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debtex
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Reged: 03/21/05
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cd4 & viral load....no meds
      04/07/05 04:27 PM

Hi Everyone, I really just wanted to share my news. I have been poz for 12 yrs, and started meds soon after I found out (which was 11 yrs ago). I've taken a couple different combos since then to find the right one, but I did. Then per the advise of some docs that I work for, I stopped the meds, after 7 yrs of waking up and saying..."this is my life..forever, if you want to live longer you have to take these" so I did, without question.
then all of a sudden...you can stop now..so, I always watched what happened to other patients in our clinic. After about 6 weeks your viral load will get super high, and then will start to decline, and kind of teeter in that area for a while. so of course my first viral load...i was terrified, figured okay...20,000, right..no it was only 5000!! Wow, I was amazed. 3 months later...only 900!! REALLY WOW.
so I didn't take them for almost 2 yrs, with about the same results. Then wanted to have a baby, so went back on, and since my son (who is 9 mnths old and healthy) I stopped again. I have done my #'s maybe 2-or 3 times since then...do you know what..oh my God--my viral load is only about 420!! Are you kidding me..if it had been 399 it would show as "undetectable". I can't believe that I am that fortunate. I just wanted to share with my other poz peers. We can beat this disease...it does not have to win. When I was first diagnosed, I would say that to my family...but you know what, I never believed it. But now I am winning, and I will live. We are not alone either....I am so glad I am able to reach out to all of you. take care, and keep your head up!!

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* cd4 & viral load....no meds debtex 04/07/05 04:27 PM
. * Re: cd4 & viral load....no meds Luz Maldonado   04/23/05 10:13 PM
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. * Re: cd4 & viral load....no meds Anonymous   04/13/05 08:36 PM
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. * Re: cd4 & viral load....no meds Anonymous   04/10/05 07:46 PM
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. * Re: cd4 & viral load....no meds Charlie   04/10/05 04:52 PM
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