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Aaron75
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Reged: 05/14/09
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Re: Baby-boomers living with HIV
      05/14/09 02:53 AM

This will be brief because I arose too early not sleeping well and then discovered this thread. But first I had to figure out how to do a post which meant registering and all that. So I have only a few drops of gas in my engine.
So here goes. I am 75 --- so yes you can reach that age. To be fair, I have been positive for only 8 years, at a time when the cocktails were on their way to be well developed. Happily, I quickly became undetectible and have remained so. Likewise my t-cell count is in the 500-700 range.
I have obseesivley taken my meds on time with the exception of about twice in all these 8 years. I feel wonderful and do yoga and a little weights on occasion. I live in Tel Aviv right now and in my 3rd month here. I must be crazy, but I think I can learn a very difficult language at age 75. It's a challenge and maybe it's that drive to learn that helps my outlook and allows me to set aside my medical status most of the time. I have KS, but it's mostly in remission and has been mostly on one ankle. The doctors keep telling me that I wont' die from KS. Viramune has caused some slightly high liver enzyme readings, but nothing to worry about. Meds here in Israel are practically free as is all the medical care. It beats even Kaiser which I have in Santa Monica and the doctors speak English fluently.
I'd like to hear about other's dealing with "old age." There, I said the words. Funny, I don't feel like an old person. I have an Israeli boyfriend and I am making friends here. How I spend my remaining years is probably my biggest ongoing issue.

Edited by Aaron75 (05/14/09 02:58 AM)

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* Baby-boomers living with HIV Mondo 05/07/09 10:15 PM
. * Re: Baby-boomers living with HIV allangering   07/30/09 05:32 AM
. * Re: Baby-boomers living with HIV MstrAlex1   05/16/09 11:00 PM
. * Re: Baby-boomers living with HIV cunta_stalwart   05/31/09 09:34 AM
. * Re: Baby-boomers living with HIV Mondo   05/18/09 11:54 PM
. * Re: Baby-boomers living with HIV Aaron75   05/14/09 02:53 AM
. * Re: Baby-boomers living with HIV Mondo   05/14/09 06:09 PM
. * Re: Baby-boomers living with HIV Margaret   05/14/09 02:12 AM
. * Re: Baby-boomers living with HIV Mondo   05/14/09 06:07 PM
. * Re: Baby-boomers living with HIV ScotCharles   05/11/09 10:21 AM
. * Re: Baby-boomers living with HIV Margaret   05/14/09 02:28 AM
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