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Offline englishgirl

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Thank you ANN
« on: October 02, 2007, 03:11:41 AM »
ann, ive just watched your interview with stephen fry and it brought tears to my eyes. THANK YOU for sharing your story with the world in such a public way. i for one really admire your courage in doing so. here's hoping that your story and the programme itself changes things in the public perception of us and of hiv...

for those of you in &  outside the uk, info on the programme and access to ann's interview and others can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/tv_and_radio/hivandme_index.shtml

once again ann thanks for stepping up

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Offline catwoman

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 03:18:10 AM »
Ann,

I too, thank you for your courageous voice.  You speak for all of us who cannot, for whatever reason.  You fill my heart with love and gratitude.

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007, 03:18:59 AM »
Hi EG

cant watch it on my browser, get an error message from the BBC itself, "we're having a spring clean and this page might be lost". I'll try from work though looks like it's a problem on the site itself.

but i will watch when I can & Big Thank You Ann for doing this for us!
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Offline komnaes

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 03:25:21 AM »
Now it makes me really really want to watch the show. Hope something will upload it somewhere.

It is a great segment Ann and it was a great call to have Fry read from your blog - the power of good writing can be amplified wonderfully by a great thoughtful voice.

Shaun

(who's really upset that BBC Int'l carried by the local cable is not showing it)
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
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Offline anniebc

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 03:31:11 AM »
I'm getting the same error message as Dragonette...but hopefully I will be able to view it through some other channels.

I knew Ann was doing this and I'm glad to hear that it finaly went to air and went well.

Thanks Ann...FOR EVERYTHING.

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Offline Cliff

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 05:00:23 AM »
I thought someone said it was going to show Tuesday night????

Offline manchesteruk

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007, 05:32:21 AM »
It still is being shown tonight cliff at 9pm i think it is. They just didn't decide to include ann's interview, i have no idea why though! It's been included on the bbc website instead along with a few others.
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Offline Cliff

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2007, 05:41:09 AM »
oh, I'm dense.  ta

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2007, 07:32:41 AM »
wow... Ann you are awesome.

I don't want to sound like a bad copy of anyone... but right now i have tears in my eyes, your interview was really moving (it is now available at the link provided above). Watching this jouranlist reading your last post.... and seeing it from this interview... made me remember how i felt when i first read it few weeks after diagnosed and how your words meant and mean lot to me... your words made me realise i had nothing to be ashamed of and changed my life for good...

Thank you. Lot of thank yous.

Juan Carlos... touched...
13/03/07 1er diagnóstico /Peso: 79kg
19/04/07 CD4: 494 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 80kg
19/07/07 CD4: 659 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79.5kg
06/03/08 CD4: 573 (después de meses muy deprimido) /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79kg
17/09/08 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 84Kg
06/02/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 85Kg /HCV: Neg /HBV: Neg.
07/03/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg / Gym 3días/semana y Natación 2días/semana.
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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2007, 07:44:15 AM »
Um, you're welcome! :)

It seems to be viewable only on RealPlayer. I tried to go back and choose the Windows Media Player, but it won't let me, despite deleting cookies. It was only when I totally removed RealPlayer from my computer that I also started getting the error message.

So, unless and until they fix the issue with Windows Media Player, you'll have to have RealPlayer installed on your computer to view the five films.  

I can't believe they squashed around three hours of interview time into two and a half minutes. I was expecting it to be a little longer.

Ann
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Offline komnaes

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2007, 07:52:40 AM »
I can't believe they squashed around three hours of interview time into two and a half minutes. I was expecting it to be a little longer.

As a former producer and writer for news programs I can guarantee you that this segment is already long as it seems with all the music and editing they did include yours in the original show but then for whatever reasons decided not to, though now it's part of the docu's "bonus materials" they definitely could have made it longer.

Shaun
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline Moffie65

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2007, 10:27:31 AM »
Your voice and message brought tears to my eyes, but then I have always been a push over for a good cry inspired by one of my friends.

