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Author Topic: HELP ME??? UNDERSTAND  (Read 1312 times)

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Offline dhivpol

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« on: April 20, 2009, 03:01:02 AM »
Newly poz, skin infections (MRSA), upper resp. infections (flu), last blood work 3 months ago 40000VL and 480 CD4, new blood work less than one month ago VL 9600 and VL 486...NOT ON MEDS. Is this correct or wrong? Scared here, sores on body been tested for Sypilus but neg. Help!
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Offline freaky_dream

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 12:12:26 PM »
That appears to be fine. Did you manage to get your cd4 percentage per chance?

Offline hereinny

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 06:41:41 AM »
Buddy,  I am also newly diagnosed.  In fact, only about 7 weeks.  I got my first set of numbers and got my socks knocked off because my Tcell count was so low and VL so high.  Try to find a doctor who can set your mind at ease a little bit.  If you look up what happens with your Tcells you will see that they can vary ALOT over the course of just one day.  In addition if you have something else going on such as a cold, allergies, flu, etc. they can also go way down. 
Another thing to consider is when you were infected.  Try to read up on most of this stuff and you'll get a clearer idea of how it works.
Any chance that whats going on with your skin is from stress?
Look at the post i put up (low tcells / high viral load.....whats up),  I got alot of helpful information with that post. 

Offline Imnew2this

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 08:35:37 PM »
I think that is okay also.  You didn't mention when you seroconverted, but it is common, if not universal, for you to have a dramatic, incredibly high viral load right after seroconversion.  Sometimes the VL is even up in the millions, but after seroconversion illness is over, will fall quite rapidly as your body "gets a handle" on the virus. 

As for the skin issues and URI's, they are extremely common, and becoming more so, in the general population, but a higher incidence in HIV infected persons. 

If I've learned anything about being HIV+, it is this: 1) it's not one set up numbers that you worry about, it's the trend, 2) Just BREATHE.   ::)


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