I was diagnosed 2 years ago, labs were ok, 490 to 290 cd4, 30k to 60k vl for 1.5 years, co infected with Hep-b. Hep b vir load was 1.1 billion 3 months ago, so dr started me on meds, truvada/sustiva. No side effects. got my labs back a few days ago after 2.5 months on meds, my vl is undetectable for hiv and hep b went down to 50k, cd4 is now 740!! I am very happy about these results. wondering how other people have been doing with recent or long term hiv diag. Meds or no meds? I also have some joint pain, I have percocet for it, I try not to take the pain meds because I don't like getting addicted to the drugs, sometimes it is easy to let hiv become an excuse for my drug addicion. Also I have been trying to stay off meth.