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Since4Ever
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Reged: 12/17/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Long-time v. Newer Positive Status
      12/19/06 12:27 PM

There was a question of what was the hardest part of living with a virus.

I'm interested in how people feel about it who seroconverted after it was known what it was and how to avoid it versus those who seroconverted before it was identified.

I have a feeling I know where I got it but there's no resentment or anything because none of us knew there was anything to get, much less that it was potentially fatal. I'm also from the Elizabeth Glaser school of though that it's better to fix the problem than to fix the blame.

I guess I'm mainly interested in how the answers to the question "what is the hardest part of living with a virus" differ between people who crossed over before the illness or its transmission was identified versus those who converted recently.

Originally, it was pretty much seen as a death sentence since death was one of the cases' hallmarks, and as time went on the view changed more and more to "potentially fatal but frequently manageable" chronic condition. I think this might influence the answers to the original question by the two diffferent groups.

I know there must have been a "gray area" in there too where it might have been better known in our larger gayer cities, and among populations that were more commonly affected.

Any thoughts?


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Since4Ever

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* Long-time v. Newer Positive Status Since4Ever 12/19/06 12:27 PM
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