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Author Topic: Got my first lab results back  (Read 3832 times)

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Offline sreamer17ydr

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Got my first lab results back
« on: August 19, 2009, 10:19:36 AM »
I got back my first lab results back. I tested poz July 1st,2009 and i had my blood work done on july 29th, and as of today august 19th I got them back. I dont see my docotor again till October 19th... two months from now.

my cbc, lipids, kidneys, cholestrol, and white cell count are all good... std panels are all neg, vacinated against hep a nad b, everything is normal on chest xrays. My blood pressure was 123/80 and my
Viral load is 20,653 and CD4 count is 566.
July 1st 09: Tested Poz
August 19th 09: CD4 Count: 566/ Viral Load: 20,653
Nov 10: CD4:623 Viral load: 57,673
Dec 13th: CD4 count 400, viral load-60,000
Feb 1 2010: CD4: 600 Viral load: 67,000
Feb 16 2010: Started Atripla
March 29 2010-CD4 Count: 740, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 34%
Oct 27th,2010: CD4 Count: 620, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 32%

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Got my first lab results back
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 10:29:53 AM »
Sounds like a great starting point to me.  I see that your partner was diagnosed a couple of years ago and has a multi-drug resistant strain, so I trust that your doctor is going to run a resistance test for you?
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Re: Got my first lab results back
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 11:14:20 AM »
Yea i had a genotype test done as well on july 29th, but as of today the results have yet to come back
July 1st 09: Tested Poz
August 19th 09: CD4 Count: 566/ Viral Load: 20,653
Nov 10: CD4:623 Viral load: 57,673
Dec 13th: CD4 count 400, viral load-60,000
Feb 1 2010: CD4: 600 Viral load: 67,000
Feb 16 2010: Started Atripla
March 29 2010-CD4 Count: 740, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 34%
Oct 27th,2010: CD4 Count: 620, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 32%

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Re: Got my first lab results back
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 07:04:23 PM »
Hey screamer, my numbers are very similar to you. I tested positive a month back, and have no clue when and I got infected. My doctor says it could be as old as 8-10 yrs. Do you know when you might have gotten infected before you tested positive?
My doctor has asked me to come back after 3 months too.

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Re: Got my first lab results back
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 08:37:45 PM »
Well I get tested every 3 months...  and i was negative till July 1st, but i was having fevers and acute infection symptoms back in April... so my guess is march...  but... i also have been with 10 HIV+ people without condoms since i been 17 and never gotten HIV, all my partners were undetectable, and on meds except the one i think i got it from back in April who wasn't on meds and had a detectable viral load.
July 1st 09: Tested Poz
August 19th 09: CD4 Count: 566/ Viral Load: 20,653
Nov 10: CD4:623 Viral load: 57,673
Dec 13th: CD4 count 400, viral load-60,000
Feb 1 2010: CD4: 600 Viral load: 67,000
Feb 16 2010: Started Atripla
March 29 2010-CD4 Count: 740, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 34%
Oct 27th,2010: CD4 Count: 620, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 32%

Offline Ann

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Re: Got my first lab results back
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 08:28:16 AM »

Well I get tested every 3 months...  and i was negative till July 1st, but i was having fevers and acute infection symptoms back in April... so my guess is march...


sreamer17ydr,

I just want to clarify things here for other people who read your thread - especially the nosy ones who come over from the Am I Infected forum, looking for posts to disprove what we tell them over there about the window period.

You tested positive on July 1st, but the way you've worded it above, it sounds like you were still negative on July 1st. In your signature line you state you tested positive on July 1st.

If you test every three months, my guess is that your last negative result was in late March or early April. This means you were still well within the window period when you last tested negative. My guess is also that you tested before six weeks after your last barebacking episode with a known  positive person.

I'm sorry you ended up positive, but unfortunately that's what happens when you bareback with hiv positive people. Some people would call it "bug chasing". It's like playing the roulette wheel - sooner or later your number is going to come up. If you were barebacking with hiv positive people, I'd say it's safe to assume you were also barebacking with people who claimed to be or honestly thought they were hiv negative. That's also playing roulette. Many people don't accurately know their hiv status. Chance are good you barebacked with far more than ten pozzies - those are just the ones you KNOW about.

