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Author Topic: ...am I just lucky?  (Read 2506 times)

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Offline rolf1

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...am I just lucky?
« on: March 12, 2008, 10:02:24 AM »
my last CD4 was 165 (12%) and VL was 157.000 when i started meds (Lamivir, Viread, Stocrin) on the 10th of Dec. '07.

after a new doc appointment early this week yesterday my results came back:

my VL is undetectable and my CD4 count went up to 472 (25.4%) in only 3 month meds.
my general bloodwork is fine and liver and kidney functions are also ok.

my doc was shaking his head, as he said, he never had a patient in his carreer as HIV specialist who responded so well to the meds in so short time.

...am I just lucky??

Offline aztecan

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Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 10:27:05 AM »
Hey Rolf,

You betcha! You are certainly one lucky fellow!  ;D

That turnaround is definitely something to be very happy about.

The God/dess is smiling on you.


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Offline BT65

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Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 12:07:55 PM »
Just be happy!  Yay!
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Offline franfrog

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Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008, 01:34:04 PM »
Well I went from a cd4 of 52 and PCP which landed me in the hospital for a month to 3 weeks later after starting meds to a cd4 of like 399 and vl of like 1900.  I got the same reaction.  ;)
Good for you!
7/05 diagnosis cd4- 52 vl -?
08/05 cd4-299 vl-1900
10/05 cd4-249 vl-349
12/05 cd4-349 vl-52
03/06 cd4-454 vl-<50
06/06 cd4-508 vl-<50

Offline Texan38

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Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 02:09:04 PM »
Wow, whata jump! Congrats!!
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Offline wetsand

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Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 11:38:02 AM »
I think (and thank) that the meds are getting better.  The test results on the day I started viramune and truvada were 37 and 750,000.  4 weeks later they were 300 and 5000.  6 weeks in, on my last visit they were 279 and 1000.  My Docs make it sound like a chronic illness, but we all know better.  I am grateful for the scientists but even more for the many sufferers of this shit that went thru so many spiritual and medical trials, especially in the early days, and the mountains of information learned from their lives and in too many cases, their deaths.  I'm new to all this so sorry for the simplifications.  I don't chime in much but have read many posts in the last few weeks, and I know that many of you have dealt with very tough circumstances in your own battles and those of your lovers.  This disease is mean like a devil, but worse for me is the stigma and ignorance out there that isolates those with a virus in the system. 


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Re: ...am I just lucky?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008, 08:43:34 AM »
your results are very encouraging rolf, u are indeed lucky. any side effects?


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