Combating HIV naturally
I was first diagnosed HIV in March 2004. After having my system assaulted by Sustiva and Combivir as well as several HMO doctors, I stopped the meds on December 31, 2005. During the first 5 months of 2006, things seemed to be getting back to normal until the end of May. I began to have trouble with chronic diarrhea that persisted through the summer. After the HMO doctors bumbled their way through various tests, they finally untrasounded my liver and discovered it severely scarred. They asked if I drank (definitely no since I've read about the dangers of mixing drugs and alcohol), smoked (no) or took drugs. "Only the ones you prescribed" I said and they got rather quiet. Long story short, by November 2006 I looked about ready for the grave. I spoke to people involved in nutritional healing and was soon on a regimen of Liver-X, Vitamin C and selenium among other supplements. By March of 2007, people were approaching me and complementing me on how much better I looked from my appearance at Christmas time. I began to to have the VA handle some of the medical chores that the HMO had bungled so badly but they eventually began to pressure me to get back on medications. So far I've resisted because each med they recommend, I Google the side effects and find them dangerous. Although the doctors keep flogging my low CD4 count and high viral load numbers at me, I feel excellent, work a 40 hour week, lift weights and jog then come home to do comic and animation projects on the computer. If this is what a low CD4 count allows me to do, then I'm a happy camper.
I've tried to share this information with various people who claim they want to fight AIDS but all have turned a deaf ear. Oh well, as the saying goes "Living well is the best revenge".