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Offline otherplaces

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Feeling pretty good about this crap.
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:37:29 PM »


I guess I just wanted to share because I got the news today.  I thought about posting this in 'living with', but then I figured it might be better for the people who are newly diagnosed to see this.

I started meds 6 months ago with a CD4 of 316/23%.  I just got my latest CD4 count: 573/38%.  Up over 100 from 3 months ago.  I was undetectable as of 3 months ago.  I'm on Atripla.

Yeah, it's a hard road, but this stuff works and I'm elated.  Hang in there.  I swear it gets easier.

Being in "normal range" I intend to have a sushi dinner with my friend tomorrow.   ;D

love,
brian

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Re: Feeling pretty good about this crap.
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2007, 01:07:39 AM »

Thanks for that bit of information Brian, Im not yet on meds but could be by years end, this damn virus has been on my mind every minute of every day, you just can't excape it.  I hope I have as good a result when I start on the meds, and I hope with little side effects, good for you. Stay in touch, info like this is good for all us new comers who worry about the future every waking monent.

Thanks again
Garret

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Re: Feeling pretty good about this crap.
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007, 10:35:25 AM »
That's great news Brian.  Congrats.  I have to echo what Fosbery said.   Definitely keep us updated.  The meds thing is quite scary.
28.02.07 -- Diagnosis
28.03.07 -- CD4 620 / VL 27,600
21.06.07 -- CD4 570 / VL 12,900
04.10.07 -- CD4 367 / 26.8% / VL 11,604
11.10.07 -- CD4 510 / 29.9% / VL 7,734
31.01.08 -- CD4 453 / 24.9% / VL 27,700 (Symptomatic)
21.02.08 -- CD4 395 / 27.4% / VL 27,000
02.04.08 -- Start Efavirenz + Truvada
15.05.08 -- CD4 509 / 32% / VL 78
12.06.08 -- CD4 557 / 28.6% / VL >50
11.09.08 -- CD4 744 / 35.3% / VL >50
27.11.08 -- CD4 798 / 35.5% / VL >50
19.02.09 -- CD4 726 / 36% / VL >50
21.05.09 -- CD4 654 / 43.6% / VL >50
02.07.09 -- CD4 558 / 39.8% / VL >50
02.07.09 -- Side effects on 1st combination. Switch to Atazanavir + Ritonavir + Truvada
13.08.09 -- CD4 686 / 40% / VL >50
10.12.09 -- CD4 901 / 37% / VL >50
04.03.10 -- CD4 704 / 35.4 / VL >50
20.05.10 -- Next results

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Re: Feeling pretty good about this crap.
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2007, 11:33:10 PM »
Thanks Ldn and Fosbery,

The med thing scared the crap out of me too.  I know it's different for everyone, and who knows what the long term side effects might be...BUT the side effects were minimal for me from Atripla and at this point are pretty much non-existent.  It's definitely not all doom and gloom...don't forget that!

much love,
brian


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Re: Feeling pretty good about this crap.
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2007, 11:48:05 PM »
Great news !!! :)

i'd go for a juicy steak instead of sushi but that's just me :D
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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