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Offline debsd222

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VL
« on: October 30, 2010, 10:38:12 PM »
Hi ladies... My VL has been undetectable for a year or so and suddenly went detectable yesterday. We drew more blood to see whats up, but of course I worry. Really dont wanna start up with new meds. Does this happen frequently?
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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Re: VL
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 11:19:44 AM »
Hi Deb,

I'm no expert with this type of question, even though I've been dealing with HIV for such a long time.  You didn't say exactly what your vl is, and how is your medication adherence?  What I do know is that CD4 cells can jump around, but not sure about the vl.  Whenever mine's been detectable, I've always switched meds.  I don't know if that's what you'll need to do, but I'm sure your doctor will be able to discuss this with you. 

Of course, this could have been a lab error also.  Good luck, and please let us know what's going on.
 L-
Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline debsd222

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Re: VL
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 06:32:57 PM »
Thanks Betty, My medicine adherence is 100% compliant, so I was surprised. Who Knows? The new labs will be in in a couple days and we should know more. Thanks for the input! 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 debsd222

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Re: VL
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 07:31:21 PM »
Just got an email from my Doc....Vl is back to normal, under 10 copies. Yeah!!!
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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