HIV Longevity Still Fighting…

16Feb/09Off

Who Am I

Who am I and Why am I Qualified to Write This Here Blog?

I’m Vaughn Ripley. I was born with a blood disorder called, hemophilia. I get injections of Factor VIII (pronounced factor eight) to stop severe bleeding that comes from my hemophilia. The blood products that I get to save my life bring lots of baggage with them... Along with a plethora of viruses and sicknesses, I have gotten Hepatitis C and HIV from tainted blood.

I was diagnosed as HIV+ back in December of 1986. For this reason, I’m one of the longest living HIV+ people on the planet.

I have dealt with many sicknesses through the years and tons of side effects of HIV medication.

My recent blood work revealed that my T-cell count is greater than 550 and my viral load is undetectable. I attribute much of this to my talented doctors and medicine intake. However, I also feel that much of my wellness comes from a powerful mental attitude and stringent focus on a health-filled fitness program.

My experiences and challenges have amalgamated to make me the right person to write this Blog... Read on and hopefully you will agree!

If you would like to find out more information about me, visit my personal web site at:  http://www.vaughnripley.com

p.s. This post is a chapter in my blog-book, The Secret to Longevity. Checkout my similar posts here: http://hivlongevity.com/the-secret. Or, follow the goodie trail:
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