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I would greatly appreciate some help
      #97474 - 05/04/04 05:09 AM

HI. I am a highschool student who is researching HIV/AIDS thoroughly and was thinking that it would be helpful to my project to interview someone living with the disease. I thought it would be best if I got an actual person's opinions, thoughts and reactions to the disease and living with it. If anyone on this message board would be willing to answer some simple questions for my research you can contact me at I thank anyone who would be willing to help me. :-)

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Re: I would greatly appreciate some help new
      #97485 - 05/04/04 02:48 PM

Just call your local AIDS organization and ask them if you can interview someone.

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      #98114 - 05/08/04 09:07 AM

We are happy to help you. I for one like to see people asking questions instead of accepting blindly whatever they are told.'Blind acceptance" is a very dangerous thing. And it will eventually rob you of any rights

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      #99212 - 05/26/04 04:39 PM

ok - a lot of people won't like this.

i've been hiv+ for some 15 years now. this is what happend to me just 4 weeks ago:

got bitten by an insect. after 4 days it was a huge infection. as it was late, went to the kensington and chelsea and westminster emergency room in london, right next to the kobler centre, where i have been a patient for more than 10 years as they are supposed to be hiv specialists. before i revealed my hiv status to the night shift doctor on duty, i was told that bite would need an incision, i'd get some antibiotics and thats that. then i told them about my status.

three hours later the hiv doctor on duty showed up. the infection was quite bad. dead tissue. clearly needed an incision, if not more. the hiv doctor looked at it, and pumped me full of antibiotics. she was convinced that an incision was no longer needed.

the next day i flew out to berlin. had to. work. went straight to the hospital. told them nothing about my status. within 3 hours i was on the operating table, full aneasthetic, big abscess, local aneasthitic useless, antibiotics too can not penetrate dead tissue.

during all this time as a patient at the kobler centre in london i always questioned my treatment options. in the early 90-ties i noticed that most people i knew who participated in trials or adhered to the treatment given, well, they died.

so i did not take azt, nevirapine, ddc, ddc, and what else these things are called.

and i am healthy to date. my ex-wife gets the flu more often than i do. i get it about once a year. and when that happens everyone thinks i am about to snuff it. when my ex-wife gets the flu - weel, who cares!

my advice: make up your own mind. do not believe anything simply because mainstream medicine is telling you so. look around you. read statistics with care. questions science and the people that tell you to take medicine as to what it is exactly they want you to do and why.

and be careful revealing your status. beware of the hiv-aids cult out there. a multi billion dollar industry now exists, thousands of ngo's depend on the existence of hiv and aids.

all of these organisations and people have their own interests in prescribing you substances that are not necessarily good for you - apart from the psycho terror you will go through if you reveal your status and you do not happen to be gay!

thats all i can tell you. good luck!

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