Last week I popped into the HIV clinic to have my bloods taken, nine vials of the damned stuff – bleeding vampyrs! Today I popped back to get my results.
As you can see my CD4 has remained steady-ish, 502 at latest count and my Viral Load (VL) is staying at ‘undetectable’ with <39 copies per ml of blood. All of this is good news, it means my medication is working properly (always a worry when you change meds) and my immune system is holding up to the stress.
The only thing they did mention is that my blood cells are slightly larger than normal, at 100.7% of their normal size (which doesn’t seem much) so they’ve prescribed me some Folic Acid supplements to try and bring that back down to 100%.
After that I popped to the pharmacy to fill my prescription for four months of meds. Most people get a small paper bag when they collect their prescription, when they see me coming they get out a huge plastic bag… I’m actually surprised that I don’t rattle!
Have a great day,