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Author Topic: Trial meds and numbers and stuff  (Read 1539 times)

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Offline audioholic

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Trial meds and numbers and stuff
« on: March 22, 2008, 04:32:10 PM »
First off, im in a trial for a new version of Viramune, coupled with Truvada. Because im on this trial and its free meds and doc visits its like 2 times a month for the first bit then once a month, then every 3, then every 6. It is supposed to last 2 3/4 years. I just entered the once a month stage. Also the trial sends only my vl test to a lab in england so it takes a while for them to get back. . thats why theres the ??

My last visits have been good, i have more energy and obviously a stronger immune system now that i am on these pills. The last time i went my cd4 went down and i thought that was bad  but my percentage (which i just started asking about btw) went up? whats up with that. . . did my number just get better or worse??   

and is being on a trial better or should i buy pills. . . coz i have really good insurance so if i can get better drugs if i buy them instead of this trial my doc wants me in i would totally do that. . . .


4/07-  vl:28,918  cd4:418
7/07-  vl:38,710 cd4:354
10/07-  vl:21,320 cd4:278
baseline started meds 1/08 vl:25,589 cd4:247
2/08 vl:410 cd4:320
2/08 vl:380  cd4:374
3/08 vl:310  cd4:419   23%
3/08 vl:240  cd4:384   27%
4/08 vl:119  cd4:383   23%

Offline BT65

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Re: Trial meds and numbers and stuff
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008, 08:03:31 PM »
Audio, if your percentage went up, that means your body is handling this situation (HIV+ et al) extremely well.  I'm glad you're feeling good also.  As to whether or not to buy the meds or continue with the study, I really don't have advice.  It's your decision.  Stay well.
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