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Ignoring my HIV+ diagnosis
Aug 26, 2005

after trying to gv blood 02/05, tested & ret 07/05 told HIV+ Still not seen MD, or had any fllowup. Meth addicted, w/sweats,sliver stools,pain in joints,vision deterior,wander' eye,always weak,urinate problems,bad diet,losing hair,minor cold 07/04 almost took me out.I'm a vet, can't go hosp to be shunned. How much longer left...pls, thks

Response from Dr. Henry

Finding out thay you are HIV+ is a big shock. You need to connect with a local HIV community based organization to get a case manager to talk with you. They also should be able to refer you to a local user friendly HIV specialist. HIV therapy in the US is very good and getting better so I expect most patients to live for decades with their HIV infection once plugged into a good care system. Hang in there and find a good local resource to start working with. Many are used to working with persons with chemical dependency problems. KH

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