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Author Topic: Just started Truvada and Reyatez after a tough decision process  (Read 1155 times)

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Offline tbone4600

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I just found out my viral load is 450000 but CD4 is 984 I have decided to go on meds and it was a tough...I was really thinking that I will postpone the meds and that the viral load will go down.....well, after some serious realizations I want to live and be as healthy as I can so this is a good thing....I wanted to be a nonprogresser...after being POZ for 5 years and just starting meds I am feeling good and haven't experienced to many side effects...just this quesey stomach and gurrling sounds...odd.

First post and wanted to say hello.....AJ

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Re: Just started Truvada and Reyatez after a tough decision process
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009, 10:47:39 AM »
Hi AJ.  Your CD4 looks great but I can understand why you wanted to start meds.  I have been on that combo and really liked it.  I had some yellowing in the eyes but this soon went by itself.  I did really well on it and I'm sure you will do to.  Welcome and best of luck to you.  Mark x
Infected Jan 08 / diagnosed Feb 08
Feb 08 - CD4 230 (9%) VL 3.5 million
Mar 08 - CD4 440 (6%) VL 660.000
Apr 08 - CD4 420 (11%) VL 3 million
Jun 08 - CD4 200 (7%) VL 3 million
Started Kaletra/Truvada Jul 08
Jul 08  - CD4 250 (14%) VL 23.893
Aug 08 - CD4 410 (15%)  VL 4.313
Switched to Sustiva/Truvada Aug 08
Switched to Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada Sep 08
Diagnosed with Hep C, HIV meds stopped for a bit
Nov 08 - CD4 414 (12%) VL 500.000+
Started Isentress/Truvada Nov 2008
Dec 08 - CD4 381 (17%) VL 1.116
Jan 09 - CD4 534 (20%) VL <50
Started Interferon/Ribavirin Jan 09
Feb 09 - CD4 407 (24%) VL <50
Mar 09 - CD4 360 (28%) VL <50
Apr 09 - CD4 279 (30%) VL <50
Jun 09 - CD4 298 (36%) VL <50
Aug 09 - CD4 303 (35%) VL <50

Offline markaj

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Re: Just started Truvada and Reyatez after a tough decision process
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2009, 10:50:47 AM »
AJ, you are taking Ritonavir/Norvir with the Reyataz and Truvada aren't you?  Another forum member was on that combo but I seem to remember their doctor forgot to prescribe the Ritonavir!  I just noticed you missed the Ritonavir off???  Just thought I'd better check. 
Infected Jan 08 / diagnosed Feb 08
Feb 08 - CD4 230 (9%) VL 3.5 million
Mar 08 - CD4 440 (6%) VL 660.000
Apr 08 - CD4 420 (11%) VL 3 million
Jun 08 - CD4 200 (7%) VL 3 million
Started Kaletra/Truvada Jul 08
Jul 08  - CD4 250 (14%) VL 23.893
Aug 08 - CD4 410 (15%)  VL 4.313
Switched to Sustiva/Truvada Aug 08
Switched to Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada Sep 08
Diagnosed with Hep C, HIV meds stopped for a bit
Nov 08 - CD4 414 (12%) VL 500.000+
Started Isentress/Truvada Nov 2008
Dec 08 - CD4 381 (17%) VL 1.116
Jan 09 - CD4 534 (20%) VL <50
Started Interferon/Ribavirin Jan 09
Feb 09 - CD4 407 (24%) VL <50
Mar 09 - CD4 360 (28%) VL <50
Apr 09 - CD4 279 (30%) VL <50
Jun 09 - CD4 298 (36%) VL <50
Aug 09 - CD4 303 (35%) VL <50

Offline weasel

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Re: Just started Truvada and Reyatez after a tough decision process
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 11:40:26 PM »
Hey AJ  :)

              I have been on the same drugs going on 5 years  now !

      I feel great MOST of the time ........................

          I hope to be on this forever . 

           I wish you good luck , your numbers are great !

            Nice to meet you  :-* ,
                                                 Carl
" Live and let Live "

 


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