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DanielMark
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Re: 17 years positive
      02/17/06 06:50 AM

I'm 46, and tested Poz in September of 1987. Since then I've been in and out of the state of AIDS a few times, but so far have made it back alive. I've had bouts with shingles (not for a few years now) ... but havenít had to deal with any major opportunistic infections yet.

I very stupidly declined protease inhibitors for years, until November of 2002 when I collapsed in line at a checkout of grocery store. My viral the load was over 500,000 at that point, and HIV had hijacked me, as my doctor likes to put it.

I ended up spending two days in a hospital emergency department. I donít remember the collapse or much about my hospital stay except that I woke up and saw this "thing" in my hand (IV) and promptly removed it. My ex Ken says I also went wandering outside one night, upsetting the nursing staff even more. (I wonder where I was going?)

Iíve been taking Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) with Combivir since then. Things have clearly improved over time. Last few exams, my viral load is undetectable and my CD4 counts above 600. A major improvement in my case.


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. * Re: 17 years positive m4mluvlife   01/21/06 05:49 PM
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