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Long Term Survivors Of Hiv Not On Medication

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Long term survivor - lost health insurance - need to stop or change meds

I have been HIV+ for some 20+ years. Started Crix, AZT, and DDT when I hit a CD4 of 500. Switched to Sustiva, AZT, and Zidovudine shortly after Sustiva became available. My CD4 count has been above 900 for close to 10 years. Last test in Jan 2010...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Paying for medications can be a challenge for many people- my first recommendation is to try to stay on medications if at all possible.There are a Read more »

Long Term Survivor

I just read a letter from a newly infected patient about the long term prognosis for HIV infection.... Read more »

long term survivor crisis

Hello,I am a person living with HIV/AIDS. I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1995 and due to my failing... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Long-Term Survivors of HIV and Wellness

...than the initial building. Each of us, when faced with an obstacle, has the choice to become resigned, or to learn and grow. Long-term survivors of HIV such as Joey, Ken, and Mark allowed themselves to be transformed from their experiences and... Read more »
Terri Wilder

Eight Characteristics of Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS

...Dr. Lydia Temoshok on how the mind and emotions impact the immune system. The purpose of their study was to understand how "long-term survivors" of HIV are different from people who follow the expected course of HIV disease. Through their... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

A Long-Term Survivor

...National Institutes of Health, to ask for a meeting to discuss what Joe was telling us. There had to be other special cases of long-term survivors -- cases that might hold some clues about how to keep the rest of us from dying. Joe, Mark, and I... Read more »
Mind/Body Medical Institute

Characteristics of Long-Term Survivors

...Solomon and Dr. Lydia Temoshok at the University of California at San Francisco have identified these characteristics among long-term survivors of HIV. They are realistic and accept their diagnosis but do not take it as a death sentence. ... Read more »
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Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...years ago, I wouldn't even be classified as having AIDS; I would merely be HIV positive. My doctor is so pleased with my results that he is considering taking me off Dapsone and maybe in a few months Norvir. My swollen liver lept for joy at the... Read more »

HIV/AIDS LONG-TERM SURVIVORS sought for in-depth i

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...experiences of this "gay lost generation." With past focus on gay men dying of AIDS, the present blackout of information about long-term survivors, and the current interest to forget history and move to the next "hot news" groups of infected, we... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I guess I am needing to know if there are any people out there who have really been in some sort of denial for years until first symptoms hit. I feel like a fool, but I've been positive since 84 and really have been in denial until getting so so... Read more »

78 year old long term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Interesting letter in the New England Journal Of Medicine. 78 year old male, over 15 years HIV + and he hasn't taken any antivirals (probably the key to his success) http://www.nejm.org/content/2000/0342/0016/1221.asp Read more »