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Created on : Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 11:33:28 am
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September 12, 2007, 11:34 am CDT

congrats

Quote From: kathy01

Hi ,there  I am diagnoised  with HIV  FOR 23 years doing great as my doctor tells me ....  I don't take no mediction for it ...

well you are a long term non progressor as long as you can get check ups do so.... you are from the 1 out of every 10,000 that are non progressors..

 

maybe one day they will know what makes the difference.. and help others that do progress quick.. of course from research I note that those that spend a productive life and get proper rest, don't do drugs and rarely take any alcohol or smoke.. tend to give the body a longer chance and of course avoid re infection too.. eat properly and take supplements help too..

 

again congrats.

 

sincerely,

 

Rev. Henry Calderon Jr

 
October 2, 2007, 4:30 pm CDT

Who Do You Think You Are??????

Quote From: lucky35

Hi, I have not been diagnosed with HIV, but my brother is positive and my friend was recently in the hospital for HIV/AIDs complications. He is now doing ok and out of the hospital. I went to visit him in the hospital and while I was leaving, I gave  him a hug and a kiss on the cheek. I have since been worried that I could have contracted the virus by kissing him on the cheek while he was sick in the hospital! I just recently got married when I was 34 and in my 20s I was pretty wild. I worked as a stripper and I slept with 4 of my customers. I also drank a lot of alcohol back then and would have lots of unprotected sex and one-night stands. I even worked at a "massage" parlor for 1 month, too. My life is totally different now, but sometimes I wonder, "what if I have HIV from the life I lead in my 20s?" I went and got tested a few years ago, but I never went back for the results. I feel sure if I was positive they would of called me, though. I'm thinking of buying that home HIV kit soon. I really don't think I have it, but I would really like the peace of mind knowing for sure. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.

 

If you don't know any more about AIDS than what you have mentioned in you email, you are just wrong.  I believe every expert in this country that the only way you could have contracted AIDS by kissing someone on the cheek is if you had bloody lips an he had a bloody face.

 

Wise up............................

 

Ron

 
October 7, 2007, 3:40 am CDT

In the same boat

Quote From: hecalder

need help urgent!!! dont want to be homeless or loose my job

Wow,, I know everyone heres the same story,, but I have a chronic condition.. have not seen a specialist in over 3 years and not taken meds or any follow up..I do not qualify for help.. make too much above poverty level 4 times..lol.. but don't have insurance. cant afford to pay cash.. anyway at this point I don't care anymore.. if i die within a few months or so.. my concern is that we are now behind on our rent 1,100.00 the car payments and insurance of 1300.00  and misc credit card, student loans, and utilities in the sum of another 1300.00 .. so basically we need 3500.00 to get out of this dilemma within a couple of weeks or we will be evicted.. and in 2 months loose our vehicles. thus loosing our jobs..  we own nothing.. I already lost my home few years back because of getting sick.. and chapter 7 took my home and car then.. so the obvious I have been paying dearly to establish a little credit.. big mistake.. but I have not wanted to be a drain on the system.. sad because I see so many people that get welfare, Medicaid, food stamps and don't work.. then me and my wife as tax payers need assistance and we don't get any help.. all agencies turn us down because we make too much.. have to be in a hospital and homeless. to qualify.. that is why our system is terrible.. why not help when we still can get on our feet.. with a little push.. I had to auto prescribe myself and buy drugs from Canada pharmacy based on research to keep myself functioning a little longer.. that is pathetic that I have to do this when others get it free.. Please help.. need to resolve things very soon..i am totally at the end.. and don't know what to do or get help from.. My story is longer.. from being abused as a child to being raped  because of running away from the abuse.. hmm dad does not remember.. selective memory I guess..  so yes I need plenty of help the only blessing I have is my wife who sticks by me even with my condition.. I try to be a good provider and help others but this time I need the help and someone out there has to have a heart or provide us with medical assistance and meds.. and labs.. to keep me healthy to be around and a little financial help..

PLEASE! Help!

 

thanks,

 

Henry.

 

My heart goes out to you and your wife.  Please stay strong and never give up.  I am applying to the Ryan White organization for help with my medications which are over 1,200.00 per month.

 

I know the paperwork is endless but do not let this discourage you from your goal of a healthy life.

 

Wishing you the best,

 

Ron

 
October 7, 2007, 3:50 am CDT

Hang in there...

Quote From: stylesajc

I am a thirty one year old, white male. I am an 11 yr. survivor of HIV and Hep C. most of that time in active addiction to I.V  Heroin and Methamphetimine. I have been to both County Jail and also to State Prison and since my visit to Prison I have been sober for almost 1 yr. 

My Viral Load has always been undetectable, even while I was in deep addiction and my CD-4 count has always been high, in the 700's. While in Prison I sought no care for either disease and wasn't treated for anything until my release in May of 07. Upon my release my counts were all catty-whomped! My viral load is almost 10,000 and my CD-4 count is 400! Is this normal? Shouldn't abstinance from illicit drugs mean that I get healthier?

I know also that while working a program in N/A it's essential that I stay out of super-involved relationships for about a year! Or at least that's what's recommended in the program, what I can't get over is seeing the potential for "love" or the "relationship material" in almost everyone that I seem to come into conact with.  I know that I feel lonely and that that feeling is somewhat more intense lately, I think that it is conected to the fear of, maybe never finding that relationship that could matter?

