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Author Topic: The under 200 CD4 count!  (Read 8319 times)

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jerry

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The under 200 CD4 count!
« on: June 12, 2006, 06:58:28 AM »
Just wanted to know how many of you out there are under the 200 CD4 count?

Too those of you that are above 200 congratulation's are in order for you. Keep up the good work.

My numbers started out in Feb 2005 with a CD4=1.
Then they climbed to CD4=115.
Then they fell to CD4=112.
Today finally they are CD4=174.

At the present my VL=undetectable. :)
« Last Edit: June 16, 2006, 09:02:37 AM by jerry »

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006, 07:54:58 AM »
why'd you change your avatar from you & a dog to this scarey looking hooha? that other one was much nicer. i dont have les than 200

my goodness i've never heard of a cd4 of 1 till you

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006, 09:06:22 AM »
Hello Jerry,

I was under 200 t-cells from August of 2003 (and most likely earlier then that) until November of 2004.

You will get that 200 plus t-cell count, your not too far off right now. Just make sure to take care of yourself. Eat right, sleep right, and don't stress.


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



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

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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 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline ademas

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006, 09:20:40 AM »
Mine were at 79 when diagnosed, and they stayed below 200 for the first 2 or 3 years.
Then they took off.
My last labs were in March, and I was over 600 for the first time.
You'll get there soon, I bet.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2006, 09:22:17 AM by ademas »

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2006, 09:21:34 AM »
Hi Jerry, I think you'll see 200 soon ;D   I'm at 121 and I can't wait to be at 200 so I can stop  taking Mepron - YUCK!!

Offline Terry

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2006, 11:31:30 AM »

Hi Jerry,

The numbers thing confuses me.   :(  My numbers have always been good. Between 700/1100

Last week my quarterly results were 932. I've never had a detectable viral load.  ::)

However this virus has played havoc on my body. Iíve been hospitalized three times in the past few years. The Medications that I take are Hell on my body and yet some people take the same medications that I do and have no trouble at all. Go figure.

But then again, Iíve been HIV+ since 1982 and on medications non-stop for 14 years.

Terry

Offline Christine

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2006, 11:40:36 AM »
Mine are 17, vl around 20,000. I have been under 200 for close to 12 years, lowest being 5.
Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline randym431

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2006, 11:43:57 AM »
Hi Jerry
I was at 83 last Sept 05, now at 483. But my % seems stuck. Its right at 13% always.
But your VL is undetectable...! Thats what we love to see. Thats the ball game.

jerry

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2006, 01:23:54 PM »
OK this is why my CD4 count was so low and at 1. I had to be hospitalized for seven days. I also nearly died on the way to the hospital. I took a leap of faith and opened the car door and was going to jump out going at 80mph. I had to be strapped down to the bed because I didn't know anyone there, my family were all there but I had no idea who they were. After that experience I woke up two days later. I was in an isolation room. My nurse that I had was new and was afraid to stick me for a IV because I was HIV+.

So my first 4 months were like living in hell, I went from 185lbs to 125lbs.

I can say today I feel great and finally I am getting my weight back on I'm 170lbs at the present.

Offline franfrog

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2006, 01:28:34 PM »
Good for you Jerry.  I was at 52 when I was diagnosed in July of last year.  I spent 1 whole month in the hospital and thank god loved all my doctors and nurses.  My cd-4 is now up to 459 and vl undetectable.  You will get there with those numbers.  Good luck! ;)
Fran
7/05 diagnosis cd4- 52 vl -?
08/05 cd4-299 vl-1900
10/05 cd4-249 vl-349
12/05 cd4-349 vl-52
03/06 cd4-454 vl-<50
06/06 cd4-508 vl-<50

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2006, 02:01:22 PM »
Jerry, hmm, good post here.  I was diagnosed in the hospital with a CD4 at 21, and VL over a million.  I was quarantined and tested for TB.  Waking up and seeing all these masked people (including my mother) had to be the scariest thing in my life.  The thing that maybe kept me off the edge was the fact that my brain was so eaten up by dementia, it didn't register.  My mind was a constant LSD trip that only recently I am getting back.  Every Deja Vu brings me to the brink of tears.  That part of my life I will never get back.

My last labs I was at 188.  I am waiting for my recent ones today.  My doc told me that some people never get over 200 once they get to where ours were.  A quality of life is still available.

Bless all of us.


Offline Van Pelt

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2006, 06:22:14 PM »
Four years ago, I was diagnosed at 50....Two years ago, they went up to 200...never past that...
At present, they are 90...
I've pretty much excepted that i may never get over 200....

