|On Long Term Survivors
Dec 6, 2005
This isn't a question; but more of a support message foe those long termers. I was diagnosed in 1987, with a T4 cell count of 147. No one knew what the heck viral loads were back then. I was having safer sex after 1982, but probably sero-converted in the '70's. I am 54, live in Washington State, have had ZERO OI's and a viral load now of zip. My T4 absolute is 238. Taking Truvada and Sustiva. I'm healthy as an ox, look great, have a recenly new boyfriend, and I sure as heck don't live my life around my HIV disease. Of course we've all lost so many of our friends, and the depressive state of our current government " regime " can get us down. But I feel that old age or some "normal" event will cause my demise; not HIV. Eat well, don't smoke tobacco, and get your rest, and don't worry about your viral load. ( it would be like worrying about the weather). As Dr.Frascino recommends, have a good HIV support team, but try not to let yourself be your "bad habit" :O). May we all be fortunate in our journey. Bill
Response from Dr. Frascino
Positive since '87, zero OIs, zip viral load, healthy as an ox, looking great and having a new hot boyfriend???? BRAVO!
You appear to be doing much, much better than most of the hapless worried wells who stalk this forum in constant misery.
Stay well, Bill.
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