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Author Topic: Curious about a few things?????  (Read 1033 times)

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Offline Dale Parker

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Curious about a few things?????
« on: September 30, 2009, 03:15:41 PM »
Maybe I have too much time on my hands but reading ByTheBays post got me to thinking.
Hopefully some of the long term survivors and medically wise can set me straight.
I copied some of my reply to his post so your not going nuts thinking you've seen this before.

I am still surprised at the number of us who get tested and are full blown aids without being terribly sick. Most of the people on here either get tested regularly and have CD4 counts just under the HIV classification or are tested while they are seriously ill and have pretty low numbers. Both of these are understandable.
     Although I am very greatfull that I have never been seriously ill or had an opportunistic infection I still wonder about it. To me it's like cutting your finger while preparing dinner. You look at it and decide that you might need a stitch or two. You go to the hospital for stitches and wake up 4 days later to find out they amputated your arm.

Questions:
1) Am I correct in thinking that a fewer percentage of us get tested and find out our CD4's are very low (say less than 50) without being very sick prior to testing? It seems to me that 95% of the people here either get tested regularly and have high CD4's or have had either long illnesses or serious (hospitalization) illness with very low CD4's when they first test positive. To me it seems that most people with less than 180 CD4's have at least 1 if not more hospitalizations.
2) If #1 is correct: in the long run do we tend to get fewer or less serious O.I's
3) Once on meds do our CD4's bounce back quicker or slower than those who were diagnosed when seriously ill once they get better?
4) Any ideas as to why some of us have very low CD4's but have not been seriously ill. I.e strong genes.

I know that it's a pretty general question as each individual is different but I was just curious as to everyones thoughts on this.
Apr 09  CD4 21, CD4/CD8 ratio 0 VL 500,000+
July 09 CD4 158, CD4/CD812% VL 750
Oct 09 CD4 157 CD4/CD8 14% VL UD
Feb 10 CD4 197, CD4/CD8 11% VL UD
May 10  CD4 252 CD4/CD8 12% VL UD
Aug 10 CD4 211 VL UD
Nov 10 CD4 272 CD4/CD8 0.138 VL UD

 


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