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Author Topic: Hmm. Don't know what to think about latest labs.  (Read 1422 times)

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Offline libvet

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Hmm. Don't know what to think about latest labs.
« on: December 06, 2006, 09:08:03 PM »
The good thing is I get to celebrate 7 years of being undetectable.

The weird thing is my t-cell count.

I'm bemused by it.  I'm not even sure I trust this one.   If it's not an outlier, it's a very good thing.

I went from around 356 to 620.

I'm sure it's possible, but somehow, it just seems too good to be right.  I started out with 22 tcells in Jan 2000.  It took almost 2 years to get over 200.  My numbers for the last 2 years have floated around 300-350 and three months ago it was 356.

Has anyone ever had their t-cells jump that significantly in 3 months?

I hope it's accurate, but I guess in 3 months I'll find out.


Offline HIVworker

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Re: Hmm. Don't know what to think about latest labs.
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006, 11:12:17 PM »
That's great news. Lets wait for your new labs to see the trend. Remember it is trends that we consider here, not single results. While a dip is nothing to worry about, let's keep our feet on the ground here. However, that is a fantastic result and I have my fingers firmly crossed that this is a trend you are seeing. It has been upwards since 2000......

NB. Any advice about HIV is given in addition to your own medical advice and not intended to replace it. You should never make clinical decisions based on what anyone says on the internet but rather check with your ID doctor first. Discussions from the internet are just that - Discussions. They may give you food for thought, but they should not direct you to do anything but fuel discussion.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Hmm. Don't know what to think about latest labs.
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 12:14:06 AM »
Hey Michael,

Yes, it is very possible for the CD4s to change by hundreds between tests. Mine do it all the time, Sometimes up 300 or 400, sometimes down by the same amount.

There are so many variables that can affect CD4s its mind boggling at times.

I think your numbers are definitely encouraging. As Rich said, I hope it is a pattern of continued improvement.

When something like this happens to me, I call it a cheesecake moment - because that's what I make to celebrate it.

Keep us posted on how things go.


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Offline jntmax39

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Re: Hmm. Don't know what to think about latest labs.
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 02:15:10 AM »
That happens to me all the time. I went from 150 to 360 then from that to 630 then dropped back down to 400 and now I'm at 830. I asked my doc why it does that and he says stress,then he says hedoesn't really pay attention to the CD4. What about your ID doc?

Offline joemutt

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Re: Hmm. Don't know what to think about latest labs.
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 02:55:43 AM »
Yeah I have had that too, up and down
a few hundreds spooky but you should look at a pattern
on a longer term. Be Well.

Offline DanielMark

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Re: Hmm. Don't know what to think about latest labs.
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2006, 05:42:32 AM »
Hi Michael,

Yes it's true - that is possible (and common, I'm told).

Last Fall my CD4 count was mid 300s then in June this year over 1100.  I was sure they must have tested someone else's blood! :o Now in November they went down again to 816.





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