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Author Topic: Should I get my hopes up?  (Read 1817 times)

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Offline bhh1020

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Should I get my hopes up?
« on: February 27, 2007, 04:25:31 PM »
I tested positive in 1983 and was healthy until August - September 2006.  My CD4 as of November 2006 was 48 and VL 9000.  I am currently on Atripla after 1 month I have good and bad.  not sure about new labs yet.  Will get them on Friday.  My Genotype is the Wild Strand which seems to be very resistant.  I did extremely well all of these years.. not sure how effective the Atripla will  be.  Should I get my hopes up?

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Re: Should I get my hopes up?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 05:01:50 PM »
my viral load was pretty close to yours upon starting Atripla 8300 or something like that. i went to under 50 copies by my first labs. so i would think you'd be the same with a low viral load. i don't know how your other numbers will move. i'm guessing cd4 counts should go up too. maybe not fast or maybe by 100 or more.... good luck.
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Offline Tucsonwoody

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Re: Should I get my hopes up?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2007, 05:29:37 PM »
First - good luck with your next set of numbers - hope they show a good improvement for you.

For myself, I started with Atripla around the beginning of December - within 6  weeks my VL had dropped from 90,000 to undectectable. CD4 had gone from under 20 to 55...not great number but big improvement in a short period of time.

Also - have not had any major side effects from the medications so far.

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Offline blondbeauty

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Re: Should I get my hopes up?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 04:01:03 PM »
Having a wild strain is best. Meds are designed for wild strains. Mutant strains are resistant to meds.
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Counts when starting treatment:
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