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Author Topic: First lab results.  (Read 2370 times)

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Offline kev

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First lab results.
« on: September 25, 2010, 01:06:13 AM »
I tested Poz last month and received my first lab numbers this week.

CD4: 322
CD4%: 20%
Viral load: 7165

Hope you all are doing well.

Kev

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: First lab results.
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 01:09:21 AM »
Numbers don't look that bad Kev -
How do you feel about them?
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 kev

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Re: First lab results.
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 01:57:41 AM »
I am feeling pretty good about things. My doc wants to run some more tests on my blood glucose , she was more concerned about those than she was about the HIV. She wants us to get all that figured out before we even discuss meds.I was feeling somewhat anxious after the Doc appt., I guess seeing the actual HIV numbers was proof -YES I do have this virus in my body and  the other non -related HIV numbers she was concerned about had made me anxious.

 But after my appt. I had  lunch with a friend who has been Poz since 1996 , he was diagnosed in the hospital back then, with Pneumonia and 2 t-cells, so I couldn't complain about my situation. He said since he had more CD4's than I did that I had to pay for lunch (he said it's a rule?).It helped a lot having him there that day. Having friends who are in the same boat as you works wonders to help you cope, whether in person or on this site :) We walked on the beach and to get back to the car we had to climb this huge staircase up the cliff, we started up and he looked at me and said" you are too slow chubby man, I will wait for you at the top of the stairs"and he sprinted up the steps like the triathlete he is, as I huffed and puffed holding on to the handrail and looking up at him and thinking I want a body like his one day.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: First lab results.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 02:04:58 AM »
I'm no expert but these numbers look consistant with a fairly recent infection. This augers well for you, Kev.

MtD

Offline AaronbytheC

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Re: First lab results.
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 03:06:01 PM »
Kev, Matty makes a good point...  Any idea when you were infected?  When where you last tested Neg?

If you look at my numbers below you'll see I was infected and tested poz 3 months later.  My first numbers were close to your's...  Doc said since it was a new infection I'd bounce and not to worry (easier said than done!) but she was right!  Two months later I'm at 541 with no treatment.   :P

It's a bit of a mind game, but at 322 your's body is still in OK shape so listen to your doc and don't freak out!  You've got some time to figure this out yet.

« Last Edit: September 27, 2010, 03:11:19 PM by AaronbytheC »
04/2012 CD4 721 / 29% / VL UD
02/2011 UNDETECTABLE!
12/2010 CD4 587 / 24% / VL 210
11/2010 Started Atripla
10/2010 CD4 420 / 18% / VL 13,500
09/2010 CD4 541 / 17% / VL 10,500
08/2010 CD4 498 / 18% / VL Not Taken
07/2010 CD4 307 / 18% / VL 9,500
06/2010 Confirmed Poz
03/2010 Infected
06/2009 Neg

Offline Joe K

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Re: First lab results.
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 10:55:13 PM »
Hey Kev,

These are your first labs and I don't want you to get hung up on numbers. You will need a few more labs, to develop a trend and assuming you feel fine, means you are fine. Don't let numbers play with your head, I know it can be hard not to, however, your labs are just one indicator on how you are doing. I want you to just enjoy life and not worry until the next labs, because you are going to be just fine.

Offline next2u

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Re: First lab results.
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010, 04:36:58 AM »
hello kev,

the others above me are right. it takes a few tests to establish a baseline. it's good you're having a positive attitude about this...it definitely helps keep things in perspective. take care and have a good one.

best,
d
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

Offline sreamer17ydr

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Re: First lab results.
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 09:42:45 AM »
Your numbers seem to be fairly as every new infection. The highest viral load I ever had was in Feb 2010 at 68,000 , and my CD4 count was 400. I was infected and tested poz july 1st,2009 and my viral load never went beyond 68,000. I started Atripla Feb 2010 and it one month knocked me to Undetecable viral load and my CD4 count has been around 620-740 from now on.
July 1st 09: Tested Poz
August 19th 09: CD4 Count: 566/ Viral Load: 20,653
Nov 10: CD4:623 Viral load: 57,673
Dec 13th: CD4 count 400, viral load-60,000
Feb 1 2010: CD4: 600 Viral load: 67,000
Feb 16 2010: Started Atripla
March 29 2010-CD4 Count: 740, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 34%
Oct 27th,2010: CD4 Count: 620, Viral Load: Undetectable, CD4 percentage: 32%

 


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