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Nick & Jacob
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Please answer this survey if you have AIDS/HIV...
      #6066 - 06/22/00 05:20 PM

Dear AIDS/HIV Victim,

We are writing a play about a mother and son fighting HIV/AIDS in a play entitled, "The
Cure" taking a more spiritual look @ curing this virus. We will be attempting to take it to the
Houston Young Playwright's Exchange & the A.D. Players of Houston in a couple years. We
are on the verge of finishing some technical research but we also want to understand the more
emotional, psychological, and spiritual effects it has on people.
With all of your permission and grateful help, we would like you to answer some personal
questions. We totally understand if you don't feel like answering some of them. But it would
further help the realistic atmosphere of our play-in-progress:

1.) How did you find out you had the virus?
2.) How old were you when you found out you had the virus?
3.) What does it feel like emotionally & physically with the virus?
4.) How has your family and friends reacted to you having this virus?
5.) How often do you have to go to the doctor for checkups, medication, etc.?
6.) How much time does this virus take away from your life? (daily tasks?)
7.) How has this virus affected your goals in life? (postponed, disregarded, etc.)
8.) What keeps you going positively through this journey with the virus?
9.) What brings you down emotionally & physically at times?
10.) How do you perceive life & people now that you have the disease?
11.) Has this virus made you a weaker person or a stronger person in whole? (since many
life-threatening dissabilities, viruses, and diseases make people stronger...)
12.) What are your fears with this virus?
13.) What are your hopes with this virus?
14.) Do you use an outlet for expression with this virus? (artistic? writing, music, drawing,
etc.)
15.) Has this virus inspired you to do something that was not possible before?
16.) Do you go to a support group often or not at all?
17.) Do you get angry at God for allowing you to have this virus?
18.) How is your relationship with your specialist, doctor, therapist, etc?
19.) Have you had any friends that have dis-owned you because of the virus or ones that
have stayed close during the battle?
20.) What is the one thing that keeps troubling you or you can't understand; with what you
have?
21.) What is the "one" thing you want to fulfill in this lifetime as a human?

We greatly appreciate you reading this and giving any response at all to further help us in this
endeavor to let the world know that Jesus Christ is the cure for any and all diseases.
Thank You!

God Bless,
Nick & Jacob

"When one is victimized by natures sicknesses and is brought to their weakest, the only
person to run to is Jesus Christ..."
-Theme of "The Cure"



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Re: Please answer this survey if you have AIDS/HIV... new
      #6152 - 06/24/00 05:51 PM

I am not sure what to write here



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Stuffy Mini
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Re: Please answer this survey if you have AIDS/HIV... new
      #6325 - 06/28/00 12:57 PM

I am sorry to take so long to answer this. I just checked this web site this morning. I pray that you will have the best of luck with your play. Here are my answers to your survey. If you need any further information, please e-mail me at stuffymini@hotmail.com. I am not ashamed of my status and in any way, I will help.

1. Went to emergency room for an ear infection. They took the test and told me.
2. I was 19 years old.
3. Right now emotionally I feel like I am living with HIV not dying from it. Physically, if you didn't know you cannot tell by looking at me. I just get tired easier these days.
4. My family has been supportive. Rather their way is that we don't talk about it. Only a few friends know and they ahve been very supportive.
5. I go to the doctor every three months for check-ups.
6. I refuse to let this virus take anything from me.
7. The only way my goals have been effected is that I am more determined than ever to make goals for myself.
8. My faith in God keeps me positive. The love of a somebody special helps alot also.
9. When I see weddings on television. Or when I get so exhausted from doing things I could have done years ago.
10. Life should be lived one day at a time. People are a strange bunch. I do not worry about who likes me or not.
11. This virus has made me a much stronger person spiritually and emotionally.
12. No fears. Okay maybe one, that the person I love will get it.
13. My hope is that someday a cure would be found.
14. I write. Everday I send out daily devotions to people I know on the e-mail. They don't know I have the virus, but it helps me to use the gifts God has given me.
15. I am inspired to write a book, but have not started yet.
16. No.
17. Never. God did not do this to me. I have never blamed God.
18. I love my doctor. He is so funny.
19. Nobody has disowned me yet.
20. To tell you the truth, the only thing that troubles me is the fact that I found out I had this virus in 1989. It wasn't until 1999 that I finally went to a doctor. My denial for so long troubles me. I cannot understand why I did that.
21. The only thing I want to do is Go Out into the World and teach those who are HIV+ or have AIDS that God does love them. I want to tell them about the good news of Jesus Christ.

I hope this information helps. Again if you need other assistances please e-mail me at stuffymini@hotmail.com. I would love to talk about this.



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JADO89@cs.com
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Re: Please answer this survey if you have AIDS/HIV... new
      #18051 - 05/28/01 08:46 PM

I just tested positive last week. I will give you as much info as I can!!

1-Found out I was pregnant with third child. The OB/GYN automatically tested me.
2-31
3-Emotionally it's like I'm watching a movie...very surreal. Physically I have no symptoms.
4-Very, Very, Very supportive.
5-Don't know yet.
6-Right now alot. I am very depressed. Hard to get back to half way normal.
7-Has changed them. Now I want to help educate people at low risk. To let them know it can happen to them, it's not just somebody else or somebody else's family.
8-Right now, my family--my husband, kids, parents, and sisters.
9-Emotionally is the realization that I might die from aids. What I've seen on documentaries have been horrible deaths. I don't want my kids to see me go thru anything like that.
10-Wonder who has it as I drive. I don't really care what people might think of me if they find out. I know who I am.
11-Much, much stronger. My husband came to pick me up after I found out. I had to go to take another test...he was so hysterical that I had to drive and tell him it was going to be ok.
12-My fear, like I said before, is my children watching me die if this virus turns into aids.
13-My hope is first, that I live a long, long time. Second, that I can help other people become more aware of their surroundings and how dangerous it can be.
14-not yet
15-Not really. I already helped educate people about the Persian Gulf Illness.
16-Am starting this next week. My husband, parents, and sister (who's driving 2 1/2 hours to get here) are going also.
17-No. I think it happened for a reason. Maybe to help educate people.
18-Have only talked to the local task force. They have been very nice and helpful.
19-Not yet.
20-Am I going to die? Am I going to be one of the ones not to be affected by the virus.
21-To help other people in any way...always has been.



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consty
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Re: Please answer this survey if you have AIDS/HIV... new
      #132649 - 01/07/05 02:08 AM

1. i took an hiv test
2. i was 22 years old
3. emotionally distraut always having highs and lows sometimes like someone on drugs which i dont take: pysically weak when i dont take vitamins
4. quite supportive
5. every six months
6. takes so much time because i realise i am more lazt psycologically than pysically and i always sleep all the time though i am not always tired
7. somehow though not very much exceptimg marriage and having kids i think
8. i know there is a God up in the skies and i have hopes in Him though i am not the best person u can find around
9. when i see weddings: bt the way i dont attend anymore and when my friends have babies
10. we should live our lives fully i think and always strive to do right to ourselves and others
11. made me weak physically and strong psycologically
12. it can be very uncertain
13. eventually there wld be a cure and our children wld not go thru what we are having now
14. music
15. yes: think about everything around
16. no
17. not at all: thanks him i accept things the way they are
18. good though once one tried to sleep w me
19. not at all
20. what really happened for this kind of thing to come about
21. have a baby to love.

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