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Offline steven6908

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CONFUSED
« on: March 31, 2008, 01:06:47 PM »


I am so confused about my viral load count of 90,000 and my cd4 count of 460, what does it all mean the doc has told me but i cant seem to take it all in can anyone help or am i a lost cause  :'(

Offline keyite

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 01:18:19 PM »
The thing about these tests is that it is impossible to say much from just one result. You really need a few more over time to be able to tell a trend.

What can be said is that a CD4 count of 460 suggests your immune system is coping okay for now. You are not in any danger of getting ill. Normally you don't even consider starting medication until it approaches 350.

Did the doctor tell you the CD4 percentage? It is usually regarded as a more stable indicator as CD4 and viral load can tend to bounce up and down. If not, then ask next time you see the doctor.

When are you scheduled to next get a set of results?

Offline steven6908

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 01:21:13 PM »

They have taken more blood from me on friday got 3wks to wait for results


Offline steven6908

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 01:22:21 PM »


I am also trying to track my counts with the graph lab on this stie but unsure how to work it can any one hlep

Offline steven6908

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 01:24:41 PM »
keyite

hopeyou dont mind if i add you to my buddy list ??

Offline keyite

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 01:37:08 PM »
Okay, so soon you should have a second set of results. A good tip when you see your doctor next is to bring a notebook and a pen. You can then prepare your questions in there and thereby make sure you don't forget to ask them while you see her/him.

Try not to obsess too much on the numbers. They will go up and down, just look at mine. It is all about the trends they show.

Of course you can add me.. ;)

Offline BT65

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 01:38:14 PM »
Steven, this was only the first round of labs.  Your CD4 is not bad at all.  The viral load is so high because your body is trying to adjust to having this new 'being' in it.  Give it another 2 or 3 rounds (of bloodwork) to get a more accurate picture.

And like Keyite said, ask your doc about your %'s.  Good luck.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline steven6908

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008, 03:15:50 PM »

Thanks for you input means alot to me, until i found this site i did think i was alone, there's so much going on in my head that i have difficult trying to process the information, my family mean well and they keep asking if am ok but i cant seem to get to grips with what i am dealing with !!!!! my mum wants me to talk to her about how i feel and how she can help me but truth be know i cant deal with her emotions as well as mine, i have not cryed since i was told and i think this is eating away at me, my father has passed away 12yrs now, but he brought me up not to show my feelings in pubic, he told me a man should nerver cry i have bottled this up since i was told and many other things, but this is the hardest that i feel that i will ever have to deal with.

I just hope this does not consume me and i bottle out of life  !!!

Offline thunter34

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008, 03:17:38 PM »
Oh, hon....my CD4 was 145 and my VL was over a million.  Don't let it overwhelm you.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline steven6908

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 03:17:58 PM »
Bettytacy

i have added you as a friend hope your ok with that

thanks for the comments

steven xx

Offline steven6908

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2008, 03:26:57 PM »


Thunter34

Hi mate am trying not to let this overwhlem me but this seems to be all i am thinking about i took on a course to better myself because i want to get out on being a chef and get in to IT, i took the course on in Dec  before i knew my status and when i found out i bagan to fall aprt i can't bring myself to focus on things, i am going to see my family doctor but i and also still unsure if i should mention this at this stage as it has only been 3mths since i was told about being HIV

steven xx

Offline thunter34

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2008, 03:30:47 PM »
sending you a PM.  look for it in your box in a minute, ok?
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Runningbear

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 11:57:05 PM »
Hi Steven...I'm a newbie too...diagnosed November 28th, last year...  I know everything you're going through, and although I haven't posted a lot in the forums, I've seen that the support that people get on here, even though it's cyberspace, is unbelievable.  I think you're learning that too.  Everyone has their good and bad days, and although I can't speak for the medical care in Scotland, I know you're be fine.  I was told by my attending nurse that years ago, before HAART, that they used to tell people to get a Will, and now we're being told to get a retirement savings plan. 

Take care of yourself and feel free to message me if you're looking to chat or exchange thoughts...

Jim
Canada 

Offline sanitex

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008, 12:47:16 AM »
H! steven
              sanitex from bangkok, i read your article but as other guys have said before i know notting about hivaids but i started reaing this forum i began to encourage myself even my business is going down but that dosen bother me because i knew things will surely workout if you trust in God.so be courageous and do not have any fear in you.make apointment with your ID doc ,i was diagonesed last year 27dec my cd4 was as low as 20 my viral road 1000000,but am healty now ,with God all things are possible,thanks and take care.
27/12/07 cd4 20 vl 1million
10/4 /08 cd4 86 vl 63
1/7/08  cd4 186 vl undetectable
16/10/08 cd4 196 vl undet
23/1/09 cd4 248 vl un
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
13/12/11 cd4 410 vl undet 23%
24/2/12 cd4 545 vl undet 26%
on 22/2/12 change truvada to Recovir-EM
due to no stock on Truvada.
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
7/7/12 cd4 359 vl <40 22%
23/8/12 cd4 400 vl <40 23%,
testosterone test 7.5 ng/ml and
thyroid (TSH)1.32 ulu/ml creatinine.eGFR blck 1.5 all fasting test morning.
13/12/2012 cd4 523 24% vl <40
18/3/2013 cd4  513  23% vl <40
regimen ATRIPLA
03/8/2013 cd4 429 22% vl <40
13/11/2013 cd4 455 23% vl <40
Anti-HBs test (quantitative ) Anti-HBs positive
Titer 16.95 mlu/ml <10.00
22/3/14 cd4 396 vl <40 % 24
24/7/14 change to Teevir

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2008, 09:25:23 AM »
Steven, it's good that you're saying what you need to here. As overwhelming and scary as numbers, details and the unknown may seem right now, gradually you're going to find things falling into a better place. I absolutely promise that. Your life is going to be about a lot more than the virus.

You might keep a little notebook or pad with you so that you can jot down questions for your doctor when you get together. Often things fly out of your head during those visits and later you're kicking yourself to not have asked something that was on your mind.

And of course as you see from the responses you've gotten, you've got a knowledgeable and supportive group here who will be glad to help you out.

Cheers, 
Andy Velez

Offline DCGUY2007

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Re: CONFUSED
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2008, 11:29:28 AM »
I agree with others Viral load/ tcell can change dramatically over time and even in one day. I wouldn't be too worried about a result. focus on the positive. Take care of yourself. Eat right , get plenty of sleep, lower your stress level, drink water, exercise. All of this will help with your mental health and labs

 


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