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Author Topic: Sometimes Hope is enough  (Read 12912 times)

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Offline Fosbery

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Re: Sometimes Hope is enough
« Reply #50 on: March 07, 2007, 02:45:02 PM »


My Percentage went down from the beginning, however I must say I can't remember the numbers all the way through partly because I was in denial and let the test results just sail through my head, but when I go in next time I will be getting them all from the beginning to track them all from here on in.

Time to pull my head out of the sand I guess.

Offline HIV? poz about being neg

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Re: Sometimes Hope is enough
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2007, 05:59:54 AM »
Well everything seems to be going OK get abit depressed still can't believe it but staying very tough emotionally.

A quick question does anybody else notice there face seems reddish sorta like a flushed complexion? And if so is why is that?
Jan/25/07 VL > 100 000 CD4 480 21%
Apr/13/10     Started Atripla
May/11/10    VL !! 300 !!     CD4 520
Jul/15/10      VL    75          CD4 400   27%
Dec/20/10    VL UD             CD4 390 28%
Jan/10/12    VL UD              CD4 670 28%
Mar/31/14    VL UD              CD4 580 37%
May/27/14    VL UD              CD4 750

Offline HIV? poz about being neg

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Re: Sometimes Hope is enough
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2007, 02:07:34 PM »
OK so i guess nobody else has noticed the reddish complexion?
Jan/25/07 VL > 100 000 CD4 480 21%
Apr/13/10     Started Atripla
May/11/10    VL !! 300 !!     CD4 520
Jul/15/10      VL    75          CD4 400   27%
Dec/20/10    VL UD             CD4 390 28%
Jan/10/12    VL UD              CD4 670 28%
Mar/31/14    VL UD              CD4 580 37%
May/27/14    VL UD              CD4 750

Offline HIV? poz about being neg

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Re: Sometimes Hope is enough
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2007, 01:59:08 PM »
Since being so recently infected does anyone know how often you should be doing blood work to check the viral load and the cd4 count is 2 months between to long?
Jan/25/07 VL > 100 000 CD4 480 21%
Apr/13/10     Started Atripla
May/11/10    VL !! 300 !!     CD4 520
Jul/15/10      VL    75          CD4 400   27%
Dec/20/10    VL UD             CD4 390 28%
Jan/10/12    VL UD              CD4 670 28%
Mar/31/14    VL UD              CD4 580 37%
May/27/14    VL UD              CD4 750

Offline milker

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Re: Sometimes Hope is enough
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2007, 03:44:41 PM »
Hi,

your doctor should have told you when to take your next tests. The doctor will take into account your overall blood work results, the VL, CD4, and many other variables. I was tested first time with a cd4 of 430 30% and a vl of 54000. Given my expected infection date and the overall test results my doctor told me to test again mid-april, that's two months. He gave me the option to test earlier, but said he'd prefer a two month period. I told him he's the doc i'm the patient so i'll go with his recommendation.

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mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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Offline jcmiami

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Re: Sometimes Hope is enough
« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2007, 12:02:39 AM »
When I was diagnosed with AIDS in 10/2006, I had rashes on my face and very dry flaky skin on my body that wouldn't go away. Well my MD told me that was a "visible" symptom of the disease. I had a CD4 count of only 21 and a viral load of over 650,000 at that time. After I was placed on medication, all the skin problems went away. I am on a medication callled Atripla which initially gave me a little of the "flushed" face look but it went away. As of now, I have an undetectable viral load and my CD4 count went up significantly. Most important, never lose hope and don't dwell on the disease - continue to live life period!

 


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