I have had HIV since 1997
Mar 13, 2012
I am wondering what to expect with my health if I continue not to take a treatment plan to slow the progression of HIV. I have been positive since 1997 and have not thought about it much. I refuse to take meds, and am just planning to go when the time comes. Have been feeling fatigued, sore in my neck area behind adams apple, frequent headaches, and a destinctive smell in bowel movements. Cronic Heartburn at times. What would you guess to be my time left to be if I continue no treatment.
Response from Mr. Vergel
But one thing is for sure: you will die a lot sooner if you do not take medications, unless you are one of the lucky 0.2 percent that can control the HIV virus without medications.
Talk to a doctor about starting medications. The new meds are a lot friendlier that the old ones which used to scare people away from treatment. Also remember that you are a lot more infectious to others if you are not on HIV treatment.
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