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Author Topic: Here I am... with my first blood results and my smile  (Read 4509 times)

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Offline billy

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Here I am... with my first blood results and my smile
« on: July 05, 2007, 12:00:18 PM »
First of all I want to thank my family, my friends, this great community and myself for having back my smile  :)
Maybe it's not already the same as before... but at least I smile more often... I don't think that much about my virus
and I am back in life.

Well, today I got my first results:
CD4+ 523
VL 210.000

Doc said it's ok and I don't have to start treatment. I think my CD4+ is good but isn't the VL a little bit high?
I mean I read that you guys have just <50,000 or even much less. I also asked about my percentage... he said as long my CD4+ are as good as now I don't have to care about the share.

What do you think?
Thank you in any case

09/07: VL 2.200.000
12/07: Kaletra-Kivexa
01/08: T4 720 VL<50
04/08: T4 1.350 VL<50
09/08: T4 1.465 VL<50
02/09: T4 1.230 VL<50
07/09: T4 1.150 VL<50
12/09: T4 1.110 VL<50
06/10: T4 1.600 VL<50
11/10: T4 1.390 VL<50
05/11: T4 700 VL<50
07/11: T4 1.035 VL<50
02/12: T4 1.010 VL<50
06/12: T4 965 VL<50
11/12: T4 850 VL<50
04/13: T4 1220 VL<50
09/13: T4 1100 VL<50
02/14: T4 1120 VL<50
06/16: T4 1050 VL<50
12/16: T4 1520 VL<50

Offline thunter34

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Re: Here I am... with my first blood results and my smile
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 12:02:52 PM »
It's not the lowest VL around, but it can go much, much higher.  Trust me on that one.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Here I am... with my first blood results and my smile
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007, 01:29:29 PM »
Hey Billy,

Your  CD4 is still looking good. If memory serves, you just seroconverted a few months ago, right?

That being the case. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see that viral load drop on its own within the next six months.

Hang in there. I'm glad you're smiling again!  ;D


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

Offline milker

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Re: Here I am... with my first blood results and my smile
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007, 01:40:08 PM »
Hi Billy,

great to know that you got your smile back ! You can keep smiling, your numbers are good :)

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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Offline dtwpuck

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Re: Here I am... with my first blood results and my smile
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 10:03:03 PM »
Hooray for the good news, Billy.  Even better that life is looking up for you.

Floating through the void in the caress of two giant pink lobsters named Esmerelda and Keith.

Offline RICKY77531

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Re: Here I am... with my first blood results and my smile
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 10:28:47 PM »
nice results..... :D
06/2007   CD4 266  Vl 62000
06/2007   CD4 200  Vl 13495
07/2007   ATRIPLA
09/2007   CD4 323  VL Undetectable
11/2007   CD4 428  VL Undetectable
01/2008   CD4 357  VL Undetectable
04/2008   CD4 357  VL UNDETECTABLE
08/2008   CD4 402  VL UNDETECTABLE
11/2008   CD4 421  79 DETECTABLE..
2/2009     CD4 450  VL UNDETECTABLE

Offline xyahka

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Re: Here I am... with my first blood results and my smile
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2007, 01:24:21 AM »
congrats!! :)
13/03/07 1er diagnóstico /Peso: 79kg
19/04/07 CD4: 494 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 80kg
19/07/07 CD4: 659 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79.5kg
06/03/08 CD4: 573 (después de meses muy deprimido) /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79kg
17/09/08 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 84Kg
06/02/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 85Kg /HCV: Neg /HBV: Neg.
07/03/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg / Gym 3días/semana y Natación 2días/semana.
12/05/09 CD4: 470 /Cviral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg.
08/07/09 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 77Kg.
09/12/09 CD4: 510 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg. No medicinas aún
10/01/10 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
15/05/10 CD4: 320 /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
01/02/11 CD4: 291 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
05/05/11 CD4: 366 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
27/07/11 CD4: 255 /CViral: 138000 /Peso: 78kg.

Disfrutando y aceptando una nueva vida...

Offline Robert

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Re: Here I am... with my first blood results and my smile
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2007, 02:04:37 AM »
....What do you think?


I think you're doing great.  That smile is going to take you a long way.  Yeah, your viral load might be high but like thunter says, it can be a lot higher.  You will find for the first few months following your diagnosis your numbers will jump up and down, up and down.  Not to worry.

As long as you have your smile, you'll find that HIV is no big deal.  It's what you make it.


Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Here I am... with my first blood results and my smile
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2007, 10:11:19 AM »
Billy, I agree with Mark. If you're fairly recently newly positive, your VL will almost certainly drop significantly before long.

And your CD4s are in good shape.

And your doctor is watching.

So it's a good Monday for you as far as I can tell.

Andy Velez

Offline zeb

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Re: Here I am... with my first blood results and my smile
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2007, 03:01:22 PM »
Hi Billy (Wilhelm!?  ;D)

That sounds good!
Hals und Beinbruch!

Take care,


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