My world changed that split second forever
I was diagnosed on 10th January 2000 @4.30pm in Brighton after a long period of stomach problems - it was a complete shock. It was same day testing as this was arranged privately as I had private healthcare and was being done as a routine check.
The results were like as if I had been thrown up against a brick wall at 100 miles an hour. My levels were bad, my CD 4 was only 9, viral level was over 1.8 million - my world changed that split second forever.
Since then I have suffered TIA's, neuropathy in my legs and my stomach and my colon does not work properly but I keep positive even with every day my strength becoming weaker but I am thankful I am still alive and able to tell the tale.
I do have grave concerns re benefit and pension losses with the new assessments and I feel people with HIV may be assessed as FIT when I fact they are very much not fit and very much not well.
The results were like as if I had been thrown up against a brick wall at 100 miles an hour