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.
July 22, 2014, 01:41:25 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 631456
  • Total Topics: 47800
  • Online Today: 279
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

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: Baby's First Lab Results  (Read 1899 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline texaninnyc87

  • Member
  • Posts: 245
Baby's First Lab Results
« on: December 10, 2012, 02:33:47 PM »
Today was the big day when I found out my first counts. Just a refresher, I hadn't been tested in over 5 years when I found out in October that I'm positive. I've been dealing with tons of anxiety and googling every OI imaginable (THE WORST THING ANYONE NEWLY DIAGNOSED CAN DO!). I had basically convinced myself i had full blown AIDs and probably Syphilis and Hep C. I had never been tested for any other STD's in my life. Stupid, I know...

So, the results are:
Negative for every STD/I!
Great Cholesterol (duh! i've been a vegetarian for 16 years and a ballet dancer my whole life)
CD4: 300
Viral Load: 129,000

I know those numbers aren't great but honestly I'm just so grateful to be above 200 and start treatment prior to an AIDs diagnosis. That might be kind of stupid but it was something I was very worried about. I got approved for ADAP so all my meds and appointments are covered (yay!) and I got some more blood drawn for genotype testing. We talked about different meds and i guess my doc thinks none of the one pill options will work for me because my anxiety has been so intense lately. I was really hoping to try Stribild as I've read such good things about it but it's too new for my doc to feel comfortable with. Atripla definitely out due to mental reasons. She mentioned a 3 pill once a day Truvada combo, so thats probably where we'll start off. She also said it was totally fine for me to wait until after the holidays to start meds since I'm going to be doing a lot of traveling over the next few weeks. I've also been vaccinated for meningitis, pneumonia, and gotten my flu shot. When my numbers are higher i'm going to get the Hep A & B vaccines. I was also told that (like most NYers) my Vitamin D is kinda low so she told me to add a calcium+vitamin D to my daily multivitamin regime, NBD.

So while my numbers kind of suck, i'm very hopeful about all of this. More so than I have been in the past months since finding out. Also really glad I managed to escape the syph and the hep. With my slutty track record i was almost certain i had one if not both of them. I'm also super grateful to have access to free health care and LOVE my social worker and doctor. The organization i'm going through gave me a funny Christmas care package which included slutty underwear. I found this ironic because thats how I got into this whole mess to begin with, but i appreciate the gesture!

My silver lining is that I'm finally getting prescribed the anti anxiety pills i've always needed. Merry Christmas to me!
« Last Edit: December 10, 2012, 09:13:45 PM by texaninnyc87 »
Dxd: 9/11/12
Blot confirmed: 11/12
12/12 cd4: 280 (20%) vl: 129,000
1/13 $tribild
2/13 cd4: 350 (26%) vl: 80
4/13 cd4: 510 (29%) vl:: 35
6/13cd4 350 (31%) vl: 21
9/13 cd4 492 (30%) vl: ud
12/13 cd4 846 (36%) vl: 100
1/14 cd4 480 (31%) vl: UD
3/14 cd4 650 (33%) vl: UD
6/14 cd4 410 (35%) vl: UD

Offline anmlvrnyc

  • Member
  • Posts: 22
Re: Babies First Lab Results
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 02:45:04 PM »
hey tex,
i'm glad you are getting all the help you need. you are going to be just fine. all you need to do is taking care of yourself and living your life happy and healthy.
cheers to you.

Offline Jmarksto

  • Member
  • Posts: 465
Re: Baby's First Lab Results
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 04:17:33 PM »
Hey Texan;

I'm glad to hear you are doing well.  In terms of not starting meds until after the holidays, you may have already thought about this but - I wanted to fill my prescription a few weeks ahead of starting meds, so when I did start I had a two or three week supply buffer.

Also, I don't think you are the only one that got here through a slutty track record...but not me of course  :)

JM
03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45%  VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37%  VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39%   VL UD

Offline drewm

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,033
  • Mmmmmm Hmmmmmm!
Re: Baby's First Lab Results
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 04:32:13 PM »
Is that a sigh of relief I hear?  ;)

Seriously...numbers not too bad. The good news is you are being treated. Glad to hear things are going well.

Who wears underwear? LOL
MAY 2010
VL>500,000 CD4>8

JUNE 2010 STARTED ATRIPLA

DEC 2010
VL>30 CD4>323

Atripla. Valtrex, Trilipix, Fluoxotine

Offline texaninnyc87

  • Member
  • Posts: 245
Re: Baby's First Lab Results
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 04:34:41 PM »
just tried them on. totally see through and low rise. maybe i'll wait to wear them out till i'm undetectable... :-*...jk!
Dxd: 9/11/12
Blot confirmed: 11/12
12/12 cd4: 280 (20%) vl: 129,000
1/13 $tribild
2/13 cd4: 350 (26%) vl: 80
4/13 cd4: 510 (29%) vl:: 35
6/13cd4 350 (31%) vl: 21
9/13 cd4 492 (30%) vl: ud
12/13 cd4 846 (36%) vl: 100
1/14 cd4 480 (31%) vl: UD
3/14 cd4 650 (33%) vl: UD
6/14 cd4 410 (35%) vl: UD

Offline texaninnyc87

  • Member
  • Posts: 245
Re: Baby's First Lab Results
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 05:03:33 PM »
Also got a prescription for klonopin so hopefully i wont have any more panic attacks before appointments and maybe ill actually get a good nights sleep for the first time in months!
Dxd: 9/11/12
Blot confirmed: 11/12
12/12 cd4: 280 (20%) vl: 129,000
1/13 $tribild
2/13 cd4: 350 (26%) vl: 80
4/13 cd4: 510 (29%) vl:: 35
6/13cd4 350 (31%) vl: 21
9/13 cd4 492 (30%) vl: ud
12/13 cd4 846 (36%) vl: 100
1/14 cd4 480 (31%) vl: UD
3/14 cd4 650 (33%) vl: UD
6/14 cd4 410 (35%) vl: UD

 


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.