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Offline Hellraiser

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My first set of numbers on meds!
« on: March 13, 2010, 04:04:29 PM »
Alright so yesterday I got my numbers.

I'm proud to report I'm at a cd4 of 101 and viral load of 80 my former numbers 3 months ago were CD4 of 16 and VL of 4580.  Thanks for all the support guys and I made my goal of getting those Cd4s over 100 so WOOHOO!

Love you all am house sitting for a friend this week so no idea ho mwuch I'll be online.

-Trey

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010, 04:22:12 PM »


   Good stuff!!
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 04:39:27 PM »
Great news!
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 aferstilo

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 04:57:31 PM »
Nice!! From here it only gets better man!
1/13/09 CD4 1129/34.2% - VL 22,000
5/15/09 CD4 1300/33%   -  VL 35,000
11/17/09 CD4 659/ 23%  - VL 150,000
1/18/09  - STarted Atripla
2/18/10 Cd4 774- 30% - Vl 1,600
5/6/10   CD4 866 40% - VL Undetectable

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 05:03:56 PM »
AIDS Wombat welcomes this news.


:)

MtD

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 05:43:30 PM »
...but what about the side effects? side effects? SIDE EFFECTS?????   ;D

Onward and upward!  When do you go for your next draw?  3 months? 

Pete

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 07:56:02 PM »
great news

 continued good luck
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Offline leatherman

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2010, 08:06:32 PM »
good news!
hope you have continued bettering health!
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2010, 09:31:22 PM »
Congrats Trey
And thank you for all of your support
 :)
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline WillyWump

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010, 10:40:24 PM »
Great news Trey! Congrats!

-Will
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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 Rev. Moon

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2010, 11:08:58 PM »
Congrats Trey!  Wishing you always the best :)
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

Offline tednlou2

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 01:47:36 AM »
Congrats!  I've always admired people like you.  I mean people with low CD4s who keep it together and know things will be okay.  I worry about my situation.  It helps me to realize that if you have the resolve to know things will get better, as they are, I should definitely stop worrying so much.

All the best for higher and higher numbers!   


Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2010, 03:17:18 AM »
Good news! :)

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2010, 07:07:18 AM »


Sounds Great ! Before you know it, you'll hit 200 and will be able to stop the Bactrim, shortly after.



Take care----Ray
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.

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2010, 07:09:39 AM »
congradulations thats a great start.
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

Offline Nashvegas

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2010, 11:40:13 PM »
That's great news, Trey.  You'll be out of the woods before too long! 
8/12/06 - sero-conversion
9/14/06 -- Positive Test results confirmed
9/21/06 -- CD4 - 586; viral load 8,000; 29%
12/25/06 -- CD4 - 373; VL 2,800; 23%
2/10/07 - CD4 - 228; VL 865; 25%
3/15/07 -  CD4 - 365 (no viral load test)
5/1/07 = CD4 - 341; VL 4,358; 27%
8/1/07 - CD4 - 315; VL - 2,300; 25%
9/20/07 - CD4 - 378
11/22/07 - CD4 - 257; VL 7,300;
2/27/08 - CD4 231 (16.5 %), VL 5,960
5/20/08 - CD4 229 (18.3%), VL 11,100
6/17/08 - CD4 166 (14.5%), VL 9,030
6/17/08 - STARTED VIRAMUNE + TRUVADA
7/2/08 - CD4 272 (20%), VL 113  :-)
7/16/08 - CD4 -217 (21.1 %), VL - Undetectable
7/30/08 - CD4 - 220 (20.4%). VL - 92
8/14/08 - CD4 - 280 (22%) VL-undetectable
1/04/09 - CD4 - 250 (28%) VL-UD
5/15/09 - CD4 -393 (28%) VL-UD
8/15/09 - CD4-346, (26%) VL-UD
11/15/09 - CD4-373 (28%)

Offline Angel-Ronnie

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2010, 05:19:12 AM »
Hellboy, congrats, it can only get better from here, and like they say it all start with small steps at first.

