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Author Topic: L.A. Times: With HIV, growing older faster  (Read 2626 times)

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Offline edfu

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"No one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences."--Albert Camus, "The Plague"

"Mankind can never be free until the last brick in the last church falls on the head of the last priest."--Voltaire

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: L.A. Times: With HIV, growing older faster
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008, 07:39:35 PM »
Edfu,

The link is asking me to sign in, can you make another link to the story?....


Or was this the story :


http://www.politicalposts.com/news/frameset.asp?vars=jumpto.asp?id=341645



Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline edfu

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Re: L.A. Times: With HIV, growing older faster
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 07:45:12 PM »
Ray:

Your link is better, I guess.  That's the story.  I must have forgotten that I signed in to L.A. Times a while ago.  Sorry.
"No one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences."--Albert Camus, "The Plague"

"Mankind can never be free until the last brick in the last church falls on the head of the last priest."--Voltaire

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: L.A. Times: With HIV, growing older faster
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 07:45:44 PM »


I created an account.... The link I provided only allowed on page to be read. After an account is created , one can read the entire article.


Thanks for the article----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline achim-martin

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Re: L.A. Times: With HIV, growing older faster
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008, 04:42:14 PM »
Now that article is no big surprise, is it?!

Offline ubotts

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Re: L.A. Times: With HIV, growing older faster
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 11:04:31 AM »
I was just telling my lover that I am aging quicker than normal..
My skin has gotten thinner and wrinkly like an old women..Hell i am 53, and I dont want to look older thats for sure.

In the last year, so much of my body has changed...I look in the mirror and I dont know
whos looking back at me... :(

By the time they find a cure for these side effects it will be too late for me, because Iam more than half way there already..

This part sucks bigtime..Yes I am still alive, but damn, where did I go when I look in the
mirror.....Thats a whole different me..

Its scarey......My face has changed, i have gowls where i never had them before, fat
on the side of my cheeks..I guess it different then you guys..

It seems women or just me maybe, gained fat in my face...I have wrinkles on top of my lips like an old freggin women....

Yes..all the joys of surviving hiv is grand....Bullshit..........I want my face and body back
and all we will all do is age and age quicker than the average bear.. :'(
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline DanielMark

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Re: L.A. Times: With HIV, growing older faster
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 06:50:28 AM »
I'm not worried. I was born old. And the benefits of being an oldster far outweigh the awkward agonies of youth. I look forward to getting seniors discounts everywhere I go.

Old age? Bring it on!  ;D

Daniel
MEDS: REYATAZ & KIVEXA (SINCE AUG 2008)

MAY 2000 LAB RESULTS: CD4 678
VL STILL UNDETECTABLE

DIAGNOSED IN 1988

Offline mjmel

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Re: L.A. Times: With HIV, growing older faster
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2008, 05:23:28 AM »
This thought crosses my mind often in the last 3 years. So, it's not news to learn that some article has offically declared it.
I am 58 but my body tells me I'm 65. In my face I look my age since I had some intervention there (BioAlcamid/PMMA).
But without the intervention.....well, I'd look rather worn down, I believe.
While i never agreed with the outlook of raptuous joys of continued living with HIV (as though it is a walk in the park) I will say I'm happy to be alive. I will think this today and how ever many tomorrows I have yet to go on this earth.
I deal with the crappy sidecar called "HIV Related Woes" because the goodness of living far outweighs the griefs of living.

Mike

 


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