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Offline HippieLady

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My latest labs
« on: October 12, 2010, 02:15:02 PM »
I had my usual visit with my ID doctor this morning and I got the results from my last labs taken in August.  My CD4 count is 301 with the percent being 21.5% and my viral load is 61.  I will go give blood sometime this week to get my newest set of labs and I've got my fingers crossed that I am UD as we speak.

I've only been on meds since June so I'm thinking that this is all very good news for me.  I also got my prescription for Chantix and hope to be cigarette free in a weeks time.  That would be wonderful!  I don't have another appt for three whole months.

-Hippie ♥
Diagnosed HIV+ April 30, 2010

Current CD4-638  VL-UD  11/2013

Offline weasel

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Re: My latest labs
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 02:32:24 PM »
Hi Hippie  :D  ,
                        #'s  Sounds good to me ! 

          I hope you do well with not smoking . 

           Be careful withthe Chantix , It can cause some  anti - friendy type symtoms    :o

                    Be well my friend ,
" Live and let Live "

Offline HippieLady

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Re: My latest labs
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 02:35:59 PM »
Thanks Carl.  I am slightly concerned about the side effects of the Chantix, mostly the mental ones.  I had a pretty ugly bout with postpartum depression after my youngest was born.  But I will keep my eyes open to anything out of the ordinary.

Diagnosed HIV+ April 30, 2010

Current CD4-638  VL-UD  11/2013

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: My latest labs
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 02:57:38 PM »
congrats about numbers heading great direction  especially wish good luck with the smoking     ... stick with it  with or without Chantix.....

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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: My latest labs
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2010, 03:40:37 PM »
Congrats HippieLady.  That VL is almost where it needs to be; I bet it will be UD when you get the next results.
"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 WillyWump

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Re: My latest labs
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 06:28:24 PM »
Hey Hippie,

Yes, that all sounds very good. Good luck with the Chantix, I tried it but I really wasnt ready to quit. But Im on Welbutrin again, and will start the patch this week, so maybe by hitting it with both I can finally quit for good.

Keep us updated on how the Chantix goes.


POZ since '08

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 Snowangel

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Re: My latest labs
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2010, 07:02:17 PM »
Hi Hippie- Good luck with the Chantix, your numbers sound good!
Take care,
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Offline anniebc

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Re: My latest labs
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2010, 06:31:46 AM »
Hey there, that's good news about your results, keep up the good work, your numbers are certainly heading in the right direction...and good luck with the smoking, I did it with Zyban with no side effects at all...been two years nearly.

Jan :-*
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: My latest labs
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2010, 07:18:45 AM »
Hey HL,

Congrats on the numbers!!


Offline camille07

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Re: My latest labs
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2010, 08:25:18 AM »
Good numbers and a great decision to quit.  I smoked in my early twenties to early thirties.  It was one of the hardest things to accomplish.  Even if you fall,  on the chantix, don't beat yourself up or get discouraged.  I think it took me about 30 times to quit. If I could do it, then anyone can.  It just might just take them 31 times..lol.


Offline aztecan

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Re: My latest labs
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2010, 06:49:00 PM »
Hey Hippie Lady,

I quit smoking using Chantix. I smoked the first week, by the second the desire was gone and I have been smoke free for nearly 4 years.

Not bad for someone who smoked for 32 years.

But, even if you don't succeed at first, keep at it. Don't wait as long as I did and then find yourself on two inhalers each day.

Oh, and by the way, the lab numbers are looking good!


"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline next2u

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Re: My latest labs
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2010, 04:24:19 PM »
oh my oh my...yay!

congrats on the labs lovely lady. it's only gonna keep getting better.

quitting smoking can be a bitch. it took me years to quit (like 2). like the others have said, just don't give up. i just got better at quitting each time i tried. after every failed attempt when i started back up i smoked less. one of the biggest hurdles for me was resolving problems without nicotine. every time i had a problem the first thing i would do was go outside and light one up. it took weeks for my brain to get used to problem solving without that nicotine rush. i remember being dumbfounded on multiple occasions. and i do still miss the random conversations with other smokers, albeit not enough to start smoking again. i started smoking as a teenager and quit in my mid 20s. don't remember the last time  i picked up a cigarette and don't plan on starting back up again.

take care,
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5
sept14 cd4 990; vl ud; cd4% *
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oct15 cd4 583; vl 146; cd4% 42
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