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Author Topic: Undetectable, finally  (Read 2293 times)

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Offline noregrets

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Undetectable, finally
« on: July 30, 2013, 06:35:25 PM »
Just wanted to post this someplace & share my good news with someone that can truly appreciate it.  I had my 3 month visit with my HIV doctor today & got my results & finally, after 9 months of Atripla...I'm at undetectable!

*doing the happy dance!*
Joey

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

Diagnosed:  Dec. 15, 2011
Jan. 2012:  CD4 - 584, VL - 104,000
July 2012:  CD4 - 435, VL - 265,000
Sept. 2012:  CD4 - 252, VL - 307,000
Started Atripla:  Oct. 2, 2012
Nov. 2012: CD4 - 563, VL - 8,440
Jan. 2013: CD4 - 540, VL - 436
April 2013: CD4 - 369, VL - 109
July 2013: CD4 - 721, VL - Undetectable (finally!)
Nov. 2013: CD4 - 795, VL - 21
Mar. 2014: CD4 - 759, VL - Undetectable
July 2014: CD4 - 586, VL - Undetectable

Offline mecch

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 10:59:05 PM »
Good to hear  ;D
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline weasel

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 11:22:24 PM »

    That is nice !

     Hope all is well for you with all numbers   :)

                                                     Weasel
" Live and let Live "

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 11:25:12 PM »
Great news!  Congratulations!
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline positivelynerd

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 11:53:54 PM »
Congrats!  Let the good feelings persist!
5/25/12 Seroconversion
9/25/12 Diagnosed
10/12/12: VL- 799k, CD4 285
10/25/12 VL- 599k, CD4 274 
Started Sustiva + Epzicom
11/8/12: VL- 1790, CD4 412, 24%,
11/20/12: VL- 1470, CD4 350, 28%
12/19/12: VL- 584, CD4 293, 24%
1/16/13: VL- 411, CD4 404, 27%
2/13/13: VL- 314, CD4 523, 20%
3/13/13: VL- 171, CD4 404, 26%
4/10/13: VL- 96, CD4 397, 27%
5/8/13: VL- UD, CD4 422, 26%
6/5/13: VL- UD, CD4 462, 31%
7/24/13: VL- UD, CD4 559, 33%

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." -A. Einstein

Offline leatherman

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 12:01:27 AM »
WooHoo!!  ;D ;D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline eric48

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 04:36:25 PM »
Congratulations !

I wonder what undetectable means, though.

This year, my age (an important biolagical marker) when slighthly above 50 to 51

I was in a crowd of younger gay men.

And suddenly I realized I was 'invisible' , undetectable , eventhough > 50 .....

Good health to you

Cheers
Eric
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 3 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF ; 2014: NCT02157311 = 4d. ON, 3d. OFF)

Offline buginme2

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 04:55:12 PM »
Congratulations !

I wonder what undetectable means, though.

This year, my age (an important biolagical marker) when slighthly above 50 to 51

I was in a crowd of younger gay men.

And suddenly I realized I was 'invisible' , undetectable , eventhough > 50 .....

Good health to you

Cheers
Eric

 ???  wuh?
Don't be fancy, just get dancey

Offline noregrets

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 05:36:14 PM »
Thanks everyone! 

And Eric...I've been that sort of "undetectable" for quite a while now!  lol
Joey

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

Diagnosed:  Dec. 15, 2011
Jan. 2012:  CD4 - 584, VL - 104,000
July 2012:  CD4 - 435, VL - 265,000
Sept. 2012:  CD4 - 252, VL - 307,000
Started Atripla:  Oct. 2, 2012
Nov. 2012: CD4 - 563, VL - 8,440
Jan. 2013: CD4 - 540, VL - 436
April 2013: CD4 - 369, VL - 109
July 2013: CD4 - 721, VL - Undetectable (finally!)
Nov. 2013: CD4 - 795, VL - 21
Mar. 2014: CD4 - 759, VL - Undetectable
July 2014: CD4 - 586, VL - Undetectable

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 05:37:09 PM »
great  news  hope all the  other numbers are good as well

Nick
remember the good times...honor the past but don't live there
Le stelle la notte sono grandie luminose, nel cuore profondo del Texas

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2013, 07:00:35 PM »
Thats great Noregrets!

