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Author Topic: 6 months on Kaletra 2x daily  (Read 2430 times)

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Offline inmontreal

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6 months on Kaletra 2x daily
« on: March 07, 2007, 10:40:30 AM »
While i was on Kaletra for 6 months , my cd4s were at between 280-290 (was at about 200 before treatment). My Vl now is undect. and my cd4 are dropping to 230. Should I consider switching meds? The percentage is 26% but having a cd4 of 230 is pretty scarey stuff..The doc told me my VL was in the 300 000 rage and that the virus did major damage so it could be awhile before i see my cd4 go higher..Did anyone else take a year before they saw their cd4 jump?

Offline Ihavehope

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Re: 6 months on Kaletra 2x daily
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2007, 10:45:36 AM »
Hey there

I am sorry to hear about the crop in CD4 counts. I am on Kaletra as well and will be getting my first results on the meds very soon. I was 200 cd4 counts last time with a Vl off 26,000. I am on the Kaletra once a day regimen. I was told by my first doctor that everyone is different when it come to how your counts will change. She even told me it can take up to 3-6 years to see my counts double or triple. I was terrified when I heard that but I am hoping for the best outcome. What did your doctor tell you? Maybe you should wait for another draw of blood, I am pretty sure they will increase or at least remain in the same ball park.

Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline inmontreal

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Re: 6 months on Kaletra 2x daily
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007, 04:05:23 PM »
Hey Al..thanks for replying! Well its just scarey to be under 250 cd4. But im hanging in there..Its just frustrating to read about others getting higher cd4 in a short time while mine are taking forever..But youre right, I will wait till april for my next results..Good luck to you with Kaletra. The side effects arnt that bad! (I hope..lol)

Offline bimazek

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Re: 6 months on Kaletra 2x daily
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2007, 12:13:12 AM »
i have never been on meds, but i heard that cd4 counts can bounce up and down by over 100 in a day, morning night, tired, etc, they are only ranges, like measuring the yellow taxis on the street, sometimes there are more sometimes less, but it hard to know exactly how many everywhere

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Re: 6 months on Kaletra 2x daily
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2007, 12:49:33 AM »
I was on Kaletra, I never got to undetectable, but I switched due to lipid problems.  When I switch to reyetaz I went undetectable and my CD4's continued to go up....
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