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Offline rayvjr

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My Enemy is the HIV...
« on: November 29, 2006, 03:45:56 PM »
I think this site is a great gathering place for all of us and our friends.  I am just taking a moment to remind everyone that we should focus all or our negative energy on that virus that is messing up our lives, not each other.  Comments and thoughts that push us apart, only help the enemy.

Offline ACinKC

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006, 04:01:15 PM »
....now please visit my website!

LOL, im sorry I couldn't help it.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006, 04:13:17 PM »


  ACinKC Lmao!!  You are so bad ;)

     Rayvjr,

        Agreed... 

      Thomas
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006, 04:39:06 PM »
SSSShhhhh, Ray.....It's a sin to be positive about life.......
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
Cherish the simple things life has to offer

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Offline thunter34

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006, 04:53:17 PM »
Sthufferin' Sthuccotash, Queen!
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2006, 05:40:42 PM »
Sthufferin' Sthuccotash, Queen!

Ok, Thunter....I know what that means.... :o
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
Cherish the simple things life has to offer

The Royal Blog

Offline HIVworker

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2006, 08:19:48 PM »
I don't think Moffie is saying you can't be positive about life. He is making a valid point that HIV is not a benign illness or that taking a pill will lead to much happy skipping in fields. Just because he is pointing out one extreme view might not be right, don't think that he is the exact polar opposite of that.  He is just making an observation based on his experience. I think it is a valid point.

Rich
NB. Any advice about HIV is given in addition to your own medical advice and not intended to replace it. You should never make clinical decisions based on what anyone says on the internet but rather check with your ID doctor first. Discussions from the internet are just that - Discussions. They may give you food for thought, but they should not direct you to do anything but fuel discussion.

Offline Eldon

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2006, 08:21:50 PM »
Comments and thoughts that push us apart, only help the enemy.


AMEN!!!

Make the BEST of each Day!

Offline rayvjr

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006, 08:23:45 PM »
I'm beginning to see that its not worth looking for comfort here...adios amigos...this place is not for me.  

Offline HIVworker

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2006, 08:28:10 PM »
Now don't be like that. I admire your strength. But HIV isn't the only enemy. The stigma HIV still has after 25 years is one enemy that needs putting to bed. Unlike clearing infection from a body, that one should be do-able or done by now.

Exactly what way do you propose to unite against HIV? I'm curious.

R
NB. Any advice about HIV is given in addition to your own medical advice and not intended to replace it. You should never make clinical decisions based on what anyone says on the internet but rather check with your ID doctor first. Discussions from the internet are just that - Discussions. They may give you food for thought, but they should not direct you to do anything but fuel discussion.

Offline rayvjr

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2006, 08:48:00 PM »
This forum seems to be a place filled with people who enjoy making personal attacks on people, I put up a positive thought and the first response is a joke about my website...that's a personal attack..and exactly the kind of thing I don't need right now.  This site is infected with something worse than HIV...hate.  I'll be no part of it. 

Offline thunter34

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2006, 08:51:49 PM »
Well, before you leave...check your mailbox.  I sent you a PM.

And I don't blame you for having this impression right now.  This whole day has seen one big fight spread out over two separate threads.  They locked one...and might as well lock the other.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2006, 08:53:44 PM by thunter34 »
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline ndrew

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2006, 09:12:02 PM »
Dear Rayvjr,

Most of the time it has been a sweet place to hang out- to hear the stories of different folk, to get support in difficult times, to share inspiring words, etc.  I have laughed and cried.  I have grown from the experience of the new and old.

Keep your focus and hang around till the bitchy dust clears.  Egos aside, errors and problems and what not, there are BEAUTUFUL people here to love...

(AND I secretly love them all... well ACCEPT one or two... most of the time...)

Drew

Offline Longislander

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2006, 09:14:23 PM »
Shoot Drew, you're all the way in Indiana! I don't think I can handle a long distance relationship right now! lol ;D ;D
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Eldon

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2006, 09:22:23 PM »
Hey Ray,

I do understand that it hard to try and figure out what an underlying motive would be from a situation as such.

