I am 56 years old and live in the mountains of Colorado. I was infected by my fiance in October of 2002 and diagnosed in July of 2003. Very healthy, I taught aerobics for 21 years and now take yoga classes and fitball classes every week. The outdoors is where I really play though - hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, camping, running, rollerblading. I have been on meds since July 2009 and part of a study at the University of Colorado Hospital. Isentress and Truvada are the drugs I take. I tried to stay off meds but my body eventually couldn't handle the virus. Before drugs, I took many supplements (I have a naturalpathic Dr. as well as an HIV Doc) in hopes of staying healthy. I've always had a healthy lifestyle, eating right and exercising. This virus shook my self concept to the core of my soul. But I'm determined to stay as healthy as I possibly can for as long as I possibly can.
Why B2 wants to be a part of A Girl Like Me: It would be nice to connect with other women who may be experiencing some of my concerns. I live in a very small town in the mountains of Colorado.