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Offline hadasinparis

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new numbers
« on: March 02, 2010, 03:36:07 PM »

i got my new numbers over the phone t4 393 ...vl 90000....should i be worried !


Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: new numbers
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 03:44:17 PM »

i got my new numbers over the phone t4 393 ...vl 90000....should i be worried !


Welcome to AM Hadas.

To quote a certain cartoon preacher:

Long answer: "yes" with an "if". Short answer: "no" with a "but".

It's difficult to tell how a person is doing from one set of numbers. Monitoring HIV is about watching for trends over time since absolute numbers (such as the ones you've posted above) tend to fluctuate quite a bit.

I'd recommend you read the AM Lessons which explains these things in plain language.


Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: new numbers
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 03:45:01 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forums.

Can you give us just a little more context?  You say "new" numbers; was there an improvement or a decrease?  Were you recently diagnosed/infected?  The fact that they were given to you over the phone probably indicates that the likely answer is a no.  Are you on meds?

They don't sound like anything too horrible, but people may need just a little more info to give you an "educated" response.  Trends matter.
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Offline MarkB

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Re: new numbers
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 05:50:35 PM »
Hello hadasinparis

You have asked whether you should be worried: were you offered any context or advice by your clinic when you were given these numbers, or was it simply results?




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