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Offline jordan

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Achieved "Undetectable"
« on: June 28, 2006, 08:02:57 PM »
Today I had my second doctor appointment after starting on Sustiva and Truvada.  My CD4 is at 377 up from 267 when I first started.  My viral burden is now undetectable after 4 months (when I first started it was at 282,234).

So it appears the medicine is working.  I had my cholesterol come in at 190 and the other tests came back in the normal range.

Between now and December the doctor just wants me to get 1) pneumovax 2) PPD/TB Skin Test and 3) Hepatitis A Series vaccine.


If you think your lonely now, wait until tonight.

Offline Teresa

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006, 08:08:58 PM »
CONGRATULATIONS! Your doing great!

Hubby got his shots tonite. Wasnt too thrilled with it..poor guy

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline Eldon

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006, 08:10:22 PM »
Congradulations on your STATS. Just keep doing what you have been doing and you will be fine.

Offline DingoBoi

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006, 08:23:19 PM »
that's the way it ussually works.... the meds DO work well.   I just stopped sustiva because of issues I had with it after a year and half on it.   sustiva is a great drug provided you can deal with the side effects if you experience them... and by far most people don't have the psych issues I ended up with.

Just keep an eye out for odd behavior.

I'm glad you are doing really well on this and your numbers are improving.

And i have to ask, Is that your real picture?... Sorry to embarrass you.   But more than a few people round here think you are a cutie.   Just sayin. ™jkinatl

Offline sdcabincrew74

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2006, 08:26:02 PM »
congrats man, now keep it there  :)
The difference between an overnight and a layover is luck!

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006, 08:29:00 PM »
from what i remember about the TB test, it's also called the mantoux test i think. the nurse sticks you with a needle then you have to go back to them and show them how the pricked area looks........ the flatter, the better. (i think you have to protect the area from shower water to the best of your ability)

i also got the pneumovax and it was pretty simple

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2006, 08:33:05 PM »
 Jordan,congrats again! ;D ;D  See you had nothing to worry about, keep doing everything you are doing because it's obviously working!  I'm honored and lucky to have met you here in the forums.

HUGS

Jeff

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2006, 08:42:04 PM »
Hello Jordan,

Great job on the numbers ! The meds are kicking ASS !! I have had all the other shots and the TB test, that you have mentioned. Everything went well !! In my case, the doctor also ordered a chest X-Ray, back in 2003, and I also had an EKG done.



Looking good/ Hang in there--------Ray :)


Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline TedEBearNC

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2006, 10:10:46 PM »
Congrats Jordan! 
Member since March 2004

Offline RobT

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2006, 10:36:48 PM »
Jordan-
Congrats at ur undetectable result!

RobT

9/27/2005-1st test results
Viral Load >1,000,000
CD4 204
CD4%age 18
CD4/CD8 ratio .23
11/24/2005- Sustiva/Truvada
04/18/2006
Viral Load 140
CD4 402
CD4%age .21
CD4/CD8 ratio .39

06/27/2006
Viral Load 42
CD4 409
CD4%age .21
Next appt.-07/11/2007 (lab)


Current meds: Atripla
VL: undetectable
CD4: 630

Offline Life

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2006, 11:13:52 PM »
Jordan!

Your "Goodies" are working (as my husband likes to call my meds)...  Congradulations on the <50.. How are you going to celebrate?!?!?!  I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!

HAPPY DANCE!  <50!! YIPPIE

Love
« Last Edit: June 28, 2006, 11:23:06 PM by Eric »

Offline jordan

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2006, 06:25:19 AM »
Thanx everyone for the well wishes .....I'm feeling more in control than when my life spun out of control in February (hearing the news, etc).

A friend of mine says that I even look better then I did back in February....so it makes me feel like things are defnitely back on track.  8)

If you think your lonely now, wait until tonight.

Offline RAB

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2006, 09:08:12 AM »
 ;D

Jordan:

Don't know how I missed this one, but thanks for the great news buddy.

HAPPY DANCE TIME!

RAB

Offline blondbeauty

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2006, 03:27:54 PM »
Congratulations Jordan! But what about the HepB vaccinations. I just finished my vaccinations the 21th of june. Remember you have to get an immunology test a few months later (Ill have mine in september) to see if if the shots worked and you are protected against those infections.
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Epstein Barr +; CMV +; Toxoplasmosis +; HIV-1 +.
Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
Started Sustiva-Truvada 14/August/2006
Last V.L.count (Oct 2013): Undetectable
Last CD4 count (OCT 2013): 52%= 933

Offline jordan

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2006, 07:11:50 PM »
Congratulations Jordan! But what about the HepB vaccinations.

Apparently I've had Hepatitis B at one point in my life (I didn't know it) and my body cured itself is what the doctor said.  He went on to say something about the core and the vaccine is not an option for me  :'(
If you think your lonely now, wait until tonight.

Offline OakMax1

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2006, 12:23:57 AM »
Wow, congraulation Jordan.  That something to be proud of ....and I love how you say that you are nowin control.... that the way I want to feel, in control.

Remember you guys said go on the trip this weekend to the beach party, I am going.  Feeling just great.... getting use to taking the meds...YOu all give me courage to know that I can llive with HIV and have a normal life with the helpf of these wonderful new Drugs.

Thanks!   See you all when I return

Again, Jordan congraulation on such wonderful results.

max 

Go with it and KEEP MOVIN!  Life is good today and I am glad to be here

Offline OakMax1

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2006, 07:57:40 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I have finally achieved "undetectable in two weeks... I was shocked today when they told me.  My VL was 49,330.

