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Offline aaware72

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Progress
« on: November 22, 2013, 09:13:10 PM »
Hi everyone,

Thought I share my progress.  I been using Stirbild

01/18/2013-Tested positive

02/08/2013-VL-52,000, CD4-234
02/28/2013-VL-804, CD4-466
03/14/2013-VL-74, CD4-380
04/25/2013-VL<20 detected, CD4-368
08/14/2013-VL-55, CD4-420
11/18/2013-VL<20 undetected, CD4-425

That is all...
"Yes, knowledge is power. Self-knowledge brings mastery of one's body."

Offline leatherman

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Re: Progress
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 09:25:37 PM »
for a year that didn't start off so good, you sure have come a long way. WooHoo!
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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

Offline aaware72

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Re: Progress
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 11:26:55 AM »
Thanks Leatherman!

I figured I would share my experience so far.  As you can see I had a blimp a few months back.  I have seen other write about these experiences and get worried.  At least in my case it was just bump in the road.   I would like to see my CD4 count to be a bit higher(above 500), however it is my understanding it is going to take a while to rebuild my immune system.  I know in my state they have changed when they want someone to start treatment.  They recommend to start right away no matter what your CD4 count is.  My understanding is why take the risk of letting the virus destory your immune system.   

I tested positive 01/18/13 and my last negative test was 05/01/12.  We believe I convert the last week July going into first week of August.  My first blood test showed my CD4 was 230.  I understand everyone body will react differently, however why take the risk of letting the virus take over?  I am a supporter of getting on medication sooner than later. 
« Last Edit: November 23, 2013, 11:29:50 AM by aaware72 »
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Progress
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 01:01:13 PM »
I am a supporter of getting on medication sooner than later.
totally agree  ;)

would like to see my CD4 count to be a bit higher(above 500)
ah, just remember: it's not quantity but quality.  ;) I've been poz now for 29 yrs and once had an "accidental" count of 415. Besides that I've been very lucky just to have 300. Yet I haven't been in the hospital for over 15 yrs now. ;) I'd bet my measly 315 against anyone 700 and up.  ;)

Things look really good for you. you got tested in time, and the treatment is working. WooHoo! It's always good to read good news around here. ;D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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

Offline aaware72

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Re: Progress
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 02:17:55 PM »
totally agree  ;)
ah, just remember: it's not quantity but quality.  ;) I've been poz now for 29 yrs and once had an "accidental" count of 415. Besides that I've been very lucky just to have 300. Yet I haven't been in the hospital for over 15 yrs now. ;) I'd bet my measly 315 against anyone 700 and up.  ;)

Things look really good for you. you got tested in time, and the treatment is working. WooHoo! It's always good to read good news around here. ;D

I'm not complaining ;)  And yes it is important to know your status.  Before testing positive I had been getting tested about every 6 months.   
"Yes, knowledge is power. Self-knowledge brings mastery of one's body."

Online mitch777

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Re: Progress
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2013, 02:57:16 PM »
Your numbers are looking good!

My CD4 count hung around 500-700 for many years and after 29 years being poz they decided to jump up to over 1000. My latest test at the 31 year mark is 968.

I'm sure yours will get over that 500 mark. Glad to see such progress in such a short time. :)

m.
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

 


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