Living With HIV: A Lifestyle of Hope
Fourteen years ago, I couldn’t understand why I was losing tons of weight, felt constantly fatigued, and generally just felt bad. I went to the doctor, who told me after a test that I was HIV positive and my levels of infection-fighting cells (called T cells) were dangerously low.
In other words, my immune system was severely compromised. Shocked and terrified, I could barely keep myself together after the diagnosis. I cried and cried, taking several months off work to cope with my new reality.
Since that dark period in my life, it’s been a long road to get where I am now. But the lifestyle changes I’ve made have prevented my virus from progressing to AIDS.
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