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Author Topic: New Numbers but still other "minor" issues  (Read 813 times)

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Offline mpositive

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New Numbers but still other "minor" issues
« on: January 26, 2010, 08:49:19 PM »
Got my labs today from my HIV doc. 
In Sept. my numbers were. 
CD4 - 484
VL - 304,000
% - I think was 15% or so.
Steady climb up since going on Prezista/Norvir/Truvada
Today's results.
CD4 - 781
VL - 170
% 22.3
NICE!@#!@#!@!!!
Testosterone is low, so starting Androgel, doc wanted me on Testim, but insurance wont cover it and it costs $300.00+ without.
All in all, good stuff.

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: New Numbers but still other "minor" issues
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 09:05:45 PM »



   Wow numbers look great!  I would tell you to go jack off to celebrate, but until the Androgel kicks in that might be a problem.  Congrats!
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: New Numbers but still other "minor" issues
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 09:10:04 PM »
Congrats!

Amazing progress!



-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline sdguyloveslife

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Re: New Numbers but still other "minor" issues
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 09:18:45 PM »
Congrats on the new numbers!  Looks like you're coming along great!  Didn't you just go the doc yesterday?  I'm surprised you get your viral load so quickly - that's the one number that always seems to take forever after my blood is drawn.  Everything else is available the next day. 

Androgel and Testim are pretty similar.  My doc chose Testim for me as well because it has a somewhat better absorption rate - but they're pretty equivalent for the most part.  However, it does have a distinct smell to it.  One night I was out at a social function and a friend hugged me -- as he pulled away, he said "I know that smell anywhere.  Testim!"  (Androgel, as far as I know has no smell.) 

I grew tired of those tubes of gel quickly and have since switched to injectable testosterone - and I feel it's so much easier.  I just give myself an injection every two weeks. 

All the best to you! 
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: New Numbers but still other "minor" issues
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 09:21:19 PM »
Great response.  It continues to amaze me how quick and effective the meds are.  I know this isn't true for everyone and many have problems on meds.  But, I think about all those who didn't make it to see these amazing drugs. 

Okay, that is depressing.  I'm very happy for you and all the best for continued success!

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: New Numbers but still other "minor" issues
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 03:53:40 PM »
Congratulations!

I just love how much happier you sound this year -- sounds like you have the world back !
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

Offline mpositive

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Re: New Numbers but still other "minor" issues
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 09:20:55 PM »
Thanks for the response all, I certainly do appreciate it.

Assurb, you are so right.  I certainly am feeling better as time goes on and I am more educated with this. 

Wishing everyone only the best of the best always!  :)

 


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