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Offline NewYorkKat

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my latest numbers and question
« on: November 09, 2007, 04:28:32 PM »
T-cell 378 19% and my viral load went down to 1620..

My t-cells have been holding stable and my vl is back down.

Should I consider meds since my t-cells are a bit low or should I wait. My doc said to wait and that my immune system is deal with HIV very well.

Offline John2038

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Re: my latest numbers and question
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007, 05:24:23 PM »
Hi

I have decided to start a treatment as soon as the average of CD4 will go under 500, average made on 3 successive labs counts.

Unfortunately, accordingly to my last counts, the CD4 have drop from 509 to 381 in 7 weeks.
So I will not wait to my next lab test to do the average, but start next week.
Indeed, what if in 7 weeks the drop again ?

You might want to read these articles, as it is a very important question !

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=16211.0
http://www.i-base.info/htb/v8/htb8-8-9/HIV.html
http://www.aidsportugal.com/article.php?sid=7603
http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/NIAIDdiscoveryNews/earlyTreatmentHIV.htm
http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/hiv_cd4_uk_1667_13356.shtml (CD4)
http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/hiv_treatment_brain_1667_13361.shtml (BRAIN)

NOTE
I'm currently investigating the best initial treatment to take.

Some articles :
- http://www.aidsmeds.com/list.shtml
- http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/TreatmentQuestions_5032.shtml
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-retrovirals :
 The preferred initial regimens are (http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/ContentFiles/HIVandItsTreatment_cbrochure_en.pdf):
    * efavirenz + zidovudine + lamivudine
    * efavirenz + tenofovir + emtricitabine
    * lopinavir boosted with ritonavir + zidovudine + lamivudine
    * lopinavir boosted with ritonavir + tenofovir + emtricitabine.
- http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=16454.msg208634#msg208634

If you are interested to discuss which treatment seems the best today, we talk about it.
I will also post the conclusion in a thread here.

Good Luck !

 


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