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Offline letsee

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help understanding Labs
« on: April 05, 2014, 03:40:06 PM »
Hello all, 
CD4 /CD8 RATIO. 374
CD 4 POS. lymph 19.7.  Flag low
Abs. Cd 8 suppressor 1075. High
CD 8 pos lymph 56.6 high
Cd4/cd8 ratio 0.35 low

Hemoglobin 11.4 low
Hematocrit 34.5 low

Lipid panel
Cholesterol 143
Triglycerides 85
Hdl cholesterol 45

Vitamin d 22.4 low


Just would like some help understanding these #s

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Re: help understanding Labs
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 04:23:01 PM »
Hey Welcome!

Just rewriting in an easier to understand

CD4 Count : 374
CD4% : 19.7
CD8 Count : 1075
CD8% : 56.6
CD4/CD8 ratio R = 0.35

VL (Viral Load) : Unknown
Age : Unknown

Older guidelines would say that you may remain OFF treatment for the time being

Newer guidelines are more in favor in Meds start,

But guidelines are what they are, no more than Guidelines... Yo and your Doc are the deciders

Low hemoglobin : not unusual, but if yuo feel fatigue and such, then this makes recommandation for treatment somewhat stronger

Vit D : Low : very common and easily corrected with supplementation

Additionnal Risk of AIDS or Death in the 6 years to come (with out treatment) : marginal. If not under treatment follow the bug closely

If treatment started and succesfull
Additionnal Risk of AIDS in the 6 years to come : 0
Death in the 6 years to come : same as the general population

Start when you & Doc feel you should

Your guard lower you shall not

Hope this helps

Eric




Offline letsee

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Re: help understanding Labs
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 04:38:14 PM »
Thanks for responding

Age 29
Where on the lab report cam I locate viral load

Think I found it.

 Rna by pcr.  123470

Log10. Rna 5.092
« Last Edit: April 05, 2014, 04:40:38 PM by letsee »

Offline eric48

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Re: help understanding Labs
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 04:57:33 PM »
Assuming that you had been infected more than 6 months ago (if infected < 6 months, values tend to change a lot, so one snapshot is not enough) this VL is quite on the high side (not too good, in other words)

What does your doc recommand : start meds or stay OFF meds ?

Eric

Offline letsee

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Re: help understanding Labs
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 05:03:29 PM »
Taking strible ,take it with a snack or meal before bed..  ill try  and update you on  numbers I see  doc on the 11th of this month

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: help understanding Labs
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 05:08:16 PM »
Hello and welcome,

Your viral load is 123,470.  If you go to the following link it will give you the conversion log: Or vise versa, depending on what you want :

http://i-base.info/log-value-conversion-table/



What you want to do, is look at the left column ( the log numbers will decrease as you scroll further down),  If you scroll down to log 5.1 and look at the number below that ( Log 5 ) , your viral load is just between these two numbers at 123,470

LOG - 5 ----- 100,000

LOG - 5.1-----125,893



Ray



Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: help understanding Labs
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 05:12:12 PM »

And just for an example, my last viral load in December was 40,.. so the log value is 1.6

http://i-base.info/log-value-conversion-table/


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: help understanding Labs
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 06:32:19 PM »
Taking strible ,take it with a snack or meal before bed..  ill try  and update you on  numbers I see  doc on the 11th of this month


Hi,

How long have you been on Stribild ?  You should start seeing results soon on your next blood test, and will see that viral load drop.

Good luck, keep us updated---Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

 


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