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Offline deibster

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #100 on: September 22, 2011, 12:27:49 AM »
JRE; I can't understand that you put so much time & energy into your lab results. The only numbers my ID doc tells me are my CD4 & viral load. He told me my creatinine when it was creeping up & we decided to stop my Viread. He told me my cholesterol and triglycerides when they were creeping up & he added Fenofibrate to my regimen. That's it.

I think you might need to consider another hobby other than your lab numbers. I do volunteer work, reading, walking & swimming to keep busy; in addition to the never-ending house work & taxes.

I did get PO'd in June when the lab didn't run my viral load, so I won't get my blood drawn on a weekend again like I did that time. This week my my VR was up to 20 (from undetectable for 10 years) so I wonder what it would have been in June. Hugs from Provincetown, Deibster
Poz since Dec 1992. Meds since 1995. Disability since 2005.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #101 on: September 22, 2011, 07:52:25 AM »
JRE; I can't understand that you put so much time & energy into your lab results.


I think you might need to consider another hobby other than your lab numbers.

 Hugs from Provincetown, Deibster

Howdy,....

Trust me, I have plenty of hobbies and interests going on.  I have a partner of 31 years, a home that we maintain, a full time job,  I am close to 60 years of age, and I try to keep myself as involved with the issues as much as I possibly can.

I really don't post this for my benefit.  It just a sloppy attempt, at an online journal, ( of sorts),  to let others know what health events etc,  are going on in my life of living with HIV for 26 years.



Hugs back at ya----Ray  8)

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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #102 on: September 27, 2011, 05:41:22 PM »
I am pleased you post the ins and outs off maintaining health , it gives a picture to others who maybe think HIV is no big deal.

Like a lot off people here I know how bad things can get ,on top off that I seem to be regularly hearing a new form off denial that is that HIV is no big deal , the drugs stop it blah  blah blah blah.

So thanks.
t
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #103 on: October 01, 2011, 05:26:42 AM »
Update 10/1/11


I went to the VA yesterday for my eye exam.  Looks as though I will be needing a new pair of glasses, otherwise, all looks fine with the eyes. He noticed two very small hemorages in the right eye, but I have had them for a while.  pressures were good -no signs of cataract  8)

Looks like the new glasses will make my eyes bug out even more.    ::)



While I was at the VA, I picked up the results for the carotid artery duplex scan, (Doppler) done on 9/13/11.

Not sure what all these numbers mean, but here's the results :  :P

Progress notes>>>>>

Results / measurements :

Brachial pressure :  RIGHT: 132 mm/hg  ---------LEFT: 142 mm/hg

Peak velocities:  Internal caraotid artery (ICA) ; Common carotid artery (CCA)

SYSTOLIC  --  RIGHT SIDE=============DIASTOLIC

ICA DISTAL : 121  cm/s                                   41CM/S

ICA MID:  105 cm/s                                          37 CM/S

ICA PROXIMAL:  117 cm/s                                33 CM/S

ECA:  147 cm/s                                                26 CM/S

CCA :  109 cm/s                                               33 CM/S

ICA/CCA RATIO :  1.11

PLAQUE : 2   SURFACE 2

VERTABRAL: 78/24 cm/s Forward

=============================================


LEFT SIDE SYSTALIC=======          DIASTOLIC

ICA DISTAL:  87 CM/S-------------------- 41 cm/s

ICA MID:  98 CM/S-----------------------   33 cm/s

ICA PROXIMAL: 89 CM/S-------------------28 cm/s

ECA  :  111 CM/S----------------------------23 cm/s

CCA: :  117  CM/S--------------------------33 cm/s


ICA/ CCA RATIO  :   .84

PLAQUE: 2  ---SURFACE:2

VERTEBRAL : 71/ 26 cm/s

===============================================

Physician  Interpretation:

RIGHT:  There is moderate heterogeneous atherosclerotic plaque and stenosis at the bifurcation and internal carotid artery in the 16-49% range by velocity critiria.  Vertabral artery evaluation demonstrates normal antegrade flow.

LEFT :  There is mild plaque and stenosis in the bifurcation and internal carotid artery in the 1-15% range by velocity criteria.  Vertabral artery evaluation demonstrates normal antegrade flow.

