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Author Topic: married man -tested poz 31 Aug -sad -terrified -not sleeping- need friends  (Read 15709 times)

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Offline spacebarsux

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Re: married man -tested poz 31 Aug -sad -terrified -not sleeping- need friends
« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2011, 01:12:07 AM »
People testing positive now will have, with access to treatment, a full life span. This means a hundred years give or take.


I have serious reservations about the 'hundred years' (not taking into account stress and diet) but I sure hope you're right.
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline marriedmansam

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Re: married man -tested poz 31 Aug -sad -terrified -not sleeping- need friends
« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2011, 04:46:52 AM »
Hey all...many thanks for all of your comments ... if i do make the 100 Years mark i will deffo be posting something on here!

Trying not to stress or eat myself into a grave too soon.

sam
June/July 2011- Infected
30 Aug 2011    - First test
31 Aug 2011     - Call to tell me first test was poz

3 Sept 2011       - Joined this forum
5 Sept 2011       - clinic appointment for retest
16 Sept 2011     VL 75 400 CD4 428 and 28%
next appointment  3 Jan 2012
3 Jan 2012          - VL 71 300 CD4 460 and 23%

Offline Since2005

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Re: married man -tested poz 31 Aug -sad -terrified -not sleeping- need friends
« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2011, 11:37:35 PM »
I am almost passing 7 years. 10 years is not too far. I want to do 30 years which will give me 23 more years and I will die at 59? That's before the retirement age. Something is not matching. 100 is too long I would not want to live that long anyways. If My target is 79 then it will be 50 years living with HIV. Has anyone lived 50 years yet? Nope.. time will tell. Are we numbered? Only a cure could answer that. I just realized again we all die regardless we have HIV or not. That is a sad and a very strange feeling! Since I don't believe in God, This is IT for me!

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: married man -tested poz 31 Aug -sad -terrified -not sleeping- need friends
« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2011, 07:33:59 AM »
I have serious reservations about the 'hundred years' (not taking into account stress and diet) but I sure hope you're right.

I would say Jonathan is probably closer to being correct than you think.  Scientists say the first person to reach 150 years of age is alive today (HIV not including).  

Sam, when I was first diagnosed I worried a great deal as to whether I would see my then 3 year old graduate high school.  I've learned a lot since then, and no longer carry such worries.  Life itself is a challenge, and as you are aware nothing is guaranteed.  I enjoy the time here in the right and now, no longer worrying about the what if's.  

I wouldn't say HIV helped me think differently, but it has caused me to look at things in a different perspective.

Both, good and bad....

Skeebo
« Last Edit: October 05, 2011, 07:37:18 AM by skeebo1969 »
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

 


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