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Author Topic: A blip or should I worry?  (Read 1801 times)

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Offline d-boy86

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A blip or should I worry?
« on: October 12, 2011, 01:40:54 PM »
I've been UD since December of 2010. Today I got my VL back and it's 114. My CD4's are up from 540 to 780. Should I be worried?

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: A blip or should I worry?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 01:53:12 PM »
No, you should not be worried -- didn't your doctor say this?

I've had two similar numerical blips and each time the next test had it back to undetectable.
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Offline d-boy86

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Re: A blip or should I worry?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 01:55:29 PM »
She did -- somewhat. However, Miss P I think I'm developing a obsessive compulsive disorder. No judging allowd!  :-\ LOL.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: A blip or should I worry?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 07:00:38 PM »
It's natural to be angsty about a blip, but they do happen. Nothing to worry about unless succesive labs show an increasing VL.


POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: A blip or should I worry?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 07:48:29 AM »

I wouldn't worry.  I've had about 3 of these type readings, during my 8 years on meds.  They all occurred within the first three years of meds.  I think it's lab error.

I believe your next blood test will show undetectable.

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 Andy Velez

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Re: A blip or should I worry?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 09:26:39 AM »
It's understandable to get angsty when a jump happens. But again and again I've seen where it's only a blip for whatever unknown reason and then it goes back to undetectable.

Like others I'm expecting you to go back to undetectable on the next checkup.

Andy Velez

Offline d-boy86

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Re: A blip or should I worry?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 09:31:00 AM »
Thanks guys. I really need this peace of mind. My CD4 count is amazing and my vitamin D levels are finally in the normal range. I love how my doctor is on top of everything. I really plan on being here until I'm at least 80 Lol.

Offline SoSadTooBad

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Re: A blip or should I worry?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 08:07:36 PM »
I have had 4 or 5 blips in 6 years, one of them was 3600, which really freaked me out.  (That was most likely a lab error.)  I would not worry about 114, as others have said, keep your eye on the longer term trend.


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