Aging with AIDS

Aging with AIDS

There are 59 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Jul 13, 2009, titled Aging with AIDS. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Photo: Dennis Golay, 60, left, and Larry Gibson, 63, tested positive for HIV in the days before antiretroviral drugs and never expected to live as long as they have.

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Larry

AOL

#22 Jul 17, 2009
You referred wrote:
<quoted text>...to the "guy", who made the comment that not many viruses have cures. It is not a guy who made the comment. It's a girl. Nobody is calling YOU a girl.
LoL. Well, I'm certainly glad you cleared that up. I'm also glad that she's the girl and you were merely being informative.

Please pardon me for jumping the gun.

“United We Stand”

Since: May 09

Los Angeles

#23 Jul 17, 2009
You referred wrote:
<quoted text>...to the "guy", who made the comment that not many viruses have cures. It is not a guy who made the comment. It's a girl. Nobody is calling YOU a girl.
Well, just provide a link or a name to clear things up and explain yourself better.

Anyway, this thread wasn't designed to be a dumping ground for petty quibbles. These men are sharing their touching stories with us. And all we should be really be doing is listening and giving words of encouragement. And if we have nothing nice to say, we shouldn't say anything at all.

Besides, there are far too many other threads to post on if you want to take the daily frustrations of life out on another person. Pick on one of the Trolls on the gay threads, for example. I'll give you a link. Or just go to the Gay/Lesbian forum and take your pick.

“United We Stand”

Since: May 09

Los Angeles

#24 Jul 17, 2009
By the way, anyone on this thread is invited to go to our "What is your grossest, weirdest, or funniest story?" Thread. Please feel free to add any stories or joke. Warning: If you have a weak stomach you may want to skip past the first three pages of this thread. Jokes are on most of these pages. The gross stories are very gross, true, and disturbing to some. Thank you.

You may go here: http://www.topix.com/forum/city/los-angeles-c...
Calm down

United States

#25 Jul 17, 2009
ILuvLA wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, just provide a link or a name to clear things up and explain yourself better.
Anyway, this thread wasn't designed to be a dumping ground for petty quibbles. These men are sharing their touching stories with us. And all we should be really be doing is listening and giving words of encouragement. And if we have nothing nice to say, we shouldn't say anything at all.
Besides, there are far too many other threads to post on if you want to take the daily frustrations of life out on another person. Pick on one of the Trolls on the gay threads, for example. I'll give you a link. Or just go to the Gay/Lesbian forum and take your pick.
Nobody was picking on anybody else. A little sensitive, aren't you?

“United We Stand”

Since: May 09

Los Angeles

#26 Jul 17, 2009
Calm down wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody was picking on anybody else. A little sensitive, aren't you?
Not really. But you never can tell. Sorry if I gave you that impression. But I have been battling Trolls on the gay/lesbian forum. LOL!!!
Felipe

Florence, AL

#27 Jul 17, 2009
"The Song Remains The Same", Until humans change their behavior, AIDS will never leave us. It could be gone in Africa and the USA. How about a "Change" that actually works?
Larry

Indio, CA

#28 Jul 18, 2009
Felipe wrote:
"The Song Remains The Same", Until humans change their behavior, AIDS will never leave us. It could be gone in Africa and the USA. How about a "Change" that actually works?
A definition of insanity is doing the same things while expecting a different result.

For a change to work it has to actually make sense. Since the song remains the same, and nothing changes, maybe the singer should re-examine what he proposes.

I'm just saying ...
George

AOL

#30 Jul 18, 2009
mack maquire kyler wrote:
and again...
<quoted text>
Have you always been like that, or were you born that way? Are you a bitter little boy with a problem you can't face?
Just remember, that which you focus upon is what you become. So, what is it? Bitter and ugly, wishing death on people, Is that who you are? Very sad.

Since: Jul 09

Kihei, HI

#32 Jul 18, 2009
mack maquire kyler wrote:
i hate the diseased minds that allow themselves to play games with sexuality and justify the deviant nasty practices they do spreading illness and disease. too bad if you don't like my opinion but there is NOTHING wrong with me or my mind you **** bag. i am married and have 4 kids. i have NEVER been gay, never will and you're argument is as lame as you are. i hope they all die. period.
<quoted text>
There doesn't seem to be anything right about your either. Four kids? Over populaton is killing more people that homosexuals, and there just isn't a whole lot that they do that heterosexuals do not do.

It wouldn't surprise me if you are a republican too. You certainly sound like one. Talk about deviant human behavior!
ILuvLA

Wuxi, China

#33 Jul 18, 2009
Zorkon 756 wrote:
<quoted text>
There doesn't seem to be anything right about your either. Four kids? Over populaton is killing more people that homosexuals, and there just isn't a whole lot that they do that heterosexuals do not do.
It wouldn't surprise me if you are a republican too. You certainly sound like one. Talk about deviant human behavior!
Well, man's greed, their false religions, and their stupidity is what's really killing us off. There currently is no such thing as overpopulation. There's just over population and lack of resources in certain areas.

