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Author Topic: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?  (Read 4005 times)

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Offline Jerry71

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How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« on: August 13, 2007, 08:27:15 PM »
Just wanted to know how many times a year you see your ID doctor?

I see mine every four months. Also I get blood work done 3 times a year, as for now my numbers look bad but my VL is undectable. I have noticed that some go get there blood work done every two months why is that? Also there numbers are a hell of alot better than mine are.

When I was first diagnosed I had to get blood work done every week for over four months until I was undectable.

Offline Kellyk

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 08:31:31 PM »
Now that the numbers are a bit better - I have bloodwork and a visit every 3months...

Offline bocker3

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 08:38:26 PM »
I have blood work every 3 months and see my doctor 2 weeks after the draw.

Mike
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

Offline pozattitude

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 09:08:19 PM »
same as the others, every 3 months
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 09:18:56 PM »
Right now it's every three months.

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 10:00:04 PM »
3 months for me too, which means I should be getting a draw this month sometime, appointment next month.
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
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Offline David_CA

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2007, 10:04:51 PM »
I see mine around 5-6 times a year for routine stuff.

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2007, 10:05:33 PM »
I'm on 3 months between visits also....

pretty good, considering there was a time when I couldn't go three DAYS without going to one.....
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Offline thunter34

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2007, 10:08:31 PM »
I'm on 3 months between visits also....

pretty good, considering there was a time when I couldn't go three DAYS without going to one.....

Yay!  Me, too!  I'm on the 3 month plan now also (as of the last rx visit)

I must really be losing my marbles.  I could swear I have already posted this in this thread.


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Offline Life

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2007, 10:12:32 PM »
Where the hell is the six month plan shit!  ;D


Eric
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Offline thunter34

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2007, 10:14:46 PM »
jerry, this is messing with me.  but i feel so much better now that i know we have twins running around.


http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=14293.msg183111;topicseen#msg183111
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Offline asaint

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2007, 10:23:37 PM »
I'm on a 3 month plan but for a year in a half I was going every month b/c of other problems

Bob who didn't mind the once a month b/c the nurse is Hot and flirty
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Offline aztecan

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2007, 10:32:24 PM »
I was seeing my doc every six or seven months.

Since I switched meds, I have seen him more often, but expect to go back to about twice a year.

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Offline Jerry71

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2007, 10:35:29 PM »
jerry, this is messing with me.  but i feel so much better now that i know we have twins running around.


http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=14293.msg183111;topicseen#msg183111

Sorry, Tim the way threads move on this forum some things get repeated twice. Then again Tim you were down in the Treatment & Side Effects Forum. Just one of the sites I never visit while I'm online.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2007, 10:53:23 PM by Jerry71 »

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2007, 11:26:14 PM »
I am "an every 3 months" guy too.  Which reminds me...it is time for me to get an other blood draw.

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2007, 12:11:26 AM »
I've been undetectable for several years and my CD4 has been in the 700 range so I have chosen to have labs every 6 months. I don't have an ID doctor and just see my PCP. We have been working together for 13 years now and he is very knowlegable regarding HIV. If I have any kind of problem I call his office and he sees me the same day.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2007, 01:03:08 AM »
jerry, this is messing with me.  but i feel so much better now that i know we have twins running around.


http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=14293.msg183111;topicseen#msg183111


 :)  Got me a little confuz-zled also, with the other thread. Just like the other thread titled "Survivors guilt". Realized it was in two different forums.


Anyway, I will answer again, Once every three months, or 4 times a year. ( unless something else comes up !)



Take care-----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


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 Current % is at 11%

  
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Offline northernguy

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2007, 01:04:21 AM »
No ID doctor, but I have a GP with a large HIV practice.  Between one thing and another it probably averages out to once a month this year.   Maybe I go more often since we've got that gall-darned commie socialized medicine stuff up here ;)
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Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
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Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
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Offline bryonut

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2007, 01:17:10 AM »
I see my ID doc every 6 weeks and have my blood drawn at the same time.

cd4 127 6.4%
vl undetectable

I must have checked the wrong box on the "how many times would you like for us to bill your insurance company?" question.

damnit

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2007, 06:04:52 AM »
Every three months for me also.
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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2007, 10:37:03 AM »
Right now, every 3 months .

Dan

Offline Funkengruven

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2007, 11:10:01 AM »
I started seeing a new doctor and just had my labs done.  He would like to see me again in another three months; however, if my next set of labwork shows that my CD4 and VL counts are holding steady or improving, I would only need to see him twice a year.

Offline DanielMark

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2007, 11:39:38 AM »
For the first year after the bomb dropped, four times a year.

Since the meds worked so well to reduce my VL, now I go twice a year.

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2007, 11:51:52 AM »
Twice a year now for me.

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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2007, 12:41:15 PM »
when i've been bad and gone off the meds and the VL has skyrocketed, my doc makes me come in every month to nag me about compliance. Now that I'm on a better regime, I'm on the 3 month plan too. I had the whole summer off and will be getting blood work done this week. Then a trip to the doc in two weeks to get the results. Hopefully, it'll be another 3 months till I see him again. ;)
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Re: How many times a year do you see your ID doctor?
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2007, 01:18:01 PM »
My PCP is also an HIV Specialist so I do not have an ID doc per say.  There was a time I had appointments every week and now since I am stable with a good CD4 count and an undetectable VL, I am on the once every 5-6 months depending how our schedules work out.  Every twelve months I do the full bloodwork thing including lipids, STD panel, etc along with the HIV crap and metobolic panels. 

I do not have follow up appointments to discuss results, he just mails them to me.  If there were an issue he would call and schedule an appointment.  He says I am one of his healthier patients .... that is always good hear since 2.5 years ago I was on deaths door step.
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