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Author Topic: CD4 counts and viral load  (Read 1101 times)

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Offline roscoe

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CD4 counts and viral load
« on: February 07, 2007, 01:48:15 AM »
Can anyone offer any insight or comments, please? I went to see my Dr today. I found out that my CD4 count is at 396 and my viral load is at 310. Keep in mind that these were taken before I started taking Atripla (Dec. 30). I understand that 310 is at the 'low' end of the scale, and we are trying to get it down to undetectable. My CD4 is also on the 'low' end, but these we want higher. 500 or 1500 is where I want to be. My Dr is continuing me on Atripla, and my next counts will show if it is working for me. I am not really sure how to feel about this.  ???   Any comment will be helpful. Thanks, Roscoe.

Offline budndallastx

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Re: CD4 counts and viral load
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007, 06:22:20 AM »
What were your counts before you started meds ?
Meds since: 11/20/2006
Sustiva / Truvada
12/08/2008 VL:<48 CD4 622 (38%)   
9/8/2008 VL:<48 CD4 573 (30%)
5/2008 VL:<48 CD4 464 (30%)
1/2008  VL: <50  CD4 425(28%)
9/2007   VL: <50  CD4 465 (27%)
6/2007   VL: <50   CD4 443 (26%)
3/2007  VL: <50   CD4 385 (25%)
12/2006 - VL: <50   CD4: 384 (25%)
11/2006 - VL:  22K  CD4: 208 (18%)

Offline roscoe

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Re: CD4 counts and viral load
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007, 09:58:09 AM »
Those were my counts before taking meds. Sorry I thought I had made that clear. My next counts will be in 2 months, those will be with the meds. Thanks, Roscoe.

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Re: CD4 counts and viral load
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007, 10:12:20 AM »
Hey Roscoe,

Since those were your numbers prior to starting meds, I would be willing to wager your next labs will show improvement.

I say this because you started when you still had a pretty intact immune system, based on your CD4s.

It has been my experience people who begin treatment earlier, before they are seriously immunocompromised, usually do well and show very good results from the meds.

So, although everyone is different and results can be just as individual, I think you will be pleased by the next set of numbers.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

 


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