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Offline puertorico2006

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Latest Labs...
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:15:03 AM »
My VL hasn't come in yet (takes a month) but my CD4 were 427 which makes me happy. I havent started treatment yet :-D


On the down side the Doctor said I have a rash related to the varicella virus (im not sure if its the same thing as shingles) at first i thought it was genital herpes but the doctor said it wasnt herpes simplex (he kind of confused me but whatever)....it stings like a bitch though
Infected Probably: may 2005
Diagnosed: 11/2006

11/28/2006 CD4:309 / VL: 1907 No meds yet
12/27/2006 CD4:339/  VL:1649 No meds yet
  4/28/2007 CD4:550/  VL:1800 No meds :-)

Offline aztecan

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Re: Latest Labs...
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 09:25:08 AM »
Your CD4s are looking pretty good. I hope the viral load holds true to form as well.

EEP! Shingles are a pain. No two ways around it.

I hope they clear up very soon for you.

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Latest Labs...
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 09:30:56 AM »


On the down side the Doctor said I have a rash related to the varicella virus (im not sure if its the same thing as shingles) at first i thought it was genital herpes but the doctor said it wasnt herpes simplex (he kind of confused me but whatever)....it stings like a bitch though

Ouch !! It does sound like it could be shingles. Did the doctor prescribe you Acyclovir or Valtrex, to help minmize the rash ?


Take care----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
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 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 DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline puertorico2006

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Re: Latest Labs...
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2007, 09:39:20 AM »
yea he gave me valtrex 1mg valtrex for 10 days....

I havent started it yet because i went out with my sister last night and its in my car (i should get my lazy ass up and get it)....

I thought shingles was considered an OI...isn't it strange to have shingles with a high CD4+?
Infected Probably: may 2005
Diagnosed: 11/2006

11/28/2006 CD4:309 / VL: 1907 No meds yet
12/27/2006 CD4:339/  VL:1649 No meds yet
  4/28/2007 CD4:550/  VL:1800 No meds :-)

Offline aztecan

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Re: Latest Labs...
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2007, 10:10:09 AM »
yea he gave me valtrex 1mg valtrex for 10 days....

I havent started it yet because i went out with my sister last night and its in my car (i should get my lazy ass up and get it)....

I thought shingles was considered an OI...isn't it strange to have shingles with a high CD4+?

No, not necessarily. I have known peoplel who developed them even though their CD4s were in the relatively safe zone, like more than 300 or 400.

Take your Valtrex. You will be glad you did.

HUGS,

Mark
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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline pozattitude

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Re: Latest Labs...
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2007, 11:11:19 AM »
Wuz up Boricua?

Shingles is a reactivation of the same virus causes chickenpox. The chickenpox virus (varicella) remains in a dormant state in the body in the root of nerves that control sensation. In about 1 out of 5 people, the virus "wakes up," often many years after the chickenpox infection. The virus then travels along a sensory nerve into the skin causing a painful rash known as shingles.
Anyone who has had the chickenpox infection or vaccine can get the herpes zoster virus that causes shingles and the majority of people with shingles are healthy.   It is just a pain (literally).
I hope you get better soon  :-*

Rich
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Offline sdcabincrew74

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Re: Latest Labs...
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 05:17:54 PM »
Non pozzies can get shingles too.  It has nothing to do with HIV.
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