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Offline surf18

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cd 4 test
« on: October 29, 2010, 01:19:07 PM »
does it matter what time of day you take ,as far as higher or lower? and does it matter much if you feel like a cold is coming on ,should you not take test as it wont be accurate?thanks!

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: cd 4 test
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 01:58:12 PM »
The time of day can affect the results, so it is good to get in the habit of taking the test at roughly the same time for comparability. 

I wouldn't put it off for a cold -- unless you are too miserable to be out in public.
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 Hoover

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Re: cd 4 test
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 12:07:47 PM »
Here in Costa Rica, the hospital will only take CD4 tests from 7-8 am.
Our private lab will take the tests at any time, but they are done fasting.
I am addicted to coffee, so I am on their door at 7 am every time.

Is this a fasting test in other countries?

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 sharkdiver

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Re: cd 4 test
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010, 12:56:18 PM »
Here in Costa Rica, the hospital will only take CD4 tests from 7-8 am.
Our private lab will take the tests at any time, but they are done fasting.
I am addicted to coffee, so I am on their door at 7 am every time.

Is this a fasting test in other countries?

Hoover

it's only done fasting if it is in combination with blood lipid tests. interesting

Offline aztecan

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Re: cd 4 test
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 04:32:49 PM »
does it matter what time of day you take ,as far as higher or lower? and does it matter much if you feel like a cold is coming on ,should you not take test as it wont be accurate?thanks!

All of the above can affect results, but remember, you are looking for a trend, not just a single set of numbers.

You asked, in another thread, why people don't mention Selzentry often when talking about regimens.

The answer is its use is limited. You must have a specific marker on your CD4 cell for Selzentry to work. Not everyone does.

Also, its not considered a first-line regimen here in the U.S. It is usually reserved for those who having resistance issues, although not always.

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline surf18

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Re: cd 4 test
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010, 08:55:28 PM »
thanks
what is the marker to be on it?
and it was sort of a first line for me, i was on the veramune and truvada for three weeks ,then switched due to the rash

Offline Tempeboy

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Re: cd 4 test
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010, 08:16:34 PM »
Hey surf,

HIV needs to attach to a receptor on the surface of the CD4 cell to be able to enter the CD4 cell and start reproducing itself.  This receptor is called a CCR5 coreceptor, and Maraviroc works by blocking this coreceptor - stopping HIV from entering the CD4 cell.

This is a video on Youtube - it's a bit technical but explains how Maraviroc works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oneYI0fhGa0&playnext=1&list=PLC410C8116DFD8DD9&index=4
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