Ron
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In perfect love and perfect trust
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill
An' ye harm none, do what ye will.

What ye send forth comes back to thee,
so ever mind the Law of three,
follow this with mind and heart,
Merry ye meet, and merry ye part.

Offline David_CA

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2010, 08:18:22 AM »
Congrats and keep 'em movin' on up (and the viral load down)!
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Offline Hellraiser

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2010, 09:38:24 AM »
Thanks again everyone for the support.

Pete, ayup 10 weeks until blood draw, 12 weeks for another doctor's visit.

Ted, You can either fall apart or soldier on.  I don't really recommend falling apart to anybody it doesn't help anything :D

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2010, 01:23:46 PM »
Update:

New Numbers

CD4: 92,  VL: UD  (48 copies or less since UD is different in different places)

I hate to lose ground on the CD4 but the VL being UD is kind of awesome.

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2010, 01:26:39 PM »
Update:

New Numbers

CD4: 92,  VL: UD  (48 copies or less since UD is different in different places)

I hate to lose ground on the CD4 but the VL being UD is kind of awesome.

Congrats Trey on becoming undetectable. 
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline HippieLady

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2010, 01:42:23 PM »
Congrats Trey!!

I hope I'll be joining the undectable club soon. ;)
~Katie~
Diagnosed HIV+ April 30, 2010

Current CD4-638  VL-UD  11/2013

Offline peteb

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2010, 03:16:09 PM »
Great job Trey

Offline Boze

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2010, 04:58:38 PM »
Keep up the good work!
==========
Aug08 - Seroconversion
Mar10 - Diagnosis; cd4 690 - VL 19,000
Apr10 - cd4 600
May10 - VL 4,500
Jun10 - started Atripla ; VL 113
Jul 10 - UD vl, CD4 590
Aug 10 - UD, CD4 810, 52%
Nov 10 - UD, CD4 980

Offline Nestor

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2010, 05:31:40 PM »

Congratulations!
Summer 2004--became HIV+
Dec. 2005--found out

Date          CD4    %       VL
Jan. '06    725    25      9,097
Nov. '06    671    34     52,202
Apr. '07    553    30      24,270
Sept. '07  685    27       4,849
Jan. '08    825    29       4,749
Mar. '08    751    30     16,026
Aug. '08    653    30       3,108
Oct. '08     819    28     10,046
Jan '09      547    31     13,000
May '09     645   25        6,478
Aug. '09    688   30      19,571
Nov. '09     641    27       9,598
Feb. '10     638    27       4,480
May '10      687      9    799,000 (CMV)
July '10      600     21      31,000
Nov '10      682     24     15,000
June '11     563    23     210,000 (blasto)
July  '11      530    22      39,000
Aug '11      677     22      21,000
Sept. '12    747     15      14,000

Offline BlueMoon

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2010, 08:05:36 PM »

I hate to lose ground on the CD4 but the VL being UD is kind of awesome.

It's probably going to take a couple of years to come back from 16 t-cells, but Phase 1 is to beat down the virus.  So a big 'thumbs-up' for that!
...................VL.....CD4.....%
-----------------------------------------
08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

Offline john33

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2010, 09:17:03 PM »
Update:

New Numbers

CD4: 92,  VL: UD  (48 copies or less since UD is different in different places)

I hate to lose ground on the CD4 but the VL being UD is kind of awesome.

That's great news trey

Offline WillyWump

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2010, 10:23:33 PM »
YAY You!

*sorry I dont have a pic of a witty buck-toothed animal to post.

-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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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2011, 03:16:31 PM »
Update:

New Numbers

CD4: 92,  VL: UD  (48 copies or less since UD is different in different places)

I hate to lose ground on the CD4 but the VL being UD is kind of awesome.

Numbers from January 11th:

CD4: 133
VL: UD
CD4%: 15 (this is up from 8% the last time I checked it so the biggest and most encouraging gain from this set of labs)
LDL: 110
HDL: 56
Testosterone: 592

Still making upward progress on the CD4, albeit very very slowly.  I think my LDL is a little high but considering the amount of junk I eat coupled with the meds that's really no surprise.  Doctor did say my good cholesterol was very good.  Anyway I think I'll get another blood draw in 3-4 months just to keep up with my progress.

