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UglyGuy
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HIV+....how will I know when things will get ugly?
      07/08/03 11:58 AM

Hello.
For the past couple of years I have had sexual relations with sex workers because of my unsightly appearance. I have always used a condom (although not always correctly) during intercourse but have engaged in unprotected oral - both giving and receiving. Because of this, I am HIV positive. Yesterday I completed a Home Access Test just to get the official word, but I am positive.
My question is this - what specific symptoms are there to let one know when things will get ugly. I have read accounts of people suffering from AIDS, and I want to die with my dignity intact.
I have read about the "meds" that are available to forstall the eventuality of AIDS, but personally couldn't take the daily side effects (non-stop diarrhea and vomiting, disfigurement from fat displacement, etc.) So meds aren't an option for me. I would want to live an active life while I am still reasonably healthy, and then bow out from my own hand before the nightmare of AIDS.
What symptoms should I look for? Wasting? Night sweats? Lesions?
Or should I go by laboratory numbers? Perhaps wait until my T-Cell count drops to a certain number and then finish myself?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a nice day.





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* HIV+....how will I know when things will get ugly? UglyGuy 07/08/03 11:58 AM
. * Re: HIV+....how will I know when things will get u Anonymous   07/09/03 12:40 AM
. * Re: HIV+....how will I know when things will get u Anonymous   07/12/03 02:28 PM
. * Re: HIV+....how will I know when things will get u Anonymous   07/14/03 04:02 PM
. * Apology and a ? UglyGuy   07/14/03 11:31 PM
. * Re: Apology and a ? Anonymous   07/15/03 11:20 AM
. * Re: New one! 3/12/03 Anonymous   12/03/03 06:51 PM
. * Can Anyone Help Me??? Anonymous   07/14/03 01:41 AM
. * Re: Can Anyone Help Me??? Anonymous   07/14/03 03:58 PM
. * Re: HIV+....how will I know when things will get u UglyGuy   07/09/03 10:48 AM
. * Re: HIV+....how will I know when things will get u Anonymous   07/09/03 06:51 PM
. * Re: HIV+....how will I know when things will get u Anonymous   07/11/03 01:42 PM
. * Re: HIV+....how will I know when things will get u Anonymous   07/18/03 04:24 AM
. * Re: HIV+....how will I know when things will get u BostonGuy   08/01/03 10:49 AM
. * Re: HIV+....how will I know when things will get u Brandon   08/05/03 12:53 AM

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