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toolatelola
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Reged: 02/18/11
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a not so happy new year. diagnosed 1-4-11.
      02/18/11 01:06 PM

hello good people. I have been using this site from the beginning but have been mostly gathering info.....thought I would throw my story out there. I could use the support of some new friends.
I am a straight 42 yo woman who was diagnosed with HIV on 1/4/11.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I suffered a terrible seroconversion illness that started about the middle of sept 2010, I was hospitalized for 8 days and was sick
nearly 2 months. I have never been so sick in my life.
I tested negative while I was in the hospital and was convinced I was okay. I tested again when a man I had been with for 6 months told me a girl he had been with had tested positive.
That test came back positive. gulp.
As of now, my cd4 count is 640, my viral load is 22,000 and my cd4% is 35%.
Not bad I suppose. Would still rather not have HIV, right?
My clinic told me about a clinical trial in San Francisco. It is an observation only study
and I joined it last week, this study has been going since 1996. It is at SF General Hospital.....the very same spot that so many people suffered from AIDS back in the 80's. My clinic is on ward 84. Pretty heavy irony for such a newbie.
I am finding irony at every turn these days.....anyone else??
Ok....well, hope to hear from some of you!!
xo.



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* a not so happy new year. diagnosed 1-4-11. toolatelola 02/18/11 01:06 PM
. * Re: a not so happy new year. diagnosed 1-4-11. Brittney   02/23/11 06:34 PM
. * Re: a not so happy new year. diagnosed 1-4-11. leahbeth   02/21/11 05:06 PM
. * Re: a not so happy new year. diagnosed 1-4-11. toolatelola   02/22/11 05:35 AM
. * Re: a not so happy new year. diagnosed 1-4-11. bartlebyAdministrator   02/23/11 02:37 PM
. * Re: a not so happy new year. diagnosed 1-4-11. leahbeth   02/22/11 11:58 AM
. * Re: a not so happy new year. diagnosed 1-4-11. toolatelola   02/23/11 05:36 PM

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