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Author Topic: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA  (Read 1735 times)

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Offline indianhiv

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LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« on: September 03, 2009, 05:29:07 AM »
I am a Poz living in India. We indians do not have any group to discuss HIV as it is a very serious taboo. VIde this forum I request all indian Poz to come udner one roof to form a united front against the deadly disease

Offline mecch

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 07:21:58 AM »
Good idea.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline piercedPINOY

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 07:40:27 AM »
to form a united front against the deadly disease

HIV and AIDS is no longer deadly unless if you allow it to happen. ;)
"always photographs what is beautiful in life.."

Offline rick21007

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 03:17:30 PM »
I am wondering given the social stigma attached to having hiv about the barriers to being diagnosed and seeking and receiving treatment that we in the West do not encounter and probably have little understanding about.

Rick

Offline mecch

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 03:56:44 PM »
Pinoy, you are correct but only for specific populations.
How is the access to drugs now and in the future in Philippines?
You do realise there are people all over the world who are not being cared for, do not see doctors, do not get treatment in time before serious AIDS sickness, and people still die of AIDS.
If someone is in a position, where no medical care and no HAART are available and sustainable, this someone has a deadly disease and yes, will probably die.  

Indianhiv ---- Like Rick, I am curious to here about both the general and your personal situation in India, for HIV care.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2009, 03:59:15 PM by mecch »
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Offline nycpoz

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2009, 07:36:42 PM »
hivindia - I am an Indian, but don't live in India. I sometimes think of moving back, but negative stigma and lack of medical care is not just allowing that to happen. I know how people with HIV are perceived in India  (my first hand experience from my family when I told them I am positive).
Like other I would also like to know the cost of HIV medication in India?, and life in general for people with HIV.

Regards,
H

Offline nycpoz

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009, 07:39:42 PM »
HIV and AIDS is no longer deadly unless if you allow it to happen. ;)
True if you are in developed side of the world. There are institutions in India who provide bread and bed to people suffering from HIV/AIDS to help them die with dignity (as they say). AIDS medication is far from affordable for the most.

Offline joemutt

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2009, 01:18:48 AM »
HIV and AIDS is no longer deadly unless if you allow it to happen. ;)

That's not  only dumb but also very unsensitive.  >:(

Offline mecch

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009, 05:24:01 AM »
Joe, pierced may not have all the info you have, yet.
he gets a pass and an invitation to educate himself.

also, to nitpick, when one calls someone dumb, one spells "insensitive" correctly
« Last Edit: September 05, 2009, 05:29:31 AM by mecch »
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Offline BT65

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009, 07:26:29 AM »
also, to nitpick, when one calls someone dumb, one spells "insensitive" correctly

Talk about nitpicking.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2009, 07:45:21 AM »
HIV and AIDS is no longer deadly unless if you allow it to happen. ;)

I have to correct you here .  Aids Still kills.  The statistics show that there are 5,700 aids related deaths PER DAY.

If you have access to good medical care and the drugs, you can live a longer life.  I've had two friends here within the past 3 years that have died.  They had access to medication and care.

People still die.

http://projects.psi.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Statistics_nr&gclid=CPu50Piw2pwCFchW2godFG5wZg


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



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

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 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 nycpoz

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2009, 02:46:04 PM »

If you have access to good medical care and the drugs, you can live a longer life.  I've had two friends here within the past 3 years that have died.  They had access to medication and care.

People still die.

http://projects.psi.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Statistics_nr&gclid=CPu50Piw2pwCFchW2godFG5wZg


Ray

I wonder than why everyone claims that with proper medication and adherence it is possible to live normal life with HIV?

Offline mecch

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Re: LIVING WITH HIV IN INDIA
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2009, 08:38:19 AM »
Its possible but not a garantee.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

 


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