Shawn + Gwenn

30 Years to a Functional Cure?

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I followed an internet wormhole to an article that suggested a functional cure could be up to 30 years away. At or least that was the thought of some know-it-all… Read more

Got My Brain Checked Out

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A few years ago I was scheduled to get the inner workings of my brain checked out. I’m not sure what lead to the scheduling of the appointment, perhaps I… Read more

Limping Into 2015, Literally

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“To survive in this world, sometimes you must have the eye of the over-sized domesticated cat.” – me My last blog post was on December 4th- I was ending the… Read more

My Hep Story

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When people think of my medical conditions there tends to be a pecking order… HIV gets top-billing, then hemophilia (raise your voices, my fellow thinbloods!)… and at the end of… Read more

Side Effects- To Change Meds or Not To Change?

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Overall, I was happy with the results of my latest labwork. My t-cell count was good and my viral load was undetectable.  And since last June, when I started on… Read more

Adventures in HIV Medication Part 2: The Lab Results

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I posted a blog entry in late July about my decision to switch from week on/week off treatment of HIV to a continuous regimen that consisted of a lower dose… Read more

Post-Show Attack of the Hemophilia!

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Me with Andy, Tony and Gopal of Bella Morte moments after the show (photo by Angel Miranda)   At the Infusion Center at UVA, about a week after the show…. Read more

New Adventures in HIV Medication

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In 2002 I made a decision regarding my HIV medications- I’d been on combination therapy for 3 years after receiving an AIDS diagnosis in 1999, and the HIV medication most… Read more