Signed 9/13/11  J. W MD

=============================
  


Ray  (Oh Yes),  I'm getting the flu shot today

« Last Edit: October 01, 2011, 05:36:24 AM by J.R.E. »
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #104 on: October 01, 2011, 05:48:35 AM »
I am pleased you post the ins and outs off maintaining health , it gives a picture to others who maybe think HIV is no big deal.

Like a lot off people here I know how bad things can get ,on top off that I seem to be regularly hearing a new form off denial that is that HIV is no big deal , the drugs stop it blah  blah blah blah.

So thanks.
t

Thanks Michael !  :-*
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline bear60

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #105 on: October 01, 2011, 12:09:50 PM »
I think this is a great thread, Ray.  It most certainly does show the ongoing health issues one faces in the long term.
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Offline deibster

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #106 on: October 01, 2011, 12:37:31 PM »
Ray; I'm glad your eyes are doing well. I have to get stronger glasses every few years & I know how important great eyesight is, &, how easily problems with it cause stress in one's life.

I admire that you're still working; I've been on disability since 53 yrs old because I was putting too much effort into my job & the stress was effecting my health. I'm married to my best friend - a man - so we work on the house together. Hugs, Deibster
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #107 on: October 14, 2011, 08:24:44 AM »
Results from labs on Sep 28th,11 Just got these resutls from the VA website this morning

 :-\

Seems there's been quite a change in my numbers, and not for the better.

Viral load went from undetectable to 1075 copies.

CD4 went to 333 from 472

CD8 1404  was 2000

CD3--1864  was 2781



Ray


PS, I haven't missed any doses
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #108 on: October 14, 2011, 08:41:25 AM »


I just got off the phone with the VA. The nurse is going to speak with my primary care, and get another viral load test scheduled for October 20th. 

HHHmmmmm   :-\     ....  I've been undetectable since 04. I wonder if my regemin has finally begun failing.



Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline aztecan

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #109 on: October 14, 2011, 09:42:23 AM »
Hey Ray,

It could be just a blip, or that the blood sample wasn't handled properly.

Try not to sweat it, which, I know, is easier said than done.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #110 on: October 14, 2011, 04:11:06 PM »
Hey Ray,

It could be just a blip, or that the blood sample wasn't handled properly.

Try not to sweat it, which, I know, is easier said than done.

HUGS,

Mark



Thanks Mark,...

I knew my blood tests results from 9/28 would be ready to view on line, at the VA website, so I was quite surprised when I saw the 1,075 copies of viral load, this morning when I came home from work.

Hopefully it's an error, I'm not going to worry much about it. There is nothing I can do about it right now anyways.

I had a lipid panel and metabolic panel, already scheduled  for October 20th.  The triage nurse ( that I spoke with today) said that she will message my primary care and get another viral load scheduled along with the lipid and metabolic panel.

When I check in on 10/20, I will make sure that this test is on there.  I also have a follow up appointment on  10/25 to discuss the results of the lipid panel, and another appointment with the HIV specialist on the the 31st of October.

I am not sure if the viral load test result will be ready on the  25th. It's cutting it kind of close. 

Thanks----Ray



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline denb45

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #111 on: October 14, 2011, 05:32:13 PM »
Ray, I had this happen right after bob & I returned from Up State NY back in June 2011, I had <56> copies when I have been UD for the last 6 yrs. they re-tested and low & behold I was UD again, these things happen all the time  ;)
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #112 on: October 27, 2011, 09:43:42 AM »

Update from blood test taken on 10/20/11

Overall, my primary care is pleased with these numbers, but insists on improving diet, and getting more exercise. Good news is , there will be no change in the cholesterol medication.

I have an appointment, next Monday ( Oct 31st) to discuss the 1,075 viral load from September 28,2011.  I thought they were going to schedule a retest, last Monday but they ( The HIV specialist decided to hold off on that. So this will be our discussion this coming Monday.

