HIV side effects, treatment

katie06's picture
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
katie06's picture
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
jae001's picture
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
MariaHIVMejia's picture
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
joyaloyo's picture
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
mandywebb66's picture
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
MariaHIVMejia's picture
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
mandywebb66's picture
Isn’t it weird how we are perceived by others? I went to meet friends for an ‘Andy Warhol’ exhibition the other day; I’ve known them for years and met them through being Positive. I don’t get to see...
Submitted on Apr 27, 2011
katie06's picture
In my last blog I wrote about how for the first time, I was feeling sick. This time, I want to talk about the care I received. I went to my family doctor because I thought I had something wrong with...
Submitted on Apr 25, 2011
soniaroy79's picture
Hello, It's been a mad 3 months. Moved to a new city, new job and life has been a roller coaster. Meeting new friends, and some old ones too. In a busy life while I am trying to be like everybody...
Submitted on Apr 19, 2011

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