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Advice on Aging Well With HIV

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Mark S. King, 51, Atlanta, Ga.; Diagnosed in 1985

Mark S. King, 51, Atlanta, Ga.; Diagnosed in 1985

I'm getting older. Thank God. Oh, wait. I'm getting older! That sucks. And those are my thoughts on aging with HIV. I know I live in a gay culture that fetishizes youth and looks and body image, and that's stressful enough -- that is, until I find a place of gratitude that reminds me that every single day is a gift that was denied to many of my close friends. I might still bemoan my wrinkles and my sags, but life still has lessons to teach me, perhaps about aging gracefully and nurturing a spiritual consciousness, and I'm quite willing to learn. But if life doesn't mind too much, I also have a new arm workout I'm dying to try.

Mark S. King is a longtime, outspoken HIV advocate and blogger for TheBody.com. Watch his videos and read his blog, My Fabulous Disease.






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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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