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Offline RICKY77531

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worried
« on: November 18, 2008, 09:58:08 PM »
I got my results from my labs today and my cd4 was up from 402 (20.1%)      now 421 (23.4%)

but I am not undetectable anymore  , am at 79 copies/mL now..
the doc said I shouldn't worry...but should I?

is this a ever so famous blip or should I be concerned?

I have been on Atripla for a year and 6 months.
06/2007   CD4 266  Vl 62000
06/2007   CD4 200  Vl 13495
07/2007   ATRIPLA
09/2007   CD4 323  VL Undetectable
11/2007   CD4 428  VL Undetectable
01/2008   CD4 357  VL Undetectable
04/2008   CD4 357  VL UNDETECTABLE
08/2008   CD4 402  VL UNDETECTABLE
11/2008   CD4 421  79 DETECTABLE..
2/2009     CD4 450  VL UNDETECTABLE

Offline Ann

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Re: worried
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 07:56:53 AM »
Ricky,

With such a low number on your VL result, it is VERY likely to be a blip. Your other numbers are going in the right direction and that supports the blip theory.

One thing people need to remember is that the reason VL testing isn't approved as a test to diagnose hiv because it has a high rate of "false positives". - In other words, they have a habit of coming back showing a viral load when one in fact does not exist. These "false positives" that occur when this test is used for diagnostics are typically low numbers, just like yours.

Hang in there and expect another undetectable result on your next lab.

Ann
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Offline RICKY77531

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Re: worried
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 06:59:19 PM »
thank you for the response..it makes me feel alot better.....Rick
06/2007   CD4 266  Vl 62000
06/2007   CD4 200  Vl 13495
07/2007   ATRIPLA
09/2007   CD4 323  VL Undetectable
11/2007   CD4 428  VL Undetectable
01/2008   CD4 357  VL Undetectable
04/2008   CD4 357  VL UNDETECTABLE
08/2008   CD4 402  VL UNDETECTABLE
11/2008   CD4 421  79 DETECTABLE..
2/2009     CD4 450  VL UNDETECTABLE

Offline aztecan

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Re: worried
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 11:36:28 PM »
Hey Ricky,

I had a similar thing happen to me. I suddenly had a detectable viral load (61) after 11 years undetectable.

It turned out to be a blip that my doc tracked down and determined the blood sample had not been handled appropriately.

Sometimes, they just happen though.

The important thing to watch for is a trend. Don't let one set of labs make you panic - although I know how hard that can be to.

HUGS,

Mark
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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

 


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