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Advice on Aging Well With HIV

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Paul Yabor, 50, Philadelphia, Pa.; Diagnosed in 1990

Paul Yabor, 50, Philadelphia, Pa.; Diagnosed in 1990

Be true to thyself and to thy own self be true. Learn to listen to your body, your mind and your heart. At the end of the day, it is you who must live with the decision you make. The quality of life you live has as much to do with how you deal with stress, pursue happiness and avoid negativity as it does with your medication regimen and adherence.

Don't be strictly ruled by lab numbers and pill regimens. Work closely with a doctor who knows you best and can offer you treatment options that work best in the context of your life. Most of all, appreciate that you are alive. So many have fallen in the battle with this disease, but as long as we are alive there is always hope for a day when HIV/AIDS will come to an end.





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Reader Comments:

Comment by: lisa (kampala) Thu., Oct. 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm EDT
thank you millicent actually you have even raisd my hopes,
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Comment by: Rajiv (India) Wed., Oct. 17, 2012 at 2:43 am EDT
sir,
i m 25 y old recently diagnosed as H since then i m depressd and most o the time i starts weeping. i searched on internet and heard from people that HIV IS NOT CURABLE & ends only with the death of patient.
if Timothy Brown a Berlin patient can be cured(HIV Neg.)why can't other patient.
i wanna know how long will it take when this dreaded disease able to cure permanently.
why medical scientist not applying that treatment or therapy which took by Timothy Brown.
i wanna know which that therapy was actually.
Thanks & Regards
Rajiv hoping for life.
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Comment by: Gustavo (Oakland, CA) Mon., Nov. 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm EST
Rajiv. Be positive. This is the only way to survive and move on in our lives. I got diagnosed HIV+ just one month ago. I am learning from other how they survived. Be positive, learn about the virus and how we and our doctors can make a plan to control it. Hope you are well now. God bless your way. Gustavo.


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