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      #245077 - 03/22/09 07:42 PM

Hello All-
I am sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. The one thing that you need to remember is that you are going to be ok!! When I first got the shocking news from my doctor in January the first thing that went through my mind is "OMG my life is over"!! Trust me when I say that I really did not know where to turn. I am a lucky gyu to be able to have a wonderful husband in my life that Masters in BioChemistry and Virology.

After many hours of on line research and talking to my husband HIV is nothing like it was 20 years ago. What you need to look forward to now is understanding that it will be a life change for yourself and family, but nothing that you can't handle with a little bit of support and willingness. The one thing that you need to remember all, is HIV IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE!! "PLEASE QUOTE ME ON THIS"

You need to make sure to find yourself a great health care physician (preferably a HIV specialist) and start figuring out your next move. What this means is you will eventually take a test if you haven't already to see where your CD4 count is and your Viral Load is. To help you understand this better and quicker your CD4 is your body's army that fight off virus such as a cold or infection. A normal human without HIV should have anywhere from 500 + CD4 count based on how healthy the person is. Once you contract HIV take this army as your Viral Load, the more viral load that is in your body the more wear it has on your immune system. New regulations are trying to start HIV patients on Anti-retro Viral Therapy once your CD4 count drops to 350, but in most cases I see that people find out they are HIV + when there CD4 drops way below the guideline (take me for example).

When I found out that I had the virus my CD4 was 207 and my Viral Load was 13,000, which meant that I was immediately put on on HIV meds. After just 1 month of finding out that I was HIV positive my Viral Load Dropped to below -50 which means that I am undetectable and my CD4 went up to 400. This should show you that with modern medicine and treatment you can indeed control the Virus and live a life long life. Just remember your meds are your lifesaver so you never want to miss a dose for your body can become resistant to the meds. I don't know to much about you, but just know that changing your life style from here on out mean living a healthy life, good nutrition, no alcohol beverage, and no drugs. You will get mixed thoughts on this but my philosophy is anything that will suppress your Immune System is not good for you.

Remember that thinking positive and not letting the virus take over you will only help your body stronger and feel better. On the daily we have great people that are working on figuring out the cure and stopping this ridiculous virus once and for all. With that in mind there is a professor that believes that he might have cracked the cure for HIV. Below I will add the 2 links that I have so you can watch this videos on what this professor has done. I think us as being victims to this virus need to support, hope, and have faith in anyone that is putting there hardest efforts in stopping this pandemic. If you are part of an organization or know of any that will support this doctors research it would be highly appreciated. He is in final stages to start Human Clinical Trials, which is something that many HIV'ers can't wait for.

I would like to know more about yourself and keep in touch with your transition to being a new person. Remember YOU WILL BE OK ! Please keep in Touch


PS: I have the contribution forms that I could foward you for Dr. Sudhir Paul research.,2933,395941,00.html

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      #245081 - 03/23/09 04:08 AM

thanks, for the info reading your post makes me feel a lot better, i have been sad a lot , im 35 years old, im a single mom of four year old twin boys. i was in a relationship with their father for 14 years. i found out that he had been having sex with a lot of different females. i started feeling bad, but i was always scared to get a test done and finally 4 weeks ago i built up enough courage to go in and have a test done and they came back positive just as i suspected. i have been so scared but i know i have to live for my kids. i live in a small town, where i have to drive a 100 miles to see a doctor. my email address is if you ever get any useful information. please forward them to me. you are a very great person, whom inspires other with the things that you post, they always makeme feel much better

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      #245086 - 03/23/09 07:03 PM

i don't know... I've seen studies showing that CD4 count and viral load are NOT any indicators of the health of that individual. they are valueless in predictng if that person will succumb to immune failure or live another 30 years completely healthy.

if anyone wants to challenge me on that, simply paste the study that shows that people will high CD4 count and low viral load, live longer than those in the opposite.

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      #245098 - 03/24/09 06:19 PM

I thank you for your pessimism and negitive attitude on a site that shoud make a person feel better!! But how about we make this challange even better and you copy and paste something from a site that indicates that a person without HIV/AIDS will always live longer then a person with the virus "I didn't think so"!! I think us all as humans need to be a bit optimistic about having a virus e.g from a cold all the way to a heart failure. We all as humans can't honestly know when we will die nor if the world will end tomorrow,but what we can say is if we all stick together and figh together in finding the cure for this Virus we can put one less virus behind us.

Just about anything could kill a human (Virus or NOT) all we can do is make sure that we stay as healthy as possible and know that when GOD wants us he will take us. To everyone on please understand that CD4 and Viral Load does mean alot in people living with HIV/AIDS becuase it does detrmine you immune strength and Virus Count. IF YOU WANT TO GO OUT JUST BECUASE YOU KNOW YOUR NUMBERS LOOK GOOD AND DRINK EVERYNIGHT AND GET LIVER FAILURE OF COURSE THIS WOULD CAUSE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM TO DEPLETE!!

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