Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 23, 2017, 06:03:49 PM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 722727
  • Total Topics: 58738
  • Online Today: 333
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 4
Guests: 272
Total: 276


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: First set of labs are back after starting treatment  (Read 1817 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Sebastian1969

  • Member
  • Posts: 71
First set of labs are back after starting treatment
« on: November 06, 2009, 02:50:08 PM »
People on here have been nothing but helpful in explaing to me what these numbers mean, and I want to share with you the results we got back today.
My partner was diagnosed in 1995 or so
He started Atripla on October 6th.  His number at that time were CD4 106 and VL 190,000.00
He went to the doctor on November 3 and had blood drawn.
Numbers are back and CD4's are at 134 and VL is 830.
The doctor is amazed at the numbers, and hoping the viral load is undetectable next month and CD4's continue to rise.
I am thrilled and I could hear the excitement in my beloved's voice when he told me.  Makes the first nights of the Atripla worth it, and we are figuring out a way to make sure there is money for the medicine each and every month, we make to much to qualify for any assistance, he has health insurance, but still will cost just over 5000.00 a year with copays and meeting his deductable, 5000.00 is well worth it to keep him around the next 40 years so we can be the crazy old couple down the street.

Offline webontheweb

  • Member
  • Posts: 110
Re: First set of labs are back after starting treatment
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 07:11:57 AM »
Good to read this post.   The meds are doing their thing.  I have had that the important first reading tells a lot about how weel the patient adapts to the regime.  With such a big jump in the CD4 he should do just fine.

Now go get crazy like the people down the street and plan on living a long liife!



Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2017 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.