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i am a 29 year old male, i found i was hiv+...
      #506 - 03/30/00 06:11 PM

I am a 29 year old male, I found out I was HIV+ in May 1996. My
boyfriend of 10 years gave it to me. Seems he couldn't stay
monogamous. He left me after he found out I was positive even
though I had spent the last year looking after him. I started the
triple drug treatment when I was sero-converting. My viral load
at this time was only 10,000, which I know is really low. Within
4 days it was undetectable. I lasted 6 months on the drugs and
then when I stopped we waited for the virus to return, it took 14
days to show up again and then only at low levels round 5,000. I
started the drugs again after 40 days of stopping but couldn't
keep it up. It's now been 2 months. I need to go to the doctor to
see where my viral load is at. What I wanted to say to anyone
reading this is GET tested regularly and if you get the chance to
take the drugs, stick with them if you can. There is stuff
happening now in NY with a patient that has been on them for a
year and things are looking pretty good. No virus in his blood,
semen, or lymphatic system. A test at the end of this month
should show if there is any trace of the virus in his brain, and
if that shows up negative he is off the drugs and playing the
waiting game as I did after 6 months. Let's pray for him! Pray
for all of us! Attitude is what beats this virus. Don't let
anyone tell you anything different. The drugs only work if you
work with them. This virus not only attacks the immune system, it
hits hard on a social level too, and that is where the fight must
continue as well as in the labs across the world! PEACE AND LOVE

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      #508 - 03/30/00 06:12 PM

Hi there, i'm your age and almost died last in jan '98 of dehydration. I do great know, never looked better, do the drugs, nondetectable and no side effects. Fine! Have you heard some more about what ever happened to the guy in NYC?

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