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Author Topic: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.  (Read 2222 times)

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Offline WillyWump

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First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« on: July 13, 2009, 06:39:37 PM »
CD4- 464, VL- 525, 20%!!!!!

This is after 2 months of Atripla.

The number that struck me the most was the percentage, from 12% to 20% in 2 months. Amazing. Then of course there is the huge VL decrease! While not undectable yet, I am quite happy with these results!

FINALLY some half way decent numbers!

Should I worry that I still have a measurable VL???

-Will





 
« Last Edit: July 13, 2009, 08:46:40 PM by WillyWump »
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
.

Offline BlueMoon

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Re: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 06:53:20 PM »
Willy, that's a good first step.  Nice bounce to the CD4 percentage.  I wouldn't sweat the CD4 count yet.

What part of the world are you in?  It's July here, only two months after May.   ;D
...................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 jayjax

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Re: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 07:05:32 PM »
Hey Will,

Congrats!! Your numbers are great!  Keep on top of the meds and you will soon be undetectable. Everyone is different but your CD4 is up and the VL is down.  That is exactly what you want to see. 

Keep us posted.

Jay Jax
08 Oct 08:  Diagnosed
18 Oct 08:  1st Lab Work: CD4 - 268, VL 7,000
18 Nov 08:  Started Atripla
28 Jan 09:   CD4 - 195, VL 70
05 May 09:  CD4 - 201, VL = Undetectable
16 Aug 09: CD4 - 235, VL = Undetectable
30 Nov 09 CD4 - 300, VL = Undetectable
30 Mar 10 CD4 - 305, VL = Undetectable
27 Jul 10 CD4 -  301, VL = 100
13 Aug 10 -- Switched to Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
30 Sep 10 --  CD4 598, VL = Undetectable

Offline WillyWump

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Re: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 08:46:17 PM »
Willy, that's a good first step.  Nice bounce to the CD4 percentage.  I wouldn't sweat the CD4 count yet.

What part of the world are you in?  It's July here, only two months after May.   ;D

Um, yeah, It's July here as well....I apparently cant count, hell I do well to know my own name half the time!
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline PozBrian

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Re: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 09:41:15 PM »
I started atripla about a month ago and get the results of my first post med blood work on Wednesday. I hope mine are as good as yours!
3/8 CD4: 495, 31%, VL UD
2/1 CD4: 564, 20%.VL UD, switching to Issentress & truvada
10/11 CD4: 446, 29%, VL UD
7/11 CD4: 873, 35%, VL UD
4/11 CD4: 573, 34% VL 0
12/10 CD4: 405, 30% VL UD
9/10 CD4: 416, 31% VL UD
5/10 CD4: 393, 29% VL: UD
02/10 CD4: 423, 37% VL: UD
11/09 CD4: 379, 25% VL: UNDETECTABLE!!
10/09 CD4: 245, 25% VL: 87
9/09 CD4: 246, 24% VL: 49!
8/09 CD4: 277, 26% VL: 115
7/09 CD4: 346, 24% VL: 221
6/09 started Atripla
5/09 CD4: 326, 16%  VL:125000
4/09 HIV +, CD4: 397, 16%  VL:195000, PPD reactive

Offline moratorium79

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Re: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 05:48:58 AM »
Yay!  Congratulations, your numbers are great.  With how much your VL has dropped (considering it's only been two months), I wouldn't be worried in the slightest that it is still measurable.  You're well on your way to being undetectable...and staying there!
*these are not times for the weak of heart*

Offline next2u

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Re: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 08:51:39 PM »
mr wump,

congratulations. how do you feel? energy wise? and side effects?

i may be starting soon.

best,
d
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline WillyWump

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Re: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 12:13:47 AM »
Next,

Energy is greatly improved, my mid day naps are few and far between. The only side effects still lingering are the vivid dreams, but ive gotten used to them.

dont be apprehensive in the least.

-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
.

Offline GodSon83

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Re: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 01:44:44 AM »
Very nice Willy  ;D

I hope the same for me.

Well i´ still not in meds now.

My doctor says it´ok.
But well i need to start to study about meds.

Long life for you Will.

Hugs from Acapulco. 8)
Xo-Xo
Jun 08  - (-)
Jul 08   - (+)
Dic 08 - CD4:921
May 09- CD4: 1,025   CV: 8,233
Dic 09 - CD4:    911   CV: 5,160
May 10- CD4: 1,054  CV: 6,510
Sep 10- CD4:     923  CV: 1,832
Mar 11- CD4:     508  CV:  1,489
Jul   11- CD4:  1,064  CV:    558
Nov 11- CD4:  1,945  CV:    795
Abr  12- CD4:    859  CV:    401  ´Still no meds´

I like i feel! :)

Offline mecch

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Re: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009, 06:14:47 AM »
Congrats.  Enjoy the energy.  Enjoy the dreams.  Naps are nice sometimes especially if you dont need them, what a pleasant luxury.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline redbull

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Re: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2009, 09:26:17 AM »
Thats awesome man..I will be going on atripla very soon also....Hope I have the same success as you with it.  Hope your #'s keep getting better and better man!!
If you wish to see the best in others, show the best of yourself.

5/20/09  tested poz
6/2/09  CD4-94    VL-380,000
8/09   Allergic reaction to bactrim
9/09/09  started Atripla
5/10    cd4 315  vl undetectable
3/11    cd4 400  undetectable
6/11.   Cd4 520. Undetectable
12/11. Cd4 450. Undetectable
6/12.   Cd4 600. UD
2/13.   Cd4 425. UD

Offline decayingsinner

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Re: First Numbers after starting Meds, I'm amazed.
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2009, 09:16:51 PM »
Willy,

I am so happy for you. That is great news. Your numbers seem to be heading in the right direction like mine did.  My cd4 level was at 264, VL at 114,000 when I was first diagnosed early last year.  Now my cd4 level is at 398( i think) and VL is undetectable at 53.  It's just amazing.  It really has given a whole new appreciation towards my health and my life.

 


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