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Author Topic: 2nd round of Labs - Good News  (Read 1232 times)

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Offline Pontus

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2nd round of Labs - Good News
« on: July 23, 2013, 11:21:44 AM »
Friends,

I just came from my appointment with my ID Doc.  So my second round of labs came back and i got some pretty darn good news.  Drum roll please.....

CD4 went from 384 to 664 and Vl went down from 500K to 100 all within a 2 month period of being on Stribild.

I am so happy... I think I will treat myself to a beer and some hot wings :)  (yea it is the small things that make me happy).  I hope that when I go back in Sept I will have even better news to share!

05-17-13 - Diagnosed/ Westerblot
06-03-13 - VL=500,193 / CD4 384
06-03-13 - Gnome - no resistance
06-05-13 - Start Stribild
07-23-13 - VL = 100 / CD4 664
10-14-13 - VL = 40 / CD4 592
01-03-14 - VL = UD /CD4 784

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 11:41:11 AM »
Great news Pontus! :)
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 12:56:04 PM »
Way to go Pontus. Man, when those meds kick in they do the job.

Enjoy those wings...
Andy Velez

Offline Pontus

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 02:01:24 PM »
Way to go Pontus. Man, when those meds kick in they do the job.

Enjoy those wings...

Thank you Andy!!  It's amazing to me what we have accomplished in the last 50 years in terms of safe treatments.

05-17-13 - Diagnosed/ Westerblot
06-03-13 - VL=500,193 / CD4 384
06-03-13 - Gnome - no resistance
06-05-13 - Start Stribild
07-23-13 - VL = 100 / CD4 664
10-14-13 - VL = 40 / CD4 592
01-03-14 - VL = UD /CD4 784

Offline EUINAU

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 05:05:18 PM »
Congrats! I am expecting my second lab results in next few days and look forward to some good news myself :)

Offline Pontus

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 08:09:15 PM »
Congrats! I am expecting my second lab results in next few days and look forward to some good news myself :)

I hope you get some good results also!  May I ask what meds you are on?

05-17-13 - Diagnosed/ Westerblot
06-03-13 - VL=500,193 / CD4 384
06-03-13 - Gnome - no resistance
06-05-13 - Start Stribild
07-23-13 - VL = 100 / CD4 664
10-14-13 - VL = 40 / CD4 592
01-03-14 - VL = UD /CD4 784

Offline EUINAU

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 04:18:56 PM »
I am on Truvada and Isentress (raltegravir)

Offline Pontus

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 07:22:00 PM »
I am on Truvada and Isentress (raltegravir)

Cool, I am interested to see how well they drop your VL.   I will send some good vibes your way   ;)
05-17-13 - Diagnosed/ Westerblot
06-03-13 - VL=500,193 / CD4 384
06-03-13 - Gnome - no resistance
06-05-13 - Start Stribild
07-23-13 - VL = 100 / CD4 664
10-14-13 - VL = 40 / CD4 592
01-03-14 - VL = UD /CD4 784

Offline WillyWump

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 07:29:51 PM »
Nice job Pon! You'll be UD in no time!
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 skeebo1969

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 07:57:08 PM »


   Good stuff Pontus, congrats!
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline Pontus

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2013, 05:33:58 PM »
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate it! 
05-17-13 - Diagnosed/ Westerblot
06-03-13 - VL=500,193 / CD4 384
06-03-13 - Gnome - no resistance
06-05-13 - Start Stribild
07-23-13 - VL = 100 / CD4 664
10-14-13 - VL = 40 / CD4 592
01-03-14 - VL = UD /CD4 784

Offline poz13mn

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2013, 08:49:43 PM »
CONGRATS! Also just had my 6 week round of testing after being on Stribild. My original counts were CD4 254 / 71,000 VL. I'm not at 394 CD4 / 20!!!!! VL. Been having little to no side effects with this drug, but it is the one and only HIV med I have been on. Start taking around 6/1/2013. Happy to hear your results and to see all the encouraging comments on here... makes all the difference when you are having a bad day!

Offline Pontus

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Re: 2nd round of Labs - Good News
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2013, 08:31:58 AM »
@poz13mn - Congrats also!!  yes my infection and diagnosis is fairly recent and I did start Stribild pretty quick and I really had no side effects at all. I actually feel great and look great (so says my doc).  Of course my only slight complaint is the $7K+ prescription cost for 90 days worth. 
05-17-13 - Diagnosed/ Westerblot
06-03-13 - VL=500,193 / CD4 384
06-03-13 - Gnome - no resistance
06-05-13 - Start Stribild
07-23-13 - VL = 100 / CD4 664
10-14-13 - VL = 40 / CD4 592
01-03-14 - VL = UD /CD4 784

 


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