But the whole world's current population could fit comfortably in the state of Texas and certainly in the state of Alaska. We grow more than enough food to sustain all these people. There's more than enough food, land, and money to go around.

The entire world could feed the poor and hungry on the money they spend on wars alone. Just some food for thought.

Since: Jul 09

Kihei, HI

#35 Jul 18, 2009
When we finish eating your food for thought, when will we see the results? All the people in the world could be fit into one 1.5 cubic mile building in Rhode Island.

I really don't see a future for your relocation plans however. Very impractical.

If you think people are mean, mad and vicious now, just wait.

I understand there is an Ant colony that stretches from Portugal to Southern Italy. I read about a colony from Brazil that covers half the world.

I'm not sure many would care to live like ants.

But hey, go for it! I wont live long enough to witness the glorious new world you envision. Thank God!

But what have you in store for the Macks of the world? I guess, like lawyers buried 10 feet under---deep down they are very nice.
LicksAreForChick s

Los Angeles, CA

#36 Jul 18, 2009
Zorkon 756 wrote:
When we finish eating your food for thought, when will we see the results? All the people in the world could be fit into one 1.5 cubic mile building in Rhode Island.
I really don't see a future for your relocation plans however. Very impractical.
If you think people are mean, mad and vicious now, just wait.
I understand there is an Ant colony that stretches from Portugal to Southern Italy. I read about a colony from Brazil that covers half the world.
I'm not sure many would care to live like ants.
But hey, go for it! I wont live long enough to witness the glorious new world you envision. Thank God!
But what have you in store for the Macks of the world? I guess, like lawyers buried 10 feet under---deep down they are very nice.
I said they could fit COMFORTABLY -- NOT like ants. And you're totally missing the point anyway.

I'm just saying that there is plenty of food, land, money, and other resources to go around.

the situation is nowhere near as desperate as greedy ignorant politicians would have you believe.

Over seven Billion people is nothing for this earth to sustain. Humans only occupy a small percentage of the earth's land. If all nations were at peace with one another and they were all one nation under God like it should be, we could distribute the people and resources throughout the lands.

Starvation comes from bad politics, bad leaders, and bad religion. It also comes from greed, selfishness, fear, ignorance, and other factors. So does over crowding in certain places of the world. It comes from divisiveness -- that "MY nation YOUR nation" mentality. China, for example, is not willing to let go of its citizens for the most part. It would rather put a restriction on the number of children a couple can have then let it residents spread out. And not too many nations would agree to a heavy influx of immigrants anyway. So there are NOT too many places that they could spread out to. We as a human race, are not that intelligent, generous, liberal minded, open minded, or noble to any better.

But the bottom line is: this earth is able to sustain its life forms on it. It is us who by our greed and wastefulness are ruining the earth even more everyday. Even in places where droughts are common, food could be evenly distributed. In fact, people could be relocated. But we as a people don't want to use our resources wisely like that. We would rather waste, horde, or spend our resources on evil things.

But one day the earth is going to be peaceful. And nobody will want for anything.
LicksAreForChick s

Los Angeles, CA

#37 Jul 18, 2009
Larry wrote:
<quoted text>
A definition of insanity is doing the same things while expecting a different result.
For a change to work it has to actually make sense. Since the song remains the same, and nothing changes, maybe the singer should re-examine what he proposes.
I'm just saying ...
Here is one of our threads. There are a few more. Tell me if you're interested. And I'll supply you with the links to the others we haunt the most. I can't speak for all the threads. But the ones I frequent have some of the most loving, understanding people on them. One of them is DebJ. She has a gay son. She's really nice. And Deeter1013 love to fight the trolls. There are many others you may like. But anyway, enjoy. And if you like this one, I'll give the some other links where you can find us. Thank you. Goodbye.

Go here: http://www.topix.com/forum/city/los-angeles-c...

Since: Jul 09

Kihei, HI

#38 Jul 18, 2009
LicksAreForChicks wrote:
<quoted text>
I said they could fit COMFORTABLY -- NOT like ants. And you're totally missing the point anyway.
I'm just saying that there is plenty of food, land, money, and other resources to go around.
the situation is nowhere near as desperate as greedy ignorant politicians would have you believe.
Over seven Billion people is nothing for this earth to sustain. Humans only occupy a small percentage of the earth's land. If all nations were at peace with one another and they were all one nation under God like it should be, we could distribute the people and resources throughout the lands.
Starvation comes from bad politics, bad leaders, and bad religion. It also comes from greed, selfishness, fear, ignorance, and other factors. So does over crowding in certain places of the world. It comes from divisiveness -- that "MY nation YOUR nation" mentality. China, for example, is not willing to let go of its citizens for the most part. It would rather put a restriction on the number of children a couple can have then let it residents spread out. And not too many nations would agree to a heavy influx of immigrants anyway. So there are NOT too many places that they could spread out to. We as a human race, are not that intelligent, generous, liberal minded, open minded, or noble to any better.
But the bottom line is: this earth is able to sustain its life forms on it. It is us who by our greed and wastefulness are ruining the earth even more everyday. Even in places where droughts are common, food could be evenly distributed. In fact, people could be relocated. But we as a people don't want to use our resources wisely like that. We would rather waste, horde, or spend our resources on evil things.
But one day the earth is going to be peaceful. And nobody will want for anything.
I guess I did miss the point. What does this have to do with trying to destroy gay people as Mack recommends?
Donna B

