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Author Topic: Having a Cold the day before VL counts.  (Read 1621 times)

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Offline blondbeauty

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Having a Cold the day before VL counts.
« on: September 18, 2006, 01:11:04 PM »
Tomorrow I am having my first blood test after starting meds. But I think I have a cold: sore throat, headache...Can this affect my V.L. counts tomorrow? Can a cold increase the viral load when on treatment?
The Dr. didn´t order CD4 counts so V.L. will be the only indicator to see if my treatment is working. I am a bit worried because I did not have a resistance test done prior to treatment. The Dr thought it would be of little use in a five year old infection...
This is my first cold since diagnosis.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2006, 01:14:16 PM by blondbeauty »
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Epstein Barr +; CMV +; Toxoplasmosis +; HIV-1 +.
Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
Started Sustiva-Truvada 14/August/2006
Last V.L.count (Oct 2013): Undetectable
Last CD4 count (OCT 2013): 52%= 933

Offline Ithaca_Nights

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Re: Having a Cold the day before VL counts.
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006, 04:43:47 PM »
Blond,
First of all it is a good idea to have a resistance test no matter how long ago you tested positive.  Second of all the meds can give you cold like symptoms.  Third, why is he not doing a CD4 count as well.  I personally would want to know these answers and a few others. 
Yours, Dan

Offline wellington

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Re: Having a Cold the day before VL counts.
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006, 04:50:58 PM »
Sounds more than a little unusually not to be running a full spectrum analysis at this point to ensure that the viral load is not only responding, but that cd4 is as well as other factor - like your liver isn't being battered by the drugs. I'd insist that more tests be run at this early stage, if I was you.

Offline LatinAlexander

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Re: Having a Cold the day before VL counts.
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006, 05:02:09 PM »
I think the same Juan...Kinda strange...Even my doctor performed a Resistance Test on me (still waiting for results)

Alex
« Last Edit: September 18, 2006, 05:05:43 PM by LatinAlexander »
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Offline Val

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Re: Having a Cold the day before VL counts.
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006, 05:21:49 PM »
Juan, querido!
Every year, before Winter and until the end of March, I take some Nigella Sativa Oil which helps me a lot with colds. 

http://www.kitchendoctor.com/articles/blackcumin.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigella_sativa

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Offline blondbeauty

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Re: Having a Cold the day before VL counts.
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2006, 07:28:39 PM »
I am looking at the paperwork for tomorrows bloodwork.
This is what the Dr. orders all the time...
1.Viral Load
2.Parametros de analizador multicanal
3.Eritrosedimetation
4.General:
Uric Acid
Albumina
AST
Bili.T.
Calcium
Colest.T.
Creatinine
Fosfat. alc.
Glucose
LDH
Prot. T.
Urea
5. Iones:
Cloro
Creatinine
Potasium
Sodium
6. Hepatic:
Albumina
AST - ALT
Bili. T.
GGT
Colest.T
He always asked for Linfocites Subpopulation. But he told me, once on meds, I will be tested for Viral Load every 3 months and for Viral Load and CD4 every 6.
I had a resistance test performed at Sandoval Clinic but never went to collect the results...
« Last Edit: September 18, 2006, 07:33:23 PM by blondbeauty »
The only member in these forums approved by WINBA: World International Nail and Beauty Association.
Epstein Barr +; CMV +; Toxoplasmosis +; HIV-1 +.
Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
Started Sustiva-Truvada 14/August/2006
Last V.L.count (Oct 2013): Undetectable
Last CD4 count (OCT 2013): 52%= 933

 


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