You remind me of myself, it took me about 9 months to go UD, might have been a year(it's been so long ago).  But I can remember how grateful and excited I was when I finally learned I was UD. ;)

Congrats! Onward and upward!!!

-Will
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 Fisher

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2013, 10:20:38 PM »
Excellent News!
- fisher
09/22 CD 385 %22 VL UD
07/14 CD 391 %20 VL UD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL <20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL <20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL <20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL  22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL <20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL 320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL 1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 – Western Blot
05/83 – 04/98 - Monogamous Partner Being Negative
ARS - LA '82

Offline socalpoz

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2013, 05:14:37 PM »
AWESOME, Congrats!
Diagnosed Jan. 22, 2011
feb/11 cd4 547, cd4% 37, vl 527
mar/11 cd4 650, cd4% 37, vl 97
may/11 cd4 698, cd4% 37, vl 303
jul/11 cd4 744, cd4% 39, vl 239
aug/12 cd4 675, cd4% 39, Vl 42
Jun/13 cd4 594, cd4% 38, Vl 1860
Jul/3/13 started Stribild
Aug/13 cd4 758 cd4% 43, vl ??

Offline Mrmojorisin

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2013, 10:25:47 PM »
Congratulations..I too recently became UD..Its awesome isn't it?
Started Meds On 5/1/2012 Norvair, Truvada, Prezista, and Bactrim

4/17/2012--CD4 83/ VL 353,000  7.0%
5/15/2012--CD4 218/ VL 4,970    14.1%
6/27/2012--CD4 146/ VL 420      6.1%
10/11/2012-CD4-223/ VL-62       9.5%
2/14/2013--CD4-215/ VL-119      13.6%
7/3/2013---CD4-256/ VL-UD       18.0%
10/18/2013 CD4-223/ VL-UD       22.2%
01/23/2014-CD4-381/VL-UD       25.3%--Dropped the Bactrim
05/01/20140CD$-370/VL-UD       23.5%

"arrrrhhhhh ahhrrhhhhh aaaarrhhh"- Chewbacca

Offline darryaz

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2013, 10:49:56 PM »
That's great news!!!

Offline noregrets

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2013, 05:47:37 PM »
Thanks again everyone.  It does feel great to know that things are looking up.   ;D
Joey

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

Diagnosed:  Dec. 15, 2011
Jan. 2012:  CD4 - 584, VL - 104,000
July 2012:  CD4 - 435, VL - 265,000
Sept. 2012:  CD4 - 252, VL - 307,000
Started Atripla:  Oct. 2, 2012
Nov. 2012: CD4 - 563, VL - 8,440
Jan. 2013: CD4 - 540, VL - 436
April 2013: CD4 - 369, VL - 109
July 2013: CD4 - 721, VL - Undetectable (finally!)
Nov. 2013: CD4 - 795, VL - 21
Mar. 2014: CD4 - 759, VL - Undetectable
July 2014: CD4 - 586, VL - Undetectable

Offline Since2005

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2013, 10:22:24 PM »
Congratulations!!

Offline njrealguy

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2013, 03:17:34 PM »
That is such a great feeling isn't it? I hover just above or below the 20 copy threshold so some times undetectable, sometimes not...last test came back at 36 copies....

Offline leatherman

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Re: Undetectable, finally
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2013, 05:43:47 PM »
I hover just above or below the 20 copy threshold so some times undetectable, sometimes not...last test came back at 36 copies....
I wouldn't be too worried if I was you. 500 used to be "undetectable". LOL
(the definition of UD has always been based around low the tests can measure)

and welcome to the forums!!  ;D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

 


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