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ItsMeBen
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Reged: 05/10/13
Posts: 4
Loc: New York, NY
Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out.
      05/10/13 06:29 AM

Hey everyone

Diagnosed three weeks ago. Just yesterday I got my blood work results.

CD4 (T Cell) Count: 375
Viral Load: 52,000

Can't start meds til my ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) insurance kicks in (it's a program offered in NY state to basically give free insurance for those infected with HIV).

A little scared to think I can't even start treatment for 2 more weeks, but this gives me time to research my options, and to wait for a genome test to see which drugs, if any, I might be resistant to.

I've only told a dozen or so people so I'm really new here. I have a few positive friends so I have some people to turn to for support. But I thought it would be a good idea to come here and get connected.

I've been sober and smoke free about 5 years,and vegan about 3 and a half years. So I feel like I've gotta have a pretty awesome head-start in fighting this thing!


Thanks in advance for the love and support!

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SOBER VEGAN! Tested poz on 4/18/13.
STILL determined to live to be at least 135 years old!

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* Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out. ItsMeBen 05/10/13 06:29 AM
. * Re: Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out. anotherday   05/16/13 11:28 AM
. * Re: Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out. jeannie10   05/30/13 04:19 PM
. * Re: Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out. jeannie10   05/30/13 04:23 PM
. * Re: Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out. thebird1959   05/11/13 12:25 AM
. * Re: Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out. riverprincessModerator   05/11/13 10:24 AM
. * Re: Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out. ItsMeBen   05/12/13 09:17 PM
. * Re: Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out. poslady81   05/10/13 06:50 PM
. * Re: Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out. ItsMeBen   05/10/13 10:21 PM
. * Re: Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out. ItsMeBen   05/11/13 04:59 AM
. * Re: Newly diagnosed positive. Reaching out. thebird1959   05/11/13 07:15 AM

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