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Offline RAB

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Latest numbers
« on: September 05, 2006, 01:12:11 PM »
My absolute count is holding steady

Current:  713

My VL continues to indicate good viral control with my regimen.

Current:  <50

My cd4% is another matter;

In February I had finally broken the 14% level and hit 15%,  in May it had climbed to 17%.  My doctor commented how he was pleased to finally see that kind of # and positve movement.

Current %:  14%  POOP!

Not really much I can do, it is what it is.


Offline pozguy75

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 01:23:22 PM »
But baby...all in all, these are great numbers!!!

(who thinks Rocky has great "numbers"  ::) )
Dx 2005

Offline Cliff

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 02:03:20 PM »
Hey Rocky,

I know the % isn't what you had hoped for (or expected), but I am glad your absolute number is hold up quite well and your viral load is undetectable.  Given the change in the % but not in anything else, perhaps there was some sort of underlying infection that resulted in the change in the %.  All and all, good numbers!!!

Keep doing what ya doing.


Offline cmhjeff

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006, 02:16:07 PM »
Not really much I can do, it is what it is.

I like your way of thinking. I'd take those numbers anyday.  ;)

Offline Lis

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2006, 02:31:06 PM »
your numbers look pretty darned good!!!! less then 50, and over 700!!!! i guess i dont get the whole % thing... im at 190 cd4, and 22%  ..... i guess that we are all so different that the rules dont always apply... thats what i think about you dear Rocky!!!! go with the cd4... and the% be damned!!!

with love..
poz 1986....

Offline jack

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2006, 04:12:11 PM »
Great Numbers! Have had four different HIV drs over the past 17 years, none of them have ever mentioned %.

Offline MSPspud

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2006, 05:10:12 PM »
Hey there... 

With those numbers it sounds like you'll still be kicking by the time I make it to the Pacific Northwest next year.   ;)

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2006, 05:21:11 PM »
Hey Rocky,

I understand your disappointment with the %. It's ominous when that number declines. I'm confident it will head back up in the next few months.


Offline AlanBama

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2006, 06:33:44 PM »
I think your numbers are great honey!

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, either.....

Next time, that % will be higher....I just have a feeling.


Alan   ;D
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline Life

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2006, 07:15:53 PM »
Rocky..... Your doin just fine honey!  Of course you already new that...

Love Ya!

Offline Blixer

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2006, 08:46:03 PM »
Rocky,  I agree with everyone else... GREAT NUMBERS!  I would think that being over 700 is fantastic.  I know that there is a disconcordance between having a CD4 that high and a % in the range you do, but sometimes I think we are all just made differently and the rules don't apply the same to everyone.  Like others have mentioned, many docs don't even look at the CD4% that much.  Maybe in years to come that is an area where they need to do more investigation.  I was like you... very high CD4 number and very low %.  I was in a bit of a panic over that but I think it was a lot of worry for nothing.  So hang in there and keep those old CD4s on the rise.
Diagnosed 1/9/06
8/27/2007 CD4 598, 29%, VL 58 (72 wks)
11/19/2007 CD4 609, 30%, VL < 50 (84 wks)
2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
10/20/2008 CD4 680, 28%, VL <50 (132 wks)
Changed to Atripla in 2012
1/14/2013 CD4 855, 35%, VL <40

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2006, 08:58:08 PM »
Hello Rocky,

Your numbers are great !! I understand your thoughts, and concerns, on that small drop in percentage. I took a drop the last time also. I guess I am at the point, where I am doing everything I possibly can, to keep myself healthy. Well, not everything, I need to exercise more.... :P  We all have to do the best. wee can

Take care------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

 65 years young.

Offline Robert

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2006, 11:39:07 PM »

Aren't numbers a funny thing, though?  Two weeks ago I went to the airport to fly out to Montreal.  Before my flight I stopped off at the lab and had my blood drawn.

I got the results back last Wednesday.  Still undetectable.

But my t-cells are another matter.  The CD4 count went from 540 to 409!!@!!!  WTF???  I just about fell off the edge of my chair when she told me that.

Then I asked her about my %,  It went from 33 to 30. 

Go figure.


Offline Eldon

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2006, 01:44:56 AM »
Hello Rocky, it is Eldon:

Those are some Damn good numbers. Keep doing what you have been doing.

Have the BEST Day!

Offline trellium

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Re: Latest numbers
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2006, 02:12:07 AM »
713 is a great absolute number!   :)
I would rather prefer to have a high CD4 count than %

Talking about % mine are kinda weird too...
Did 2 CD4 tests: 1) 2 weeks before starting meds and
                        2) 1 day before starting meds
CD4 count went down from 209 to 178 but % went up from 30 to 34
seems like the % do fluctuate quite a bit even within a short time period of 2 weeks


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