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CApronda:
HIV/AIDS ...  a Gay Disease?  NO WAY!!! 

Do you see anyone Gay (Happy) living with this illness?  I think that the stats quoted re ratio do not apply in my location Calgary Alberta Canada.  In 2000-2001, only 1% attributed to the alternative lifestyle group.  Whereas Females took the 80% leader board.

I am a person Affected By and Living With HIV/AIDS ~ HEP C and BI POLAR for 6 years.  CD4 ~ 217 and VL 28,000 Not on Medication.  At 53 years old, I am an empty nested mother of 4 grown children.  I experienced 3 monogamist marriages (at least on my side of the relationships) and a successful professional career in Finance for 23 years.  My professional designations obtained career success however my most rewarding educational growth and life skill knowledge by my advocacy and activism in equal rights and eradication of discrimination within industry and government.

What does this mean ????  I changed policy within my jurisdiction. 

From equal rights of the Father to Childcare (Paternity) Leave ~ Credit Adjudication Equality of Same Sex Partnerships ~ Single Mothers ~ Pregnant Women ~ Widower(s) Commercial Credit Adjudication Policy for Females and Alternative Lifestyle Businesses ... Policy Amendments for Insurance Company Leaders for Children ~ Same Sex Benefits ~ Infants Death Payouts ~ Inclusion of Illness which were disqualified due to their Mental ~ Depression ~ Post Partum Depression or Female association i.e. PMS ~ MS ~ Agoraphobia (Panic Attack) ~  Corpul Tunnel ~ Fibromyalgia

Lobbied Government Amendment Maintenance Enforcement.  Facilitator and Advocate of Children Rights First including benefit of Two Parents (irrevalant to Sex).  Disseminator and Educator of Research into Family Group through NEADS.MET and P4CSE.

Ongoing Supporter and Facilitator in the Alternative Lifestyle Community.  Mentor and Supporter to Street Kids and Homeless Population in Calgary. Active Support in Aids Calgary ~ Mustard Seed ~ Alternative Lifestyle Events ~ AIDS Walk.

Best Friend To My Fallen Buddies

Mourner of All Those Taken By HIV/AIDS

lydgate:
CApronda,

I extend my support for all that you've been doing, all you have achieved, in extremely difficult conditions. I'm wondering, however: at a relatively low CD4 count, have you deliberately chosen not to go on meds? If so, could you tell us why? And also, are you taking any medication for your bipolar illness?

In mourning (as always) and hope (as almost always),

Jay

water duck:
Hello CApronda,

Welcome to the AM , here is hoping that you will extend your friendship to us;
and also that we can mourn by your side for all taken by HIV/AIDS.

Siang

CApronda:
Thank you Siang

It is with my greatest pleasure and honour to extend sincere friendship to all those in AM (a great team).

There is strength in numbers starting with ~ the Power of One ~ plus One More ~ Plus ~ Plus


April

--- Quote from: water duck on July 22, 2006, 04:38:01 AM ---Hello CApronda,

Welcome to the AM , here is hoping that you will extend your friendship to us;
and also that we can mourn by your side for all taken by HIV/AIDS.

Siang

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CApronda:
Thank You Jay For Your Comments And Interest.


~ The Best Portion Of A Good Man's Life,  His Little, Nameless, Unremembered Acts, Of Kindness And Of Love. ~
      ~ William Wordsworth

Yes I am very concerned about the level of my CD4 although my VL is quite low I do have HEPC and am Bi-Polar.  My Specialist theory is Wait and Hit It Hard ~

They are concerned about my Mental State in as far as dealing with the ongoing Family crisis which to them may inhibit my ability to follow strict Med routine?

Apparently they feel that my stresses have to be deal with before anything.  Insofar that these ~struggles~ are interpreted as excessive and potentially disabling any human function at a normal level (according to DR.) they are the norm throughout my 53 years.  Water off a Duck's Back. ~ If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it~

I am very emotionally stable and strong and disagree with my Specialist's assessment that "my life should be falling apart and I should be emotionally distraught and a dysfunctional person" ~  However the fact is that THEY DECIDE WHEN AND WHAT AND IF and hold my future in their hands ~ even if they are wrong ~ they are right ????

Bi-Polar Meds
~ Sertraline  (Zoloft) 100MG 1 X Bedtime
~ Seroquel (Quetia pine Fumarate) 200 MG X 2 at Bedtime
~ Gabapentin 400MG 1 X 3 Daily ~ Gabapentin 100MG 1 X 3 Daily
~ Diazepam Vi vol Valium 5MG 1 X 3 Daily
~ Flexiril (Cyclobenzaprine) 10MG As Required 2 Daily
~ Immovane (Zopiclone) 7.5MG 1 X Bedtime

(and have through the years taken ever medication reported on the Depression Forum Threads) and can provide expert first hand review of each and every medication as it relates or helps true ~Bi-Polar Depression~ 

FINALLY MY ABOVE NOTED MEDS In THAT COMBINATION really WORK

Non Pharmaceutical
~ Efflex Focus 5 Per Day
~ Mega Immune Oil 3 Droppers Daily AM
~ Omega Combo 2 Tbsp Daily AM
~ Multi Mega Vitamins 3 X Daily
~  Ongoing Love and Affection from my Chow Chow and Presa Canario
~ Unwavering Support, Grocery Shopper Extraordinaire, Born Again Chef and Unlimited Protein Supplier from
~ my Partner
~ New Friends AM

April


--- Quote from: lydgate on July 22, 2006, 03:23:56 AM ---CApronda,

I extend my support for all that you've been doing, all you have achieved, in extremely difficult conditions. I'm wondering, however: at a relatively low CD4 count, have you deliberately chosen not to go on meds? If so, could you tell us why? And also, are you taking any medication for your bipolar illness?

In mourning (as always) and hope (as almost always),

Jay

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