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Author Topic: New Labs and Kidney function update  (Read 2380 times)

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Offline WillyWump

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New Labs and Kidney function update
« on: December 28, 2010, 05:39:42 PM »
Drumroll please....

CD4- 842, 45% still UD.  ;D

Kidney function is still decreased at 72 (1.2). Doc says they havent gotten worse, but havent gotten any better. She will continue on with the Tuvada for another 3 months and in the meantime run some tests to see if I am able to take Epzicom and most likley switch me if Kidney fucntion does not increase before the next labs.

Interesting thing...she said NOT to eat red meat the day before drawing blood because the test can pick up the cow's kidney function and skew the results. WHAT? sounds like bunk to me, but hey she's the doc.

Also said I need to continue drinking as much water as I can to assist my kidneys at least 64oz/day. Water is so boring.

Oh, She also gave me a grape sucker for my CD4 increase. I flaunted in everyone's face in the waiting room as I left.

-W

PS- I asked her about once daily dosing of Pez/Norvir rather than my current twice daily and she said not now but she would consider it in the future.

 

« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 05:48:23 PM by WillyWump »
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Last Labs-
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
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 05:47:55 PM »
Congrats Will!

What is your percentage (CD4)?

You're doing great on those CD4 counts!

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 anniebc

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 06:39:21 PM »
Drumroll please....

CD4- 842, 45% still UD.  ;D

Kidney function is still decreased at 72 (1.2). Doc says they havent gotten worse, but havent gotten any better. She will continue on with the Tuvada for another 3 months and in the meantime run some tests to see if I am able to take Epzicom and most likley switch me if Kidney fucntion does not increase before the next labs.

Hi Will

Well doen on the CD$'s and your UD results, keep up the good work.

As for the kidney results, anything below 60 indicates you have some Kidney damage going on, so get it sorted now before you get too low...mine is way below 60, hence the reason my Doc changed my meds to Reyataz and Kivexa...he took me off the Tenofovir, before he ran out on me.. ;)

And stop flaunting your suckers at people in the waiting room...no-one likes a show-off

Stay well.

Aroha
Jan :-*
« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 06:48:38 PM by anniebc »
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 06:43:54 PM »
Thanks Jan -
Thanks for the edit Will ---

My doc never gives me suckers -- dayummmmm, might need to switch docs.

Congrats again!!
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 HippieLady

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 06:48:17 PM »
Congrats Will...it's a happy day indeed! :)
~Katie~
Diagnosed HIV+ April 30, 2010

Current CD4-638  VL-UD  11/2013

Offline AaronbytheC

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 06:51:31 PM »
Awesome work Willy!  You're a proud member of the 800 club!  (Suck it Pat Robertson and your 700 club!)   ;D

I got half of my labs back yesterday since starting meds, all good but still waiting to see if the magic UD is here yet.   ::)
« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 06:53:20 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 peteb

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 06:54:27 PM »
Congrads
great numbers

Offline tednlou2

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2010, 09:13:19 PM »
Congrats on the numbers!  I hope the kidney numbers improve for ya.  How common is kidney impairment when taking Truvada?  When I've read about it, many sites say minorities have more issues with this.  This is one of the drugs I've chosen for my regimen.  Once you start the meds, they start checking the kidneys with tests other than the BUN and Creatinine?   

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2010, 09:15:29 PM »
Congrats on the numbers!  I hope the kidney numbers improve for ya.  How common is kidney impairment when taking Truvada?  When I've read about it, many sites say minorities have more issues with this.  This is one of the drugs I've chosen for my regimen.  Once you start the meds, they start checking the kidneys with tests other than the BUN and Creatinine?   

And which minorities would those be Teddala?

MtD

Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2010, 09:28:45 PM »
Congradulayshenz, Wilhelmina.  Huge percentage, you beat my 42%.  Wishing ya well on them kidneys.

How common is kidney impairment when taking Truvada?  When I've read about it, many sites say minorities have more issues with this.

Tedderz, as far as I'm aware neither you nor the Wumpette have a minority membership. That was quite a random comment?
"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 Jody

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2010, 10:16:57 PM »
Good numbers Will and all the best going forward.  With statistics for just about everything these days including the meds we take, the first generation of humans ever to do so, and their effects on people broken down by race, gender, age, etc.  these numbers can be helpful toward making improvements down the road in their efficiency and with side effects and that's the best reason for keeping vigilant in that regard.  I remember the thinking by at least some in the HIV community once was that the drugs we were taking were geared toward having the greatest benefit to men as opposed to women, as I suppose the drug trials were geared that way.  The breakdown of the effects of the meds on Whites, Blacks or Asians I can't speak about professionally though the onset of certain diseases and medication side effects are more prevalent in some communities with many factors reasoning into that equation.

