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Author Topic: yeah im starting atripla soon  (Read 1778 times)

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Offline sreamer17ydr

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yeah im starting atripla soon
« on: February 11, 2010, 06:14:41 PM »
I got my recent lab just back and my cd4 count went bac up to 600 from dec's 400 count and my viral load only wnet up 10k from dec... its now 67,000 and i got my atripla prescribed and my OHDAP approved to pay for it so i start it tuesday next week.
July 1st 09: Tested Poz
August 19th 09: CD4 Count: 566/ Viral Load: 20,653
Nov 10: CD4:623 Viral load: 57,673
Dec 13th: CD4 count 400, viral load-60,000
Feb 1 2010: CD4: 600 Viral load: 67,000
Feb 16 2010: Started Atripla
March 29 2010-CD4 Count: 740, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 34%
Oct 27th,2010: CD4 Count: 620, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 32%

Offline CJ2009

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Re: yeah im starting atripla soon
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 10:37:56 PM »
We're definitely in the same boat. I'm starting this weekend, I'm a little nervous / anxious about the outcome of starting meds for the first time.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: yeah im starting atripla soon
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 02:31:44 AM »
I was wondering if you knew how long you've been infected?  If recently, your body could still be trying to come to a balance with HIV and you may not have needed meds for years.  I'm wondering whether you came to the decision to start or whether your doc suggested you start now??

I'm not saying you shouldn't start.  If you're ready, then that is what is important.  I'm just always curious how people come to the decision to start--especially after a recent infection or with good numbers. 

Good luck and keep us informed how you're doing. 

Offline MarkB

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Re: yeah im starting atripla soon
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 04:40:05 PM »
sreamer17ydr and CJ2009

Experiences of Atripla do differ, but for what it's worth, when I started on it a few months ago I was expecting all sorts of side-effects, adverse reactions and various assorted apocalyptic consequences. What actually happened was Nothing. Zip. So far, at least, the drug has done exactly what it says on the tin; I went undetectable within a very short time and have had no side effects so far. So while your nerves and anxieties are fully understandable, you may be pleasantly surprised. I was.


Offline sreamer17ydr

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Re: yeah im starting atripla soon
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 05:42:43 PM »
I choose atripla becuz its the most easiest way for me to be adhearant based on personal issues. I have been infected since July1st was my poz test, i was negative in 2009 from jan-march , but in may i came down wiht a 2 week long fever and lost weight so i think i seroconverted in may and tested poz in july... but i know for fact iwas negative from jan-march 2009 i been poz prolly  6 months now
July 1st 09: Tested Poz
August 19th 09: CD4 Count: 566/ Viral Load: 20,653
Nov 10: CD4:623 Viral load: 57,673
Dec 13th: CD4 count 400, viral load-60,000
Feb 1 2010: CD4: 600 Viral load: 67,000
Feb 16 2010: Started Atripla
March 29 2010-CD4 Count: 740, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 34%
Oct 27th,2010: CD4 Count: 620, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 32%

Offline clsoca

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Re: yeah im starting atripla soon
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 01:10:04 PM »
aa
10/07 Infected
11/07 Seroconversion
07/08 Tested Poz
07/08 VL 487  CD4 658  (No Meds)
10/08 VL 286  CD4 724  (No Meds)
01/24/09 VL 30,100   CD4 329 CD4 30% (No Meds)
02/06/09 VL 44,000   CD4 367 CD4 36%  Blood Work @ UCLA (No Meds)
02/06/09 VL 44,000   CD4 317 CD4 35% Blood Work @ USC (No Meds)
02/12/09 VL 52,000   CD4 297 CD4 29%
02/12/09  Started Atripla
04/01/09 VL 60  CD4 667   CD4 48%
06-05-09  VL UD CD4 427   CD4 39%

Offline clsoca

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Re: yeah im starting atripla soon
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 01:12:56 PM »
I started the 123 pill 16 months from the infection date.
10/07 Infected
11/07 Seroconversion
07/08 Tested Poz
07/08 VL 487  CD4 658  (No Meds)
10/08 VL 286  CD4 724  (No Meds)
01/24/09 VL 30,100   CD4 329 CD4 30% (No Meds)
02/06/09 VL 44,000   CD4 367 CD4 36%  Blood Work @ UCLA (No Meds)
02/06/09 VL 44,000   CD4 317 CD4 35% Blood Work @ USC (No Meds)
02/12/09 VL 52,000   CD4 297 CD4 29%
02/12/09  Started Atripla
04/01/09 VL 60  CD4 667   CD4 48%
06-05-09  VL UD CD4 427   CD4 39%

 


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