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Author Topic: Incredible Video...  (Read 3498 times)

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Offline Tim Horn

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Incredible Video...
« on: March 25, 2011, 10:19:18 AM »
While this video produced by the Topsy Foundation will ultimately invite all sorts of scrutiny, the message is undeniably compelling. Truly amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6zCNdEfm5w

Tim

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 10:24:01 AM »
That is a very awesome video.  Thanks, Tim. :)
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 10:36:14 AM »
Very moving.

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011, 10:52:13 AM »
Wow

Offline Tim Horn

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011, 10:57:05 AM »
And this video: Selinah today.

Offline leatherman

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2011, 12:20:21 PM »
And this video: Selinah today.
"and the sorrows that I had in my heart are now gone."

I have seen that amazing video before; but not this follow-up. the original ad always makes me think of how so many of my friends looked for a while back in the late 80s and early 90s just before they died. I watched while my first partner wasted away as teh aids killed him, until when he was no longer able to walk, I was able to just pick him up and carry him because he weighted no more than a sack of potatoes. Heck, I remember being in a hospital wasted away to not much more than a bag of skin around some bones myself.

Its why every time I hear someone worried, scared or complaining about having to go onto meds, it just floors me. Don't they understand that the meds quite literally give life back to the dying?

Thanks for posting these links
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline woodshere

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011, 12:28:02 PM »
I must admit when I watched the 90 day video, wasn't sure what I thought or felt.  After watching "Selinah Today" and rewatching the 90 day clip a few times I get it.  The 90 day video is very powerful.
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Offline Theyer

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011, 12:30:32 PM »
Thanks,
t
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Offline RWR

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011, 12:39:29 PM »
Thanks Tim brought tears to My eyes.  I was afaid to start meds and was fine even after tcells got to 60 so i thought.  I could not leave the house because of the shits but i was fine. They put me in the VA and still had to plead with me to start the meds. Thanks again    Bobby
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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2011, 02:08:11 PM »
I looked like that just one year ago,I was 135 Lbs. with PCP,Now I'm back to my normal 220Lbs My numbers keep going up,and I'm feeling better than I have in 10 years.Its amazing what a couple of pills a day can do.
Feb 22.2010-hospitalized PCP pneumonia
Feb 24 2010-diagnosed CD4 <20 3%    VL 1450000  started Truvada & Reyataz 400mg
April 14  CD4 57  6%  VL 1348
June 24  CD4 97  8%  VL 204
June 25 added Norvir decreased Reyataz to 300mg
August 4 CD4 107 10% VL 107
Nov 3  CD4 144 11%   VL UD
Dec 6  CD4 185  14%  VL UD
Jan 10 CD4 181  12%  VL UD
Mar 29 CD4 294  16%  VL UD
June 29 CD4 211 14%  VL UD
August 21 Switched out Truvada for Epzicom
Sept 29  CD4 220  15%  VL UD

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2011, 03:30:28 PM »
Sitting here with a friend and shared this video ... We looked at each other and both just burst into tears , its such a powerful video and I thank you for sharing it . 

Offline drewm

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2011, 05:09:07 PM »
Its why every time I hear someone worried, scared or complaining about having to go onto meds, it just floors me. Don't they understand that the meds quite literally give life back to the dying?

Leatherman, I, for one, hope you keep telling it how it is! You have a unique gift for getting the point across without offense and without belittling those of us who came to the rodeo a little later than others. I appreciate, so much, the perspective of those of you who have lived with this much longer because your insight is incredibly valuable!
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

TRIUMEQ - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE - PRAVASTATIN - CIALIS


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011, 05:37:22 PM »
Love Topsy, we foundations  that are small and don't have helicopters do have a big punch sometimes

- matt (works for a foundation without a helicopter) the newt
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2011, 05:45:06 PM »
hope you keep telling it how it is!
I just hope that speaking to my state legislators, in person in two special events next week, about how important (ie life saving) meds are, that they will change their minds about defunding ADAP, underfunding Medicaid, and defunding hospice care which could very well turn South Carolina into something like a third-world nation where I might start seeing my friends (once again) looking like the lady in video when she was sick without medication. ;)
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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2011, 06:36:34 PM »
This is a very sobering video and the message comes across loudly and clearly. 

