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Author Topic: New lab test tomorrow  (Read 1278 times)

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Offline MiniPozToyota

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New lab test tomorrow
« on: January 04, 2012, 10:24:44 PM »
Hey Im having my lab's done tomorrow morning, because when I go on my 2-3 month vacation I wont be around a hospital to have them done, so getting them done about a month early, anyways my last was VL UD and CD4 424 on Atripla taken every night at 10pm I'm hoping to see my Cd4 to start going up since now UD. My I.D Dr. said now since I'm UD I should start seeing a Increase in CD4, True or False? Thanks Everyone
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: New lab test tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 10:27:12 PM »
---Continue----

Also after this test depending on the results I'll be moving my labs to every 6 months or every 4 months. Thought I would add that since really all my labs are actually really close to one another.  ;D
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: New lab test tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 11:00:50 PM »
My I.D Dr. said now since I'm UD I should start seeing a Increase in CD4, True or False?

Generally this is true, but it's certainly not guaranteed. It could hover in the same neighborhood for a while, or even feasibly dip slightly. There's no sense on getting hung up this issue, it's the long term trend that counts. Think in terms of sets of 3-4 lab numbers, not one specific one.
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Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: New lab test tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 11:19:57 PM »
Ok thanks... hope they hit the vein tomorrow  :-\
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: New lab test tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 11:38:17 PM »
Good luck on your Labs,

My last labs were a little weird last time, my VL actually went up 10 copies instead of going UD, but my CD4'S went up as well.. 666 , mark of the devil i suppose..
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD

Offline edfu

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Re: New lab test tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 12:38:32 AM »
Generally this is true, but it's certainly not guaranteed. It could hover in the same neighborhood for a while, or even feasibly dip slightly. There's no sense on getting hung up this issue, it's the long term trend that counts. Think in terms of sets of 3-4 lab numbers, not one specific one.

I agree with this.  When I began HAART, my CD4 was 29, but my VL went undetectable within two months.  However, it took more than three years for my CD4 to rise over 300.   
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Offline wolfter

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Re: New lab test tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2012, 09:38:30 AM »
It's difficult to know what your baseline number should be since most people don't know those numbers prior to becoming positive. 

Best wishes.

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Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: New lab test tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2012, 10:24:58 AM »
Ok so I just got done with my labs and they only made me pea in a cup and MET lab witch is to check liver since my last labs was up 10 I think normal is around 44 anyways I called my ID dr and he said he wants to wait and get the VL and CD4 when I get back in march since I'm UD and 424. Do you think this is a good idea or should I wait and take his advice?? Thanks
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: New lab test tomorrow
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012, 10:52:59 AM »
Do you think this is a good idea or should I wait and take his advice?? Thanks

It's completely fine, and in fact quite normal, to wait until March. Relax and enjoy your trip, you're worrying about a lot of nothing.
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Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: New lab test tomorrow
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012, 11:32:21 AM »
Ok cool thanks.
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: New lab test tomorrow
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 12:19:49 AM »
 :) Ok I got the results back from my (met) labs ie liver test and it's 46 I think normal range is like 4-44. So three point high last one was 55 so it's proved the dr was worried about it being a little high (nothing major) so he ordered just a liver test and I'll have cd4 and VL and whatever else is march when I get back from my vacation.
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: New lab test tomorrow
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 08:02:58 PM »
Generally this is true, but it's certainly not guaranteed. It could hover in the same neighborhood for a while, or even feasibly dip slightly. There's no sense on getting hung up this issue, it's the long term trend that counts. Think in terms of sets of 3-4 lab numbers, not one specific one.

The addendum to this is as long as you feel good, and you are healthy then your actual CD4 count just has a theoretical bearing on the state of your immune system.

 


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