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LordBerners
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Reged: 10/22/07
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Tested Positive, living in Thailand
      10/22/07 11:47 AM

Long term expat here (teacher). I've known for just a month, and I can remember a rather profound illness that included exhaustion, dizziness, fever, and petechaie on ankles, about 2 years ago that could've been initial infection. I had a negative test about a year before that, so I guess I've been positive for roughly 2 years.

I just got blood drawn in Bangkok for the CD4 and VL tests (not that I understand fully what those are yet), but haven't got the results back. I have no obvious symptoms yet, though I feel that over the last two years I've had a few minor things like ringworm, skin tags, and a few boils, that I've never had before. These could also be the tropical climate.

I'm a very optimistic guy and have high hopes of many good years ahead, however I have one big worry - finances. I'm american, and have no health insurance. Here in Thailand treatment is cheaper due to the breaking of patents, but still can be $500-800/month. I would consider going home though I don't wish to, but I don't know if there's any way to get access to treatment there with little or no money.

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* Tested Positive, living in Thailand LordBerners 10/22/07 11:47 AM
. * Re: Tested Positive, living in Thailand garret99   02/01/08 06:39 AM
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. * Re: Tested Positive, living in Thailand LordBerners   10/22/07 01:33 PM
. * Re: Tested Positive, living in Thailand sbev1981   03/20/09 07:02 PM
. * Re: Tested Positive, living in Thailand Bear60   10/31/07 04:36 PM
. * Re: Tested Positive, living in Thailand oldwoman   10/22/07 01:10 PM
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