Hi, this is my first forum post! I currently also participate in another HIV forum on aidsmeds, but am thrilled to have found a community of other HIV+ women.
My name is Betty. I tested poz over 20 years ago. I went through wasting, got down to 80 lbs (am 5'9"), been on life support 3 times, coma once etc. etc.
Now I find myself facing issues that some older women face such as osteoporosis. I just broke my hip a month ago, had a rod, plate, and screw put in. Went to my one-month post-surgiery appointment today and had an x-ray. It showed the my bones are so osteoporotic that it is not healing the best. My doc says this is caused by long-term HIV infection.
Going through some things older women go through, I mean older than me! Though I am going to be 49 this year. But I've seemed to developed some things I shouldn't have at this age. Is there any other HIV+ aging women on this website? And if yes, do you face aging issues?