Edit:  The downsides are I'm still going through mild anxiety on a pretty much daily basis which I presume is caused by the sustiva and I've started developing a tingling in my toes coupled with numbness, this comes and goes, but has been happening off and on for about a month now.  Unfortunately this is what I'm guessing this is some sort of peripheral neuropathy it just seems way too damn early for that seeing as I've only been on meds for a year and a half now.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2011, 03:27:28 PM by Hellraiser »

Offline peteb

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2011, 03:25:01 PM »
Thats great Trey
awesome

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2011, 08:17:22 PM »
Hi,

Great numbers!

Cholesterol: are you kidding ? Total cholesterol and low HDL is a concern for many people.

The Holy grail of cholesterol is to have HDL above 60 and a ratio LDL/HDL less than 2 (for a man).
The framingham study and its consequence the Framingham risk index (google for it) is a score based risk calculator
that adds up 'risk' points (age, diabetes, high LDL, HIV infection itself... add to the score).

That rating system has a notable few exceptions, the one of most interest is that some markers score negatively.
they DEDUCT from your score, in other words they are BONUS points.

Risk calculators based on the above depend on local guidelines (due to factors such as food/lifestyle/ethnicity in various parts of the world)

So I am not putting hard numbers in the following comment but one thing can be said:
- HDL > 60 and LDL/HDL > 2 are such heavyweights in the various scoring systems that they kind of erase anything else.

So your cholesterol numbers are very very good and should be the least of your concerns !

Your other numbers are restoring consistently: there is no rush

I am very happy for you !

Eric
   
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 2 months

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2011, 09:26:22 PM »
Numbers from January 11th:


 I've started developing a tingling in my toes coupled with numbness, this comes and goes, but has been happening off and on for about a month now.  Unfortunately this is what I'm guessing this is some sort of peripheral neuropathy it just seems way too damn early for that seeing as I've only been on meds for a year and a half now.


Good job on the numbers!!  Have you mentioned this numbness and tingling to your Doctor?

My neuropathy started about 3-4 months, after starting on meds. But I don't think the neuropathy was med related.  More from the virus, and a crapped out immune system at that time.


Ray



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.

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2011, 09:26:41 PM »
Testosterone: 592


You bitch.


But congrats on everything else! Excellent 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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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2011, 09:33:47 PM »
You bitch.


But congrats on everything else! Excellent progress :)

-Will

I got Mr. Limpy and Trey beat.... 760 all natural.. biotch!
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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2011, 10:47:04 PM »
Alright so yesterday I got my numbers.

I'm proud to report I'm at a cd4 of 101 and viral load of 80 my former numbers 3 months ago were CD4 of 16 and VL of 4580.  Thanks for all the support guys and I made my goal of getting those Cd4s over 100 so WOOHOO!

Love you all am house sitting for a friend this week so no idea ho mwuch I'll be online.

-Trey


Congrats on the numbers Trey! What med(s) are you on?

Drew
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

ATRIPLA - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2011, 02:09:05 AM »
I only take Atripla and a multivitamin daily.  I'm supposed to also be on Mepron, but I don't like/take it.  My doctor also said I may want to get on Biaxin, but I need to do some research on it.

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2011, 02:52:05 AM »
Trey, I've missed you around here.  Where have you been?  I'm a little worried about you not taking the Mepron, but you've heard all that and I'm sure you're sick of hearing it.  I'm certainly in no position to tell people about taking meds.     

Anyway, it was good hearing from you.  Congrats on the improvement!  That percentage increase must be reassuring with the continued UD viral load.   

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2011, 02:56:16 AM »
Trey, I've missed you around here.  Where have you been?  I'm a little worried about you not taking the Mepron, but you've heard all that and I'm sure you're sick of hearing it.  I'm certainly in no position to tell people about taking meds.     

