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I will be 64 next month and living with HIV for 36 years. I had a lot of illness at the beginning of my diagnosis in 1990 when I was only 39 years old. I thought I'd die soon and never see my son...
Submitted on Sep 14, 2021
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So I recently spiked a slight viral load and was unsure why because I never skip doses. I've been undetectable since 2003. I was told if you don't skip doses you won't become resistant to your...
Submitted on Jan 16, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I sometimes feel like the last 22 years or so I've been living on borrowed time. I guess that's why whenever I have any kind of health scare I kind of freak out a bit. It's sort of a post-traumatic...
Submitted on May 19, 2019
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Living for so many years with HIV I often reflect on things in the past and how I dealt with the many challenges that have come my way. Today I'm thinking about how grateful I am to have been able to...
Submitted on May 28, 2018
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I'm in total support of the U=U message and the science behind it (Undetectable equals Untransmittable).
Submitted on Apr 24, 2018
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It's been a long time since I've had the time to send something in. I've been working and volunteering a lot the past few years. I get fatigued a lot, but I push myself. I have two peer worker...
Submitted on Nov 15, 2017

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