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Advice on Aging Well With HIV

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David Fawcett, 58, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Diagnosed in 1988

David Fawcett, 58, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Diagnosed in 1988

Take care of the rest of your body! We are human guinea pigs having taken these powerful medications year after year. I see many people around me (who successfully maneuvered life with HIV) now getting sick with cardiac, liver or kidney complications. For the first time since the PIs (protease inhibitors) came out, people I know are increasingly concerned about their future. All we can do is live in as healthy a way as possible: good diet, minimal alcohol, active exercise and balanced emotions.

Ask David your questions at the Substance Use and HIV and Mental Health and HIV forums. You can also read his blog, Riding the Tiger: Life Lessons From an HIV-Positive Therapist.






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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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