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Offline debsd222

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viral load
« on: October 30, 2010, 12:48:59 PM »
After 10months of being UD, my viral load showed up detectable yesterday. Anyone know why this could happen? I take my meds religiously. We did another VL test yesterday so Im waiting to see what happens.
April 08 3 month bout w/ shingles, ongoing nerve pain
Dec 08 pos  cd4 200 %8  VL 18,000
Feb 09 started sustiva, truvada -allergic to sustiva, hospital 4 days.
March 09 started truvada, reyataz and norvir
March 09  cd4 279  % 12 VL 10,000
April 09 cd4 327  %12  VL 300
Aug 09 cd4 392  %16  Vl undetectable
Dec 09 hospital pneumonia 6 days
Dec 09 cd4 462  %20  VL undetectable
Mar 10 cd4 629 27% VL undetectable
July 9, 2010 cd4 505  21% VL undetectable
Oct 2010 cd4 689  22%  VL 64
Nov 2010  cd4689  22%  VL  UD
May 2013 cd4 759. 29%. VL. UD

Offline phildinftlaudy

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  • sweet Ann what you think babe...
Re: viral load
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 01:10:13 PM »
I wouldn't get overly concerned about it just yet -
I have seen where a lot of people get "blips."  One time occurrences.
As an old boss of mine use to say - "one time in a row, doesn't make a pattern."
Wait and see what happens with your follow up test and go from there.
Could be any number of factors -
Was it far above undetectable?

Stay calm - continue to follow up with your doc/labs - and let us know what happens.
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 debsd222

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Re: viral load
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 01:18:25 PM »
Phil, No, it didnt go up much. You told me exactly what Ive been telling myself but it sounds better coming from you. Ill keep ya posted. thanks, Deb
April 08 3 month bout w/ shingles, ongoing nerve pain
Dec 08 pos  cd4 200 %8  VL 18,000
Feb 09 started sustiva, truvada -allergic to sustiva, hospital 4 days.
March 09 started truvada, reyataz and norvir
March 09  cd4 279  % 12 VL 10,000
April 09 cd4 327  %12  VL 300
Aug 09 cd4 392  %16  Vl undetectable
Dec 09 hospital pneumonia 6 days
Dec 09 cd4 462  %20  VL undetectable
Mar 10 cd4 629 27% VL undetectable
July 9, 2010 cd4 505  21% VL undetectable
Oct 2010 cd4 689  22%  VL 64
Nov 2010  cd4689  22%  VL  UD
May 2013 cd4 759. 29%. VL. UD

Offline phildinftlaudy

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  • sweet Ann what you think babe...
Re: viral load
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 01:23:25 PM »
Phil, No, it didnt go up much. You told me exactly what Ive been telling myself but it sounds better coming from you. Ill keep ya posted. thanks, Deb
Most of the viral load tests measure only to <48 copies - some a little higher.  The old thresholds used to be higher.  So, if you are only slightly above, and it doesn't continue to rise, it was probably just a "blip."  Could be from a lab error, time of day the test was given, etc.

Best thing to do is to keep an upbeat attitude - don't let it freak you out - and go from there.  I'm sure it will be fine.
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 debsd222

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Re: viral load
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 10:33:20 PM »
Thanks,
thats always good advice and usually what doesnt come easily to me. I guess I like to worry. I start into what if I have to change my meds etc etc....Things usually work out. thanks for the voice of reason.
April 08 3 month bout w/ shingles, ongoing nerve pain
Dec 08 pos  cd4 200 %8  VL 18,000
Feb 09 started sustiva, truvada -allergic to sustiva, hospital 4 days.
March 09 started truvada, reyataz and norvir
March 09  cd4 279  % 12 VL 10,000
April 09 cd4 327  %12  VL 300
Aug 09 cd4 392  %16  Vl undetectable
Dec 09 hospital pneumonia 6 days
Dec 09 cd4 462  %20  VL undetectable
Mar 10 cd4 629 27% VL undetectable
July 9, 2010 cd4 505  21% VL undetectable
Oct 2010 cd4 689  22%  VL 64
Nov 2010  cd4689  22%  VL  UD
May 2013 cd4 759. 29%. VL. UD

 


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