-celles now over 700 with viral load under 50 copies. At the time I found out they said I had two years to live. There are so many medications that I still have not tried. You still have a long time to live.



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Re: treatment too late? new
      #53178 - 01/01/03 10:38 AM

3 years ago my husband had a CD4 count of 7 and a viral load count of over 750,000. He was in the hospital and I was making funeral preparations. He was put on a 4 drug combo for a year. He's now back down to 3 drugs. Viral Load undectable. CD4's over 200.

The only time it's too late to start treatment is if you're 6 feet under.



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Re: treatment too late? new
      #54396 - 01/09/03 01:51 PM

i,am a hiv pos women who,s t-cell count is down to 74 and rising. also there are state programs that will help you with medical. cares is one of them.don,t ever give up thats what will get you. sign tiffany



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Re: jackie are you that stupid new
      #54956 - 01/17/03 02:44 AM

I can't believe the things you say here?



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Re: treatment too late? new
      #55269 - 01/19/03 10:11 PM

hi you don't need money or med. insurance for treatment and it's never to late for treatment.contact a group called CARES phone #916-325-1980 they can help in ever way possible and if they can't they can tell who can.Stay positive!



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Re: jackie ... new
      #56729 - 01/29/03 02:13 PM

OK poster, you are out of line!! I am a medical professional who works with HIV + patients. Every one of these scenarios is possible and reliable. Patients HAVE been pulled from the jaws of death and many are doing very well on 3 to 4 drug combos.
What exactly is your point with your post? And back off of Jackie. She provides appropriate, sensitive responses to troubled people and she signs her name in a way that lets her be identified. Any comments "anonymous"????



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Re: treatment too late? new
      #56890 - 01/30/03 03:16 PM

It's not too late!!
I had 200 T cells in 1987. Down below 100 in the 1997 and up to 900 in 2002. Even with less than 100 T cells I never got colds and had no opportunistic infections.
Please seek treatment.
Good luck.



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Re: treatment too late? new
      #57530 - 02/06/03 07:44 PM

It's never to late. Your counts are low but that doesn't mean it's over. When you can, you should take the meds. Then you can see what they can do for you. There might also be programs that can help you pay for meds if you don't have insurance.



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Re: treatment too late? new
      #64114 - 04/22/03 02:37 PM

NO!!! it is not to late, my girlfriend had 3 t - cells when she began therapy and now has 350 and is doing very well please get into treatment.



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Re: treatment too late? new
      #65939 - 06/18/03 12:25 PM

It seems to me that it is not too late for you. You should see an infectious disease doc to talk about your options. When I was diagnosed in 1995 I had a CD4 count of 26 and PCP pneumostistic pneumonia (probably spelled wrong) there are alot more options now than there were then. So take heart and think positive and things will work out. Just talk to your Dr. I'm sure there is hope.



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Re: why so negative? new
      #113508 - 11/01/04 10:01 PM

it is possible, i found out late that i had hiv, then two months later i was diagnosed with AIDs. i started septra for pneumonia on march 19th, 2004, then april 2nd,2004 i started a three drug combo. i had a reaction to the septra and had to go in on april12th, 2004. my doctor was worried about my yellowing of the skin and eyes so they did some blood tests including a viral load test. on march 11th,2004 i had blood drawn which at that point i had a viral load of 7,010; the blood drawn on april 12th showed my viral load had dropped to under 50. TEN DAYS AFTER STARTING HIV DRUGS my viral load dropped a difference of 6,960 at least. and these are facts i have my medical records in front of me, just to make sure everything is to the date. it's never too late.

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