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Author Topic: Love in the Time of HIV/AIDS  (Read 1150 times)

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Offline GSOgymrat

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Love in the Time of HIV/AIDS
« on: December 01, 2009, 10:48:41 PM »
Here is a high profile article of a serodiscordant couple.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/11/30/hiv.aids.couples.relationships/index.html

Offline megasept

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Re: Love in the Time of HIV/AIDS
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 10:58:10 PM »
Here is a high profile article of a serodiscordant couple.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/11/30/hiv.aids.couples.relationships/index.html


good article on interesting couple. a real stigma-killer. thanks for posting.

-steven (aka  8)  megasept)

Offline Ann

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Re: Love in the Time of HIV/AIDS
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 09:32:07 AM »
Shawn Decker has a blog on this website.
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Re: Love in the Time of HIV/AIDS
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 10:07:22 AM »
Shawn and Gwenn are very inspiring.

Shawn, by the way takes his ARV meds unconventionally. With his doctor's approval he is on a one week on and one week off dosage.

I sent him a message just recently because I was curious what meds he is on. I guess that kind of dosage can only work if someone has been undetectable for a while and if the half-life of each of the meds is pretty long.

EDITED TO ADD:

I just checked and, for anyone who is curious,  Shawn's response is this:

I'm currently on Reyataz, Truvada and Ritonivir. Have been since 2005. Went on the drugs non-stop for a year, and have been doing the week on, week off treatment schedule since 2006.

He had mentioned in the original blog entry that his last labs were: 511 CD4s at 28% and <48 VL (and that they have been in this ballpark for a couple of years).

LINK:

http://blogs.poz.com/shawn/archives/2009/11/blab_results.html
« Last Edit: December 02, 2009, 10:20:40 AM by Inchlingblue »

 


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