Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 19, 2017, 11:13:19 AM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 722452
  • Total Topics: 58706
  • Online Today: 311
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 3
Guests: 289
Total: 292


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: 3rd Set of Results  (Read 1398 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jackfrost

  • Member
  • Posts: 93
3rd Set of Results
« on: December 09, 2010, 02:05:31 AM »
Results from September 21 2010:

CD4 - 410
CD4% - 20
Viral Load - 9000

June 22 2010:

CD4 - 490
CD4% - 25
Viral Load - 21000

Mar 10 2010:
CD4 - 450
CD4% 22
Viral Load - 21000

So when I got my latest results my doctor asked me if I wanted to start going on meds. I asked him if he thought I should and his response was "It's up to you if you want to go on meds, if you want to, I will write you a prescription right now but it's your choice, if you look at your numbers they are on the decline" I thought that was weird since really it's only my third set of results. They went up and then went down - not really a good indicator of a trend. I told him that I was feeling well when I got the blood tests done in September and that I thought I had a cold and he said you didn't have a cold when you have your first tests in March your CD4's were under 500 then.

From what I have read from the lessons on this website is that CD4's can fluctuate depending on stress, being sick and even time of day your blood is drawn, so I find it odd that he would make a comment that my numbers are on the decline. I told him not to write me a prescription and that I want to at least see one more blood test result before making a decision. Especially because I have been working out and eating healthier and feeling over all better since those blood tests.

On a happy note I got a new job woot woot!!! No more shift work and no more angry pizza customers yelling at me and threatening to kill me because they didn't get their dipping sauce. I am working in an office, Monday to Friday 8-4 - it is so amazing to have weekends off and to be off at 4 pm. I work with awesome people and have great health benefits.

Offline newt

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,896
  • the one and original newt
Re: 3rd Set of Results
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 03:41:44 AM »
From what I have read from the lessons on this website is that CD4's can fluctuate depending on stress, being sick and even time of day your blood is drawn, so I find it odd that he would make a comment that my numbers are on the decline.

Indeed, yes, it is odd, your numbers look stable at present.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"


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.