Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 01, 2014, 10:40:40 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 23369
  • Latest: donasim
Stats
  • Total Posts: 636845
  • Total Topics: 48339
  • Online Today: 229
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: 1st Labs, What's This Percentage About  (Read 1198 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline next2u

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,762
1st Labs, What's This Percentage About
« on: October 20, 2007, 03:20:02 AM »
aiight, i had to harass my doc to get my lab results. like, they would just be sitting around an office somewhere if i did not call. anyhow, my viral load is 19000, the percent was 13 and I have HIV1. he did not have my cd4 count and told me to call back next week. of course, the first set was definitely a shocker. it was like the first step of some new life that i had not completely come to terms with. i contacted my final partner today via email because he did not respond to my calls and texts. something like "hey, i have hiv, you need to get tested. if i didnt get it from you, you were exposed by me, it sucks to be at the bottom of the hill when shit starts rolling. btw, you had to receive this via email, have a nice day."

i almost cried again today. i was at bar with some old friends and then the whole dating nightmare presented itself. this is definitely gonna be a hard one. dating was already tough, and the constant rejection made me think twice before contemplating approaching another person.

oh, so what the heck is he percentage thing and how is it calculated? ty in advance. hope everyone had a pleasant week.
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline frenchpat

  • Member
  • Posts: 516
  • Love your friends, don't eat them.
Re: 1st Labs, What's This Percentage About
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 03:28:57 AM »
Hi next,

you can read about blood tests results and much more on this site's Lessons page http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/BloodTest_5030.shtml

hope this helps

Pat
People have the power - Patti Smith

Offline Life

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,388
  • Member 2005
Re: 1st Labs, What's This Percentage About
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007, 03:35:40 AM »
next2u....

Have a look at the lessons  as Pat says,  it will give you pretty good idea how your percentage / vl / cd4 are tools for you and your doctor..  Get the rest of your numbers and post them.  13% is a rather low figure,  I would follow up with your doctor first of the week once your cd4 results are in..  Did your doc comment on your labs??

Eric
« Last Edit: October 20, 2007, 03:48:36 AM by Life »

Offline next2u

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,762
Re: 1st Labs, What's This Percentage About
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007, 08:16:44 PM »
thanks eric & pat,

i did read the section you recommended (again) and got a clue about the cd4 percentage. from other sites i have looked at it appears there is a rough correlation between the two (cd4 & cd4 %). i don't know if it's true or not, but apparently my cd4% is low and suggests a low cd4 count(around 200cd4). this may be why my doctor did not release the information to me over the phone. i have read here that the first few labs will be used to determine a baseline and that we newbies shouldn't freak out over shit like this (because of spikes and what not).

i guess it wouldn't be so bad if i hadn't developed this swollen & tender lymph node on my neck also. it popped up yesterday, and i don't like how all this shit adds up. anyhow, i have an apt with my id doc on Tuesday. hopefully he will request more labs and give me some clarity, cause this guessing shit is for the birds (not to mention dramatically increasing my stress levels).
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline mike in VT

  • Member
  • Posts: 22
    • A Positive life with HIV
Re: 1st Labs, What's This Percentage About
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2007, 10:04:55 PM »
Hi Next2U

Your research is correct, and yes you be tested a few times to get a baiseline  from that your ID doc will be better able track you progress and how effective the meds are for you.  You number so far are low but once you get the meds going they should go up.  you will still have spikes and lows but that is common.  No need to get to stressed out.  Take your time and learn all you can so when you talk to your doctor you will be ready for any question and you will be able to understand what he is talking about.  The more information you have the better you will be able to work with your doctor.  Take this one day at a time and remember you can get through this.

Mike
Mikey

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.