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Nextdoor_guy:
Hey guys, I know that is not a subject that we should think often, but do you think how will you die?
If it will be AIDS related things or something else?

Watched lately Angels in America, and saw how much were suffering the people dying of AIDS and am wondering if I will go through same things.

Miss Philicia:
No, I don't particularly think about it. And "Angels in America" for all it's good things, is very specific to the early years of AIDS and not relevant from a medical stand point regarding treatment for HIV in the year 2013. Most likely you won't die from HIV, you'll actually die from things everyone else dies from, meaning a laundry list of variables so long it's not productive to ponder. Sounds more like you're trying to find something to worry about because you think you "need" to worry because you have a virus floating around your body.

darryaz:
I worry more about eating healthy, my cholesterol level and the challenge of forcing myself to exercise at least semi-regularly.  Everyone in my extended family who has  died in the last 50 years died of a heart attack.

mecch:

--- Quote from: Nextdoor_guy on February 13, 2013, 11:32:57 AM ---Hey guys, I know that is not a subject that we should think often, but do you think how will you die?
If it will be AIDS related things or something else?

Watched lately Angels in America, and saw how much were suffering the people dying of AIDS and am wondering if I will go through same things.

--- End quote ---

I can be careless and or reckless in my life so I think I'll go from a traffic accident or maybe skiing or diving or some such thing. 

I thought about HIV and sickness and death when I got the bug several years ago, because my reflexes were based on living in the 80s. 

Now I know if something related to being HIV+ takes me down, it nevertheless won't be a death like "dying of AIDS" -- in the way many of us watched and imagined it.....

I know people still die hideous deaths of AIDS all over the world in 2013. But it's important to be realistic about one's own circumstances, and not to extrapolate from the past, or from popular culture, or from one's own imagination based on fear and misinformation.

I was close at hand through my father's terminal illness, which was gut-wrentchingly awful for him to endure, not to mention for us to go through. 

Terminal disease can be hideous.  There's always the chance any one of us might one day end up with a hideous terminal disease.  HIV doesn't have a lock on that!

(All my specialists have said HIV won't be my killer, but who knows what could be...)

Try not to take references from pop culture and the past about what your demise might be like. 

oksikoko:
Yup. Half the time dread it, half the time tapping my wristwatch impatiently.

You're not likely to suffer an AiA fate. Are you having some kind of health issues?

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