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Author Topic: Aids vs. HIV  (Read 31742 times)

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Offline Nestor

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Re: Aids vs. HIV
« Reply #100 on: March 25, 2010, 06:34:28 PM »
Good luck getting into the peace corp with an HIV + status, up until 2008 the peace corp kicked volunteers out of the program when they found out they were positive, luckily the ACLU stepped in but there issue only dealt with people who found out they were positive once they started in the program. They may not deny your application on grounds of being HIV +, but they will find another way not to accept you. The peace corp doesn't want to be responsible for your medical care.

Alas, I know all about it.  They still have HIV as one of the conditions for which they will not normally be able to place people.  However I am still applying on the grounds that it can't hurt to try.  Since I currently have no medical care for them to be responsible for, and since they now have had a couple of positive volunteers in the circumstances you describe and who have done rather well, I am thinking it may not be impossible after all. 
Summer 2004--became HIV+
Dec. 2005--found out

Date          CD4    %       VL
Jan. '06    725    25      9,097
Nov. '06    671    34     52,202
Apr. '07    553    30      24,270
Sept. '07  685    27       4,849
Jan. '08    825    29       4,749
Mar. '08    751    30     16,026
Aug. '08    653    30       3,108
Oct. '08     819    28     10,046
Jan '09      547    31     13,000
May '09     645   25        6,478
Aug. '09    688   30      19,571
Nov. '09     641    27       9,598
Feb. '10     638    27       4,480
May '10      687      9    799,000 (CMV)
July '10      600     21      31,000
Nov '10      682     24     15,000
June '11     563    23     210,000 (blasto)
July  '11      530    22      39,000
Aug '11      677     22      21,000
Sept. '12    747     15      14,000

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Aids vs. HIV
« Reply #101 on: March 25, 2010, 07:09:37 PM »
Sorry Nestor, like the military they're not going to let you in based on your positive status.

Offline Etay1207

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Re: Aids vs. HIV
« Reply #102 on: March 25, 2010, 08:23:06 PM »
I always say that I have AIDS.
POZ since 1999
1/07 tcells: 530 vl: 72,922 7/07 tcells: 542 vl: 26,577
9/08 tcells: 339 vl: 56,120  7/09 tcells: 267 vl: 663,160
11/09 tcells: 71 vl: 498,670 2/10 tcells: 52 vl: 322,000
 no meds and feeling great!

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Aids vs. HIV
« Reply #103 on: March 25, 2010, 08:52:39 PM »
I always say that I have AIDS.

That's because you do have AIDS.


Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Aids vs. HIV
« Reply #104 on: March 25, 2010, 08:55:50 PM »
That's because you do have AIDS.


Now now, you know that there's Quiet AIDS and then there's Fierce AIDS.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Aids vs. HIV
« Reply #105 on: March 25, 2010, 09:44:54 PM »
I have WHATEVER for 25 years and I'm still alive. Call it what you want.

I call it life.   Go me!
Positive since 1985

Offline spock

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Re: Aids vs. HIV
« Reply #106 on: December 29, 2010, 11:53:53 AM »
Exactly, we may argue the semantics of the difference between HIV+ and AIDS but in the outside world HIV+ means AIDS to 99.9% of the people. We simply have to manage the perceptions to the best of our abilities.


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