Here's the results of the lipid panel from last week:

TEST                                   RESULT    UNITS       REF  RANGE

ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE    42    U/L               17-63
   
   ALBUMIN              4.9 High    g/dL             3.5-4.8
   
   ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE    80    U/L             32-91
   
   ANION GAP                    8    mEq/L      4-13
   
   ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE    37    U/L    12-50
   
   BILIRUBIN                    0.8    mg/dL    0.2-1.3
   
   CALCIUM                                            9.6    mg/dL    8.9-10.3
    
   CARBON DIOXIDE                        28    mEq/L    22-32
   
   CHLORIDE                        101    mEq/L    101-111
   
   CHOLESTEROL                        219 High    mg/dL    <200
    
   CHOLESTEROL.IN HDL    64    mg/dL    >40
   
   CHOLESTEROL.IN LDL    130    mg/dL    <130
   
   CHOLESTEROL.IN HDL    3.4               <5.0
   
   CREATININE                        1.13    mg/dL    .64-1.27
   
   GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE.PREDICTED    66    mL/min    >60
   
   GLUCOSE                       118    mg/dL    74-118
   
   POTASSIUM                       4.1    mEq/L    3.6-5.1
   
   PROTEIN                              6.8    g/dL                     6.3-8.2
   
   SODIUM                              137          mEq/L    136-144
   
   TRIGLYCERIDE                      126    mg/dL    <150
   
   UREA NITROGEN                      15    mg/dL    8.0-20.0



   


 
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #113 on: October 31, 2011, 08:06:21 PM »
UPDATE--- 10/31/11

Ed and I,  drove down to Bay Pines VAMC this morning.  I had to be there by  9:00 am.  I was first met by Ginny Boucher.  She is the Ryan White Coordinator at the VAMC.  We had a nice talk for a while.  She had stated that changes were ahead for Ryan White program at Bay Pines.  Which meant added staff to help coordinate.

I then met with the doctor to discuss the viral load test on Sep 28th.  He had already arranged a new viral load test, so after our discussion today, I went down to the labs dept, and they drew 3 vials for that that purpose.

I also had an TB (PPD) test this morning.  So, Thursday morning ( after work) I will go to the clinic, and let one of the nurses read that.

The doctor says it could be a lab error with the 1,075 in the viral load, but also stated that a genotype may be necessary, and has already arranged that should that be the case, depending on results. We discussed the possibility of alternate regimens.


So, just got to wait for the results now.


Ray

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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #114 on: November 02, 2011, 11:53:49 PM »
Hey Ray,

Sending you lots of hopeful energy that you won't need the GART.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #115 on: November 03, 2011, 07:59:56 PM »
I'm guessing that all went well with your TB test...when will you get your new viral results?
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
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Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
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Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
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March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
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Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #116 on: November 03, 2011, 08:49:51 PM »
I'm guessing that all went well with your TB test...when will you get your new viral results?



The PPD went well. Results--- Negative.   I had the RN, on my shift at work last night , look at it, and she reported the findings to the VA, by leaving a voice-mail to the Ryan White coordinator.  She said I could this, plus it saved me a trip. The RW coordinator will get this placed into the VA system.

As far as the viral load, haven't heard anything yet.  I've been checking on the VA website for the results, but nothing has been posted yet.  There a little sluggish getting things on the site,  I will probably hear from the doctor first through snail mail. But I will be checking the site daily !


Otherwise, all is going well, and thank God/goddesses,.. it's my Friday night at work tonight !  :)  Time for the weekend !

Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #117 on: November 06, 2011, 07:19:08 PM »
Things are looking good Ray.

PPDs are a pain, but a necessary one, I fear.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #118 on: November 11, 2011, 04:22:12 PM »
GOOD NEWS ALL !!

My test results, just came available online. I am < 75.  wHEWWW...... !

Plasma Specimen
Collected on 31 Oct 2011 @ 0952 at BAY PINES VA HCS

Test results slightly outside the reference range are not unusual. Your provider has reviewed your test results and will contact you for any important issues. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your primary care provider. If you have an amended test and you want to see the history, go to the Comments on the Details page.

   Test Name    Result    Units    Reference Range    Test Details
   HIV 1 RNA    <75    copies/mL    <400    Details
   HIV 1 RNA    <1.9    log10       Details

DETAILS:

Ordering Provider:    SIMOES, ELIZABETH
Ordering Location:    BAY PINES VA HCS
Performing Location:    BAY PINES VA HCS 10000 BAY PINES BLVD , ST PETERSBURG, FL 33744-8298
Status:    Final
Interpretation:    Interpretation:    

Specimen values <75 copies/mL and >500,000 copies/mL
fall outside the quantification limits of this assay.
This test is a bDNA (branched DNA) assay.





