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Author Topic: CD4 Envy & IL Trials  (Read 1113 times)

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Offline YaKaMein

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CD4 Envy & IL Trials
« on: July 23, 2008, 02:42:27 AM »
OK, so I'm jealous of those big TCELLS some of you gals and guys have [you know who you are] :'(.
I want me some more of that. ??? LOL

Anybody been in trials looking at increasing CD4s? If so, pros/cons of your experiences? I contacted NIH recruiting last week and will receive some protocols from the phone screening. Am considering IL-2 or IL-7 studies, but open to suggestions. Chime in with opinions. Wanna weight if a trial treatment might be worth it.

Got my new labs and the doc says "patience" with my body. Obviously, most valuable is that VL is still nil, CD% is finally double digit with a small dip in absolute count. So good news really. Lipids better with trigs way norm again. An homage to Omega-3 fish oils and Lipitor I guess. Agreed to resume Bactrim 3/week.
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 ARMANDO

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Re: CD4 Envy & IL Trials
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 07:43:36 AM »
my cell count has been pretty much the same as yours and i've been pos for 18 yrs!!!i use to envy all of my pos friends because they all had higher cell counts and i could't understand because i did all the right things,i worked out,i stopped drinking ,i stopped going out. i totally chnged my way of living!!!TODAY THEY ARE ALL DEAD AND I AM THE ONLY ONE STILL ALIVE.....G O FIGURE!!!

Offline YaKaMein

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Re: CD4 Envy & IL Trials
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 10:59:55 AM »
I'm curious why my body is t-cell sluggish [mostly rhetorical], probably a sweet mystery. Right now the quality of my life is pretty high. The idea of tampering with that to gain some helpers, that may not be permanent, is a challenge. But I'm in a take the bull by the horns moment. I know my nadir was pretty low so my climb might just be slow.

Glad you're still alive to tell your story. So you're doing something right!!
Sorry about the loss of your friends. No offense but, do you mind if we CAN'T be friends? [kidding ok? :)  -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

 


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