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Getting to Undetectable: People Living With HIV Share Their Stories

April 12, 2013

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Nelson Vergel

Nelson Vergel

Houston, Texas; Diagnosed in 1986

I'm on the last combination I can try. I take a lot of pills. ... There's a part of me that's been very frustrated, extremely frustrated, with the fact that I've had it really hard when it comes to HIV. I've never had an undetectable viral load until three years ago ... Twenty-six years with virus in my blood, no matter what I did, no matter how many conferences I went to, no matter how many papers I read ... I felt like a loser, like a failure -- really, they call us "failure patients."

Watch Nelson's full "Day in the Life" video.






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