Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 20, 2017, 07:49:04 PM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 720999
  • Total Topics: 58482
  • Online Today: 312
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Poz Man In Need Of Heart Featured On "NY Med"  (Read 1308 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline tednlou2

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,731
Poz Man In Need Of Heart Featured On "NY Med"
« on: July 27, 2012, 01:11:16 AM »
I watched this show for the first time.  From what I can tell, it focuses on one case, with several smaller stories mixed in.  I believe this is a Dr. Oz show, since he is featured a lot.  This episode focused on an HIV positive man, who needs a heart transplant.  They said a virus went to his heart and damaged it severely.  They didn't say what virus or just how it damaged his heart.  I wish they would have said whether the virus, that damaged his heart, would have happened if he were neg, or whether it was the result of being poz.  Perhaps, they don't know.  He was using a machine, like Cheney had, to keep him alive.  However, it was failing. 

I was so inspired by this man.  He is a former soldier and served in Desert Storm.  He was very open about being a gay man living with HIV.  I admire him for not hiding any of that, and willing to let the whole world know.  I also admire the sense of calm he had.  I would have been a nervous wreck.  The only time he got emotional was when he talked about being in the military under DADT, and how that affected him and other gay soldiers.  Not surprisingly, there were some comments on the website about the show pushing a "gay agenda."  It was so good to see the support and love he gets from his family.  His elderly father is his biggest cheerleader.  It was also nice to see the attitudes of his doctors, saying he is probably a better candidate than most, because he knows how to take care of himself and the importance of being adherent to doctor's orders. 

I found myself emotionally invested with this man and hoping the best for him.  Not that long ago, he would not have been put on a donor list.  In the same episode, a young woman was injured in a car accident on her way to an AIDS walk.  You can watch the episode at the link below.  It's also already on On Demand here.   



Offline GSOgymrat

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,122
  • HIV+ since 1993. Relentlessly gay.
Re: Poz Man In Need Of Heart Featured On "NY Med"
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 04:14:28 AM »
Thanks for sharing the story. I had never seen that show before and it was interesting, particularly since I work in an emergency department. I was so happy the heart transplant was successful and it was wonderful to see such love and support from his family.


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2017 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.