Expectation of Life com HIV is Normal Life Expectancy! But, 25 years ago, it wasn't quite like that! I remember a panel, on the Marginal, towards the center. This panel counted the days and, at a certain moment I started to live in Guarulhos and I started to see this panel every day and I noticed, for example, that it was more than 1100 days to reach the year 2000!
I don't imagine that one day I would say something like this:
Life Expectancy with HIV is Normal Life Expectancy
And I thought. I won't live that long, I won't be able to see the year two thousand coming! And the number drops gradually! And gradually, too, but I stopped by not too long ago, and so to speak, I lost count!
And, in fact, not only did I see the year 2000 coming, but it was this year that I created the site, the Home, which next August will be 20 years old! Naturally it is necessary to explain that this blog would not have passed the year 2015, without the support of WordPress!
And that's why I say: Wow! What a post title! The Expectation of Living with HIV it is that of a normal person and, for about twenty-five years, this would be an almost meaningless topic.
Life Expectancy with HIV Is Normal Regarding Years of Life
Who, between 1993 and until 2005, would find reasons to deal with this matter? I dare say that "almost nobody" so it would do!
Well, when I talk about Life Expectancy with HIV it is implied that we will grow old with HIV! And even if in the past, making such an assertion would be an idea beyond delusional today we can grow old with HIV.
AIDS: tip of the iceberg of things that happen to us after HIV links to us
And look, I'm already so close to the
, I complete them in March, that in a way, I have aged a little and, to be honest, I am growing old !!!
Well, nowadays we have, to mention three really important people in the militancy for the quality of improvements in our treatments:
There are others, but I would not publish their names without written consent, an almost feudal need some would say !!!
But strictly necessary Whoever loves, takes care!
And to love, people, is to show living! A lesson I learned very hard, but it was worth it. For every tear. And for every smile. Maybe it was my first love!
But I only learned to love myself when…. When I found Mara!
And it certainly better be that way.
Yes, 5 (Five) things you didn't know about HIV and aging
HIV and aging with HIV is not how you think it will be. In my experience, it is very different.
In my early 70s - the official term is a septuagenarian - I don't recognize the version of aging that I expected. Why? Because the aging discourse often involves 50 people living with HIV and looking to the future; they are well-meaning people who have not been there.
Or our health prospects are punctuated by middle-aged researchers who envision gloomy and bleak scenarios that deal widely with the biological combinations of the disease and the aging of HIV.
HIV and Aging Five (5) things you didn't know!
This, of course, usually ignores the realities of aging. After all, aging with HIV leads to aging, a state of being that has few lawyers and few scientific reports behind it.
HIV five) Even the basics have no details. How many of us are there?
We are interesting
Who knows! We are not interesting enough or important enough or vocal enough to be told, at least in Canada (which will be said here, in Brazil ...).
Living with HIV is not a walk to the square
But, look! Living with HIV or AIDS is not like walking around the square. The need to have tests every three months, and each one is worth at least one sting fills the picuá.
Having to define whether or not you should discuss this with your employer and what the consequences would be is more of an inconvenience.
A new romantic couple.
Count before or not. And if you don't count, get more involved and have to count. The person may feel betrayed! You will have to explain yourself. So, if the explanation "doesn't stick" just to be honest.
If you have made love to this person without Condoms, well, you will have to explain what is undetectable. And make sure you've been in the relationship for the entire time!
And believe me, no matter how good your answer is, however authentic your feelings may be, the person will always have that stain:
"😡I wish I had been warned😡 ”!
Well, see, deep down this person will always have the doubt about being able to trust you or not, who deceived him “thus"!
Tell the truth. But take time to start intimacy! Let this person know you for who you are, not for the pleasure you can give him!
Catch this love, as in the book, “The Old Man and the Sea”!
Be the wonderful person you are, initially, by your spiritual lights. I'll deal with that in another post!