Jody
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2010, 01:38:28 AM »
When I've read about Truvada and kidney issues, I often come across where people with pre-existing kidney issues or blacks and hispanics have more kidney issues with Truvada.  Am I reading incorrect info?  If it is true, is it due to the higher rate of kidney problems in blacks and hispanics to begin with?  Or, is there not much difference between races? 

 

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2010, 02:40:33 AM »
Now Teddy, there's no need to get uptight about it.

We were only asking. :)

MtD

Offline leatherman

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2010, 02:49:36 AM »
I remember the thinking by at least some in the HIV community once was that the drugs we were taking were geared toward having the greatest benefit to men as opposed to women, as I suppose the drug trials were geared that way. 
the vast majority of most medicinal studies have been geared towards testing on and for men. It's just always been that way; and it has been severely unfair to women for years and years affected not only by HIV but heart, cancer, liver, diabetic issues etc. (the list is endless). Of course as the HIV epidemic in America affected gay men first and foremost, most studies/testing have been done (and still are done) on that segment of society.

emeraldize has a thread (CALL TO EASY ACTION - US-BASED FORUM MEMBERS ONLY http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=35682.msg444154) about this disparity and an opportunity to encourage the US government to place more emphasize on testing and treating women with HIV. Hurry though if you can help in this way as the commenting section is closed after Dec 31, 2010.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline Nestor

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2010, 10:29:44 AM »
Hi, congratulations on the fantastic numbers!  I hope you get the rest sorted out soon. 
Summer 2004--became HIV+
Dec. 2005--found out

Date          CD4    %       VL
Jan. '06    725    25      9,097
Nov. '06    671    34     52,202
Apr. '07    553    30      24,270
Sept. '07  685    27       4,849
Jan. '08    825    29       4,749
Mar. '08    751    30     16,026
Aug. '08    653    30       3,108
Oct. '08     819    28     10,046
Jan '09      547    31     13,000
May '09     645   25        6,478
Aug. '09    688   30      19,571
Nov. '09     641    27       9,598
Feb. '10     638    27       4,480
May '10      687      9    799,000 (CMV)
July '10      600     21      31,000
Nov '10      682     24     15,000
June '11     563    23     210,000 (blasto)
July  '11      530    22      39,000
Aug '11      677     22      21,000
Sept. '12    747     15      14,000

Offline Realist

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2010, 04:29:53 AM »
Interesting thing...she said NOT to eat red meat the day before drawing blood because the test can pick up the cow's kidney function and skew the results. WHAT? sounds like bunk to me, but hey she's the doc.

Its the additional creatinine used in the test that she's concerned about regarding the red meat. Not sure it would make much difference, unless you eat the whole cow.

Good reseource here: http://www.renal.org/whatwedo/InformationResources/CKDeGUIDE/AbouteGFR.aspx
23/02/10 Tests confirmed
25/02/10 13100 220 24%
12/03/10 19800 372 19%
26/03/10 Atripla
30/04/10 58 286 23%
28/05/10 45 222 21%
25/06/10 UD 301 23%
24/09/10 UD 283 22%
01/12/10 UD 319 23%
11/03/11 UD 293 28%
10/06/11 UD 423 24%
23/08/11 UD 389 26%
28/02/11 UD 315 34%

I blogged it all http://notdownnotout.blogspot.com

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2010, 04:38:33 AM »
Will, let me know how things go regarding your kidneys.  I get concerned about this from time to time, since I'm on Truvada, and also have diabetes.  I try to drink a lot of water, to keep things flushed. 

Great numbers other than that.  Congrats!
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2010, 04:51:56 PM »

Tedderz, as far as I'm aware neither you nor the Wumpette have a minority membership. That was quite a random comment?

OH *HELLO* GAY MINORITY

also, LOL
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Re: New Labs and Kidney function update
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2011, 01:45:07 PM »
Great numbers Will.

Now, first, if you're going to flaunt you sucker in front of the entire room, remember to video it.

Second, where would you like me to send you a nice supply of yellow hankies?

HUGS and NEW YEAR SNUGGLES,

Mark
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