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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #119 on: November 11, 2011, 04:53:47 PM »

Great Ray, now go out and have a nice Vet's day Dinner "It's Free" if you don't have to work tonight, Bob & I are going to the Olive Garden, and PIG-OUT  ;D   
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #120 on: November 11, 2011, 05:10:54 PM »
Great Ray, now go out and have a nice Vet's day Dinner "It's Free" if you don't have to work tonight, Bob & I are going to the Olive Garden, and PIG-OUT  ;D   


LOL --  We already did that ! We went to Applebees a few hours ago. I had steak, mashed potato's and vegetable. The place was packed. Got to reminisce with a few others while eating this afternoon.  It was great day !  ;)


Thanks---Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #121 on: November 18, 2011, 01:28:41 AM »
That's wonderful Ray!  It's so nice reading good news.
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #122 on: November 27, 2011, 05:37:12 AM »
Hey Guys!,... UPDATE November 27, 2011

I was checking on line with the VA last night, and another portion of tests just appeared.  Looks as though they did a genotype, ( which explains the delay),  but the results, they provided are sketchy.  I will start another thread, when I get the full results of the genotype/ Mutations.  I will be going to the VA, a week from this Monday to get those results.

Until then, this is the only info I can get: I will try to copy and paste from the site:

                          TEST NAME                                
1.HIV PROTEASE GENE MUTATIONS DETECTED             comment                                               Details

2.HIV REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE+PROTEASE GENE MUTATIONS TESTED FOR                   Details

3.HIV REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE GENE MUTATIONS DETECTED    comment                          Details

4.HIV REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE GENE MUTATIONS DETECTED    comment                          Details


When I click on the individual "Detail" from top to bottom,(1-4) this is what I get:



(1)HIV PROTEASE GENE MUTATIONS DETECTED Test Details

Collected on 31 Oct 2011 @ 0952 at BAY PINES VA HCS

Test results slightly outside the reference range are not unusual. Your provider has reviewed your test results and will contact you for any important issues. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your primary care provider. View Comments to see the history of an amended test result.

Test Name:    HIV PROTEASE GENE MUTATIONS DETECTED
Result:    comment
Units:    
Reference Range:    
Lab Test:    Nuclear Molecular Diag
Ordering Provider:    SIMOES, ELIZABETH
Ordering Location:    BAY PINES VA HCS
Performing Location:    BAY PINES VA HCS 10000 BAY PINES BLVD , ST PETERSBURG, FL 33744-8298
Status:    Final
Interpretation:    

Pr Gene Mutations Detected (HIV Genotype)

Comments:    

Further testing not indicated/ Refer to VL 1031 49

  Return To List
=======================================================


(2)Plasma Specimen

HIV REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE+PROTEASE GENE MUTATIONS TESTED FOR Test Details

Collected on 31 Oct 2011 @ 0952 at BAY PINES VA HCS

Test results slightly outside the reference range are not unusual. Your provider has reviewed your test results and will contact you for any important issues. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your primary care provider. View Comments to see the history of an amended test result.

Test Name:    HIV REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE+PROTEASE GENE MUTATIONS TESTED FOR
Result:    comment
Units:    
Reference Range:    
Lab Test:    Nuclear Molecular Diag
Ordering Provider:    SIMOES, ELIZABETH
Ordering Location:    BAY PINES VA HCS
Performing Location:    BAY PINES VA HCS 10000 BAY PINES BLVD , ST PETERSBURG, FL 33744-8298
Status:    Final
Interpretation:    

Associated RTI Resistance

Comments:    

Further testing not indicated/ Refer to VL 1031 49

===========================================================

(3) Plasma Specimen

HIV REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE GENE MUTATIONS DETECTED Test Details

Collected on 31 Oct 2011 @ 0952 at BAY PINES VA HCS

Test results slightly outside the reference range are not unusual. Your provider has reviewed your test results and will contact you for any important issues. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your primary care provider. View Comments to see the history of an amended test result.

