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Author Topic: New labs.....  (Read 1009 times)

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Offline Stlguy1976

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New labs.....
« on: March 28, 2012, 05:24:27 PM »
Well got latest lab results today and was happy and disappointed all in one. 

When I was diagnosed my VL was 1.2 million and after 4.5 months on Atripla I am now Undectable!  I was very happy to hear that. 

CD4 dropped to 148 from 207 but still much better than the 21 I had when I was diagnosed.  I understand this can flucuate so I do not want to get to worrried at this point but I was a little disappointed.  I guess I have to remember this is a marathon and not a sprint.....Anyway just wanted to share. 

Steve
Diagnosed: October 4, 2011
11/2/11 - CD4 21 2% VL 1,200,000 (started Atripla)
12/16/2011 - CD4 207 13% VL???
03/14/2012- CD4 148 11% VL UD
06/13/2012 - CD4 230 12% VL UD
09/27/2012 - CD4 220 13% VL
1/2/2013 - CD4 237 12% VL UD
4/27/2013 - CD4 251 12% VL 290
6/26/2013 - CD4 256 15% VL UD
6/26/2013 switched to Complera
10/16/2013 - CD4 278 15% VL UD?
1/18/2014 - CD4 308 VL UD

Offline MoMorrison

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Re: New labs.....
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 05:35:03 PM »
Don't lose hope. Your VL is UD so that's awesome. I read around here that CD4 counts take time to climb up. Don't fret. Stay on your meds and everything will work out in the long run.
Jan 2011 Tested HIV positive
01/2011 CD4 189 / VL 79,000
03/20/2012 CD4 133 (10%) / VL 46,000
03/28/2012 started bactrim ds
04/04/2012 started complera
05/24/2012 CD4 255 (17%) / VL 53
06/25/2012 stopped bactrim ds

Offline newt

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Re: New labs.....
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 06:09:04 PM »
Very true, it's a marathon not a sprint. Technically, your CD4 counts are the same (at least +/- 50 variance on CD4 tests). Undetectable is very good  :)

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline WillyWump

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Re: New labs.....
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 07:01:50 PM »
Great results, congrats!

It took me almost a year to go UD. As the others have said it is a marathon, I started meds around 300 cd4's and almost 5 years later I am at 914 :)

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline drewm

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Re: New labs.....
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 07:34:37 PM »
Great numbers!
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

ATRIPLA - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline Stlguy1976

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Re: New labs.....
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 09:43:19 PM »
Thanks guys!  I am extremely happy to be UD.  Just think I was expecting more than I should have...My doc was really happy with everything and so am I.  I was just hoping to get off the Mepron  :)
Diagnosed: October 4, 2011
11/2/11 - CD4 21 2% VL 1,200,000 (started Atripla)
12/16/2011 - CD4 207 13% VL???
03/14/2012- CD4 148 11% VL UD
06/13/2012 - CD4 230 12% VL UD
09/27/2012 - CD4 220 13% VL
1/2/2013 - CD4 237 12% VL UD
4/27/2013 - CD4 251 12% VL 290
6/26/2013 - CD4 256 15% VL UD
6/26/2013 switched to Complera
10/16/2013 - CD4 278 15% VL UD?
1/18/2014 - CD4 308 VL UD

Offline tednlou2

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Re: New labs.....
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 11:51:41 PM »
Congrats on being UD!  That is one hell of an amazing response from over one million to UD.

Offline Stlguy1976

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Re: New labs.....
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 09:57:35 PM »
Thanks ted.  I do feel extremely lucky to get UD so quickly given where I was at.  My diagnosis seems so long ago now even though its only been 6 months.  I guess I am coming up on my 6 month anniversary too....I might have to take myself out to dinner  :P
Diagnosed: October 4, 2011
11/2/11 - CD4 21 2% VL 1,200,000 (started Atripla)
12/16/2011 - CD4 207 13% VL???
03/14/2012- CD4 148 11% VL UD
06/13/2012 - CD4 230 12% VL UD
09/27/2012 - CD4 220 13% VL
1/2/2013 - CD4 237 12% VL UD
4/27/2013 - CD4 251 12% VL 290
6/26/2013 - CD4 256 15% VL UD
6/26/2013 switched to Complera
10/16/2013 - CD4 278 15% VL UD?
1/18/2014 - CD4 308 VL UD

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: New labs.....
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 03:12:52 AM »
Great to hear all of this!  I actually had a minor dip in my numbers a couple of time but over the years the number keeps rising so keep on keeping on.

 


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