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Author Topic: Back to normal  (Read 1682 times)

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Offline littleprince

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Back to normal
« on: April 01, 2011, 10:22:47 AM »
I had a peek at my latest labs and saw that my CD4 finally hit 200 (yay for me). Since dx my goal was to get over 200. I figure that since 200 defines AIDS then being back over it means I'm healthy again. I took a few months to reach my first goal of being UD, 10 months to reach CD4 200. Now I can start on the final one of reaching 350.

Screw you AIDS, I win.

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Back to normal
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 10:40:46 AM »
You are moving in the right direction.  Also keep in mind that CD4 counts can fluctuate quite a bit and that is not the only number you should focus on (as you know).  Good news and I know that made your day. 

Offline David_CA

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Re: Back to normal
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 11:37:21 AM »
Be forewarned... 350 won't be enough when you get there, either.  It's like money, there's a line between enough and not enough, but once above enough, how much is too much?  Seriously, congrats; it's a great way to start the weekend.
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline leatherman

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Re: Back to normal
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 12:17:19 PM »
Screw you AIDS, I win.
:D Bravo! Your positive attitude against this disease is great! Congrats on such a good recovery.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

All the stars are flashing high above the sea
and the party is on fire around you and me
We're gonna burn this disco down before the morning comes
- Pet Shop Boys

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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Back to normal
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 01:45:42 PM »
Great news!   :)

Offline cwbyway102

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Re: Back to normal
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 01:47:42 PM »
You and I are pretty much in the same boat.My new results came back a couple days ago with a huge jump in CD4 and CD4% as you can see on my signature.It took a year to go from <20 cd4 at 3%   to 294 cd4 at 16%.
 The meds can truly bring you back from the brink of death.
Feb 22.2010-hospitalized PCP pneumonia
Feb 24 2010-diagnosed CD4 <20 3%    VL 1450000  started Truvada & Reyataz 400mg
April 14  CD4 57  6%  VL 1348
June 24  CD4 97  8%  VL 204
June 25 added Norvir decreased Reyataz to 300mg
August 4 CD4 107 10% VL 107
Nov 3  CD4 144 11%   VL UD
Dec 6  CD4 185  14%  VL UD
Jan 10 CD4 181  12%  VL UD
Mar 29 CD4 294  16%  VL UD
June 29 CD4 211 14%  VL UD
August 21 Switched out Truvada for Epzicom
Sept 29  CD4 220  15%  VL UD


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