HIV

Interview 02

Male
Age at interview: 41
Age at diagnosis: 38

Brief outline: Now on efavirenz and Combivir, his viral load is undetectable. He has suffered few side-effects. He had counseling to help him cope, and looks forward to getting back to work.

Background: Living in a city outside of London he was diagnosed with HIV in mid-2002. He developed tuberculosis shortly after diagnosis.

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Age at interview' 41

Age at diagnosis' 38

Sex' Male

Background' A 41 year old gay man living in a city outside of London who was diagnosed with HIV in mid-2002, when he presented with weight loss. 

Outline'  A 41 year old gay man living in a city outside of London who was diagnosed with HIV in mid-2002, when he presented with weight loss. He developed tuberculosis shortly after diagnosis. Now on efavirenz and Combivir, his CD4 cells have climbed from below 300 to over 500 at interview, and he had an undetectable viral load at interview. He has suffered a few side-effects (nightmares and night sweats). He tended to isolate himself at first, but has had counseling to deal with past family issues, and was looking forward to getting back to work.

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