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Author Topic: Went for blood and got great news!  (Read 1137 times)

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Offline fabio

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Went for blood and got great news!
« on: September 05, 2019, 06:59:47 am »
So I went to the very nice doc,gave blood to the vamps,my cd4 is 896 and I'm undetectable.  Plus my doc recommended me to switch to symtuza which she said it's the same drugs in taking now,but it's on one capsule.
Basically it's the argiodin and rezolsta fusion in one. Meaning I'm just gonna take one pill instead of 2 ,yay!!! Less boxes cluttering my drawer.
I'm extremely happy,even though I went right after work to the mainland and I didn't sleep. I'm so happy,I went and got some clothes.
Although it does suck that I didn't get a day off

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Re: Went for blood and got great news!
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 11:14:11 am »
Glad to hear that all is going well 👍
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Re: Went for blood and got great news!
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 05:04:51 pm »
Not getting a day off to go shopping?  That's just horrible!


Glad things are going well

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Re: Went for blood and got great news!
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 04:49:41 pm »
Right? Hahaha.
It might be because I work night shift and nobody will replace me for a day in the death shift (insert crying face hahaha).

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Re: Went for blood and got great news!
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2019, 05:49:27 pm »

Right? Hahaha.
It might be because I work night shift and nobody will replace me for a day in the death shift

(insert crying face hahaha).



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« Last Edit: September 06, 2019, 06:02:16 pm by Jim Allen »
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Re: Went for blood and got great news!
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2019, 05:50:33 pm »
Did you manage to get get nice clothes or clothes you wanted?
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Offline Pirata

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Re: Went for blood and got great news!
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2019, 06:20:10 pm »
My doctor wanted to change my Biktarvy for that because my CD4 counts are very low, let me know who it works for you and congratulations

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Re: Went for blood and got great news!
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2019, 07:38:12 pm »
My doctor wanted to change my Biktarvy for that because my CD4 counts are very low, let me know who it works for you and congratulations
ARVs do not do anything for cd4 counts. matter of fact there is no drug to increase cd4s. all we can do is suppress HIV and let our cd4s recover to wherever our genetics put our cd4 count. Exercise, less stress, and good nutrition can help our cd4 count but that's all we can do and it is not much. ;) if your hiv is well suppressed changing meds won't help.

My labs showed and improvement of 10+to 150, but at that time my VL changed from <20 to 51. Doctor said it was ok because I was increasing my CD4 slowly and I was still undetectable. I have other labs done last Friday and my CD4 went down to 140 again. I still donít know the results of my VL. It has been 5 months since I started treatment
your situation, this early into treatment, is no reason to change meds.
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Offline fabio

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Re: Went for blood and got great news!
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2019, 11:23:37 pm »
Yeah I got some vintage looking jeans haha and a green shirt.
Basically I'm not changing meds,they will give me the 2 meds I have in 1 that's what they told me,my regimen will stay the same basically.
I got to ask my doc a lot of stuff regarding going to university as well and she said I could get in without state exams,which is great!
In general they were nice and happy with me being adherent.

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Re: Went for blood and got great news!
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2019, 01:13:55 am »
Yeah I got some vintage looking jeans haha and a green shirt.
Basically I'm not changing meds,they will give me the 2 meds I have in 1 that's what they told me,my regimen will stay the same basically.
I got to ask my doc a lot of stuff regarding going to university as well and she said I could get in without state exams,which is great!
In general they were nice and happy with me being adherent.

Cool, jeans & a shit can't really go wrong there and, the 1 pill a day certainly can make things more convenient

Jim
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