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Author Topic: I just tested +, and CD4 just 136  (Read 3309 times)

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Offline retrovirusas

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I just tested +, and CD4 just 136
« on: August 31, 2012, 04:13:01 PM »
Hey,
last week i tested poz., i made other test, so called to my doc today, and she just said that CD4 is 136. So next week im going to appointment...
Just scared... because CD4 is too low....

Offline emeraldize

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Re: I just tested +, and CD4 just 136
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 04:17:42 PM »
Welcome RV!

Sorry you're here but glad you found us. Easier said than done, but try not to be scared. There are many people on this site who will let you know how incredibly low, single-digit even, their CD4 counts were---and they are doing fine after meds and good self-care.

In fact, if you get to prowling around the site and past threads, you'll find stories that will build your confidence up.

I don't know if you are in the US--if you are, try to have a good holiday weekend. If not, have a good weekend.

Em

Offline retrovirusas

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Re: I just tested +, and CD4 just 136
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 04:24:33 PM »
Thanks. I just read a lot of stories here. Just waiting for the next week.... When i called to my doc today, she just told till next week to use Co-trimoxazol... so, i hope that i will stay without oportunistical infection till next week :)

Offline drewm

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Re: I just tested +, and CD4 just 136
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 04:31:30 PM »
Hi...

Welcome...

I started with a CD4 of 8. VL was a half million. Not sure what your VL is but getting it  undetectable and keeping it there is usually the primary goal.

Hang in there!
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

ATRIPLA - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline WillyWump

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Re: I just tested +, and CD4 just 136
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 04:35:56 PM »
I have a buddy who started with 20 cd4's many years ago. Today he is happy and healthy and has the energy of a horse.

Just take your meds and listen to your doc and you will be just fine.

-Will

Ps- Welcome.
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 weasel

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Re: I just tested +, and CD4 just 136
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 08:45:53 PM »


  Hi RV .

                Don't worry too much , I know it is all new for you .
    I was there 8 years ago when I went to Full Blown AIDS with 101 T's , I have been on anti virals for 8 years now . All is well .
  It took time to deal with  the feelings . I tend to be an anxious man .
   You will more than likely  not get any opportunistic infections this week . 
I also know of a couple people that started with either 1 or zero t's and are doing fine .  The treatments now really knock the virus on it's ass quickly .

                                              Glad you found our great site ,

                                                        Carl  AKA   Weasel
" Live and let Live "

Offline gadawg1979

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Re: I just tested +, and CD4 just 136
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 10:48:44 PM »
Welcome and I was in your boat in March and now just 6 months later I am at a CD4 of 474 and a VL that is undetectable.  Just stick with the meds and things will come around.  I know the fear and the panic but remember stress is also bad for your counts.  One day at a time.

Hugs
Gadawg1979
Diagnosed March 2012
Initial CD4- 156 VL 200K (started Complera) Genotype test no resistance
First labs on meds CD4- 246 VL 2K Taken after 30 days on Complera
90 Day labs VL 306 No CD4 Drawn
8/21/2012 CD4 474 VL Undetectable (40) %20.6
11/27/2012 CD 4 522 VL Undetectable (40)
2/14/2013 CD 4 464 VL Undetecable (30) 19.6%
6/8/3013 CD 4 528 VL Undetectable (30)
9/24/2013 CD 4 546 VL Undetectable (40)
1/30/2014 CD4 560 VL Undetectable (40) 22 %
6/19/2014 CD4 584 Vl Undetecable (30)

Offline drewm

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Re: I just tested +, and CD4 just 136
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 05:33:11 PM »
I was dxd with 8 (eight) CD4's. Hang in there, they can and do rebound on treatment.
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

ATRIPLA - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline harleymc

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Re: I just tested +, and CD4 just 136
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 01:50:07 AM »
Hang in there.

After years on medications I made the silly decision to go off the medications and then...

About a year ago i had 10 cd4's and about 40 KS lesions. Within a short time of restarting medications my viral load was undetectable
As of about 2 months ago I have 100 cd4s. The KS keeps fading/ reducing although I'll probably have the scarring for a long time.

Once they get your Viral Load under control you'll probably bounce back faster than me because your nadir (lowest) count is a lot higher.

Hang in there,
big  hugs

 


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