1 edition of Living with AIDS found in the catalog.
|Statement||American Academy of Arts and Sciences|
|Publishers||American Academy of Arts and Sciences|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 66 p. :|
|Number of Pages||42|
|2||Daedalus -- 118:2|
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Oh, I had heard of something that was causing trouble with gays in New York and San Francisco, but had no idea as to what it was or how it spread. I would like to say, that in my entire life, I have had only about 15 sexual partners. Follow doctor's orders about your prescriptions. I have insurance which covers almost all my medical expenses. Around 1986, when I began to realize there was something out there that was sexually transmitted, my partner and myself went monogamous.
People living with HIV need to incorporate healthy habits into their lifestyle. I was unable to take AZT so I used several other drugs for a number of years. I found out in 1991 that for me Living with AIDS was too late. I felt it wasn't fair for the people I worked with not to know that I may get sick and die suddenly.
For anyone who might be interested, here are some statistics.
I wash my hands frequently. I came down with pneumasisis phenomena in 1991. Even if we are successful in stopping this plague, another one, more advanced in complexity, will come along in the next century. That is Living with AIDS philosophy on the nature of this plague of the late 20th century. I don't worry about things that I can't do anything about like whether I am going to die from this disease. Since HIV makes your immune system less effective, you become more susceptible to every virus, bacteria, and germ you're exposed to.
Explain the consequences of unprotected sex. HIV is not transmitted through casual contact. Don't abuse drugs or alcohol.
In 1994 I was infected by CMV retinitis which has left my right eye effectively blind. I am not proud that I have Aids, but I am excited about being part of the process of discovery. You will have to forgive me in this section as I ramble through my dialogue. Giving up cigarettes is beneficial for anyone.
Get tested for other STDs.
Each time the disease is just a bit ahead of our science or understanding.
That is my philosophy on the nature of this plague of the late 20th century.