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Offline FMB

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Good News To Share...
« on: November 16, 2007, 02:19:32 AM »
Hey everyone,

You may have read my post a couple months ago called My Story/First Numbers, I was shocked because my first bloodwork was CD4 260 / VL 80,000 which I thought was low for a first test, my doctor told me they were not concerned as it was so soon after turning poz. He did give me a couple pneumovax vaccine injections, they were rough! I had a hard muscle bump at the injection site that was really warm and a fever the next night because obviously my body was a little busy making antibodies before these pneumovax guys showed up...I really like my doctor and know that he had my best interests in mind for this though.

So now onto the good news today, a month after my first bloodwork, I went to the doc to receive the second bloodwork. I have to admit I was nervous because I wasn't sure if this bounceback thing was gonna happen. He then showed me the results: CD4 670 / VL 3100! I was very happy, probably the happiest day for me in awhile. :)  He also did a genotype/phenotype test and it came back as WildType with no resistance or mutations to antiretrovirals.

I take daily supplements from GNC of MegaMenMultivitamins, Triflex, & Omega3-6-9. One thing I added to my daily regimen is the mineral supplement Selenium. Research has shown that taking 200mcg per day naturally boosts CD4 cell production . The bottle is like $7.99 at GNC, even cheaper at other places. Look up the research and go get some!!!

Thanks for all your support on my last post, I will keep you updated
Aug'07 Seroconversion
Sep'07 Tested Poz
Oct'07 First Bloodwork: CD4 260 / VL 80,000 ???
Nov'07 Second Bloodwork: CD4 670 / VL 3,100 ;D

Offline keyite

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Re: Good News To Share...
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 02:49:36 PM »
That's fantastic, congratulations!  :D

Goes to show you really cannot rely too much on the numbers in the period immediately after seroconversion...

Offline xyahka

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Re: Good News To Share...
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2007, 09:16:35 PM »
Glad to hear the good news :) congrats!!!

Juan Carlos
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 anniebc

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Re: Good News To Share...
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 02:47:22 AM »

Good new is always welcome round here..well done, whatever it is you are doing it's working, so keep up the good work.

Jan :-*
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Offline next2u

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Re: Good News To Share...
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007, 12:16:49 PM »
selenium ehh? i may have to look into that one. like you and & keyite, i'm not on meds yet. i haven't been back to the gym since finding out, but i think ill go today. those numbers are great, they give me something to look forward to. also, did you get a flu shot or other vaccinations? i am going to start getting the hep vaccines soon. hey take care and congrats once again.
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5
sept14 cd4 990; vl ud; cd4% *
jun15 cd4 1152; vl ud; cd4% *
oct15 cd4 583; vl 146; cd4% 42
mar16 cd4 860

Offline jordan

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Re: Good News To Share...
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2007, 02:56:30 PM »
congratulations on your numbers  :)

it's always a great feeling to see numbers move in the right direction and that what you're doing is making a difference.


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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Good News To Share...
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2007, 01:48:43 PM »
Congrats on that happy turnaround in your numbers. Even though what it's kind of expected early on after a new infection, there's nothing like getting proof.

It sounds like you're taking good care of yourself with supplements and all as well.

Way to go!

Andy Velez


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