|How am I doing?
May 6, 2012
Hi there! I tested positive in Dec 2011. I only did it on a complete whim. I had no symptoms or health problems whatsoever. I had my initial labs done on 1/23/12 which were: VL 25460, CD4 234. My Doctor decided to start me on Atripla. I've never missed a dose and always take my medicine around the same time (1-3 hr variant). So far, I have not had any complications on it. (Continues to cross fingers)! I went back for my 2 month evaluation on 3/28/12 and my numbers were VL 110, CD4 437. My nurse said I would be undetectable very soon. I feel great and proud that I am keeping everything in check. Ever since diagnosis, I have been very careful not to put myself and others at risk. What confused me was that they said my next appt was in Oct 2012. Now I know I'm new to all of this lol, but is this normal? I also am gastric bypass patient. Do you believe that this helps/hurts anything as far as therapy is concerned?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Sounds like you're doing terrifically. Your viral load is very near to undetectable levels on a regimen that you're tolerating and being adherent to.
I hope that's helpful, BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.