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Author Topic: Ud after 37 days  (Read 1050 times)

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Offline Hoover

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Ud after 37 days
« on: May 19, 2011, 05:50:04 PM »
My partner and I both converted about a year ago and recently started meds.
Our options in our country are limited but we are taking Truvida and Efavirenz (Sustiva).
Before my partner started meds his CD4s were around 400 and had a bad case of thrush with a VL of 9,500.
After being on meds for 37 days he got his blood tested. Two months later, when the results came in, we were told he is undetectable. I am not sure of what their level of UD consists of until our next meeting in another month. Hopefully they will also find his other blood tests including his CD4s, CD8s and other items.
Free meds are nice but there is a lot of bureaucratic stuff to suffer through here.
Printing off two copies of the results would never cross their minds......

Question is, is it odd to be UD after such a short time?

My blood tests will be done in the fullness of time.

Cheers,
Hoover
Infection date: March 16, 2010
20/05/10 - CD4 348  VL 58,000  Lymph nodes in jaw painful!  Antioxidants started.
01/06/10 - CD4 428  VL?
24/06/10 - CD4 578  VL 9,800
13/07/10 - CD4 620  VL?
04/09/10 - CD4 648  VL?
01/11/10 - CD4 710  VL?   CD8 972
16/12/10    CD4 738  VL?  CD8  896   
02/02/11    CD4 520 (month of parasites and new lab)
14/03/11 started Truvida and Sustiva (Efavirenz)
04/07/11 CD4 686 VL 75 CD8 588  41%
10/10/11 CD4 757  45%  VL UD

Offline newt

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Re: Ud after 37 days
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 06:10:00 PM »
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is it odd to be UD after such a short time?

No

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline Hoover

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Re: Ud after 37 days
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 06:11:43 PM »
Good then I will stop worrying that the lab fucked up completely.
You just never know.
Infection date: March 16, 2010
20/05/10 - CD4 348  VL 58,000  Lymph nodes in jaw painful!  Antioxidants started.
01/06/10 - CD4 428  VL?
24/06/10 - CD4 578  VL 9,800
13/07/10 - CD4 620  VL?
04/09/10 - CD4 648  VL?
01/11/10 - CD4 710  VL?   CD8 972
16/12/10    CD4 738  VL?  CD8  896   
02/02/11    CD4 520 (month of parasites and new lab)
14/03/11 started Truvida and Sustiva (Efavirenz)
04/07/11 CD4 686 VL 75 CD8 588  41%
10/10/11 CD4 757  45%  VL UD

Offline Buckmark

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Re: Ud after 37 days
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 06:24:37 PM »
Question is, is it odd to be UD after such a short time?

As Newt said, no, it is not unusual.  I was undetectable after 4 weeks on Atripla -- and continue to feel thankful for that.

Did you ever start taking HGH, as you and your partner were going to discuss with your "anti-aging" doctor?

Henry
"Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things:
     One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell.
     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
- Butch Hancock, Musician, The Flatlanders

Offline Hoover

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Re: Ud after 37 days
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 06:59:54 PM »
After the sage advice of the group, we decided to forgo the HGH.
I hate shots! The testosterone implants are working fine for our needs.
It is so good to have energy again and not see an old man in the mirror.

Hopefully with our viral loads UD all will be ok here.
Infection date: March 16, 2010
20/05/10 - CD4 348  VL 58,000  Lymph nodes in jaw painful!  Antioxidants started.
01/06/10 - CD4 428  VL?
24/06/10 - CD4 578  VL 9,800
13/07/10 - CD4 620  VL?
04/09/10 - CD4 648  VL?
01/11/10 - CD4 710  VL?   CD8 972
16/12/10    CD4 738  VL?  CD8  896   
02/02/11    CD4 520 (month of parasites and new lab)
14/03/11 started Truvida and Sustiva (Efavirenz)
04/07/11 CD4 686 VL 75 CD8 588  41%
10/10/11 CD4 757  45%  VL UD

Offline anniebc

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Re: Ud after 37 days
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 08:43:14 PM »
That's great news, keep taking the meds and your levels will remain UD.

Aroha
Jan
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