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Offline Teresa

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Hubbys New Labs
« on: August 10, 2006, 03:41:49 PM »
Hubby got his new labs from 7/31

CD4:   198   6/28 was  203   5/11 was 85

CD4%  20.8   6/28 was  18   5/11  was 8.6

VL:  <75    6/28  was  125   5/11 was  284,678

HIV VL Log Copies: 1.9   6/28   2.1

CD4/CD8 Ratio:  .38    6/28   .29

Was hoping his CD4s would be alot higher but since his % went up not too worried.

Since his VL is <75 does that mean hes undetectable?

And can someone explain to me in terms that I can understand exactally what Log copies and the CD4/CD8 Ratio means?

Do you think hes doing ok?


Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)

Offline Moffie65

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Re: Hubbys New Labs
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006, 04:28:04 PM »

This is the reason you need us old farts around here.  :)

Was hoping his CD4s would be alot higher

Girlfriend, let me tell you about slooooooooooooow CD4 climb.  I tested in 1994, 11 years after diagnosis, with CD4 of 20.  It was not until 2000, that I finally got above 200, and then the ever slow climb to 350, then 400, and the last reading was 692.  Will wonders never cease?

Please look at these numbers as being fantastic!  He will also start to get more healthy by the month, and soon he will start to get some strength back and start moving at a normal pace.  That is to say, if he wasn't a couch potato before, he will be able to acheive "normal" again, it is just important for both of you to remember this might take a while. 

Congratulations on the really good numbers.

In Love and Support.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline Teresa

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Re: Hubbys New Labs
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006, 07:40:03 PM »
Thanks Tim.. :-*

Feeling more at ease now!

Big hugs
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)

Offline HIVworker

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Re: Hubbys New Labs
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006, 07:44:05 PM »
Tim is bang on the money as usual!

Also Tim, your CD4s are in the 600s? YOU ROCK!

NB. Any advice about HIV is given in addition to your own medical advice and not intended to replace it. You should never make clinical decisions based on what anyone says on the internet but rather check with your ID doctor first. Discussions from the internet are just that - Discussions. They may give you food for thought, but they should not direct you to do anything but fuel discussion.

Offline Eldon

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Re: Hubbys New Labs
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006, 07:51:20 PM »
Hello Teresa, it is Eldon. Your Hubby's numbers look great, especially the CD4 percentage has gone up. Keep him on a healthy diet, drink plenty of fluids, and get plenty of rest.

Offline Life

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Re: Hubbys New Labs
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006, 08:04:06 PM »
Teresa,   I hope you and hubby are going to do something fun tonight! ;)


Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Hubbys New Labs
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006, 08:49:48 PM »
Hello Teresa,

I agree, your husbands numbers  look good ! Take a look at my numbers, At the end of my posts and see how they have bounced around, since I started on treatment, back in October of 03. He has made good progress.

The Best-----Ray

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 66 years young.


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