I think a visual representation of the hellish effects of this virus speaks more than volumes of text ever could; and this clip captures it as well as delivers it.  WOW!

Offline drewm

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2011, 06:39:42 PM »
I looked like that just one year ago,I was 135 Lbs. with PCP,Now I'm back to my normal 220Lbs My numbers keep going up,and I'm feeling better than I have in 10 years.Its amazing what a couple of pills a day can do.

Dittos....

I was 146 pounds just one year ago. Now, I am back to 180, my numbers are good and I truly feel better than I have felt in years. Thanks to the big pink pill  :)
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

TRIUMEQ - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE - PRAVASTATIN - CIALIS


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2011, 07:00:08 PM »
Thanks to the big pink pill  :)

True!  AND thanks to all the LTS folks who were used as case studies before the big pink pill came about. 

Offline drewm

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2011, 07:35:04 PM »
True!  AND thanks to all the LTS folks who were used as case studies before the big pink pill came about. 

Without question (((HUGS))) :)
Diagnosed in  May of 2010 with teh AIDS.

PCP Pneumonia . CD4 8 . VL 500,000

TRIUMEQ - VALTREX -  FLUOXETINE - FENOFIBRATE - PRAVASTATIN - CIALIS


Numbers consistent since 12/2010 - VL has remained undetectable and CD4 is anywhere from 275-325

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2011, 08:15:29 PM »
Amazing video. Extremely powerful, It speaks volumes without saying a word. I only wish something like this could get through to "the other side" including a recently departed member. :(

90 days, wow.

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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2011, 11:02:17 PM »
Very powerful video.  Thanks for sharing.  I wanted to take this opportunity to share a video I've posted here before.  Many of you have probably watched it already.  It is a young girl from Africa with AIDS who Annie Lennox meets when she is very ill.  She was very close to death.  Annie goes back to visit her.  The transformation is awesome.  American Idol showed this video last year.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFkeOJ8Yj84

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2011, 06:11:01 PM »
Its a touching and powerful video.
Not sure its a new message, isn't the Lazarus Effect film a few years old.
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Offline PozJeepGuy

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2011, 03:13:01 AM »
that video has totally fucked with my head.  Knowing that if I don't take these pills that is a possibility.  I know unlikely but is still some thing that could happen.   I wish I never saw this video.  I am thankful for the second video, but the first one wow.  I can't get it out of my head  wow
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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2011, 02:25:24 PM »
I have a friend who always has something negative to say about money spent for Aids in Africa , last night I showed him this video and it totally clanged his perspective about Aids funding .

This is a powerful message about how less than 50 cents a day can impact a persons life . The woman in that video could be a sister , a mother or a wife ... at the very least she is a human being that deserves help and respect .

This is why I'm thankful I have access to this video , because it can save or change a life like it did for my friend who will never again begrudge so little that means so much to another person . It affects us all .

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2011, 02:39:51 PM »
Great Video, brings back a lot of stuff for me  :'( Thanks Tim  ;)
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Offline DanMo

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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2011, 02:39:13 PM »
that video has totally fucked with my head.  Knowing that if I don't take these pills that is a possibility.  I know unlikely but is still some thing that could happen.   I wish I never saw this video.  I am thankful for the second video, but the first one wow.  I can't get it out of my head  wow

Hey PozJeepGuy,

When I saw that video, it really disturbed me as well. The same thought went through my mind: if I don't take meds, that's what will happen to me. Actually seeing what it does... sigh. I'm extremely grateful that at least I have access to these medications.

Dan
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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2011, 08:58:49 AM »
amazing. thanks for sharing
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Re: Incredible Video...
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2011, 05:39:39 PM »
Very moving.

It was posted here before but as part of a thread about something else so it's good to give it it's own thread so it gets more attention.

LINK:

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=33399.msg413371#msg413371

 


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