United States

#39 Jul 18, 2009
Dennis G wrote:
Donna, I can't tell you what a wonderful surprise to see your post here. Just a couple of weeks ago, I got out our old High School and College yearbooks and you were the first picture I looked at. Over the years, I have thought of you often and wished for you happiness and health. I hope like is good for you. I would love to be in touch. If you can drop my brother a note with your email address, I'll get in touch directly. He still lives with Mom in Florida, same address and telephone number. Mom is almost 88 and in the early stages of alzheimer's disease. She's had two hip and one knee replacement surgeries and isn't doing too well. Girl, it's been almost 35 years since I've seen you. There is a lot to tell and a lot to hear. Hope to hear from you soon. Peace, health, and happiness to you. I've missed you.
You look a lot like your dad in your picture. I mailed you a letter not expecting you to be able to respond here. I put my email address on there. Tell Mike, I still wear a page-ett of sorts haircut. Ha. My cousin, Charlotte Ann sends her regards as well. She is fat like me but we still are silly acting when together. Her mom is still living at 87. Thanks for reading and looking forward to hearing from you. Ya Holla.....
George

AOL

#40 Jul 19, 2009
mack maquire kyler wrote:
i hate the diseased minds that allow themselves to play games with sexuality and justify the deviant nasty practices they do spreading illness and disease. too bad if you don't like my opinion but there is NOTHING wrong with me or my mind you **** bag. i am married and have 4 kids. i have NEVER been gay, never will and you're argument is as lame as you are. i hope they all die. period.
<quoted text>
Touch a nerve, Mackie? Is name calling really your only recourse?
And, if you're not diseased and not gay, what are you doing on this forum?
You belong in the Holier Than Thou forum.
Larry

AOL

#41 Jul 19, 2009
LicksAreForChicks wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is one of our threads. There are a few more. Tell me if you're interested. And I'll supply you with the links to the others we haunt the most. I can't speak for all the threads. But the ones I frequent have some of the most loving, understanding people on them. One of them is DebJ. She has a gay son. She's really nice. And Deeter1013 love to fight the trolls. There are many others you may like. But anyway, enjoy. And if you like this one, I'll give the some other links where you can find us. Thank you. Goodbye.
Go here: http://www.topix.com/forum/city/los-angeles-c...
Thanks, I'll check it out.
Larry

AOL

#42 Jul 19, 2009
LicksAreForChicks wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is one of our threads. There are a few more. Tell me if you're interested. And I'll supply you with the links to the others we haunt the most. I can't speak for all the threads. But the ones I frequent have some of the most loving, understanding people on them. One of them is DebJ. She has a gay son. She's really nice. And Deeter1013 love to fight the trolls. There are many others you may like. But anyway, enjoy. And if you like this one, I'll give the some other links where you can find us. Thank you. Goodbye.
Go here: http://www.topix.com/forum/city/los-angeles-c...
Yeah, LicksAreForChicks, bring 'em on. I'm always interested in intelligent conversation.
Hey, we are LA ex-patriots. Miss the old place. Lived there from 1959 until 1992. We don't get back as much as we'd like, but our little bit of notarity has had the benefit of connecting with long lost friends.
We were so shell shocked when we left that we dropped everything and fled. So much death and being helpless while doing everything we could to help. It was like war.
The few years after that were just about as horrible. Recovering from something like that is not easy. 17 years we've been out of LA, and we feel like we really began to overcome it only in the past 2 or 3 years.
My book addressed that, though with different characters.
Dutch

United States

#44 Jul 19, 2009
AIDS was man-made in America and sppread by the World Health Organization (WHO); there are many sources proving this fact, here's one.

www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/aids_origin.ht...
George

AOL

#45 Jul 19, 2009
Dutch wrote:
AIDS was man-made in America and sppread by the World Health Organization (WHO); there are many sources proving this fact, here's one.
www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/aids_origin.ht...
Interesting theory. That and $7.50 will get you a cup of joe at Starbucks. So what if it was man-made and spread by some organization? It's here and killing people. Idiotic conspiracy theories only muddy the waters as you advance a personal agenda.

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