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Old 08-02-2011, 05:32 AM   #1
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Worried about a friend

A very close friend was diagnosed with HIV over 8 yrs ago. He was originally tested but moved to a different country and since then has not had any check ups. He was told by his doctor at the time that as long as he continued to feel well, then he could put off starting medication.

In the last 12-18 months he has had alot of sore throats and flu like symptoms. More frequent, now almost every 2 weeks, almost always after a big night out.

He also has ecezema (sorry can't spell) for the last 4 months.

I'm really worried, he says he'll go on medication if he needs to but I think he does now. I'm worried about the effects these symptoms are putting on his body. He also has a very stressful full on job and his diet and exercise isn't great! Any advise would be appreciated...thanks.

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Old 08-03-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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Re: Worried about a friend

it sounds like you are a good friend.
you already know what he needs to do.
it can get worse quickly and he could do damage to
himself that he might not be able to ever fix,plus
it could cost him his life,he is playing with fire and should be serious about this.
is he being monitored by a doctor?
or is he doing this on his own?
if he isn't regularly seeing a doctor,
i would strongly urge you to push him in that direction
and get him lab work that will tell him whats going on.
good luck

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Old 08-31-2011, 07:30 AM   #3
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Re: Worried about a friend

I agree He needs to get in to the dr and get tests and get on meds. I've ben pos for 20yrs now and when I got it it was a death sentence. It's not now and I'd really urge him to get in and take care of himself stress is not good at all for him.

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