I was diagnosed in April 1992, the reason I went to get tested while living in Atlanta , GA, a friend of mine just died and I had a series of friends who were dropping off and I wanted to know if I was also infected. As I thought I was, I did not give the reaction that the doctors were expecting, I was calm and did not stress, until it started to set in, I felt it was a death sentence, but after a few years passed by, I changed that thought and started to be ther for others who were infected and were depressed and dispondant. I brought their self esteems back up, and because friends to most.
Since I had never required to take the meds I could have taken. I made a deal with my doctors that if I ever dropped below the T-cell level of 500 I would start taking the meds, and the reason for that was I am presently taking meds for high blood pressure and asthma, and could not keep up with those meds, then to add somemore that I needed to take to stay alive, well as it turned out, my Tcells has never dropped below that point, instead it rose up to 1000 for a few months. I had not been a perfect patient, I have was a sex addict with men, dealt with drugs mainly cocaine, crack and tina, but not too deep where it was uncontrollable, I praise God that I never stole from anyone, sold anything, or got in trouble with the law. I have been clean by my faith in God since April this year, thinking that my viral loads and T cells would drop cause my theory is that those of us in my circle that were drug addicts, their condition was a good one, as long as they used they were healthy, if the stoppped using they got sicker, but I must be just a carrier, cause no changes came to me. I am just a blessed child of God.
Nov 14, 2008
Nov 25, 2013