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karan9delhi
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      #264596 - 07/14/12 07:18 AM

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kicker
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Re: doctor asked to start meds - please advice new
      #264599 - 07/14/12 09:20 AM

Here is where you will end up if you don't. Dead.

Your worried about looking sickly now with meds what are you gonna look like without? Worried about telling people but what are you gonna tell them when your to weak to leave bed? Your arguments lack luster cause the same can be said about not starting meds. It all comes down to your choice if you want to live decades or just a few more years.

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sharedStrength
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Re: doctor asked to start meds - please advice new
      #264710 - 07/19/12 02:24 PM

I used to have the exact same feelings as you! Going on the drugs felt like one more step in a serious process of AIDS that would end with me eventually dying. I didn't want to take any more steps forward in that process!

I can tell you though, that the reality is the exact opposite. When you go on the drugs, it means you are taking care of yourself and it is your key to having a normal lifespan and being healthy. I have been on the drugs for 4 years now and I have experienced no side effects. My doctor says I am in great shape, and I am very happy!

Don't be afraid. You will be okay!

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Pos_in_Thailand
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Re: doctor asked to start meds - please advice new
      #265256 - 08/04/12 11:59 PM

I really encourage you to go on the meds. It's not saying that you are getting sick and will die soon - it's the opposite. It's not only the immune system that HIV wrecks havoc with, it's the nervous system and many others. The sooner you slap that puppy down and put it to sleep, the better the chances you have of staying strong and healthy for many, many years. With the exciting discoveries that they are making with treatment and a possible cure now, it's even more incentive to knock that bug down and keep your self strong and healthy for the future.

I strongly encourage you to go on the meds; they are part of the answer!

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Zina
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Re: doctor asked to start meds - please advice new
      #266012 - 09/01/12 07:17 AM

I agree with Pos_Thailand. It was a difficult decision for me to start meds but i am so happy I did. i am much healthier now. Don't delay. It is a blessing that we are living in the days of advance medicine. Good luck to you.

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