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Offline peterhelms

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t4 count 515
« on: February 23, 2007, 05:51:40 AM »
as some of yu may know, my boyfriend is hiv positive, yesterday we got the results of his ct4 count and rigth now he has 515, last october he had 694 and a viral load of 43.000. For awhile i thought he could be a non progressor, but my question is, since his t3 cout keeps going down, that wont be the case, or he can still be a non progressor as long as his t4 count doesnt go below 250?. 2) CAN THE T CELL COUNT GO BACK UP?
My third question is how many people get fat loss(what pocentage) of the people that take the meds? 4) if his t cell count went down 180 in 6 months , am i right to assume it will hit 200 in a year?
we are going to see hiss doctor in aa few days but i would appreciate if you guys could answer my questions

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Re: t4 count 515
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 06:14:04 AM »
as some of yu may know, my boyfriend is hiv positive, yesterday we got the results of his ct4 count and rigth now he has 515, last october he had 694 and a viral load of 43.000. For awhile i thought he could be a non progressor, but my question is, since his t3 cout keeps going down, that wont be the case, or he can still be a non progressor as long as his t4 count doesnt go below 250?. 2) CAN THE T CELL COUNT GO BACK UP?
My third question is how many people get fat loss(what pocentage) of the people that take the meds? 4) if his t cell count went down 180 in 6 months , am i right to assume it will hit 200 in a year?
we are going to see hiss doctor in aa few days but i would appreciate if you guys could answer my questions


Hi.  You may have to rely on others who will know the original details to answer some of your questions.  1) I don't know when he may have been infected; 2) I assume by non-progressor, you mean also that he was hoping to not have to go on meds? 3) The current pattern suggests that his immune system is fighting his infection.  Where the cd4's will end up is anyone's guess. 4) If he were to go on meds, they should go back up.  If his immune system succeeds, they might also go back up.  That's what it's critical to keep a regular eye on things through lab work. 5) Just because they have dropped as they have so far does not mean that they will continue to drop at this current rate.  Win
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Offline peterhelms

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Re: t4 count 515
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 07:09:13 AM »
he got infecte in march 05, he is not taking medication yet( the doctor said when his tcell count goes under 250 or 200 he will start)

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: t4 count 515
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 09:08:39 AM »
Hi Peter,

How about IF his t cells go below 250 rather than WHEN....

T cells can fluctuate (and significantly) for all kinds of reasons. Good nutrition, reducing stress and other efforts can make a real difference in maintaining them at a healthy level.
That requires a concerted effort to make that happen.

Is his doctor helpful with maintaining that kind of regimen and in general proactive? That's an important part of the partnership that's necessary to stay healthy.

Just asking.....

Cheers,   

 


Andy Velez

Offline aztecan

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Re: t4 count 515
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007, 10:46:28 AM »
Hey Peter,

A person's CD4s can yo-yo like crazy. Mine went up and down, sometimes by the hundreds, for quite a qhile before I started meds.

So, there is really no way to put a time frame on your boyfriend's progression.

Also, keep in mind one or two sets of labs does not a pattern make. You need at least three and even then, four or more is even better.

That way you can look at the results, or graph them using the nifty graph my labs tool here, and you can clearly see if there is a pattern.

Keep in mind the CD4s are only half the equation. How is his viral load doing?

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline peterhelms

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Re: t4 count 515
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007, 02:57:04 PM »
you guys are so sweet, everyone is very caring here and i love it, thanlks guys, his viral load was 43.000 last october, we dont know the current viral load because the lab sends the viral load results straight to his doctor, as i said before we do know the current ct4 count which is 515...I knew the viral load could go up and down but i didnt know the ct4 count could do that as well.

Offline peterhelms

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Re: t4 count 515
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2007, 07:39:50 PM »
hello again everyone, i ave a new question, some of you know my boyfriend is positive and im negative , and once the condom broke but thankfully, i didnt get infected, during that period i took combivir, but today i heard that you should take other medicatiobs besides combivir for PEP, is that true?' and if it is what are the drugs one should take in case of an accident like this?

Offline Central79

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Re: t4 count 515
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2007, 08:14:40 AM »
I think it depends on where you are. The original studies on PEP were done on monkeys infected with SIV and they used AZT to see if it prevented infection. As far as I know, that's the only scientific basis PEP has.

So some places you will get AZT, or an AZT-containing combination. Other places you will get a proper HAART regemin for 28 days (non-nuke or PI plus two nukes). Other places you get fuck all.

M.
Diagnosed January 2006
26/1/06 - 860 (22%), VL > 500,000
24/4/06 - 820 (24.6%), VL 158,000
13/7/06 - 840 (22%), VL 268,000
1/11/06 - 680 (21%), VL 93,100
29/1/07 - 1,020 (27.5%), VL 46,500
15/5/07 - 1,140 (22.8%), VL not done.
13/10/07 - 759 (23.2%), VL 170,000
6/11/07 - 630 (25%), VL 19,324
14/1/08 - 650 (21%), VL 16,192
15/4/08 - 590 (21%), VL 40, 832

 


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