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Advice on Aging Well With HIV

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Millicent Foster, 51, Baton Rouge, La.; Diagnosed in 2002

Millicent Foster, 51, Baton Rouge, La.; Diagnosed in 2002

As time goes by, I find that I am more active today than I was 20 years ago. I have changed my diet to include more fruits and vegetables; I don't eat any type of pork and eat very little seafood. I walk on a daily basis and I just joined a gym to start working out and exercising.

When I was diagnosed, the doctors gave me 6 months to live. Well here I am 10 years later, in better health than I was back then. I have a strong belief in God and he has brought me this far to tell my story to help others. To all of you who are 50 and aging, I say change your diet, start exercising more, get plenty of rest and live your life to the fullest, because HIV is no longer a death sentence. Trust in God to make you a better person and seek him for all your needs. I may have HIV, but HIV doesn't have me. It is only a small part of my life and I refuse to give up or give in to it.






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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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