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SIxty with HIV
      #1354 - 04/02/00 11:22 PM

60 year old grandmother living with HIV

I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 3 living with this HIV
virus and still cannot make sense out of this. I contacted the
virus from a male partner by having unprotected sex at the age of
53, not realizing at the time that would be my death sentence. I
knew nothing about this virus . I was devastated when the doctor
called me in his office and told me my test came back positive
for the HIV virus. I am now on three different drugs and seem to
be doing better mentally and physically with the help of my
doctors. I've discovered that you can live with HIV when you have
the wonderful support of your children, especially my daughter
with whom I now live with and has to deal with me on a daily
basis. Without her support I would not have made it this far. I
take each day as a challenge.

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Re: SIxty with HIV new
      #1355 - 04/02/00 11:22 PM

Reply to 60 Year Old

I am so glad that you have the support of your doctors and
family. Your daughter is not "dealing with you" every day...She
is loving you and taking care of you the way that you did for
her. You may still live a long an active life, and I pray that
you will. Enjoy your children, your grandchildren, and know that
your daughter may feel fortunate to be able to give back to the
person who gave her life. Stay well.

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      #232839 - 10/22/07 03:35 PM

I'am a 43 women living with hiv. When i first learn of my diease was in 2003 it took my along time to stop crying. how I got the diease was i had sex with a comdom but it came off and the sadest thing of all i ws having sex for money only to feed my two kids not that i didn't work i always had a good job just was single and doing by myself so I had sex with this person only for money. it's hard living with this just need a friend to talk to.

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      #232966 - 10/25/07 12:46 PM

Hi Deb,my name is Terry,I was diagnosed in 2004,I'm 50 now.count me a a friend and feel free to talk anytime you want to.

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