HIV

Interview 04

Male
Age at interview: 48
Age at diagnosis: 32

Brief outline: He was taking saquinavir, ritonavir, tenofovir, and ddI with few side effects. He was also taking Prozac for depression. He had an undetectable viral load. Counselling has helped him to cope.

Background: A retired gay male who was diagnosed with HIV in 1989. His partner died of AIDS in the early 90s. He went through a 'mid-life crisis' more recently.

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Age at interview' 48

Age at diagnosis' 32

Sex' Male

Background' A retired gay male, former actor with an Irish background, who moved to London in his late teens. He was diagnosed with HIV in 1989. 

Outline' A retired gay male, former actor with an Irish background, who moved to London in his late teens. He was diagnosed with HIV in 1989. His partner died of AIDS in the early 90s. He went through a mid-life crisis after the break-up of a more recent relationship, and has recently overcome his addiction to recreational drugs with the help of counselling. At the time of the interview he was taking saquinavir, ritonavir, tenofovir, and ddI. He was also taking Prozac for depression. He had few side effects with his medication, and was feeling better than he had for many years. Counselling has helped him to feel better about himself. He also uses diet, exercise and the avoidance of stress to promote his own health.

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