Test Name:    HIV REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE GENE MUTATIONS DETECTED
Result:    comment
Units:    
Reference Range:    
Lab Test:    Nuclear Molecular Diag
Ordering Provider:    SIMOES, ELIZABETH
Ordering Location:    BAY PINES VA HCS
Performing Location:    BAY PINES VA HCS 10000 BAY PINES BLVD , ST PETERSBURG, FL 33744-8298
Status:    Final
Interpretation:    

Associated PrI Resistance

Comments:    

Further testing not indicated/ Refer to VL 1031 49


===================================================

(4) Plasma Specimen

HIV REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE GENE MUTATIONS DETECTED Test Details

Collected on 31 Oct 2011 @ 0952 at BAY PINES VA HCS

Test results slightly outside the reference range are not unusual. Your provider has reviewed your test results and will contact you for any important issues. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your primary care provider. View Comments to see the history of an amended test result.

Test Name:    HIV REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE GENE MUTATIONS DETECTED
Result:    comment
Units:    
Reference Range:    
Lab Test:    Nuclear Molecular Diag
Ordering Provider:    SIMOES, ELIZABETH
Ordering Location:    BAY PINES VA HCS
Performing Location:    BAY PINES VA HCS 10000 BAY PINES BLVD , ST PETERSBURG, FL 33744-8298
Status:    Final
Interpretation:    

RT Gene Mutations Detected (HIV Genotype)

Comments:    

Further testing not indicated/ Refer to VL 1031 49

================================================


Any thoughts, or comments on the information that is provided above, from these results?



Thanks---Ray
  


« Last Edit: November 27, 2011, 05:40:18 AM by J.R.E. »
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #123 on: November 30, 2011, 11:45:00 PM »
It looks like you would have received a call from the Dr office if there was anything to worry about.

So you probably still have Great News.

Other than that...it's all Greek to me.




"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #124 on: December 03, 2011, 10:55:57 AM »
I've never seen it written that way.

Usually, when then do a resistance test, they will provide a list of drugs and then list whether there are mutations and corresponding resistance, and usually the particular mutation.

Some are worse than others. Some mutations are merely "safe but keep an eye on them,."

Others indicate a medication or, sometimes, an entire class of medications are no longer usable.

Let us know what your doc says Ray.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #125 on: December 03, 2011, 05:04:55 PM »
I've never seen it written that way.

Usually, when then do a resistance test, they will provide a list of drugs and then list whether there are mutations and corresponding resistance, and usually the particular mutation.

Let us know what your doc says Ray.

HUGS,

Mark



Hello Mark,

I'm not scheduled for any doctors visits until February 6th,11.  As Ron stated, if the doctor hasn't called by now, apparently he feels there is nothing to be concerned about.  :P

I will be going to the VA on Monday, just to release of information. There, I can get a copy of the full results of the genotype.  Ill let you know what the results say.


Thanks---Ray  8)
 
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #126 on: December 03, 2011, 05:08:05 PM »


PS:  This is the first genotype, I ever had.


Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #127 on: December 03, 2011, 06:31:48 PM »

PS:  This is the first genotype, I ever had.


Ray

I've had 2 of them, so I wouldn't worry too much about any of this Ray  ;)
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #128 on: December 03, 2011, 07:29:18 PM »

PS:  This is the first genotype, I ever had.


Ray

You're one up on me. I've never had one.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #129 on: December 03, 2011, 07:44:36 PM »
I've had a lot of them. 5-6 I'm sure.
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #130 on: December 03, 2011, 07:44:57 PM »
You're one up on me. I've never had one.

HUGS,

Mark


Ray & Mark I had one in Nor-cal before i moved to NM, and another one here in NM in 2004/05 right before I started FEZ-EON, guess they wanted to find out if i could take that drug, I have some resistance to some drugs , some of the newer ones, and cannot take some of them, I forget witch ones, it no big deal really, just about everyone of us LTS has some type of drug resistance, I've been on MEDS for 22 yrs. and started out w/ AZT, and whatever came after that, so I suppose that might be why......
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #131 on: December 03, 2011, 07:49:23 PM »
I've had a lot of them. 5-6 I'm sure.

Miss P we all know your just an AIDS Prodigy w/ 2,000 t-cells  ;D
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #132 on: December 05, 2011, 03:23:16 PM »
Update 12/5/11

We went down to the VA, today,  to get those results , and there is basically nothing different than what I received on the website. This is all there is...

