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Author Topic: Blip... worried  (Read 1098 times)

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Offline newbie76

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Blip... worried
« on: May 14, 2013, 06:51:37 AM »
Hi all,

I just been to my clinic and after being undetectable and on Atripla for 7 years, I was told my VL was 615. I was retested immediately and told I should expect a call from them within a week to know if that was a lab error or what.

Should I worry?

I have never missed a dose of Atripla in 7 years and always took it at the right time.
25th Apr 07: The worst day of my life
27th Apr 07: cd4 202 14%
30th Apr 07: cd4 126 18% VL 110000
19th May 07: Started Truvada/Sustiva
20th Jun 07: cd4 218 25% VL 435
13th Aug 07: cd4 374 20% VL 64
20th Dec 07: cd4 435 24% VL <50
20th Oct 08: cd4 725 31% VL <50
30th Nov 09: cd4 725 30% VL <50
01st Nov 10: cd4 755 33% VL<50
11th Nov 11: cd4 754 32% VL<50
01st May 12: cd4 864 40% VL<50
01st May 13: cd4 615 VL 609 :-/
14th May 13: VL <50

Offline Theyer

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Re: Blip... worried
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 07:20:02 AM »
I am past caring at blips, there has been so many , including lab cock-ups.

If and it is only a  if your current treatment is failing ,there are others I presume , waiting for you , I realize that your personal circumstance will make this easy to differcult.

But in the range off things to worry about , low down on the list.


keep us posted

Michael
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Blip... worried
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 09:48:56 AM »
615 vl is more "blippish" than, say a 100 reading, but there is no sense in worrying until a lab error is ruled out. Even if it indicates a resistance issues what sense is there in worrying? You're not going to suddenly find yourself in a hospital. If it ends up accurate they will simply do a genotype test and then find what next regimen is appropriate to you and you will make a change of medication. I think some have a concept that their viral load will suddenly explode into the millions and it just doesn't work that way.

Bottom line -- don't let your mind get carried away. Just don't miss your doctor's appointments until it is sorted out. You will be absolutely fine.
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Offline newbie76

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Re: Blip... worried
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 01:21:45 PM »
Thank you both for taking the time to respond and for putting my mind somewhat at ease.
I will keep you posted.
25th Apr 07: The worst day of my life
27th Apr 07: cd4 202 14%
30th Apr 07: cd4 126 18% VL 110000
19th May 07: Started Truvada/Sustiva
20th Jun 07: cd4 218 25% VL 435
13th Aug 07: cd4 374 20% VL 64
20th Dec 07: cd4 435 24% VL <50
20th Oct 08: cd4 725 31% VL <50
30th Nov 09: cd4 725 30% VL <50
01st Nov 10: cd4 755 33% VL<50
11th Nov 11: cd4 754 32% VL<50
01st May 12: cd4 864 40% VL<50
01st May 13: cd4 615 VL 609 :-/
14th May 13: VL <50

Offline newbie76

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Re: Blip... worried
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2013, 02:24:54 PM »
UPDATE: My doc called and he said that the new VL test came back undetectable!  ;D So he reckons it was either a lab error or a blip, but I don't have to change my regimen. SO relieved!!!
25th Apr 07: The worst day of my life
27th Apr 07: cd4 202 14%
30th Apr 07: cd4 126 18% VL 110000
19th May 07: Started Truvada/Sustiva
20th Jun 07: cd4 218 25% VL 435
13th Aug 07: cd4 374 20% VL 64
20th Dec 07: cd4 435 24% VL <50
20th Oct 08: cd4 725 31% VL <50
30th Nov 09: cd4 725 30% VL <50
01st Nov 10: cd4 755 33% VL<50
11th Nov 11: cd4 754 32% VL<50
01st May 12: cd4 864 40% VL<50
01st May 13: cd4 615 VL 609 :-/
14th May 13: VL <50

Online WillyWump

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Re: Blip... worried
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 03:42:26 PM »
Good news. Congrats.

POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
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 Jmarksto

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Re: Blip... worried
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013, 04:54:12 PM »
Newbie - That is great to hear, and thanks for the update.  As a newbie myself - there is that little worry with every lab.

Best, 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
11/03/14 CD4   711/34%   VL UD

Offline Elkan

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Re: Blip... worried
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2013, 05:14:51 PM »
congrats! :P

Offline PAGuy

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Re: Blip... worried
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013, 07:21:54 PM »
Congrats...I had a blip recently..53...which freaked me out...but in the scheme of things that is a piece of sand on the beach from where I started..also your numbers have been incredible...double congrats
March 2012---tested positive
Started Atripla, Batrim DS, Amoxycillan
April 2012---cd4 49, vl 2,000,000
June 2012---cd4 296, vl 1294
Discontinued Batrim DS and Amoxycillan
Sept 2012---cd4 300, vl UD
March 2013---cd4 308, vl 53...minor blip! Cd%26
Switched to Complera

Offline moving_forward

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Re: Blip... worried
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 06:17:51 AM »
wonderful news!! ;D
7January2013 Seroconverted
22January2013 tested positive
7March13 CD4 481 VL 300,176 CD4 28%
23March13 Started Stribild
28March13 CD4 434 VL 4,479 CD4 31%

 


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