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Author Topic: kickin some microscopic HIV bootay  (Read 2954 times)

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Offline redhotmuslbear

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kickin some microscopic HIV bootay
« on: July 08, 2008, 10:13:07 PM »
Late yesterday afternoon one of the assistant for my primary doc called to say that my labs from two weeks ago were back and substantially unchanged from four months before (see my sig line), but she did not leave numbers on my voicemail.  I went by his office this morning to retrieve a copy of the labs, and the lead lab nurse encouraged me to not be concerned over the little dip in CD4s, given that my CD8s were rising to the occasion... I had already suspected a CD8 spike, as I have had non-specific aches for a few weeks, and it was good to see that the viral load remained contained.

Next stop will be early morning on 26 September to mark 156 weeks.  I get to do routine labs and give up extra blood for study.  I hope that I have some decent veins that day!

Best,
David
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - BF Skinner
12-31-09   222wks VL  2430 CD4 690 (37%)
09-30-09   208wks VL  2050  CD4 925 (42%)
06-25-08   143wks VL  1359  CD4 668 (32%)  CD8 885
02-11-08   123wks off meds:  VL 1364 CD4 892(40%/0.99 ratio)
10-19-07   112wks off meds:   VL 292  CD4 857(37%/0.85 ratio)

One copy of delta-32 for f*****d up CCR5 receptors, and an HLA B44+ allele for "CD8-mediated immunity"... beteer than winning Powerball, almost!

Offline aztecan

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Re: kickin some microscopic HIV bootay
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 10:29:38 PM »
Looks like you are still doing well David, which is certainly good news.

Keep up whatever it is you are doing.

HUGS,

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

Offline YaKaMein

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Re: kickin some microscopic HIV bootay
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 10:39:31 PM »
Looks like your genetics are keeping the score in your favor. Go genes Go! -YaKa
09/11 Endocrine Consult
08/11 CD4 328 14.9% VL 0
 Disc'd Bactrim DEXA -3.1 Tscore
03/11 CD4 338 14.7% VL 0
11/10 CD4 300 14.3% VL 0 <20copies
07/10 CD4 336 14.0% VL 0 DEXA -2.7 Tscore
03/10 CD4 308 13.4% VL 0 Vit D normal
01/10 Began FOTO
11/09 CD4 274 13.7% VL 0 Chol 173 Trig 131
07/09 CD4 324 13.5% VL 0 DEXA -3.1 Tscore lumbar
03/09 CD4 207 10.9% VL 0
11/08 CD4 227 10.3% VL 0 Chol 176 Trig 156
04/08 CD4 228 9.5% VL 0
01/08 CD4 194 9.0% VL 0
09/07 CD4 176 8.3% VL 0
03/07 CD4 130 9.5% VL 0 Chol 261  Trig 227
12/06 CD4 109 6.4% VL 0
09/06 CD4  88 5.5% VL und desens'd rtd to Bactrim
08/06  Began Atripla
07/06 CD4  59 5.0% VL 145 Chol 117 Trig 104
06/06  Bactrim rash, X2 Dapsone
 EFV & Truvada Chol 128 Trig 131
05/06 CD4  6 (2.0%) VL 78667 only V179D mutation Dx PC MAC

Offline AlanBama

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Re: kickin some microscopic HIV bootay
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008, 10:45:01 PM »
numbers are looking real good to me David.   Congrats.   Keep it up, bud.

hugs,

Alan
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline BT65

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Re: kickin some microscopic HIV bootay
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008, 08:20:58 AM »
Congratulations on the numbers!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline OzPaul

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Re: kickin some microscopic HIV bootay
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2008, 11:10:22 AM »
Great numbers David  ;D

Keep us posted.

Paul

Offline redhotmuslbear

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Re: kickin some microscopic HIV bootay
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2008, 04:13:14 PM »
Thanks, all, for the good wishes.  I'm not doing anything special, except for not letting myself get stressed out over school (two classes this summer) or being unemployed and avoiding infections that would distract my immune system. 

My job search has gotten rather crazy in a very good way during the last few days, to the extent that I passed on the first offer given to me.  It seemed like a great opportunity, though a longer commute than I have done in a while at 14 miles each way "against traffic," but the vacation and education benefits turned out to be sub-par, and they wouldn't meet the bonus counter-offer which I proposed to make up for the benefit shortcomings.  Too bad, as now I have several other firms eagerly pursuing me with far better benefits and salary and bonus structures that would make me happy.  Those firms range from small, edgy tech firms to a multi-billion-dollar firm where I would have never thought of working until a recruiter reassured me that they were not as uptight I had imagined.
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - BF Skinner
12-31-09   222wks VL  2430 CD4 690 (37%)
09-30-09   208wks VL  2050  CD4 925 (42%)
06-25-08   143wks VL  1359  CD4 668 (32%)  CD8 885
02-11-08   123wks off meds:  VL 1364 CD4 892(40%/0.99 ratio)
10-19-07   112wks off meds:   VL 292  CD4 857(37%/0.85 ratio)

One copy of delta-32 for f*****d up CCR5 receptors, and an HLA B44+ allele for "CD8-mediated immunity"... beteer than winning Powerball, almost!

Offline YaKaMein

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Re: kickin some microscopic HIV bootay
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2008, 12:02:59 AM »
You're kicking bootay on many fronts.  :) :-*
09/11 Endocrine Consult
08/11 CD4 328 14.9% VL 0
 Disc'd Bactrim DEXA -3.1 Tscore
03/11 CD4 338 14.7% VL 0
11/10 CD4 300 14.3% VL 0 <20copies
07/10 CD4 336 14.0% VL 0 DEXA -2.7 Tscore
03/10 CD4 308 13.4% VL 0 Vit D normal
01/10 Began FOTO
11/09 CD4 274 13.7% VL 0 Chol 173 Trig 131
07/09 CD4 324 13.5% VL 0 DEXA -3.1 Tscore lumbar
03/09 CD4 207 10.9% VL 0
11/08 CD4 227 10.3% VL 0 Chol 176 Trig 156
04/08 CD4 228 9.5% VL 0
01/08 CD4 194 9.0% VL 0
09/07 CD4 176 8.3% VL 0
03/07 CD4 130 9.5% VL 0 Chol 261  Trig 227
12/06 CD4 109 6.4% VL 0
09/06 CD4  88 5.5% VL und desens'd rtd to Bactrim
08/06  Began Atripla
07/06 CD4  59 5.0% VL 145 Chol 117 Trig 104
06/06  Bactrim rash, X2 Dapsone
 EFV & Truvada Chol 128 Trig 131
05/06 CD4  6 (2.0%) VL 78667 only V179D mutation Dx PC MAC

Offline OutOfDarkness

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Re: kickin some microscopic HIV bootay
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008, 06:12:03 PM »
Hi David,
It's good to hear your doing well without your meds.  My meds come with side effects I would really like to live without, but my counts are really good.  I have been taking sustiva and truvada for a couple of years.  I would like to take a vacation eventually and was wondering if you might have some info to share with me.  My doctor was kind of against the idea and has basically told me I HAVE to stay on them.  I am a very indenpendent soul and do not appreciate anyone telling me I HAVE to do anything!!  But I also realize this can get me into trouble, so I try to keep it in check ;) 

2000 - seroconverted
2005 - cd4 350, VL 113,000
3/06 - started sustiva/truvada
3/08 - cd4 1,300 VL >50(undet.)

 


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