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      #245080 - 03/22/09 07:45 PM

Hello All-
I am sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. The one thing that you need to remember is that you are going to be ok!! When I first got the shocking news from my doctor in January the first thing that went through my mind is "OMG my life is over"!! Trust me when I say that I really did not know where to turn. I am a lucky gyu to be able to have a wonderful husband in my life that Masters in BioChemistry and Virology.

After many hours of on line research and talking to my husband HIV is nothing like it was 20 years ago. What you need to look forward to now is understanding that it will be a life change for yourself and family, but nothing that you can't handle with a little bit of support and willingness. The one thing that you need to remember all, is HIV IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE!! "PLEASE QUOTE ME ON THIS"

You need to make sure to find yourself a great health care physician (preferably a HIV specialist) and start figuring out your next move. What this means is you will eventually take a test if you haven't already to see where your CD4 count is and your Viral Load is. To help you understand this better and quicker your CD4 is your body's army that fight off virus such as a cold or infection. A normal human without HIV should have anywhere from 500 + CD4 count based on how healthy the person is. Once you contract HIV take this army as your Viral Load, the more viral load that is in your body the more wear it has on your immune system. New regulations are trying to start HIV patients on Anti-retro Viral Therapy once your CD4 count drops to 350, but in most cases I see that people find out they are HIV + when there CD4 drops way below the guideline (take me for example).

When I found out that I had the virus my CD4 was 207 and my Viral Load was 13,000, which meant that I was immediately put on on HIV meds. After just 1 month of finding out that I was HIV positive my Viral Load Dropped to below -50 which means that I am undetectable and my CD4 went up to 400. This should show you that with modern medicine and treatment you can indeed control the Virus and live a life long life. Just remember your meds are your lifesaver so you never want to miss a dose for your body can become resistant to the meds. I don't know to much about you, but just know that changing your life style from here on out mean living a healthy life, good nutrition, no alcohol beverage, and no drugs. You will get mixed thoughts on this but my philosophy is anything that will suppress your Immune System is not good for you.

Remember that thinking positive and not letting the virus take over you will only help your body stronger and feel better. On the daily we have great people that are working on figuring out the cure and stopping this ridiculous virus once and for all. With that in mind there is a professor that believes that he might have cracked the cure for HIV. Below I will add the 2 links that I have so you can watch this videos on what this professor has done. I think us as being victims to this virus need to support, hope, and have faith in anyone that is putting there hardest efforts in stopping this pandemic. If you are part of an organization or know of any that will support this doctors research it would be highly appreciated. He is in final stages to start Human Clinical Trials, which is something that many HIV'ers can't wait for.

I would like to know more about yourself and keep in touch with your transition to being a new person. Remember YOU WILL BE OK ! Please keep in Touch


PS: I have the contribution forms that I could foward you for Dr. Sudhir Paul research.,2933,395941,00.html

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      #249311 - 02/05/10 09:46 PM

I'm new 2 this 2 i'm infected but my wife she's(a RN) isn't i'm so lucky to have her in my life to help me go through this.Now i know that there is life after this.I thought this was a death wish but now i know it's not has long has i take my meds,i'm undetectable right now.I have a good hiv doctor she has brought me back from death she's wonderful,THANK YOU FOR UR STORY.

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