I have to counter some conspiracy statements made in this thread.
The HIV drugs do in fact work. There is NO pharmaceutical conspiracy. I've taken drug holidays before and my blood work reflected a higher viral
load and lower CD4 counts. When I get back on my meds, my numbers shot back up.
Without these life saving yet toxic medications, I would be dead.
Nutrition is everything. Everything we put in our bodies is basically a drug. Wether it be medications, food or drink.
Protein, veggies, fruits, legumes and nuts in the right combination will thwart and delay the onset of most diseases. Its a fact jack, because I am
However, I will agree there are pharmaceuticals that are detrimental to the public at large. Especially anti-depressants.
People with HIV do not die from AIDS. They die from a myriad of opportunistic infections.
Hiv and the medications I take have caused me osteoporosis, gerds, major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, diarrhea, chronic fatique, nausia,
dizzyness, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, high cholesterol, many staph infections (to include MRSA), arthritis, damaged joints,
pnuemonia's, chronic bronchitus, nueropathy and general somatic pain. No picnic going on here. Thank the sky god for these life extending
I participated in several clinical trials conducted by the NIH before the antiviral medications became available. I attribute my longevity to those
I remember when my t-cells fell below 200 and I was given the classification of AIDS. In 1996 the antivirals came on the market and my t-cells
doubled. I cryed like a baby because I could not believe my life was about to vastly improve. I'm now considered to have advanced hiv disease and
am fairly stabilized.
Until you walk in my shoes..........well you know the answer. I refused to watch or read any of the links. Been there, done that. Why are the
people not infected seem to know more than the infected?
I don't apologize for any spelling errors: as I had to use to many big words.
[edit on 3-12-2009 by brilab45]