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m4mluvlife
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Reged: 10/16/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Orange county, Southern California, USA
Re: 17 years positive
      01/08/06 02:31 AM

I past the 17-year mark October 2005; I too suffer from depression. I took HIV meds from 1991-1998, then I took a break for 6 1/2 years; I restarted the HIV meds May 2005 and am doing very well physically as well.

The biggest problems are the financial burden of the credit card debt related to medical expenses and trying to make ends meet on disability... my disability is largely my depression and anxiety. Although, I have returned to work part-time the stress of finances, doctors' appointments and the desire to accomplish something significant with my life... still keeps me somewhat dysfunctional emotionally.

I will be 44 in a few days and I am grateful that I am still very healthy; living beyond the 10 years they expected me to live when I first became infected is great, but not surprising to me. I know there is a reason for everything in life and HIV was a way of giving me back my life, not taking it.

I just wished we could find a very effective way to stop all these folks who are still getting infected from doing so, after 2 decades of HIV prevention education.

Stay strong, live well.
Your Pozitive brother with blessings of love, joy, peace & health and big hugs,
Jerry
Irvine, CA

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Big Hugs & Blessings of Luv, Joy, Peace & Health,
Jerry, Irvine, CA USA
aka m4mluvlife


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* 17 years positive Anonymous 01/02/06 09:31 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive patsy   09/12/11 12:03 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Ari   10/04/06 05:34 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive tmthumb   01/21/06 10:17 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive ScotCharles   01/19/06 10:28 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/21/06 10:02 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive ScotCharles   01/23/06 04:30 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive tmthumb   01/23/06 06:57 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive ScotCharles   02/15/06 08:31 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive m4mluvlife   01/21/06 05:49 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive Survivor   01/21/06 10:15 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive tmthumb   01/21/06 10:19 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/12/06 02:43 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/19/06 04:41 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive m4mluvlife   01/12/06 04:37 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/12/06 08:19 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive m4mluvlife   01/13/06 03:19 AM
. * thank you Anonymous   01/08/06 10:25 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/08/06 05:16 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive m4mluvlife   01/08/06 02:31 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/05/06 10:09 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/05/06 04:40 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive m4mluvlife   01/08/06 02:35 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/05/06 02:33 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/05/06 10:12 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/06/06 11:26 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive DanielMark   02/17/06 06:50 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/04/06 10:02 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/18/06 07:54 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive Survivor   01/04/06 11:11 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive jenn   01/04/06 11:35 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/04/06 06:14 PM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/10/06 09:26 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/04/06 01:49 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Anonymous   01/03/06 11:34 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive terryA   01/03/06 09:25 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive Bear60   01/03/06 08:02 AM
. * Re: 17 years positive jenn   01/03/06 12:33 AM

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