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Author Topic: Just got the UD call!  (Read 1474 times)

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Offline AaronbytheC

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Just got the UD call!
« on: February 14, 2011, 04:17:50 PM »
Well it's here!  My doc just called to tell me my second labs are back and Atripla has kicked those little buggers to the curb.   ;D  

I was not expecting her call so I have to admit it was a little overwhelming hearing the word "UNDETECTABLE" come from her mouth.  

I knew this day would eventually come, but I didn't want to get my hopes up.  Now that it's here I just wanted to share my good news!

I hope you all have a great Valentines Day!     :P
« Last Edit: February 14, 2011, 06:07:40 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 newt

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Re: Just got the UD call!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 05:05:39 PM »
:)

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Just got the UD call!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 05:19:35 PM »
Congrats! What a fine thing to get on Valentine's Day!

Offline thunter34

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Re: Just got the UD call!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 06:04:43 PM »
Hey!  Congratulations!
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline eric48

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Re: Just got the UD call!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 07:15:23 PM »
Champagne everybody!

Good Luck!  Eric
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 2 months

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Just got the UD call!
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 08:15:04 PM »
Yay You! Congrats!! and Happy Valentines ;D

-Will
POZ since '08

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 hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Just got the UD call!
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 08:49:02 PM »
That is a moment you will always remember!  Great news and congrats!

Offline metekrop

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Re: Just got the UD call!
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 08:10:39 AM »
Congratulations, my friend!!!

I have no doubt that you will be UNDETECTABLE very soon.  But why you are doing your test almost every month.  Where is the money comming from for the test ;D .  Doing test is not that expensive in your area.   8)  
« Last Edit: February 15, 2011, 08:21:22 AM by metekrop »
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

Offline AaronbytheC

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Re: Just got the UD call!
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 01:08:29 PM »
Thank you all for the support! 

Last night was perfect!  Undetectable was the best Valentines gift we could have asked for... (and it had nothing to do with the fact that my husband and I had decided when I first found out I was poz to not have sex until I reached UD...  OKAYYY!)   ;D ;D ;D :P

Congratulations, my friend!!!

I have no doubt that you will be UNDETECTABLE very soon.  But why you are doing your test almost every month.  Where is the money coming from for the test ;D .  Doing test is not that expensive in your area.   8)  

I agree but they kept spitting out some sort of standard form some medical society stating "once starting treatment, VL should be tested monthly until undetectable"!  (Honestly they are really looking out for my best interest)   ;)

I tested 30 days after I started Atripla, my VL had dropped to 210 and my chronic swollen glands behind my jaw had gone away.  I told them I was in no hurry to test every month because I felt it was a waste of my money...  (But honestly my main reason for wanting to wait a little while between tests was to give the meds time to work!  Getting tested every month only to find out "close, but not yet" would have seriously messed with my mind!)   You see such a wide spreed of how fast or slow we each reach UD.
 
I was able to skip a month but they insisted on doing it after two months so I did.  From the day I started meds to the second blood draw was 82 pills.

Now that I'm there they said every 3 or 4 months to test is fine.

As for the cost, they charge me $150 for a VL test and $52 for a CD4 / CD8 / CD3 / % test.  (insurance pay only 65% so I have to cover the rest)
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

 


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