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Author Topic: VERY excited! my viral load remains low AND my immune system getting stronger  (Read 2017 times)

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Offline jtgymguy

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without starting medications! My doctor says i might be one of the lucky ones that doesnt need medications or atleast for many years! :)

Offline emeraldize

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Well that's great. What are your numbers, JT?

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Offline anniebc

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That's good news JT, just make sure you keep your eye on your bloods, a blood test every 3/6 months, depending on what your Doctor says should see you right.

Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline drewm

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Good news!  ;)
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline Gman49

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Great news. Since Ive been dx'd Dec/2010 and started meds (Atripla ---Mar/2011), my VL has always been <20 (UL) and my CD4 has always been in the 500 +. Presently, CD4=588 and VL= UL.   I am grateful however, I was in a recently NIH study which was able to pin point how many copies of the virus was in my body. The researcher identified a .001 mm copies of the Virus.

This is still a little confusing to me. Can anyone help me on this?
Live to Serve!

Offline Gman49

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UL should be UD
Live to Serve!

Offline WillyWump

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That's great JT! Congrats! As Jan says just keep a good eye on the blood tests ;)

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 jtgymguy

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Thanks guys! I. Hope to be able to stay off meds!

Offline survivor703

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I was in a recently NIH study which was able to pin point how many copies of the virus was in my body. The researcher identified a .001 mm copies of the Virus.


Are you sure about the unit of "mm?" This is a volume measurement... perhaps they told you how many copies per .001 m^2 of blood? In order for them to tell you how many copies are in your body, that would be a huge estimation because you would need to know the exact amount of blood in your body... u sure you didn't just get  a viral load test???
02/14/2012 Diagnosed (Happy valentines day)
02/15/2012 CD4 502 21%, VL 69,134
04/10/2012 CD4 607 22%, VL 60,893
10/08/2012 CD4 615 15%, VL 155,981
03/01/2014 CD4 340 17%  VL 65,689
05/05/2014 1:18PM EST Started Truvada + Tivicay
06/03/2014 CD4 620 20% VL 30 (almost UD!)
09/08/2014 CD4 822 22% VL 55
03/02/2016 CD4 961 42% VL UD
03/02/2016 Switched to Triumeq
Next Labs 7/2016


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