HIV is not the only disease I have to deal with. I also have to do with diabetes, fighting cancers, high blood pressure and cholesterol and also deal with my mental illness.
Which bring up the point of me harming myself and possibly thinking about committing suicide. I feel like now I'm just waiting to die. I don't know which one is going to kill me first; cancer, diabetes, HIV, or me.
If you have multiple diagnoses; what is it? And how you deal with it?
If you are having other ailments that you are dealing with alongside with HIV, or even know somebody who is dealing with something who is not HIV+, check out this link: https://www.myhealthteams.com/. They have 27 conditions currently that is formatted like the HIV site here, for support for that specific condition. Please spread the word!
Do you think your addiction had a part in getting HIV? How did you find support? Are there any groups for those of us that are HIV positive and struggle with addiction?
Myself and my bf are having a debate here about hiv becoming aids. Can hiv turn to aids within months
I see my HIV doc every four months on the average, and have labs taken just before each appointment. I will be due for an appointment and getting my labs done soon. From what I understand our medical center and hospital the docs are having virtual appointments with patients. Haven't discussed getting labs with him. Kind of nervous to go into the hospital or medical center even masked up! The medical center uses LabCorp, which I think have… read more
I was diagnosed hiv poz and my cd4 was as low as 2. Ive known that if it was lower than 200 you would consider to have aids. But my doctor told me i didnt have aids because of some strand in my blood was singled out and only one type not several. I was all in shocked when i got diagnosed so my mind wasnt all there and had a billion questions to ask and didnt at the momment. Does anyone know if this is true? Its been three months and im undetectable and cd4 rose over 200. Im finally gonna ask my… read more
So, i was reading this article (which now i cant find to attach) and i found this information to be interesting and not fully accurate. Also, i do not like the wording “THE FINAL STAGE”. This is very scary word play and very offsetting. What are your thoughts?
AIDS is the final stage
Controlling HIV with medications is crucial to both maintaining quality of life and helping prevent progression of the disease. Stage 3 HIV, also known as AIDS, develops when HIV has significantly… read more
HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA)