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New numbers!!
« on: February 22, 2010, 07:59:30 PM »
I just got my January numbers today (4th week on Truvada/Isentress at that point). My CD4 count was up to 504 and my viral load was 49 - so I'm thrilled. I realize there will be fluctuations along the way, but I was encouraged.

I know many people would not have started meds as early as I did, but I made the decision I felt was right for me. I am a part of a clinical study studying which of three groups of meds seem to have the fewest side effects.

By the way, having read a recent post about negativity, I would just like to say thanks to everyone out there for sharing your opinions and wisdom. I have gained a lot from reading the posts here so far.

Offline Life

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Re: New numbers!!
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 08:05:41 PM »
No negativity about your response to meds...  :)  Your doin great... <48 on your next lab run.

« Last Edit: February 22, 2010, 08:52:50 PM by Life »

Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: New numbers!!
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010, 08:21:14 PM »
Very nice improvement in just a month :)   Congrats!
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: New numbers!!
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 09:11:45 PM »
Very impressive! This is great to hear!


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Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
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

Offline leatherman

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Re: New numbers!!
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 09:23:27 PM »
That's great news! ;D Undetectable and back up above 500 cd4s is excellent. If you stick to your meds, you shouldn't really see any fluctuations.  ;)

I know many people would not have started meds as early as I did, but I made the decision I felt was right for me.
12/28/2009 - CD4 310; VL 218,624 - began Truvada/Isentress
the recommendation currently is to start at 350 (or any time below 500) so it doesn't sound like you started early at all! It sounds, especially with those results, like you started at the perfect time. ;)
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Offline decayingsinner

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Re: New numbers!!
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 09:29:19 PM »
Awesome to hear.  My cd4 count has been the highest it's ever been yet (667) and my viral load hovers around the undetectable level.  It really is a great piece of mind. News that gives you a good piece of mind that I am feeling similar to.

Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: New numbers!!
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 12:32:09 AM »
great to hear another story of someone having a great response to meds.  Congratulate your body today :)


Offline veritas

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Re: New numbers!!
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010, 05:02:49 AM »


You have just experienced the power of Isentress ! Great news and great numbers. Watch your cd4s climb !


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Re: New numbers!!
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 07:32:37 AM »
Those are great numbers... and in one month!

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%
2014 VL UD - 48
2015 VL 130 Moved to Triumeq


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