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Author Topic: update  (Read 1010 times)

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Offline Nick Herman

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« on: April 01, 2009, 05:45:14 PM »
Hi everyone,

I always like to give an update of my progression so I can listen to everyone opinion. 

12/24/08 620 (33%) vl 3280 no meds
3/31/09   544 (25%) vl1 1790 no meds

Please tell me if I am getting worse or better or anything at all?

thanks  :)
5/1/08 Random HIV test, ...  HIV +
5/23/08 CD4 is 569 and 31.6%, vl? no meds
8/14/08 Cd4 629 (33%) vl 3280 no meds
12/1/08 (world aids day) cd4 620 vl no meds
12/24/08 620 (33%) vl 3280 no meds
3/31/09  544 (25%) vl 1790 no meds
8/17/09  519 ( ) vl 10000 no meds
10/27/09  hospitiliazed for meningitis
11/15/09  released from hospital
2/4/10  494 (27%) vl 2300 no meds
6/2/10  460 (25%) vl 18000 no meds
7/29/10  515 (30%) vl 4000  no meds
10/1/10  400(25%)    vl 9000 no meds
12/1/10  506(20%)    vl 9000 no meds
12/17/10 started 3 sustiva & 1 truveda a day
1/3/11 507 (32%) vl 76
1/14/11 started atripla
3/30/11 265 (?%) vl < 20
6/8/11 367 (29%) vl undetec
11/8/11 704 (30%) vl < 20
04/20/12 671 (33%) vl < 20
08/06/12 524 (34%) vl undetc

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: update
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 08:22:37 AM »
Nick -- it's almost impossible to tell from only 2 test results, given how variable the results can be from these two tests.  For instance, your CD4s could have shown those 2 results on the same day if you had drawn blood in the morning and afternoon -- that's how variable the results can be.  The variation on viral load numbers can be much greater, which is why folks measure them in logs (a 1 log change means something -- anything less is just noise).

Bottom line, you need to look at trends over time, which will mean 3 or 4 points in time.

Your VL is great, and you've got a very healthy level of CD4s.  Consider yourself one of the lucky ones!


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