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aging and HIV
I am devastatingly tired. Today it is a weight pressing on my spirit. It is almost as if it's the only emotion I have room for.
Submitted on Dec 12, 2019
I had an afterthought tonight. My son's father passed away about a month ago. We hadn't been together since 1984 so it wasn't hard to deal with, but it was sad because he was my first everything. The...
Submitted on Nov 27, 2019
The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is a nursing organization that formed in 1987 to focus on educating and supporting nurses who work in HIV care, research, prevention, and policy. ANAC is...
Submitted on Nov 24, 2019
Some think HIV is just a chronic manageable disease with a one-pill-a-day solution. Well it's not like that for all of us, especially long term survivors aging with HIV. I cannot do the one-pill-a-...
Submitted on Sep 18, 2019
A quick recap to catch those of you up who do not know my story. I diagnosed positive for HIV in 1996. I was 21 and began dating the man who became my husband when I was 19. That is not why I was on...
Submitted on Sep 4, 2019
I think as people age with HIV our treatment plans will become somewhat different than when we were younger. I believe it's important to have a primary care doctor and specialists working together...
Submitted on Aug 14, 2019
What NOT to say: "Why are you in bed most of the time?" Or "Why are you sick most of the time?" "Push Yourself." "It happens and it is normal." "You are so lazy." (The last two are "common" statements amongst women.)
Submitted on Aug 12, 2019
My HIV advocacy journey has been twenty plus years in the making, and one I never thought I'd see. I contracted HIV 34 years ago and was very ill for many years. Death loomed over me for several...
Submitted on Jul 29, 2019
My grandson ran in his first Spartan race on Sunday, and as my eyes followed him, I thought how amazing this was that this could be a metaphor for all the challenges that so many of us have before we realize that we are all so unique
Submitted on Jul 26, 2019
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Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. This article addresses treatments for fat loss, or lipoatrophy.