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Should I be worried?
      #130894 - 12/22/04 11:52 PM

Should I be worried?

Oct 18, 2004 Lab
CD4/T-4 864
VL 27,900

Dec 14, 2004 Lab
CD4/T-4 770
VL 39,800

The Nurse Practioner says not to worry, but I do a little!!

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Re: Should I be worried? new
      #130896 - 12/23/04 12:14 AM

Your CD4 counts are great, my dr has been telling me as long as I stay above 350, he's happy! I have read that viral loads above 20,000 can make one more vulnerable to illness, and the fact that it's over 37,000 a little scary, when mine went to 30,000 my dr still didn't panic, he ran resistant tests and went from there. (Mine was 47,000 before I started treatment at all in 1996, so they can be brought down, it's not a one way street luckily. Although some HIV's have had counts climb to a million! I know when my CD4 count had jumped to 780 but viral went to 30,000 he immediately suspected resistance, (not that my system was failing)...mention this to your dr? You don't say how long you've been on meds....can you check with another doctor also? Good luck!

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Re: Should I be worried? new
      #130897 - 12/23/04 12:14 AM

Your CD4 counts are great, my dr has been telling me as long as I stay above 350, he's happy! I have read that viral loads above 20,000 can make one more vulnerable to illness, and the fact that it's over 37,000 a little scary, when mine went to 30,000 my dr still didn't panic, he ran resistant tests and went from there. (Mine was 47,000 before I started treatment at all in 1996, so they can be brought down, it's not a one way street luckily. Although some HIV's have had counts climb to a million! I know when my CD4 count had jumped to 780 but viral went to 30,000 he immediately suspected resistance, (not that my system was failing)...mention this to your dr? You don't say how long you've been on meds....can you check with another doctor also? Good luck!

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Re: Should I be worried? new
      #132251 - 12/26/04 04:25 PM

Newly Diagnosed and not on any antiretroviral meds yet.

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Re: Should I be worried? new
      #132383 - 12/28/04 04:31 PM

Your T-cell count is great!! Educate yourself about HIV. You probably won't need meds for a long time.
Here are some links that will be helpful:

http://www.aidsmeds.com/

http://www.larrylands.com/lark/

http://www.jonkaiser.com/



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Re: Should I be worried? new
      #133475 - 01/24/05 06:49 PM

My CD4 went from 690 to around 400 in the last 6 months. My viral load is still around 80000. But, my doc refuses to put me on meds until my CD4 reaches 250.
I dunno if this is good or bad. I don't want the side effects of the meds, but I also don't want to keep progressing at this rate.

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