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Offline Sky

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Latest labs
« on: February 07, 2007, 05:13:57 PM »
So this came as a total surprise to me.  I've been poz 4 years, no meds.  My CD4 has always been between 500 - 800 with a VL between 22000 - 35000, %35+.  Today my CD4 was 583 with a VL of 735 and a % of 43....now how the hell did my VL take such a substantial drop with no meds?

Charlie
Poz since 2003.

Offline Ihavehope

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007, 05:17:07 PM »
AMAZING numbers. I am so happy for you. Congrats.
Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline Regretsafew

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007, 05:25:31 PM »
hey  awesome numbers!   what ever you are doing... keep it up!!

Joey

Offline Sky

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007, 05:27:25 PM »
Power of positive thinking is the biggest thing I think.
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Offline Boo Radley

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2007, 05:33:42 PM »
"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth."

I have no idea what that really means but with results like yours I'd be dancing in the streets!  Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Do you do anything regularly like exercise, yoga, meditation, primal screaming, etc. or take vitamins and minerals or drink green tea or take colloidal silver (joke!) or anything that might help account for your great numbers?  I'd like to send you immediately to the NIH to be studied gene by gene, molecule by molecule, to find out what the secret of your success is!

Anyway, excuse the rant and congratulations once again!

Boo

P.S.  I see you've listed positive thinking as a candidate so I will immediately increase my positive thoughts by 100% and adjust up or down accordingly.
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Offline Ihavehope

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2007, 05:37:06 PM »
I really do think positive thinking and less stress can improve your CD4 counts. When I told my sister I was positive she turned pale and got severely ill just because she is a worrier by nature and stayed sick for two weeks. When I told her things were going well she felt better. lol.
Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline poet

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2007, 06:39:30 PM »
Congratulations on those numbers! Best, Win
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Offline Longislander

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2007, 07:01:44 PM »
AWESOME!! I'm totally jealous. Please make a list of every single thing you're doing, eating, etc, every minute of every day, please?!?!!?! ;D
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Optimistic

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2007, 07:12:20 PM »
great numbers (doing the happy dance for ya)....keep it up.  ;D :D

Justin
12/06 (Atripla): cd4 - 260; cd% - 33%; vl - 169
1/07 (Atripla): cd4 - 267; cd% - 38.1%; vl - 132
4/07 (Atripla): cd4 - 373; cd% - 33.9%; vl - <50
7/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 287; cd% - 35.8%; vl - <50
9/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 356; cd% - 39.5%; vl - <50
12/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 517

Offline Blixer

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2007, 07:14:48 PM »
Great numbers!  I'm sure you are ready for a celebration!!  And you deserve to celebrate over such news as that!
David
Diagnosed 1/9/06
8/27/2007 CD4 598, 29%, VL 58 (72 wks)
11/19/2007 CD4 609, 30%, VL < 50 (84 wks)
2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
10/20/2008 CD4 680, 28%, VL <50 (132 wks)
Changed to Atripla in 2012
1/14/2013 CD4 855, 35%, VL <40

Offline stratosphere

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2007, 07:21:48 PM »
Those are great numbers,  im glad to hear you are doing well and doing so without being on meds.  Keep up the good work and the positive mental attitude. 

Best wishes   8)
1/05   CD4 305  VL  ?        34%
2/05   CD4 310  VL  ?        35%
7/05   CD4 277  VL  <50    43%
11/05 CD4 516  VL  <50    46%
2/06   CD4 640  VL  <50    46%
6/06   CD4 578  VL  <50    46%
10/06 CD4 491  VL  <50    50%
3/07   CD4 674  VL  <50    50%
7/07   CD4 516  VL  <50    43%
11/07 CD4 635  VL  <50    44%
3/08   CD4 584  VL  <50    48%
7/08   CD4 510  VL  <50    49%
11/08 CD4 580  VL  <50    49%
2/09   CD4 661  VL  <50    50%

Offline Teresa

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2007, 07:39:27 PM »
Great numbers! Way To Go!
                 
Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline Life

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2007, 09:47:29 PM »
Your Virus is threatened by your impending Nursing degree me thinks?  ;D

Charlie,  That is so fucking vantastic...  Maybe its your study habits that are supressing the vl?  You tell me Nurse Ratchet!

Love,

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Offline Sky

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2007, 11:57:38 PM »
Thank you all for your kind words.  I really don't have a clue what I'm doing other than my outlook on the situation.  I have high blood pressure which I take meds for, I did quit smoking and have gained *cough* 34 pounds in the last six months (which I definitely needed), not to mention I work in a hospital with sick people...so who knows  :D

 :D :D Eric, that pic is how so many of them look  :D :D
Poz since 2003.

Offline Life

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2007, 12:00:46 AM »
Yikes!  ;D

Offline rick21007

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Re: Latest labs
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2007, 12:18:39 AM »
So this came as a total surprise to me.  I've been poz 4 years, no meds.  My CD4 has always been between 500 - 800 with a VL between 22000 - 35000, %35+.  Today my CD4 was 583 with a VL of 735 and a % of 43....now how the hell did my VL take such a substantial drop with no meds?

Charlie

Hey Charlie--thanks for posting.  You give someone like me hope.  I am newly diagnosed and not looking to be on meds for the foreseeable future (touch wood.)  Way to go!

I heard a very similar story about a guy who worked as a nurses aide on a surgical floor.
He was hiv poz too.  Apparently unbeknownst to him at the time, one of his patients that he had to give enemas to was actually the hiv fairy godmother---(who is actually thought to be a drag queen.)  Anyway a few weeks later when he had his labs drawn the same thing happened as with you.  I heard this happened in FL too.  Thought it was just one of those urban legends you hear about, but who knows. ;D

Anyway, congratulations!!   Rick

 


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