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Don’t tell JimBryant that. It’ll further undermine his unjustified an unapolagetic hatred of HIV-positive and AIDS afflicted individuals.
Long-term side effects of the medications can be severe.
“treatments that extend one’s life are no substitute for not needing to be treated.” – Yes!
@Tyler100: That’s an unfair statement. Jim just feels that if you only have sex with healthy people you have no reason to worry. It happens to people who are just big ol hoes who must have wanted it and thus deserve it. I don’t see how that means he “hates HIV positive” people..
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@Stache1: “if you only have sex with healthy people” – And you figure this out how, with the Magic 8-Ball?
“big ol hoes who must have wanted it” – !!! – Damn, you’re even more of a sanctimonious pig than “jim” is.
But I suspect you’re yet another “jim” sock puppet, since you also idiotically conflate “sex” with unprotected anal sex, using the exact same lingo.
@Stache1: Damn… did I miss the sarcasm there, stache? Sorry!
@the other Greg: Yeah, it kind of ruins the moment with a sarcasm tag. The funny part is that I’m using Jim’s comments verbatim. I didn’t have to even improvise.
So we’re to believe you can live on extremely toxic medications for 57 years and be just as healthy as the person who doesn’t have the infection nor the toxic medications running through their system on a daily basis? Even though it’s been medically proven HIV makes a person more susceptible to heart disease, various cancers and other life-threatening illnesses? Doesn’t sound accurate. I’ll believe it when said 20 year-old who takes these meds is still alive at 77 to tell it.
@KDub: Well that’s just it. If you click on the link and read it, they’re not saying “just as healthy,” they’re saying “Increases in Life Expectancy” which is an entirely different thing.
Don’t these drugs cause stress on the body the longer they’re used?I’ve heard people mention accelerated aging as well as liver damage associated with HIV drugs.
@the other Greg: No, they’re saying life expectancy is the same as a regular person. It doesn’t make sense. We already know HIV infection leaves people prone to develop equally serious complications (medically proven), so to say there will be no difference in life expectancy between poz and neg just doesn’t add up. The immune system naturally starts to shutdown in older age; already being immunosuppressed will have no effect on that at all? Very hard to believe. Too many variables the article doesn’t even bother to cover. It’s just full of false hope.
@KDub: I see your point to a degree. However, the point was that people who keep things in check aren’t “immune suppressed” and therefore can expect a much longer life span. I think as time goes on things will obviously change for the better as in better meds and less problems. I think it is very possible that a 20 yo positive person can live into their 70′s assuming that. Of coarse not all.
@Kdub, the newer HIV medications are not extremely toxic any more, and as they keep the virus suppressed, people who are successful on HAART treatment don’t have suppressed immunity.
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@KDub: There are now 22 (?) or more medications which all have different potential side effects. Yes, it’s a bit of a cr@pshoot. A few people run thru the gamut and never hit on an effective treatment. Some people luck out and sail thru to old age without many ill effects. Probably most will be somewhere in the middle.
You’re right that there’s little long-term data, YET, on people living with this stuff for several decades. The study is just saying HIV+ people are now routinely living into their 70s. Quality of life is another story.
If they make it to their 70s, they might have the usual old-age problems that anyone can have, but it’s not always easy for a doctor to tell if Problem X is HIV-related or not. The study’s highfalutin term for this is “co-morbidity.”
@the other Greg: I’m not sure that I want to live that long…At 53 if I wasn’t married I would have already killed myself…What is that saying..? Old faeries never die, they merely blow away.
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