I took two pictures though, of the results from the VA,  Not sure how they will come out though:













Nothing more to report....   :P





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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #133 on: December 05, 2011, 03:27:58 PM »
That isn't what any of mine ever looked like. Mine had bar graphs illustrating resistance levels per each available HIV medication, then more detailed gene mutation information below that.
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #134 on: December 05, 2011, 03:34:30 PM »
That isn't what any of mine ever looked like. Mine had bar graphs illustrating resistance levels per each available HIV medication, then more detailed gene mutation information below that.


Yep,  That's what I was expecting to see today.  I will talk more to the doctor on this, when I see him in February.

Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #135 on: December 06, 2011, 09:43:32 AM »
That isn't what any of mine ever looked like. Mine had bar graphs illustrating resistance levels per each available HIV medication, then more detailed gene mutation information below that.

Yes, that is how those I have seen appeared as well.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #136 on: December 09, 2011, 05:42:36 AM »
I guess I need to be more assertive.  I had my first geno testing 2 years ago but never saw results.  Just told that I had several resistance issues.  Gonna contact him today and request a copy.  Don't know why, but I want mine too.

Wolfie
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #137 on: December 09, 2011, 09:59:36 AM »
I guess I need to be more assertive.  I had my first geno testing 2 years ago but never saw results.  Just told that I had several resistance issues.  Gonna contact him today and request a copy.  Don't know why, but I want mine too.

Wolfie


I always get copies of all my labs, etc., because I keep track of them. I have records back to 1980, which is really anal, but . . .


HUGS,

Mark
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #138 on: January 11, 2012, 07:57:23 AM »
 8)  Results from 12/30/11

I received my latest results yesterday,( 1/10/12) from my blood tests done on December 30th.

CD-4------505 ( this is the best it's ever been. I never would have believed 9 years ago, that I would reach this number.   :o

Percentage is still staggering  at 14%

Viral load  ----< 75

CD8--  2022    range (180-1170)

Other test :

                                                ( range)
      ANION GAP    8    mEq/L    4-13
                      
   CALCIUM    9.6    mg/dL    8.9-10.3
                      
   CARBON DIOXIDE    27    mEq/L    22-32
   
   CHLORIDE    106    mEq/L    101-111
   
   CREATININE    1.00    mg/dL    .64-1.27
   
   GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE.PREDICTED    76    mL/min    >60
   
   GLUCOSE    101    mg/dL    74-118    

   POTASSIUM    4.5    mEq/L    3.6-5.1
   
   SODIUM    139    mEq/L    136-144    

   UREA NITROGEN    13    mg/dL    8.0-20.0    



Overall, I'm feeling pretty good about these numbers


Ray
 

« Last Edit: January 11, 2012, 07:59:59 AM by J.R.E. »
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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #139 on: January 11, 2012, 11:48:39 PM »
They look good to me, Ray.

Whatever you are doing, keep it up.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #140 on: January 12, 2012, 07:37:08 AM »
They look good to me, Ray.

Whatever you are doing, keep it up.

HUGS,

Mark


Thanks Mark,....Looking forward to meeting you in Washington !!

Ray 8)
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #141 on: January 12, 2012, 08:08:36 AM »
Looking forward to meeting you in DC also.  Congrats on your numbers.  They're looking pretty good.  I've also managed to get my numbers looking good also except for the %.  I guess 25 year of havoc can't be corrected in short order.

Take care

Wolfie
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #142 on: April 17, 2012, 10:12:06 AM »
UPDATE 4/17/12


I received some of my blood work results today, from tests taken on 4/9/12. Not to bad. The t-cells and and viral load haven't been released online yet.

On these results there was one reading that was low, and one that was high.

The low one was:
                                         Range
PROTEIN    6.2 Low    g/dL    6.3-8.2


The high one was:

ERYTHROCYTE MEAN CORPUSCULAR HEMOGLOBIN CONCENTRATION
                                   Range
      35.5 High    g/dL    30.9-35.1

Here's some more results:

Test Name    Result                               Reference Range    
   
ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE    31    U/L         17-63    
   
ALBUMIN    4.4    g/dL    3.5-4.8    
   
ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE    87    U/L                  32-91    
   
ANION GAP    7    mEq/L                                  4-13    
   
ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE    26    U/L          12-50    
   
BILIRUBIN    0.7    mg/dL                                   0.2-1.3    
   
CALCIUM    9.3    mg/dL                                        8.9-10.3    
                                                                   
   
CARBON DIOXIDE    25    mEq/L                            22-32    
   
CHLORIDE    108    mEq/L                                    101-111    
   
CREATININE    0.94    mg/dL                            .64-1.27    
   
GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE.PREDICTED    82    mL/min    >60    
   
