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Offline badbaby1971

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Got new test results
« on: September 20, 2012, 01:48:36 PM »
Hi everyone got new test results yesterday and my CD4 count is 198 but my VL is 128, my Doctor says that its probably just  a blip in my count and wants me to get retested in 2 weeks to check it out. Not to worried about it though just wanted to let you all know what was going on with me its been a long time.
Diagnosed- December 2011
1/12/2012- CD4 =85  VL = 93,000
Started Atripla on 1/18/2012
2/1/2012 -CD4 = 143 VL = 1010
3/4/2012 - CD4 = 135 VL = 23
5/16/2012- CD4 = 157 Vl = UD
7/18/2012- CD4 132 = VL = U
9/19/2012- cd4= 198  = VL=128 (15%)
10/17/2012- CD4= 185 VL= UD  (16%)
1/16/2013-CD4=135 VL = UD (16%)
4/17/2013- CD4=175 VL= UD (16%)
Started new drug reg
7/17/2013-CD4 124  VL UD (17%)
9/18/2013- Cd4 224  VL Ud (21%)
12/18/13 - CD4 211  VL UD (21%)
3/19/2014- CD4 289 VL UD (22%)

Offline Ann

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Re: Got new test results
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 08:27:15 AM »
Hi BB!

That is most likely a blip. Only a few years ago, anything under 500 was UD, and before that the threshold was even higher. Don't sweat it. The newer, more sensitive VL tests can be both a blessing and a curse - a curse because they make people worry when they come back with small, but detectable results. You'll most likely be UD when you test again.

Let us know how your next blood results go, ok? And don't be such a stranger! ;)

Hugs,
Ann
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Offline badbaby1971

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Re: Got new test results
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 06:21:59 PM »
Well got my new results again and my CD4 count went down to 185 but I am once again UD. I know its been a while since I've been on here, but I do read others posts and feel if I have something helpful to say I will help out if I can.. I hope all is going well for you Ann.
Diagnosed- December 2011
1/12/2012- CD4 =85  VL = 93,000
Started Atripla on 1/18/2012
2/1/2012 -CD4 = 143 VL = 1010
3/4/2012 - CD4 = 135 VL = 23
5/16/2012- CD4 = 157 Vl = UD
7/18/2012- CD4 132 = VL = U
9/19/2012- cd4= 198  = VL=128 (15%)
10/17/2012- CD4= 185 VL= UD  (16%)
1/16/2013-CD4=135 VL = UD (16%)
4/17/2013- CD4=175 VL= UD (16%)
Started new drug reg
7/17/2013-CD4 124  VL UD (17%)
9/18/2013- Cd4 224  VL Ud (21%)
12/18/13 - CD4 211  VL UD (21%)
3/19/2014- CD4 289 VL UD (22%)

Offline BT65

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Re: Got new test results
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 02:43:07 PM »
Well got my new results again and my CD4 count went down to 185 but I am once again UD. I know its been a while since I've been on here, but I do read others posts and feel if I have something helpful to say I will help out if I can.. I hope all is going well for you Ann.

Seems I've shirked my contribution to this part of the forum.  I apologize.

Bad, the important thing is that your viral load is UD.  The Cd4 count going down could be attributed to a variety of factors, even including the time of day.  Good news on the viral load!
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Ann

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Re: Got new test results
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 09:22:15 AM »
Hi BB, I'm doing well, thanks for asking.

Your CD4 hasn't really changed all that much since the beginning of the year. The fluctuations you've experienced really aren't all that significant - your CD4 count has been stable. Keep in mind that the absolute CD4 count can fluctuate by 100 points or more during the course of a single day.

You may want to find out what your CD4% number was like when you were first diagnosed and/or in February - I wouldn't be surprised if this has shown a greater improvement than your absolute CD4 count. Your CD4% has already gone up in your last two tests.

To understand absolute CD4s and CD4%, read the CD4 Cell Test lesson.

The great thing is that you're still undetectable (that 128 result was just a blip) and that's the most important consideration when you're on meds.

Hugs,
Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline badbaby1971

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Re: Got new test results
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 05:13:50 PM »
Thanks for you posts it always makes me feel better about things when I read them thanks again
Diagnosed- December 2011
1/12/2012- CD4 =85  VL = 93,000
Started Atripla on 1/18/2012
2/1/2012 -CD4 = 143 VL = 1010
3/4/2012 - CD4 = 135 VL = 23
5/16/2012- CD4 = 157 Vl = UD
7/18/2012- CD4 132 = VL = U
9/19/2012- cd4= 198  = VL=128 (15%)
10/17/2012- CD4= 185 VL= UD  (16%)
1/16/2013-CD4=135 VL = UD (16%)
4/17/2013- CD4=175 VL= UD (16%)
Started new drug reg
7/17/2013-CD4 124  VL UD (17%)
9/18/2013- Cd4 224  VL Ud (21%)
12/18/13 - CD4 211  VL UD (21%)
3/19/2014- CD4 289 VL UD (22%)

Offline Ann

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Re: Got new test results
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2012, 05:34:21 AM »
You're more than welcome, BB. That's what we're here for!

Hang in there and don't sweat the small stuff.

Hugs,
Ann
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Condoms are a girl's best friend

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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