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Author Topic: 2nd set of numbers are in  (Read 955 times)

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Offline Mike2008

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2nd set of numbers are in
« on: June 28, 2007, 08:46:12 PM »
Hi All,

i just got back from seeing my new Dr.  I fell more comfortable with him.  I told him everything and I mean everything!  He has the full picture of me. :-\

My first labs were            CD4 490 - VL 1873
2nd labs are                   CD4 414 - VL   998

but...here are my blood platelet #'s  [normal 140 to 400]
1st test                     26
2nd test                    31
3rd test                     79
this last test               20 :-[

He said that he is going to consult with the head of the HIV dept and ask for advice. Real possibility that although he said my viral load looks good, and these could the initial numbers of a long term progressor I may have to go on meds.   :'(

Shamelessly soliciting advice and encouragement.  :D
4-27-07  cd4 490  vl 1857
6-28-07  cd4 418  vl 993
started Atripla 9-17-07
10-9-07  cd4 502  vl,<75
1-15-08   cd4 473 vl< 75
blood platlets 31-26-79-20 -0-63-109

Offline Mike2008

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Re: 2nd set of numbers are in
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 08:49:16 PM »
BTW - I am 100% certain that exposure occurred in April of 2006.
4-27-07  cd4 490  vl 1857
6-28-07  cd4 418  vl 993
started Atripla 9-17-07
10-9-07  cd4 502  vl,<75
1-15-08   cd4 473 vl< 75
blood platlets 31-26-79-20 -0-63-109

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: 2nd set of numbers are in
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007, 08:50:55 PM »
Hey Mike,

Your VL and CD4 absolute counts look pretty good to me. Do you happen to know your CD4%? Understanding lab results regarding HIV is all about monitoring trends over time. Absolute counts tend to fluctuate a lot and the CD4% gives a more accurate picture of what's happening to ones immune system.

Nevertheless I'd expect that your CD4% would be pretty good too.

As for your platelets, there is clearly a problem there. I won't speculate on the reasons for that as it's really not something I know a great deal about. Perhaps greater minds than mine can advise you.

Regards,

MtD

Offline Mike2008

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Re: 2nd set of numbers are in
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007, 09:04:57 PM »
Matty - thanks for the reply and, Yes I asked about those % and he said the Cd4 % was 29 and the cd8 was 63%.  He also said he did not put much stock in those as it is just a snapshot and they fluctuate a lot.  He did say he used the % as a secondary indicator when there is a high VL like over 100k.

I was really worried abut the cause of the blood platelets NOT being HIV but some kind of cancer, but he seems to feel they are related.  He told me this was not uncommon and when I asked how common, he said "Well, I about 3 in 100."  My face must have given away my doubt that 3/100 is common, but he said "No really that is common."
4-27-07  cd4 490  vl 1857
6-28-07  cd4 418  vl 993
started Atripla 9-17-07
10-9-07  cd4 502  vl,<75
1-15-08   cd4 473 vl< 75
blood platlets 31-26-79-20 -0-63-109

Offline milker

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Re: 2nd set of numbers are in
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007, 09:17:03 PM »
Hi Mike,

your CD4/CD8 percentages are good and your VL is good too, so concentrating on finding the cause of the low platelet count is what goes first. Until then, monitor any bruising or excessive bleeding if you get a cut or bump into something.

Milker.
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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