Thanks Ann!!!!!!!!

Love,
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and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2007, 11:13:01 AM »
ugh... the damn video keeps having buffering issues.  Every 30 seconds it stops and does this.  USE QUICKTIME STUPID BBC PEOPLE.
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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2007, 11:31:16 AM »
very good  :)

(you shoulda got more than 2.5 minutes though)

kate x

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2007, 11:34:57 AM »
OK Ann... made it though the choppy waters finally.  Nice job and you look lovely darling.
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Offline Robert

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2007, 11:42:23 AM »
BRAVO!.  Well done, Ann. 

Even on my little old dial-up here in the far northern reaches of the Sacramento Valley, I could see and hear my friend Ann talk HIV.  We are indeed neighbors.
I'm so proud.

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2007, 11:43:54 AM »
I get an Error 404 message when I try to watch the video.

Dang it

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Offline Iggy

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2007, 12:08:31 PM »
Maybe I'm just a cold hearted SOB, but Ann, unlike the others - you did not bring a single tear to my eye. What I did get though were several moments of reinforcement in my mind of why I respect you.  I also got from you a clear cut lesson on how to speak about HIV and AIDS in a public setting. 

Some quotes that had an immediately reverberation in me:

(probably misquoted) "It all goes back to the sex thing where people say you must have done something to deserve it,  but they wouldn't say that about someone with diabetes."

"I am not ashamed of it.  At the end of the day sex is something that everybody does; it's hardwired into our brains."

"It's no good thinking if so and so wasn't there...It's not risk groups, it's risk activities."


Ann,

What I loved most was seeing you walking along the shore - contemplative and sure of yourself - I'm proud to know you and I'm proud to have you to be a public face and voice of all of us.

No.  I definitely didn't tear up a bit, Sorry. 

I did however get a renewed sense of my responsibility to others and more importantly to myself to not hide my status for fears or self shame.

Thank you.

Mark



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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2007, 12:16:39 PM »
Unfortunately, I couldn't see it either. I got the same line about spring cleaning...What gives? I think I do have Real Player on my laptop.....*sighs*
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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2007, 12:35:24 PM »
I don't want to rain on the Ann parade here.  But out of the five listed interviews on the web site there's a rather noticeable absence of HIV+ gay men isn't there?  What's up with that?
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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2007, 01:31:50 PM »
Thank you for doing this.  (I had no problems with the video)
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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2007, 02:17:51 PM »
I don't want to rain on the Ann parade here.  But out of the five listed interviews on the web site there's a rather noticeable absence of HIV+ gay men isn't there?  What's up with that?

I haven't watched the program in full, but I will be doing so tonight.

Philly,I believe the answer to your question is that the program is trying to get away from the stereotypical image of a person with HIV.

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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2007, 02:23:43 PM »
I haven't watched the program in full, but I will be doing so tonight.

Philly,I believe the answer to your question is that the program is trying to get away from the stereotypical image of a person with HIV.



That was my point.  In doing such things we often forget such numbers like in NYC a full quarter of the gay population is infected with HIV, and even more so that it's hitting young gay boys in the age range of 13-19.

I had just read the cover story in NY Press last night

http://www.nypress.com/issue.cfm

... so this was all at the top of my mind.  While I think it's very important to portray ALL sectors of society that this disease is infecting, I don't think we should lose track of the overall numbers as well as the proportion of those same numbers vis-a-vis the effected communities.

I will be interested in light of this subject to see how Mr. Fry handles the topic, but to be honest I'm not encouraged from what I just saw on the BBC web site.

I will withhold any judgement until I've seen the entire program though.
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Re: Thank you ANN
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2007, 03:21:38 PM »
would you believe it my video recorder has chosen this evening to pack up! now im gonna have to ask my parents to record it for me (which means having to speak to them >:()

i was gonna put it on the same tape as a great programme done a couple of years ago by a guy who used to go to the same tht as me 'terry gee - living with hiv' and the bastard video ate it!!! fuckety crap buggery shit!
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