I think also I am confused? Should I be looking for a stable relationship with someone that has HIV? or  one with someone that is Negative? I try not to think of this at all right now but really, it seems to dominate alot of my thoughts throughout the day.  My craving for sex is unbelievable, and behind that is the whole relationship thing?

There really does seem to be soooo many more questions when I'm sober!!!! It's almost overwhelming!

Thanks for letting me vent....Advice please!!!

alarikj@gmail.com

 

I'm no expert but it seems to me that your crave intimacy, not sex.  Being HIV is not the end of the your sex life.  In many ways it is a lifestyle that can be dealt with as long as you maintain a positive attitude.

 

I have been HIV for 19 years.  I know what an emotional roller coaster this can be.

 

Best Wishes,

Ron

goforit@frontiernet.net

 
February 16, 2008, 5:30 am CST

hang in there sweety!

Quote From: goforitron

 

I'm no expert but it seems to me that your crave intimacy, not sex.  Being HIV is not the end of the your sex life.  In many ways it is a lifestyle that can be dealt with as long as you maintain a positive attitude.

 

I have been HIV for 19 years.  I know what an emotional roller coaster this can be.

 

Best Wishes,

Ron

goforit@frontiernet.net

Hi, My name is Sheila...wife of 25 years, mom of 2 boys, and one grandson. I am 44 years old and I have been fighting HIV/HEP C for 20 years now...well the hep c I just found out I had and on drug therapy now because it is active. I got mine from a blood transfusion in 1988. My husband and kids are fine. I just want to let you know...there is life out there, keep on a keeping on and focus on whats important in life...FAMILY and FRIENDS. I choose not to dwell on my bad health...I choose to live like I was dying. Keep the faith...we are all in Gods hands.         Love and Light, Sheila Pearce

 
June 11, 2008, 3:27 pm CDT

HIV POZ FOR 5 YEARS.....

I have been poz for 5 years and my ID Doc is telling me that now is the time to begin HAART and I do not want to start the HIV medications. Does anyone have any helpful advise as to what I should do with this situation. I am so sad about even having this illness and really have not accepted it into my life and up to now, I have been able to push it aside due to the fact that I was not on any medications. This is just another validation that I have the virus and that it is winning.....Any help would be great!

 

Sad Doll from NY

 
June 11, 2008, 3:35 pm CDT

To the woman who kissed her friend with HIV..

Quote From: goforitron

 

If you don't know any more about AIDS than what you have mentioned in you email, you are just wrong.  I believe every expert in this country that the only way you could have contracted AIDS by kissing someone on the cheek is if you had bloody lips an he had a bloody face.

 

Wise up............................

 

Ron

I think that you should do some research since your friend has the virus and you will see that kissing someone on the cheek is absolutely fine. You can hug them, eat their food, sit on their furniture and much, much more. Please educate yourself because there are to many ignorant people in this world and it does not help people who are living each day of their lives with this illness. Be fair to yourself and to others. You are not going through it....WE ARE!!!!!!

 

Research, PLEASE.............................................!

 

~Doll~

 
June 11, 2008, 3:47 pm CDT

THIS REPLY WAS NOT FOR GOFORITRON...

Quote From: doll2m

I think that you should do some research since your friend has the virus and you will see that kissing someone on the cheek is absolutely fine. You can hug them, eat their food, sit on their furniture and much, much more. Please educate yourself because there are to many ignorant people in this world and it does not help people who are living each day of their lives with this illness. Be fair to yourself and to others. You are not going through it....WE ARE!!!!!!

 

Research, PLEASE.............................................!

 

Doll

Sorry for posting this on the wrong page or something. I am new to this site and wanted to reply to the woman who kissed her friend and was afriad that she was going to contract HIV....It was not meant for "GOFORITRON"....Please forgive my mistake..I will learn yet how to use this board...lol

 

~Doll~

 
July 14, 2008, 1:51 pm CDT

Hiv/Aids/diabetic/ impotence

Quote From: dlrsdrnll

Honey, if you have a good husband stick by him.  He needs you now more than ever.  Being a diabetic alone is enough, besides being positive.  You just be sure you are tested often also.

Can they not give him something for his impotence?  Bless your heart.  I know it must be fustrating for you and for him to.  I will pray for the two of you and let me hear from you again.

Talk to the doctor.  It just may be they can give him something that can help.  Good luck

Thanks for responding.  Yes this has not been the easiest marriage in the world, but who's marriage is.  Please   stay in agreeance with me keeping my marriage in prayer.  We have talk to doctor's, he has tried somethings, but nothing worked.  A lot of what was offered was very painful.  I know that someone, somewhere has got to know something and is willing to share their story with me. 

 
July 14, 2008, 1:53 pm CDT

HIV/AIDS Support Group

Quote From: dlrsdrnll

Honey, if you have a good husband stick by him.  He needs you now more than ever.  Being a diabetic alone is enough, besides being positive.  You just be sure you are tested often also.

Can they not give him something for his impotence?  Bless your heart.  I know it must be fustrating for you and for him to.  I will pray for the two of you and let me hear from you again.

Talk to the doctor.  It just may be they can give him something that can help.  Good luck

Are you married?  Who do you know is HIV positive?
 
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