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Author Topic: CD4 decrease; CD4% increase  (Read 427 times)

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Offline Cojo

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CD4 decrease; CD4% increase
« on: August 12, 2021, 02:51:47 pm »
Hi folks - it's been a while!

Something odd is happening with my numbers...

My CD4 is going down, but the cd4% keeps increasing

Jan 2019  CD4 235 (DROP FROM 400)   CD4% 23
April 2020 CD4 285                              CD4% 24
Jan  2021  CD4 302                              CD4% 25
Aug 2021  CD4 260                               CD4% 28

I am puzzled ...should I be concerned?
May 2011 - Tested Positive
June 2011 - CD4 330   16%   VL182,000 no resistance
Oct 6, 2011 - CD4 300  20%  VL 60,000
Oct 7, 2011 - start Truvada / Isentress
Nov 29, 2011 CD4 280 26% VL 54
Feb 7 2012 CD4 260 25% UD!
Mar 20 2012 CD4 400 28%
June 2012 CD4 330 26% UD
Sept 2012 CD4 450 32% UD
Dec 2012 CD4 310 28% UD
May 2013 CD4 500 32% UD
Oct 2013 CD4 460 33% UD
May 2014 CD4 360 33% UD
Aug 2014 swap out Isentress for Tivicay
Oct 2014 CD4 320 33% UD
Feb 2015 CD4 420 30% UD
Jul 2015 CD4 480 32% VL51 !!
Sep 2015 UD
Feb 2016 CD4 460 35% UD
Aug 2016 CD4 378 33% UD

Offline Ptrk3

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Re: CD4 decrease; CD4% increase
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2021, 05:59:52 pm »
I'm not a health care provider, of course, but I would expect that many who are would
not suggest to you that you should be: your numbers are stable above 200, and your percentages are steady above 20 and trending up.
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Offline Tonny2

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Re: CD4 decrease; CD4% increase
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2021, 09:59:54 pm »




       ojo.       Hi como, all I can tell you is that I prefer an increase of cd4% than changes in the cd4 absolute…you are on your way to a better recovery…good luck

Offline Almost2late

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Re: CD4 decrease; CD4% increase
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2021, 05:30:10 am »
Your cd4 percentage appears to be climbing, while your cd4 absolute is relatively the same. I'd be happy about that percentage, and wouldn't really worry. To be sure though, I'd ask the doc what's up with that.
Diagnosed - Feb.2014 Cd4 13, at 2.8%
Recent - Sept 2021 Cd4 284 at 17.8%

Offline Cojo

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Re: CD4 decrease; CD4% increase
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2021, 10:54:18 pm »
Thanks for the replies folks. One would think that after 10 years of living with this virus, my anxiety levels around lab results would taper.....
May 2011 - Tested Positive
June 2011 - CD4 330   16%   VL182,000 no resistance
Oct 6, 2011 - CD4 300  20%  VL 60,000
Oct 7, 2011 - start Truvada / Isentress
Nov 29, 2011 CD4 280 26% VL 54
Feb 7 2012 CD4 260 25% UD!
Mar 20 2012 CD4 400 28%
June 2012 CD4 330 26% UD
Sept 2012 CD4 450 32% UD
Dec 2012 CD4 310 28% UD
May 2013 CD4 500 32% UD
Oct 2013 CD4 460 33% UD
May 2014 CD4 360 33% UD
Aug 2014 swap out Isentress for Tivicay
Oct 2014 CD4 320 33% UD
Feb 2015 CD4 420 30% UD
Jul 2015 CD4 480 32% VL51 !!
Sep 2015 UD
Feb 2016 CD4 460 35% UD
Aug 2016 CD4 378 33% UD

 


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