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Feb 27, 2001

I am a recently diagnosed person who has been doing as much research as i disturbed at the rates people are still dying...if this is such a managable disease then why are people still dying? it because they are not taking the meds accurately...not exercising?...what? a little confused

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi, This site is dedicated to issues related to anemia and fatigue but I'll try to answer your question briefly. Certainly many fewer of us with HIV are dying but we are still a long way from a cure. The disease has become more "manageable" with the newer more potent drug therapies but again these are not cures and eventually even these therapies may stop working due to the development of resistance and other factors. Certainly adhering to our medication regimens is critical to managing the illness. General health issues like diet, exercise, and reduced stress are also important. Since you are newly diagnosed, it is not surprising that you are a bit confused. This web site is an excellent source for information. Take a look at the various forums and general information provided. It should help answer many of your questions. Write back any time something doesn't make sense to you and we'll try to help. Keep well informed and stay well. Good luck. RJF

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