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Author Topic: First blood report since starting medication  (Read 1036 times)

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Offline IndianPoz

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First blood report since starting medication
« on: August 04, 2014, 01:40:47 PM »

I got my blood work done two days ago, for the first time since I started on Teevir(Atripla) almost 4 months ago. I have not missed a single dose.

I got the reports today.

Viral Load is less than 20 copies/ml - I guess that means "Undetectable" :)
CD4 count is 385, up from 201 and CD4% is 31%, up from 20%

Kidney, Liver, Sugar, Uric Acid, CBC etc are all within normal range.

The only bad news was my lipid profile numbers. These numbers are through the roof. My total cholesterol is 245!!!! This number has never gone beyond 175, so I'm quite shocked.

I was in the US for almost 2 months & just got back to India a few days back. The first week I was there I was losing weight rapidly (or so I thought), so I started eating a lot and eat a lot of junk food. I ended up putting on over 10 lbs in six weeks - so I was expecting a high cholesterol, but 245 seems quite high.

Does Atripla affect cholesterol numbers or is it all a result of my bad eating habits the last two months? I really need to watch this & bring my numbers back to normal.

Overall, I'm quite pleased with my report.

3/29/2014: ELISA +ve
4/7/2014: WB confirm; CD4-201(20%);VL-17065;started Trustiva/Teevir(Atripla)
8/2/2014: CD4-385(31%); VL < 20 copies/ml
7/8/2015: CD4-493(30.5%); Undectable
1/3/2016: CD4-527(34.78%); Undetectable
6/16/2016: CD4-439(34.71%); Undetectable

Offline zach

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Re: First blood report since starting medication
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 01:47:52 PM »
doing great man, don't change a thing as long as things stay smooth

congrats, really, i know what a weight off your mind that is. now go live!

Offline pittman

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Re: First blood report since starting medication
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 07:03:59 PM »
Wait until you get another test to see. I normally had perfect numbers on that front until one test where they were quite high.  next test and since then have been back to my normal values.

Sometimes what you eat the day before can effect it. A big serving of kulfi or other high-fat yumminess could skew the results. Not saying that was it in your case, but look for a trend instead of an anomaly.


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