HIV

Interview 14

Male
Age at interview: 35
Age at diagnosis: 31

Brief outline: He believes dealing with multiple difficulties in his life like HIV has made him stronger. He takes Fosamprenavir, Ritonavir, Tenofovir and Emtricitabine (6 tablets once in the evening) with few side effects.

Background: A single gay male living in a city in the North, who also suffered from agoraphobia and from winter depression.

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Age at interview' 35

Age at diagnosis' 31

Sex' Male

Background' A single gay male living in a city in the North, who was diagnosed in August 2001. 

Outline' A single gay male living in a city in the North, who was diagnosed in August 2001. He also suffered from agoraphobia and from winter depression. His mental health team helped him to move out of a bad neighbourhood into a better Housing Association flat. He was on benefits and active in seeking work. He believes that because he has had to deal with multiple difficulties in his life, this has made him stronger, and made it easier for him to deal with HIV. He takes Fosamprenavir, Ritonavir, Tenofovir and Emtricitabine (6 tablets once in the evening) with few side effects. His CD4 count was 540 and his viral load 46. He also attends discussion groups, has massages and does voluntary work.

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