Offline Londonguy

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2006, 06:30:54 PM »
I'm at 188 at the minute, but my % is 20 so I don't know what to think really.  There are people here with CD4 counts over 400 who have lower % than that.  ???

Offline jack

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2006, 06:32:01 PM »
i was at 220 last lab down from 300 the past 12 months. Loser.

Offline getbusyliving

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2006, 07:43:36 PM »
Jerry:

Love to hear a story like yours, with such a dramatic rebound.  Feels good doesn't it?  I was diagnosed at CD4 26, VL 30,000 12/03/04.  Last check I was at CD4 164  VL has been simply undetectable since 06/05.  I feel great have never been sick and am living a great life.  Working ahrd, playing hard and not thinking about HIV. 

Getbusyliving
I decided it was either time to get busy living or get busy dying.

120304 diagnosed cd4 26 vl 30,000.
012305 started meds - Reyataz, Norvir, Truvada
06xx05 simply undetectable
07xx06 cd4 202 vl 94
0507 cd4 198 vl undetectable
today - feeling strong

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2006, 08:27:57 PM »

So my first 4 months were like living in hell, I went from 185lbs to 125lbs.

I can say today I feel great and finally I am getting my weight back on I'm 170lbs at the present.


I can understand that completely Jerry. I had lost 30 pounds. Went from 170, down to 140 pounds over a 10 month period. Believe me, I understand the weight loss, and what it does to ones self. I looked like hell. It's great that you have the weight back on again.

 I managed to get up to 183 pounds, and with better diet, am now at at sustained 173 pounds. Still a little heavy, but I am satisfied, even carrying a little extra weight.


PS... You don't have any more desire to jump out of moving vehicles do ya? Got to watch that , can give you hell of a road rash.  Hang in there !!

Ray
« Last Edit: June 12, 2006, 08:31:45 PM by J.R.E. »
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 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Oscar

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2006, 08:32:03 PM »
The lowest my t cell count was 5 in March 2003 with a VL 0ver 750,000. I almost died on March 8.2003.
Today my VL is undectable & t cells are @ 438.

jerry

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2006, 08:49:22 PM »
I guess I have everyone beat on this one with a CD4 count of 1. This disease almost got my ass but I am beating it everyday. I'm not going to let this virus get to me.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2006, 11:31:05 PM »
I'm not going to let this virus get to me.

glad to hear that great fightin' spirit ... i had 42 cd4 10 months ago and i thought there's no way i'll survive this. i began thinking about what kind of funeral i wanted and how i wanted my older brother to have all my things and money. i'm now at 419 (18%)

GOOD LUCK!!

Offline cubbybear

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2006, 02:13:03 AM »
I was at a CD4 of 35 last september (Plus PCP, Pancytopenia and some other crap).  Been on meds for 8 months, now they're 197 as of almost 3 months ago.  Hoping they are well over 200 at next bloodwork in a couple weeks.  Haven't felt as fit/healthy as I do now, in years.  Been undetectable since the first month or so on meds.
There's a bear in there!
Positive since 2000
Diagnosed 17/9/2005 CD4 35 VL 293,000
Meds 23/9/2005 Sustiva/Truvada
Currently CD4 232 VL Undetectable

Offline CD4_123

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2006, 06:20:50 AM »
Hello!jerry

My CD4=20T cell when started meds on june 2005 and june 2006 count 123T cell.I haven't met any OIs ;D

Offline Etay1207

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2009, 07:17:42 PM »
t-cells: 71    viral load: 500,000.  cd4%: 10  Never felt better!
POZ since 1999
1/07 tcells: 530 vl: 72,922 7/07 tcells: 542 vl: 26,577
9/08 tcells: 339 vl: 56,120  7/09 tcells: 267 vl: 663,160
11/09 tcells: 71 vl: 498,670 2/10 tcells: 52 vl: 322,000
 no meds and feeling great!

Offline WillyWump

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2009, 10:42:20 PM »
I guess I have everyone beat on this one with a CD4 count of 1. This disease almost got my ass but I am beating it everyday. I'm not going to let this virus get to me.

CD4 of 1, That's amazing! You've done so well!! Congrats keep it up. BTW, I heard of a guy that had 3 CD4's and he named them Larry , Moe and Curly. Cute.

-Will
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 WillyWump

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Re: The under 200 CD4 count!
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2009, 10:43:31 PM »
WTF? this thread is 3 years old?

Nevermind.
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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