Again, sorry that you ended up here. At least you know your status and you can take the necessary steps to remain healthy.

Ann
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Offline sreamer17ydr

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Re: Got my first lab results back
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009, 10:53:37 AM »
Right I understand. I got tested every 3 months until march than it was every month becuz of the high fevers and i tested poz july 1st.
July 1st 09: Tested Poz
August 19th 09: CD4 Count: 566/ Viral Load: 20,653
Nov 10: CD4:623 Viral load: 57,673
Dec 13th: CD4 count 400, viral load-60,000
Feb 1 2010: CD4: 600 Viral load: 67,000
Feb 16 2010: Started Atripla
March 29 2010-CD4 Count: 740, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 34%
Oct 27th,2010: CD4 Count: 620, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 32%

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Got my first lab results back
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009, 11:00:35 AM »
I hope you don't mind me saying this, but I'm a bit personally concerned of the unaddressed thought processes in someone your age that seemed to be habitually seeking out unprotected sex with know positive individuals.  Now, I realize that it's all water under the bridge now that you're actually positive... mission accomplished I suppose, but I'd assume that there are residual issues going on.  Does this not bother you or do you not really think about it?
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Re: Got my first lab results back
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2009, 11:26:40 AM »

Right I understand. I got tested every 3 months until march than it was every month becuz of the high fevers and i tested poz july 1st.


Then you must have been barebacking during this time (between March and July) as well. You are highly unlikely to have tested negative outside six weeks of initial infection, and definitely would not have taken more than three months. The average time to seroconversion is only 22 days.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline sreamer17ydr

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Re: Got my first lab results back
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2009, 04:01:31 PM »
I have never used a condom for sex since i started having sex at 15 and yea i dont need lecutres my docotor does that enough. i just accepted the risks and deal with life how it comes , and i wasnt looking for nything, i did have clamydia once at age 17, got my vacination for hepatitis a nad b with twinrix and i did have a wild slut spell at age 17 but i dont now and i been wiht my partnet for a long time and actually got married and he is poz too since 2004. his cd4 count is 1900, and viral load undet. on reyataz, norvir, and truvada.
July 1st 09: Tested Poz
August 19th 09: CD4 Count: 566/ Viral Load: 20,653
Nov 10: CD4:623 Viral load: 57,673
Dec 13th: CD4 count 400, viral load-60,000
Feb 1 2010: CD4: 600 Viral load: 67,000
Feb 16 2010: Started Atripla
March 29 2010-CD4 Count: 740, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 34%
Oct 27th,2010: CD4 Count: 620, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 32%

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Re: Got my first lab results back
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2009, 07:48:11 PM »
sreamer17ydr, I'm not lecturing you and I apologise if it came across that way. If you want to play roulette with your life and health, that's your business.

The purpose of my posts was to clarify for the nosy people from the Am I Infected forum who would try to take your unclear posts as proof that we don't know what we're talking about when it comes to the hiv testing window period. We get questioned about posts like yours all the time and frankly, I'd rather risk your ire here by trying to clarify than try to figure out who they're bleating on about over in Am I. You have no idea what headaches that causes over there. I'm not saying this is your fault, far from it. I just wanted to establish that you were very much in the accepted window period when you tested poz because you were still having unprotected intercourse with someone of positive or unknown hiv status. Sorry if I upset you.

Good luck with your resistance test. Hope you're all clear for any combo. Keep us posted on that score.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline sreamer17ydr

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Re: Got my first lab results back
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2009, 10:06:36 PM »
Oh I will ann im anxious to see what the genotype test finds
July 1st 09: Tested Poz
August 19th 09: CD4 Count: 566/ Viral Load: 20,653
Nov 10: CD4:623 Viral load: 57,673
Dec 13th: CD4 count 400, viral load-60,000
Feb 1 2010: CD4: 600 Viral load: 67,000
Feb 16 2010: Started Atripla
March 29 2010-CD4 Count: 740, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 34%
Oct 27th,2010: CD4 Count: 620, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 32%

 


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