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Author Topic: First set of labs are back after starting treatment  (Read 1119 times)

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Offline Sebastian1969

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First set of labs are back after starting treatment
« on: November 06, 2009, 02:50:08 PM »
People on here have been nothing but helpful in explaing to me what these numbers mean, and I want to share with you the results we got back today.
My partner was diagnosed in 1995 or so
He started Atripla on October 6th.  His number at that time were CD4 106 and VL 190,000.00
He went to the doctor on November 3 and had blood drawn.
Numbers are back and CD4's are at 134 and VL is 830.
The doctor is amazed at the numbers, and hoping the viral load is undetectable next month and CD4's continue to rise.
I am thrilled and I could hear the excitement in my beloved's voice when he told me.  Makes the first nights of the Atripla worth it, and we are figuring out a way to make sure there is money for the medicine each and every month, we make to much to qualify for any assistance, he has health insurance, but still will cost just over 5000.00 a year with copays and meeting his deductable, 5000.00 is well worth it to keep him around the next 40 years so we can be the crazy old couple down the street.

Offline webontheweb

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Re: First set of labs are back after starting treatment
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 07:11:57 AM »
Good to read this post.   The meds are doing their thing.  I have had that the important first reading tells a lot about how weel the patient adapts to the regime.  With such a big jump in the CD4 he should do just fine.

Now go get crazy like the people down the street and plan on living a long liife!

Cheers

 


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