Anyway, it was good hearing from you.  Congrats on the improvement!  That percentage increase must be reassuring with the continued UD viral load.   

Just working a lot more, was kind of disenchanted with the forums, dealing with a lot in real life so less time to keep up with all the threads on here.

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2011, 04:28:50 PM »
Disenchanted?  Oh such a polite way of saying it.  I had to give myself a timeout a while back also.  One thing I was curious about, how did you keep your vl sow low while having such a low CD4 count and why did you wait to start meds?  Just curious -
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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2011, 05:06:06 PM »
Disenchanted?  Oh such a polite way of saying it.  I had to give myself a timeout a while back also.  One thing I was curious about, how did you keep your vl sow low while having such a low CD4 count and why did you wait to start meds?  Just curious -

My VL was controlled by the meds really quickly, the CD4 count has almost nothing to do with it.  Without the VL being so high it's allowing my CD4 to recover.  As for waiting to start meds, when I was diagnosed my first blood draw's numbers were catastrophically low.  It took about 2 months for me to get approved through ADAP while I hovered in that extremely low CD4 and massive VL range before I could actually get on meds.  I was calling constantly to try to begin the process.  The best guess is I was infected anywhere from 5-10 years before I was diagnosed.

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2011, 05:25:18 PM »
Were you drunk dialing me yesterday?

-Will
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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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« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2011, 05:57:30 PM »
Were you drunk dialing me yesterday?

-Will

I was trying to tell you about my numbers before I told everyone else :P

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« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2011, 08:02:45 PM »
My doc places more emphasis on the VL than he does the CD 4 count. I am still relatively to all of this and am trying to understand. The way I understand it is that everyone's CD-4 can vary but only HIV poz peeps have a viral load and keeping that down is more important.

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ATRIPLA - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2011, 08:20:44 PM »
The best guess is I was infected anywhere from 5-10 years before I was diagnosed.

Chile, ten years ago?  Were you doing the truck-stop circuit at the tender age of 17? 

Congrats on your improvement.
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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2011, 08:24:58 PM »
Chile, ten years ago?  Were you doing the truck-stop circuit at the tender age of 17? 

Congrats on your improvement.

Thanks and no, definitely not.



I started much earlier than that.

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2011, 06:59:57 PM »
CD4: 149
CD4%: 12
VL: <20

The drop in CD4% is troubling to me, down from 15% 3 months ago, but without a rebound in VL I don't know why this would happen?

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2011, 07:07:56 PM »
Some people that went down to single digits upon diagnosis just take a long, long time to rebuild their immune system, and have periodic dips in their numbers.  What did your doctor say?

Also, are you still not taking your PCP prophylactic?
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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2011, 07:12:54 PM »
Some people that went down to single digits upon diagnosis just take a long, long time to rebuild their immune system, and have periodic dips in their numbers.  What did your doctor say?

Also, are you still not taking your PCP prophylactic?

I am not. I asked him about dapsone in place of mepron (as I was seeing him due to yet another staph infection) and I guess he didn't hear what I said.  I have plans to talk to him as soon as we're both free as I've been incredibly busy lately.  He just told me what the CD4, CD4% and VL were.  The staph infection might have something to do with it,  because I know your CBC rises when you have an active infection, which could make the CD4% lower 'artificially'.

Edit: oh and I always do my blood work at like 7-8am so they might be a little lower than they would be if I were to take them in the afternoon.

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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2011, 07:16:07 PM »
CD4: 149
CD4%: 12
VL: <20

The drop in CD4% is troubling to me, down from 15% 3 months ago, but without a rebound in VL I don't know why this would happen?


I understand how frustrating that can be.  In December my percentage was 19, on the last blood test, in March, it was 15%.  ( a drop of 4%).  I've been kind of used to this during these past 8 years of treatment.  Percentage is always up and down.

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%

  
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Re: My first set of numbers on meds!
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2011, 07:28:13 PM »
I find it seriously worrying that you've not been taking something for PCP for as long as you have.
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