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Author Topic: labs are bck  (Read 1810 times)

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Offline kevy3392

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labs are bck
« on: September 11, 2013, 04:25:32 PM »
I got my first ever lab work back today and I am feeling a bit better knowing that I am just 2 days away from starting my meds. My CD count was 130 and my viral load is 122478. Should I be freaking out about these numbers? I am starting stribild Saturday and have my next doc apt in 6 weeks time, should I be worried and do anyone have anything good to say about this meds I am about to SRT taking?

Offline WillyWump

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Re: labs are bck
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 04:55:42 PM »
Sure your CD4's are a bit low, and yeah you have a bit of a viral load there, but there is no reason to "freak out" ...AT ALL. Especially given that you are starting Stribild in a couple days. Your CD4's will eventually rebound after starting the meds and you get the VL under control so think of it as "there is nowhere to go but up"  ;)

I'm not on Stribild but I know it is a very good reg to be on, you should do very well on it.

Good luck and keep us posted

-Will

« Last Edit: September 11, 2013, 04:58:06 PM by WillyWump »
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 kevy3392

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Re: labs are bck
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 05:46:44 PM »
Thnx willy

Offline drewm

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Re: labs are bck
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 05:52:28 PM »
I got my first ever lab work back today and I am feeling a bit better knowing that I am just 2 days away from starting my meds. My CD count was 130 and my viral load is 122478. Should I be freaking out about these numbers? I am starting stribild Saturday and have my next doc apt in 6 weeks time, should I be worried and do anyone have anything good to say about this meds I am about to SRT taking?

The short answer is "no." Freaking out over anything HIV is not helpful. That being said, your CD4 count is a bit low and your VL is elevated. These numbers are not abnormal in HIV infection. The meds usually do a number on these numbers so I don't see anything to worry about.
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

ATRIPLA - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

 


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