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Author Topic: 06/10 Starting Viramune (Nevirapine) + Kivexa (Epzicom = 3TC / abacavir)  (Read 54856 times)

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With 4 parameters I can fit an elephant. With 5 I can make it wiggle his trunk

recommended reading
Dynamics of Cancer : Incidence, Inheritance, and Evolution by Steven A Frank

Dynamics are generally speaking less known to the public. No need to read in detail, just browse thru
This book emphasize the use of speeds (time derivatives) and acceleration, just as we did in previous posts, as a framework for better model validation.

Having a model would be more fun if it were predictive: let's give it a try

Forecast for upcoming blood draw (aka ImmunoForecast)

CD4 % around 49
CD4 > 1100 but less than 1300; estimated at 1100
CD8 % around 23
CD8 estimated at 520
CD4/CD8 around 2.1

Still open:
Quiz : In CD4, what means C , D and 4 ?

« Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 09:24:26 PM by Jeff G »
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 3 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF)

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Quiz : In CD4, what means C , D and 4 ?

Cluster of Differentiation 4

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We have not finished. Meds have cured noone (*). And that is the problem

(*) with exception of Viscontis and a handfull of others

Thanks ! Yep ... See:

No room on a post like this to explain C and D, but maybe one can easily explain the 4 (in relation to 8)...

Since my previous post included a prediction and blood test was done May 12, I now know the quality of the prediction exceeds my expectations. In order to set expectations right I have published a foreword to put in perspective how a predictive model should be tested and prove its worth.

Here again there is no room here to publish this (too many numbers), so I have published on the Tumblr account. I am new to Tumblr so there is a learning curve. Also I'll wrap this up into graphs , easier to read, but this takes time ...


I'll post the graphs here as well.

Visit to Doc:  UD as usual...
He offers Complera, but, no, I want to stay on Viramune. I am starting using generics (Mylan) and I want to report to fellow Viramune users

May 12 started  Boneozard

Quiz : In CD4, what means 4 ?

Stay tuned : @HIVPharmaCure (pls RT)       Cheers ! Eric
pointer : http://tinyurl.com/HIVPharmaCure-24 (please do not copy, do not highjack, thanks!)
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 3 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF)

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just to add : I have kept this thread active for four years : this is the 4 y. anniversary
Also I'd like to change the quiz question from
Quiz : In CD4, what means 4 ?
to Quiz : In CD8, what means 8 ?  Eric
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 3 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF)

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Re: 06/10 Starting Viramune (Nevirapine) + Kivexa (Epzicom = 3TC / abacavir)
« Reply #154 on: September 07, 2014, 05:52:06 AM »
I think the name CD4 and CD8 is because of there shape ?
Feb   2009 CD4 358 VL 2000 16%
May  2009 CD4 305 VL 3069  14% <---- Started TVD+ATZ/r
Jul  2009 CD4 512 VL <50   18%
Jul 2010 CD4 418 VL <50 24%                     
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Norvir + Reyataz (due to sleep problem)
Aug 2010 CD4 606 VL <50 25%
Jul 2011 CD4 494 UD 23%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Viramune XR (due to kidney problems)
January 2012 CD4 564 UD 31%
October 2012 CD4 684 UD 29%
January 2013 CD4 594 UD 26%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Isentress due to BIG increase GammaGT
Feb 2013 CD4 699 UD 28%
May 2013 CD4 385 UD 28%
July 2013 CD4 CD4 636 UD 25%
Oct 2013 CD4 588 UD 39%
Aug 2014 CD4 639 UD 25%


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