GLUCOSE    100    mg/dL                                          74-118    
   
POTASSIUM    4.0    mEq/L                                 3.6-5.1    
   
PROTEIN    6.2 Low                                     6.3-8.2                                                                                                                    
   
SODIUM    140    mEq/L                                                             136-144    
   
UREA NITROGEN    16    mg/dL                                          8.0-20.0    
 
BASOPHILS    0.4    %    0.1-1.2    Details
   
BASOPHILS    0.03    K/uL    0.0-0.1    Details
   
EOSINOPHILS    0.17    K/uL    0.0-0.5    Details
   
EOSINOPHILS/100 LEUKOCYTES    2.5    %    0.4-7.6    tails
   
ERYTHROCYTE DISTRIBUTION WIDTH    45.6    fL    37.1-49.0    tails
   
ERYTHROCYTE MEAN CORPUSCULAR HEMOGLOBIN    33.0    pg    25.5-33.6    
   
ERYTHROCYTE MEAN CORPUSCULAR HEMOGLOBIN CONCENTRATION    35.5
                                 High    g/dL    30.9-35.1                                         
   
ERYTHROCYTES    4.33    M/uL                                          4.23-5.75    

GRANULOCYTES.IMMATURE    0.01    K/uL                        0.0-0.1    
   
HEMATOCRIT    40.3    vol%                                           39.3-50    
   
HEMOGLOBIN    14.3    g/dL                                           12.8-17    
   
LEUKOCYTES    6.7    K/uL                                           4.0-10.6    
   
LYMPHOCYTES    3.12    K/uL                                           1.0-3.7    
   
LYMPHOCYTES/100 LEUKOCYTES    46.7    %    16.2-48.2       MEAN
CORPUSCULAR VOLUME    93.1    fL                      79.7-99.5    
   
MONOCYTES    0.51    K/uL                                          0.3-0.9    
   
MONOCYTES/100 LEUKOCYTES    7.6    %    5.2-11.4    
   
NEUTROPHILS    2.84    K/uL                                           2.2-7.4    
   
NEUTROPHILS/100 LEUKOCYTES    0.1    %    0.0-0.5    
   
NEUTROPHILS/100 LEUKOCYTES    42.7    %    39.3-73.5    
   
PLATELET MEAN VOLUME    10.4    fL                       8.9-12.3    
   
PLATELETS    214    K/uL                                         160-410    
   
SERVICE COMMENT 01    



Otherwise,   All is going fairly well. I should get the viral load and t-cell count soon.

Ray
« Last Edit: April 17, 2012, 10:13:43 AM by J.R.E. »
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #143 on: April 19, 2012, 04:21:56 PM »
UPDATE 4/19/12( in addition to the above post)

Today, I received some more results, but still didn't get the viral load:

  Test                                                               RANGE

        CELLS.CD3+CD4+    507    cells/uL          490-1740 
   
   CELLS.CD3+CD4+/100 CELLS    17 Low    %    30-61
   
   CELLS.CD3+CD8+    1585 High    cells/uL    180-1170
   
   CELLS.CD3+CD8+/100 CELLS    54 High    %    12-42
    
   CELLS.CD4/CELLS.CD8    0.3 Low       0.86-5.00
   
   Lymphocytes, Absolute    2941    cells/uL    850-3900    


Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #144 on: May 08, 2012, 08:09:06 AM »
UPDATE 5/8/12




I received some more tests results back the other day.These were from tests taken on 4/30/12  Looks as though the cholesterol is doing A-OK !  :)

 I think overall, I am in pretty good shape. I have my appointment with my primary care at the end of the month.  She should be pleased.  I  also dropped about 5 pounds, She will really like that!

Cholesterol:  199

HDL :   63


LDL ;   109

GLUCOSE :  97

TRIGLYCERIDE ;   135

===========================================
URINE SPECIMEN :

APPEARANCE    Clear        RANGE   
   BILIRUBIN    NEG       negative
   
   COLOR    Yellow    yellow
   
   ERYTHROCYTES    NEG       negative
   
   ERYTHROCYTES    1    /HPF    0-2    

   GLUCOSE    NEG    mg/dL    negative
   
   KETONES    10    mg/dL    negative    ( THIS WAS NOT IN RANGE)

   LEUKOCYTE ESTERASE    NEG       neg.    

