HIV

Interview 08

Female
Age at interview: 44
Age at diagnosis: 44

Brief outline: Now on anti-retroviral treatment (3TC, lopinavir, ddI), she is feeling much better and has returned to work. Her current CD4 cells are 400. Religion is important to her positive attitude. (Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

Background: A black African female health professional who presented with bleeding due to Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) in early 2005. She was hospitalised where she was diagnosed with HIV.

Audio & video

Age at interview' 44

Age at diagnosis' 44

Sex' Female

Background' A black African female health professional, diagnosed in 2005, and mother of a teenage child.

Outline' A black African female health professional with a teenage child. She moved to the UK on a work permit in the late 1990s. Presenting with bleeding due to Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) in early 2005, she was hospitalised and was diagnosed with HIV. Now on anti-retroviral treatment (3TC, lopinavir, ddI), she is feeling much better (with few side-effects) and has returned to full time work. Her current CD4 cells are 400. Her Christian religion and prayer is important in her positive attitude, and she feels that she will survive with God's help.

(Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

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