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.
April 17, 2014, 03:51:56 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 22202
  • Latest: jo88
Stats
  • Total Posts: 620032
  • Total Topics: 46714
  • Online Today: 282
  • 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: ...am I just lucky?  (Read 1416 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rolf1

  • Member
  • Posts: 17
...am I just lucky?
« on: March 12, 2008, 10:02:24 AM »
my last CD4 was 165 (12%) and VL was 157.000 when i started meds (Lamivir, Viread, Stocrin) on the 10th of Dec. '07.

after a new doc appointment early this week yesterday my results came back:

my VL is undetectable and my CD4 count went up to 472 (25.4%) in only 3 month meds.
my general bloodwork is fine and liver and kidney functions are also ok.

my doc was shaking his head, as he said, he never had a patient in his carreer as HIV specialist who responded so well to the meds in so short time.

...am I just lucky??


Offline aztecan

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,357
  • 28 years positive, 56 years a pain in the butt
Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 10:27:05 AM »
Hey Rolf,

You betcha! You are certainly one lucky fellow!  ;D

That turnaround is definitely something to be very happy about.

The God/dess is smiling on you.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline BT65

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 9,618
  • Diagnosed + 1989
Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 12:07:55 PM »
Just be happy!  Yay!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline franfrog

  • Member
  • Posts: 238
Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008, 01:34:04 PM »
Well I went from a cd4 of 52 and PCP which landed me in the hospital for a month to 3 weeks later after starting meds to a cd4 of like 399 and vl of like 1900.  I got the same reaction.  ;)
Good for you!
7/05 diagnosis cd4- 52 vl -?
08/05 cd4-299 vl-1900
10/05 cd4-249 vl-349
12/05 cd4-349 vl-52
03/06 cd4-454 vl-<50
06/06 cd4-508 vl-<50

Offline Texan38

  • Member
  • Posts: 686
Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 02:09:04 PM »
Wow, whata jump! Congrats!!
In Hollywood an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty per cent of publicity.
~ Lauren Bacall

Offline wetsand

  • Member
  • Posts: 12
Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 11:38:02 AM »
I think (and thank) that the meds are getting better.  The test results on the day I started viramune and truvada were 37 and 750,000.  4 weeks later they were 300 and 5000.  6 weeks in, on my last visit they were 279 and 1000.  My Docs make it sound like a chronic illness, but we all know better.  I am grateful for the scientists but even more for the many sufferers of this shit that went thru so many spiritual and medical trials, especially in the early days, and the mountains of information learned from their lives and in too many cases, their deaths.  I'm new to all this so sorry for the simplifications.  I don't chime in much but have read many posts in the last few weeks, and I know that many of you have dealt with very tough circumstances in your own battles and those of your lovers.  This disease is mean like a devil, but worse for me is the stigma and ignorance out there that isolates those with a virus in the system. 

tendai

  • Guest
Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008, 08:43:34 AM »
your results are very encouraging rolf, u are indeed lucky. any side effects?

 


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.