   LEUKOCYTES    <1    /HPF    0-5
   
   NITRITE    NEG       negative
   
   PH    6.0       5-9    

   PROTEIN    NEG    mg/dL    negative
   
   SPECIFIC GRAVITY    1.017       1.002-1.035
   
   SQUAMOUS CELLS    <1    /HPF    
   
   UROBILINOGEN    NORM
=========================================

Serum Specimen
Collected on 30 Apr 2012 @ 0803 at PALM HARBOR CBOC

Test results slightly outside the reference range are not unusual. Your provider has reviewed your test results and will contact you for any important issues. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your primary care provider. If you have an amended test and you want to see the history, go to the Comments on the Details page.


PROSTATE SPECIFIC AG    1.3    ng/mL    0-4.0
   
THYROTROPIN    1.89    uIU/mL    0.46-3.59
=========================================


Blood pressure has been great too !

Ray  8)
« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 08:10:44 AM by J.R.E. »
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Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline aztecan

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #145 on: May 08, 2012, 11:42:39 AM »
Hey Ray,

I envy your HDL results. I think the highest mine have been is 40, and we had a party to celebrate!

From what I can tell, you're still looking good.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #146 on: October 26, 2012, 04:46:31 PM »
Hello all,...  UPDATE 10/26/12

Thought Id give an update , since it's been awhile:

Overall, things are going well. CD-4's are near 500, viral load undetectable

I've had quite a few appointments scheduled within the past few months:

03/19/2013 13:20    BP OPTOM MILLER FULL BL 106    BAY PINES
01/28/2013 08:30    BP ID SIMOES REC 5D    BAY PINES
12/24/2012 08:30    BP LAB OUTPATIENT 3D    BAY PINES
11/29/2012 11:00    BP DERM MULLER BL22-218    BAY PINES
11/21/2012 11:00    PH PC DUNNAGAN    PALM HARBOR CBOC
11/14/2012 08:00    PH LAB FASTING    PALM HARBOR CBOC
09/24/2012 09:00    BP ID SIMOES REC 5D    BAY PINES
09/17/2012 13:20    BP OPTOM MILLER FULL BL 106    BAY PINES


I have fasting labs scheduled for 11/14/12, and a follow up consultation with my primary care on 11/21/12

I had another eye exam done, on9/17/12,.. slight change again in prescription, but they wanted me to come back for a follow up on 3/19/13. Their wanting to keep a watch on some blood vessels, in my right eye, and see if anything progresses with that.


I have a follow up/ check up with the dermatologist on 11/29/12. Back around 6 months ago I had a few things frozen off.  The worst one, being behind my left ear. No signs of that one retuning ! I think things are going to look good for that follow up.

The last time I spoke with the ID doctor he suggested that I consider going for labs, once every 4 months instead of every 3. I have no problem with that, so that is already in place.

I have my HIV labs scheduled for 12/24/12, and a follow up consultation on 1/28/13

There also began writing all prescriptions, for 90 day intervals with one refill.  I do like that!! so now Simvastatin, blood pressure, and HIV meds, are ordered once every 3 months.

I am happy to say that the VA, is taking very good care of me !


I feel pretty good, could still loose some weight, ( current weight is 173.0 lbs. blood pressure has been fine. We''ll see on the next fasting labs, how the cholesterol is doing.


Ray  8)





« Last Edit: October 26, 2012, 04:48:48 PM by J.R.E. »
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Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #147 on: October 27, 2012, 11:15:00 AM »
Good  for you Ray  keep up the program  ...sounds like the  VA  and  you are a good  match

Nick
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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #148 on: October 27, 2012, 02:17:42 PM »
Good  for you Ray  keep up the program  ...sounds like the  VA  and  you are a good  match

Nick


Thanks Nick !  8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline wolfter

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Re: I know, I know, it's only numbers, but....
« Reply #149 on: October 28, 2012, 12:10:51 AM »
Looking good bud!   I think it's pretty standard to switch to every 4 month testing once your number as doing good.  For me, I appreciated it as I have to drive quite a distance.

Wishing you continued improvement.
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

 


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