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Author Topic: 80,000 to 1,700 to 230  (Read 1530 times)

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Offline LordBerners

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80,000 to 1,700 to 230
« on: June 12, 2009, 01:36:13 PM »
So I just got my four month test results... things are like this:

                              Before treatment         one month          four months
Cd4s                              350ish                    450ish                 550ish
VL                             80,0000                    1,700                    230

So, looks good after four months on Reyetaz, Norvir, Tenofovir, and Abacavir (Ziagen).  However, I think its a concern of my doctor, and certainly I'm worried - why isn't the VL at undetectable?  I've already had one episode of resistance developing with Sustiva/Truvada, so I'm worried.
Please, just call me Berners.. or Baron.

Offline shypoz

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Re: 80,000 to 1,700 to 230
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 01:41:01 PM »
Awesome news, Berners. Congratulations!!
+++++++++

Matt's Timeline

08/28/08: HIV+
09/08/08: CD4 542 / VL 16,060
12/08/08: CD4 522 / VL 25,000
04/13/09: CD4 385 / VL 33,000 ~ Atripla prescription
04/16/09: Atripla started
07/20/09:

+++++++++

Offline newt

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Re: 80,000 to 1,700 to 230
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 03:38:35 PM »
Dont sweat it, its a good drop, significant at each step

Took me 8-9 months to get undetectable on this combo

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline LordBerners

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Re: 80,000 to 1,700 to 230
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 05:45:49 PM »
Took me 8-9 months to get undetectable on this combo
- matt


Thanks for sharing your experience!  Reassuring.  Btw, you are on exactly this combo?  It is considered an unusual one?

I think my nurse mentioned one time that this combo is considered slightly less rapid or potent than the usual initial Truvada/Sustiva combo, but much less prone to resistance...
Please, just call me Berners.. or Baron.

Offline David_CA

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Re: 80,000 to 1,700 to 230
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009, 06:19:46 PM »
So I just got my four month test results... things are like this:

                              Before treatment         one month          four months
Cd4s                              350ish                    450ish                 550ish
VL                             80,0000                    1,700                    230

So, looks good after four months on Reyetaz, Norvir, Tenofovir, and Abacavir (Ziagen).  However, I think its a concern of my doctor, and certainly I'm worried - why isn't the VL at undetectable?  I've already had one episode of resistance developing with Sustiva/Truvada, so I'm worried.

Pu-lease!   ;)  Look at the numbers in my sig. below.  It took me 18 months to reach undetectable!  Yes, I was starting to stress a bit after a year on meds and still detectable.  You'll get there eventually.  Other than that, your CD4's look good.

David
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
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: 80,000 to 1,700 to 230
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2009, 09:15:06 PM »
Dear Lord,

I would say your numbers are looking pretty darn good !


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline BlueMoon

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Re: 80,000 to 1,700 to 230
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009, 01:19:47 PM »
Berners, I've seen you go through some tough times since I've been a forum member, so it's good to see you enjoying good health.  I suppose your treatment could go either way at this point, but there's an excellent chance for success.  Keep on truckin', and good luck.
...................VL.....CD4.....%
-----------------------------------------
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 LordBerners

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Re: 80,000 to 1,700 to 230
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009, 05:32:03 PM »
Thank you so much for your kind attention, BlueMoon.  Yes I've had some tough times regarding treatment, resistance, etc., and one very bad health episode - Tuberculosis.  But really I feel lucky in that I've never had any other major opportunistic infection, and that I haven't really had any 'hiv infection symptoms' other than of course the 'seroconversion illness', and finally that the tuberculosis treatment went so perfectly.

You know one thing about fattening up after an illness that causes major weight loss is it is hard to tell if you're getting that lypo body malformation thing.  I'm back up to about 83 kilos, which is damned fat in my opinion, though I was as much as 88 before.  I've got a little pot-belly, but I don't know if its from returning to normal or 'visceral fat'.  I keep feeling it to see if its 'harder' than the pot belly I had a year or two ago!
Please, just call me Berners.. or Baron.

 


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