HIV side effects, treatment

One sure thing this disease has taught me….take control of your own health. So that is exactly what I did. Between my two primary doctors which are my family physician and my “infectious disease...
Submitted on Sep 26, 2011
This article is cross-posted from TheBody.com's Resource Center on Starting HIV Treatment . I've been HIV positive for 20 years, 10 of them without any HIV meds; and for the last 10 years I have been...
Submitted on Aug 24, 2011
Whatever people say, however they say it….being HIV Positive is a Life Sentence….That is, if you are one of the lucky ones that is in receipt of HIV medication. I didn’t have much choice in the...
Submitted on Aug 3, 2011
Four years ago today, I gave birth to a wonderful, beautiful, baby boy. That little boy saved my life. I had no idea that I was HIV positive. None. It was a routine test at the OB/GYN that changed my...
Submitted on Jul 6, 2011
Well, I did it…I started meds. I took my husband with me into the doctor’s office because I knew that I wouldn’t follow through with getting medication if I didn’t have his support. I’m not sure why...
Submitted on Jun 16, 2011
I am not sure why I do this. I avoid getting my lab work done. I avoid going to the doctor. I always reschedule. I take my medication and NEVER miss a dose. I just don’t want to go every 3 months. It...
Submitted on Jun 3, 2011
The big part your Doctor plays in your life! It's like a marriage...if there is no communication or respect , there will be a divorce! or a person being less adherent to your hiv medications..I tried...
Submitted on May 27, 2011
A few days ago I was trying to relax after a hectic day when my phone suddenly rang. I love phone calls so you can imagine how fast I rushed to answer it and when I saw the caller ID, I was even more...
Submitted on May 17, 2011
I had this amazing dream the other night or maybe early morning? It seemed so real and fantastical- don’t know if that’s an actual word but it really fits the moment! I have recently moved from a two...
Submitted on May 16, 2011
I want to start by saying I am not a doctor or a scientist! I speak from my own experience as many of you know! I have been positive for 20 years, and I decided not to be on medication for the first...
Submitted on May 16, 2011

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