Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 24, 2014, 02:57:10 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 621213
  • Total Topics: 46799
  • Online Today: 229
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 5
Guests: 161
Total: 166

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Undetectable After One Month  (Read 969 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline EngryBird

  • Member
  • Posts: 5
Undetectable After One Month
« on: March 22, 2012, 12:56:37 AM »
I am a treatment naive individual that starter meds at the beginning of February.  I chose Truvada/Isentress combo.  My viral load before starting the treatment amounted to over 100,000. 
After one month on the treatment, my viral load dropped to 25!  I did not expect that -- such a huge drop after one month. 
According to the new measuring standards, I am still not undetectable (my viral load is not below 20 copies) but I am thrilled with the results.
I would recommend this combo to anyone that is debating about starting the treatment and did not make a decision about his or her combo.  I have not had any side effects -- not even a single episode of a side effects.
Also, I did not strictly adhere to the timing of taking the meds.  There were days that I forgot to take Isentress in the morning so I took the morning pill with my lunch insted of taking it with my morning coffee.
For me the bottom line is that if something is supposed to work for you it will -- it's just about finding the right thing...

Offline elf

  • Member
  • Posts: 583
Re: Undetectable After One Month
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 03:34:17 PM »
I got from 300 000 VL to undetectable in 6 weeks, 3 years ago, taking very old drugs (Kaletra& Combivir). I was taking 800 micrograms of selenium a day too.  ;D

I started taking meds 7 months after I got infected.

I guess in recently infected people, UD is achievable in 4-8 weeks, even with extremely high VL.

As for being undetectable,
1. clinically speaking, if your VL is < 50, your have UD VL (clinically and epidemiologically)
2. speaking in laboratory terms, no HIV+ person can be UD, because with the new tests, even the smallest parts of HIV (that is its NA) can be detected, so you can get numbers like 21 or 19 or 9 or 1 (the amount of HIV in your blood is never zero, because the inactive/dead viral parts are released from old cells and from reservoirs; scientists believe the HIV replication is minimal once your VL<50).

So, 25 or 20 or 15 or 9,,,it does not really matter.
I haven't been UD for a year now, I always get a number, my highest VL was 21, my lowest was 6.

;) Just take your pills and stay healthy.

I like my current combo: Sustiva + Epzicom, it's just two pills before going to sleep (at 01:00 a.m.) I wouldn't like to go back to the twice-a-day combo.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2012, 03:48:51 PM by elf »
Let's have a Kiki!

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.