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Author Topic: New Tests Meaning, Comments ?  (Read 1833 times)

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Offline roy100

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New Tests Meaning, Comments ?
« on: August 07, 2010, 04:04:36 PM »
Hi, I got my new lab tests after starting treatment.
Please any remarks or comments about it I would greatly appreciate it.

Vl 362 log 2.55 previous more than 100,000
CD 155   6.4 % previous 46

Cd 8 T suppressors 1482 previous 575 this last value is way above the range (200-900) I know that when cd4 are low CD 8 go up, but before they weren't so high.......? and they were in range. This worries me a bit. I haven't been to the DR yet, until next week, surely I would appreciate any comments.Thanks.
Diagnosed 18Th March 2010
March 30Th VL +100,000 CD4 46
CD8T  575 CD8 %60.6
On Truvada and Kaletra. . Remeron 15mg  and150 mg  wellbutrin xl for depression. Clonazepan 2 mg to sleep. Omeprazole 20  once a day.
July 17 2010 Vl 362 CD4 155, 6.4 %
CD8T suppressors 1482 CD8% 61.1
 Nov 16 2010: V l 937 CD4 188,10%
CD8T Suppresors 997 CD8%55.8
August 15th 2011 Vl UD, less than 40.
CD4:543(26.7%) CD8:887 (43.6 %) Ratio .61
Jan 14th,2012 ,less than 40.
CD4:478 (24.4%) CD8: 962 (49.1%) Ratio.50
June 2012 CD4 599, CD8 856 UD
Oct 2013 CD 702, CD 843 UD Ratio:.87

Offline newt

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Re: New Tests Meaning, Comments ?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010, 10:29:12 PM »
I think you can be very happy, the VL drop is impressive. Wouldn't worry about the rest for a while. Give it time. :-)
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline tednlou2

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Re: New Tests Meaning, Comments ?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 01:30:07 AM »
I'm definitely no expert as I'm still learning myself.  From everything I've read, like newt said it is the vl that is most important after starting meds.  I've read that a person on meds with an undetectable vl but a CD4 of 250, for example, is much different from someone not on meds with the same CD4 but with a higher vl.  You've had a very good drop and I wouldn't be surprised if it has dropped to UD since you gave blood.  Your next lab will show whether that is the case.

About CD8 being high when CD4 is low...  I know when my CD4 was at 1,000, my CD8 was 1800.  It continues to stay around 1800 each time which is believed to be a good thing--means my body is fighting the virus.  So, I don't think the CD8 is only high when CD4 is low.  I think it is often high when you're not on meds regardless of what the CD4 is.  Anyone can correct me if I've said anything incorrect.   


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