In fact, I did check out your website and I'd say that it is qute interactive and very well put together.

Just keep the faith and do not let anyone steal your Joy away from you.

Take care of YOU!

Make the BEST of each Day!
« Last Edit: November 30, 2006, 02:11:04 AM by Eldon »

Offline dad1216

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2006, 10:13:11 PM »
Shoot Drew, you're all the way in Indiana!

Drew,
Wow.....You are the only other Hoosier that I have seen here.  I'm sure there are others but memory either fails me or I missed them....anyway Martinsville here...just wanted to say Hey....

Dad
23 years HIV+ (Oct 88)
11 years AIDS (March 00)

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Offline Terry

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2006, 10:35:09 PM »
I don't think Moffie is saying you can't be positive about life. He is making a valid point that HIV is not a benign illness or that taking a pill will lead to much happy skipping in fields. Just because he is pointing out one extreme view might not be right, don't think that he is the exact polar opposite of that.  He is just making an observation based on his experience. I think it is a valid point.

Rich

Ditto

Offline ACinKC

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2006, 11:43:59 AM »
This forum seems to be a place filled with people who enjoy making personal attacks on people, I put up a positive thought and the first response is a joke about my website...that's a personal attack..and exactly the kind of thing I don't need right now.  This site is infected with something worse than HIV...hate.  I'll be no part of it. 


Jeeeeeeeeeeez.  It was A JOKE!  You talk about everyone getting along and all this and I make a simple joke and you bolt.  I don't hate you, I point out the funny things.  Good lord, take it easy.  We are all dyin anyway might as well laugh a little bit.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline thunter34

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2006, 11:51:38 AM »
We are all dyin anyway

Oh, Lord!  Now you sound just like...   :o   Oooops!  Not gonna say it.    ;)


~+

AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline ACinKC

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2006, 11:53:49 AM »
LOL.... Well in this case I dont mean the HIV is killing us.  My personal philosophy on life is more like....

Never take life too seriously because you will never get out alive!!!!!

So in this case I am referring to the fact that from day one its down hill!!!! LOL
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

SFscruff

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2006, 11:57:44 AM »
AC/DCinKC,

I hear it's storming in the Midwest.  Sorry to hear that, the inclement weather, now that's the enemy.

Scruff

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2006, 12:01:09 PM »


   ACinKC I think you were the straw that broke rayvjr's back....  he said he's gone and last I checked he was alone in his chat room. 
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline thunter34

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2006, 12:08:54 PM »
AC:  Oh, Lordy!  I know!  Sometimes I feel like my body is falling apart so fast that I need a hardhat!

I just could not- could not resist throwing that little one out there.  It's been so, um...prickly round these here parts lately.

Skeebo:  I talked with the guy PM-style.  He seems quite nice.  I just haven't been able to tear myself away from these boards lately.  God, how could I?  It has been downright operatic on here!


AIDS isn't for sissies.

SFscruff

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2006, 12:11:09 PM »
Since the topic seems to be HIV being the enemy, has anybody else been behind line somebody at Bed, Bath & Beyond with a couple dozen items and then proceeds to pull out one of those damned 20% certificates for each item?  That's the enemy.  Scruff

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2006, 12:12:28 PM »

   Don't worry I shot the fat lady so she ain't singing any time soon.


   Who is tearing himself away for some much needed yard work...  and quite a few other chores that have been put off to come think of it.


   Thomas
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline ACinKC

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2006, 03:38:37 PM »
I hope ray-ray dont leave.  I mean jeez.  I thought he was in politics?  Thought you needed a thick skin for that kind of thing.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline Just John

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Re: My Enemy is the HIV...
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2006, 04:19:05 PM »
It has been downright operatic on here!

  Don't worry I shot the fat lady so she ain't singing any time soon.

I think I have a handle on the whole general problem -- too many Divas in the show ::) ;D ;D ;)
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.

 


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