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Author Topic: Get a load of these numbers!?!?  (Read 1443 times)

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Offline lonewolf

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Get a load of these numbers!?!?
« on: March 24, 2009, 10:50:58 AM »
Well, one month ago I started my first meds with HIV,  (Atripla).
My numbers on that day was T4 200, and VL 359,000. :'(
Been on Atripla now for one month, and my nurse called today with my latest set of numbers:
Had to ask her to repeat:  T4 759, and VL is 220. ;D

It is remarkable how fast those numbers turned around,  especially as "bad" as they were.
Ya I am and have had numerous side effects, but nothing that can't be  lived with, especially when Atripla is kicking my HIV's butt!!!!
JUST HAD to share this great news.  Tested POS 3 years ago, and have watched my health and HIV numbers getting worse and worse,  but trusted my DR, and obviously he knows what he is doing, at least with me.

Well, cold/rainy/snowy/windy here,  how does a crock pot of white chili with chicken sound today!!
Hugs, Bruce
"To all within the sound of my voice, I appeal: Learn with me the lessons of history and of grace, so my children will not be afraid to say the word ďAIDSĒ when I am gone. Then, their children and yours may not need to whisper it at all."  Mary Fisher

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Get a load of these numbers!?!?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 11:43:28 AM »
Yeah, you had a really, really exceptional response to your treatment.  You must be ecstatic.  Congrats!
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline jampdx

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Re: Get a load of these numbers!?!?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 11:59:35 AM »
Wow!  That is amazing.
*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-Infected 1/6/2009
Positive 2/9/2009
3/8/2009:  CD4 603  VL f\'d up by lab and having to redraw
4/7/2009 CD4 650 VL 348
6/24/2009 cd4 964 VL 850
9/26/2009 CD4 546 VL 822
7/22/13 CD4 1080 VL 2,220

Offline BlueMoon

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Re: Get a load of these numbers!?!?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 12:43:58 PM »
Sounds good to me!

The chili, I mean, but the lab numbers too.

I'm surprised your doctor let your numbers get so bad before starting meds.
08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

Offline David_CA

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Re: Get a load of these numbers!?!?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 01:12:11 PM »
It took me over a year to get to those numbers... congrats!  Of course, to balance it all out, I've had minimal to no side effects.  It's really nice to not have to worry so much watching one's health decline... that's probably one of the best things to me.
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Offline Robert

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Re: Get a load of these numbers!?!?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 07:30:31 PM »


great numbers. Congratulations~~.  Terrific results for meds that aren't too terribly bad.

Yeah, treat yourself to a nice bowl of chili.  It just might be your last for awhile.  After all, spring is here.


Offline 072508

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Re: Get a load of these numbers!?!?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 09:13:13 PM »
Awesome Numbers Congrats!

Offline HollyStar

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Re: Get a load of these numbers!?!?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 09:23:52 PM »
WOW! Those are some wonderful numbers. Good for you.
Diagnosed  July 28th 2003

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