I was sick with a sore throat and antiboitics and the blood draw I took today may not show any changes in my CD4 due my body fighting to fix my sore throat but we will see... here are my results prior to med

6/15/06-1st test results prior to meds
Viral Load >49,330
CD4 290
CD4/CD8 ratio .33

Today Results

6/27/06- Sustiva/Truvada (started on 6/21/06
Viral Load  Undectected
CD4 290  (Same)
CD4/CD8 ratio .33  The same

Well everyone this is a beginning and I been under the weather and haven't slept in a few days.... just thought I would post it ..... max
Go with it and KEEP MOVIN!  Life is good today and I am glad to be here

Offline bobik

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2006, 03:01:35 PM »


I have finally achieved "undetectable in two weeks...

Finally??
Sounds pretty fast to me!
I'm happy for you, and for Jordan!
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Offline livingpositively

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2006, 01:07:38 AM »
WOOHOO!!!  Three cheers for undetectable...   ;D ;D ;D
4/6/07   CD4 450, % 23, No VL
2/19/07 CD4 487, % 26, VL 47,500
1/4/07   CD4 357, % 27, No VL
10/3/06 CD4 500, % 26, VL 18,000
7/6/06   CD4 530, % 29, VL 83,800
4/6/06   CD4 555, % 28, VL 13,000

Offline OakMax1

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2006, 01:21:40 AM »
Thanks,  and I would have not done it without all your all encouragement. Remeber I was nevrous about taking my first pill.   Still have a ways to go and I want to be healthy and live long!

Thanks Everyone!

max
Go with it and KEEP MOVIN!  Life is good today and I am glad to be here

Offline ducheau

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2006, 08:46:49 PM »
 Congrats Jordan,

But what does undetectable mean?  Are you pretty much cured as long as you stay on the medication?  Are the long term effects of these drugs?

Thanks for your time  :)

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2006, 10:11:01 PM »
Ducheau,

Living With HIV is a forum for people who are HIV positive or directly affected by the virus, ie they have a loved one who is positive. You shouldn't be posting here.

MtD

Offline OakMax1

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2006, 01:40:58 AM »
How do you know he not poz?  I tried to look under his profile it doesn't state that?  Do this person deserve an answer?   This has confused me.....
Go with it and KEEP MOVIN!  Life is good today and I am glad to be here

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2006, 01:43:18 AM »
How do you know he not poz?  I tried to look under his profile it doesn't state that?  Do this person deserve an answer?   This has confused me.....

It's in the signature line of his posts. Same place you put:

GBM just arriving and boy have I found a place to help keep me calm before the storm, if any at all.

in yours.

MtD

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2006, 01:44:46 AM »
Oakmax, the poster in question is indeed HIV negative. You can research the last posts of a person by clicking on their name, then scrolling down to the bottom of the profile, and clicking on "show the last posts."

Matty was absolutely correct in his assessment and his response.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Offline OakMax1

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2006, 01:57:08 AM »
Oh, I get it.... I saw that.... okay.... this whole blog things is something.... I learned something new tonight.... can someone define undeteched.... so... i will be correct if I ever have to answer....

I understand about this being for poz only.... it makes sense!

max
Go with it and KEEP MOVIN!  Life is good today and I am glad to be here

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2006, 02:01:09 AM »
For the record Jonathan and I are referring to the poster Ducheau not the creator of this thread Jordan.

MtD

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2006, 08:17:46 PM »
And i have to ask, Is that your real picture?... Sorry to embarrass you.   But more than a few people round here think you are a cutie.   Just sayin. ™jkinatl

Of course he is a cutie, he is from Michigan!   ;D

And CONGRATULATIONS Jorden!!  I hope to be undetectable by my next set of labs in October!

Love,
Patrick
Former Michigan Resident  :-*
« Last Edit: July 10, 2006, 08:19:45 PM by ImagineFL »

Offline OakMax1

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Go with it and KEEP MOVIN!  Life is good today and I am glad to be here

Offline OakMax1

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« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2006, 09:53:29 PM »
mAY HAVE POSTED TWICE
« Last Edit: July 12, 2006, 09:55:16 PM by OakMax1 »
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Offline Trish

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2006, 10:09:01 PM »
Congrats Jordan!!!  :)

Keep up the good work... you doing fantastic!

All the best,

Trish :)
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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2006, 08:59:24 AM »
Today I had my second doctor appointment after starting on Sustiva and Truvada.  My CD4 is at 377 up from 267 when I first started.  My viral burden is now undetectable after 4 months (when I first started it was at 282,234).

So it appears the medicine is working.  I had my cholesterol come in at 190 and the other tests came back in the normal range.

Between now and December the doctor just wants me to get 1) pneumovax 2) PPD/TB Skin Test and 3) Hepatitis A Series vaccine.




Offline Gregory

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2006, 09:13:06 AM »
   Hello, my name is Greg. I am 30 and was just diagnosed 1 month ago.  Looking for  support and friendship and was hoping to talk. 

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Re: Achieved "Undetectable"
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2006, 09:41:01 AM »
Hi Greg

Welcome to the forums.  Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis.

Your post will probably get more notice if you start a new thread instead of putting it in this one (which is about Jordan's labs)

Simply go to the Living with Forum and click on "New Topic"

There are loads of people here that you can "talk" with.  They are truly amazing.

Again sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis.

RAB

 


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