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Offline mewithu

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Treatment
« on: March 19, 2010, 02:06:16 PM »
What if they find a cure and all of us who have been on SSD for so long will they just throw us out in the street so to speak. would we lose our SSD and have nowhere to go to live and all that.
1997 is when I found out, being deathly ill. I had to go to the hospital due to extreme headache and fever. I fell coma like,  two months later weighing 95 pounds and in extreme pain and awoke to knowledge of Pancreatis, Cryptococcal Meningitis, Thrush,Severe Diarea,  Wasting, PCP pneumonia. No eating, only through tpn. Very sick, I was lucky I had good insurance with the company I worked for. I was in the hospital for three months that time. 
(2010 Now doing OK cd4=210  VL= < 75)
I have become resistant to many nukes and non nukes, Now on Reyataz, , Combivir. Working well for me not too many side effects.  I have the wasting syndrome, Fatigue  . Hard to deal with but believe it or not I have been through worse. Three Pulmonary Embolism's in my life. 2012 520 t's <20 V load

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Treatment
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 09:27:07 PM »
Well it would depend why you are on SSD. I'm assuming you are on SSD for AIDS related issues such as severe PN, etc... Just because there is a cure wouldnt mean that all the associated issues would go away, at least not immediately, so they would ahve to continue your benefits. If the issues did clear up, then conceivably you would be able to work again, and thus wouldnt be "on the streets". Of course my view is pretty simplistic and everyone knows the Gov'ts take on everything is anything BUT simplistic.

Actually if you are disabled with PN I dont think that ever gets better due to damaged nerves, so theoretically you would still be eligible to receive benefits indefinately, even in the event of a cure.

So I guess it depends on what the specifics of your situation are.

Although I think you will not have to worry about this scenario anytime soon, if ever  :)

If I'm proven wrong and they throw you into the streets, then you can come flop with me.

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Offline aztecan

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Re: Treatment
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 11:46:19 PM »

So I guess it depends on what the specifics of your situation are.

Although I think you will not have to worry about this scenario anytime soon, if ever  :)

If I'm proven wrong and they throw you into the streets, then you can come flop with me.

-Will

I agree. I doubt this scenario will be played out in our lifetimes, even though you are probably younger than I.

Oh, and Will, can I come flop with you too!  ;)

HUGS,

Mark
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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Treatment
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010, 12:28:03 PM »

Oh, and Will, can I come flop with you too!  ;)

HUGS,

Mark


Yes sexy, you can come flop with me now even before they throw you out on the streets  ;D
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Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Treatment
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2010, 07:04:51 PM »
me too. me too !!!


Nick
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Offline mecch

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Re: Treatment
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2010, 10:50:00 PM »
I don't see why it would be so radical as to throw away all assistance to people who are damaged by HIV.

Remember when HAART became available and had good success. Gradually people went back to work, and less people had to stop working.  In Switzerland they made it harder to get the equivalent of disability. Its pretty generous if you got it.  In the old day, an AIDS diagnosis automatically qualified if you wanted it.  But not anymore.

I would assume most countries would put in place guidelines for dealing with assistance to people who formerly had AIDS.

Also, isn't it possible that even with a cure, people diagnosed with aids still have aids!  I mean they would still have immune deficiencies even if they no longer have the virus.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

 


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