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Author Topic: Excellent response to raltegravir!  (Read 1678 times)

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Offline BM

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Excellent response to raltegravir!
« on: December 10, 2008, 10:16:51 AM »
My last numbers on Kivexa/Viramune were CD4 52 (6%), VL 114,851. A resistance test a week later confirmed complete resistance to my drugs. After only two-and-a-half weeks on Viread, Isentress and boosted Reyataz, my numbers are now CD4 408 (19%) (representing a 685% increase in total number of CD4 cells), VL 247 (representing a 2.667 log fall). I am quite deleriously happy and want to recommend my regimen to everyone!
« Last Edit: December 10, 2008, 10:40:30 AM by BM »

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Excellent response to raltegravir!
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 11:31:08 AM »
I've been on raltegravir (isentress) for a year now with excellent results.

3 years ago I was at ~500 cd4.  For the past year I've been averaging ~1200.  Half of that huge increase was from a prezista/fuzeon combo in 2006, and the rest was when I switched to prezista/isentress a year ago.  Everything was done also with truvada on both of those regimens.
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Offline buttondwn

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Re: Excellent response to raltegravir!
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 11:35:57 AM »
WOW!  That's awesome news - it's such a great feeling when you see reults like that.  Congratulations!
10/1994  Diagnosed HIV+
10/1994  Proceeded to bury head in the sand
09/2008  Admitted to hospital for two weeks with PCP, CMV, & a host of other OI's.
09/2008  CD4= 65 (7%), VL= 3.7 million
10/2008  CD4= 50 (6%), VL= 2.5 million
11/2008  Started HAART: Truvada, Reyataz, Norvir
12/2008  CD4= 287 (27%), VL= 3760
02/2009  CD4= 321 (30%), VL= 822
05/2009  CD4= 211 (16%), VL=274
06/2009  CD4= 268 (19%)

Offline BM

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Re: Excellent response to raltegravir!
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 06:13:23 PM »
My consultant said he was putting me on raltegravir to get my viral load down quickly and that once that happened, he'd maybe like to "put it back in the cupboard for later". Is this a good idea? Or should I stick with what works just now given that I have quite a few drugs available that I haven't used?

Offline tag_man08

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Re: Excellent response to raltegravir!
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2008, 01:23:00 AM »
i've been on isentress for 3 weeks now...went from VL 30000 to undectable in two weeks...
so i have been very happy since finding out a few days ago...
its been a good drug for me too...
08/30/07:  The HIV diagnosis...
09/07/07:  CD4 299 (21%)  VL 160K
01/07/08:  CD4 396 (26%)  VL 125K
04/21/08:  CD4 478 (25%)  VL 92K
09/03/08:  CD4 313 (23%)  VL 10K
11/03/08:  CD4 338 (23%)  VL 30K
11/21/08:  Isentress & Truvada
12/05/08:  CD4 485 (29%)  VL  undetectable in two weeks
03/13/09:  CD4 575 (30%)  VL  undetectable


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