I'm new to this team, but not to SP. I live in a rural village near Albuquerque with my partner Wes who is a long-term AIDS survivor. He's been positive since the early 80s and was diagnosed with AIDS in the 90s. I've joined this team as support for others living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Despite suffering a massive stroke in 2010, Wes is healthy and has had an undetectable viral load & CD4 count in the 600s for several years now. The stroke, which his doctor believes was at least partially due to his long-term HIV infection necessitated some changes in his ART regimen, which then resulted in other changes in his non-HIV meds, but working with his primary care doctor we've managed to stabilize his medications.
I'm looking forward to getting to know other team members & sharing our support & struggles.
"Hope will never be silent." ~ Harvey Milk
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