Keeping up with HIV meds often means having to weave daily doses into a busy life. How do other HIVers do it? In each episode of this video series, we'll take a peek into the day-to-day routine of a person who's living with HIV, taking HIV meds, and dealing with situations that get in the way of adherence. Watch other videos in the series.
Episode 2: Tree Alexander
Home: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Summary: Tree Alexander was diagnosed around age 20, started meds right away, and became homeless for a short time afterward. He shows us around his Brooklyn apartment, and shares how family and friends help him stay healthy.
Filmed by Olivia Ford and produced by Mark S. King.
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Comment by: Verlogenes
Tue., Jan. 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm EST
I have fibro and the following helps me. You can eitehr cut down a towel or use a hand or dish towel. sew the three sides like your making a pillow, put inside long grain rice as a filler. Only enough to fill 1/4 to1/3 (or more if you'd like) of the inside. Finish sewing up. Now you can eitehr place in the freezer for 20-30 min + or stick it in the microwave for seconds to minutes until the temp you want. The rice bag will hold the temp for quite a while and will mold around your body. Great for any pain or discomfort and will last forever as long as you don't get it wet. Good Luck!!!
Comment by: Anonymous
Wed., Nov. 30, 2011 at 2:27 pm EST
It has been a year for me i had a husban and a beautiful life i have hiv befor i meet my husban and i did not know it but once i found out my husban was with me in the hospital so we both found out the samr day it was very heart breaking to both of us and he said he would never leave his family no devil in hell would make him leave me so the last time i came home from the hospital an got well he left me all of the kids are grown and gone so now im left alone hurt and depress if he was scard i can understand but he knew he was leaving and so did everyone else but me he just move out i have no job so im am depending on him to take of me i was read sick and my cd4 count was 4 when i found out but now it is 300 and i am getting better every day im in collage no for MRI but my heart is not healed yet so thats my story well half of it any way
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