PFLAG asked me to write this letter for there publication
Moms and Dads,
When I was asked to write this letter, I couldnít decide if I was
writing a new treatment protocol or a new way of living with AIDS. Let me tell
my story and you decide.
First let me get my history out in brief. Being single in Seattle in
the late seventies was a deadly thing as it turns out. Sixteen years ago I had
my HIV test and of course it came back +. That was no surprise to me, or my
lover, we moved back to Erie PA 15 years ago already +.
Over the last sixteen years we received treatment everywhere from the
Cleveland Clinic to Seattle menís center, to San Francisco CA. In search of
any treatment that held hope. I would have gone anywhere, I thought there
would be hope. Lee, that was my loversí name. He was always coming down with
something and always took longer to get over it. Leeís search ran out three
years ago in San Francisco he passed,
After several attempts at suicide and one close call with death I found
a reason to live. Actually a calling to live. Thatís when I found the
Colloidal Silver, quite by accident, although nothing in this world is a total
accident. But I started taking the silver supplement and right off I felt
better and my skin looked fabulous. Ok let me back up one minute. In the
beginning my t-4 count was 575, so you all know what that means, my doctor
then estimated that I was probably + for 5 years or so that put the POZing
date around the same time I met Lee, in Seattle. Finding out was not a big
deal for us we were very ready for that. We had been together for 5 years then
and were ready for the fight of our lives and together we could deal with
I avoided all drugs to treat HIV. I tried AZT at first with Lee and
puked my guts out all night, the very first night. So I was determined I wasnít
going to live life like that. We always felt that quality of life was more
important than quantity of life. Finally four years ago after a battle with
numo. I started taking a cocktail of Norvier, Eppiver, Zerit, Fortovase and
Septra. My viral load was now 500,000 and t-4 were 125 and t-8 were 100. I had
the usual bettering of my blood draws but it did not last for long a few
years, then things started getting worse again.
After four years of this regiment I was failing to a point that my
doctor suggested I change my cocktail. My viral load was up to 750,000, my t-4ís
were down to 25 and my t-8ís were at 0. Worse was my energy was totally
gone. I couldnít go from my bedroom to momís table for food I was so weak,
I had to take a break half way to the kitchen, some days mom would bring food
Back to the Sliver treatment. A good friend told me about this Silver
she was giving to her horses with great results during the winter hear horses
get a infection, very common, but her horses didnít get it since she had
been giving them the Silver. She also gave it to her kids when they would come
down with a sore throat, and it seemed to work better than anything else she
ever gave them. Well I was so sick that I decided to look very close at this.
There is not much around about it, in fact I found nothing at first. I was so
sick I think I would have taken anything at that time. I did know going into
it there were some risks involved, such as ageria, thatís a condition when
the silver goes all the way to the skin level from the blood, this is a slight
graying of the skin. My doctor said it was not a life threaten thing but if it
happens it will be permanent.
After two or three weeks I knew there was something truly miraculous
here. My teeth were getting whiter and felt smother, the bacteria, pack was
gone. My skin was the first thing along with my energy that mom noticed
changing. My acne that I suffered with since a child, was going away. That is
when mom and I had a talk about the risks of staying on the Silver full time.
You are only recommended to stay on it for 2 weeks at a time, according to the
pakg. Label. After three months I felt like a new person. My blood draw
showed, my t-4ís were up to 400 and my t-8ís were up to 1,200, and my
viral load was down to 0, yeah I know this canít happen. Even my doctor did
not believe the results and ran another blood draw at another lab, with the
ultra sensitive viral load done this time. Well it confirmed the findings and
the viral load was less than 50, you know the ultra sensitive test does not
come back 0 only less than 50, at best. But to mom the best thing was that my
energy was almost normal, what ever that is.
Now I knew in my heart I had stumbled upon something miraculous here. I
decided to do everything in my power to make the best of it. I felt like I was
given a second chance again. When you are given a second chance you donít
blow it so I started exercising.
This is where my mental attitude changed for the
better. My energy was so good that I started jogging, well walking at first
then moved to jogging right away. First one blocks then two then three and now
I run 3 miles each day. I also started college, so I could learn Web Design so
I could get this and other information out to folks suffering with this
terrible thing. I am also for the second time very involved with community.
The past 5 years or so Lee consumed all my time and had no time for other
things. So we were users of services and had no time to contribute to them.
Now entering my new phase in life. I council AIDS folks on a regular
basis, trying to help others live a more full, meaningful life. And my body
has responded to all the positive mental and physical stuff. Now I am no
saint, not by a long shot. I have my bad days when I just have to cut loose
and party, but I keep it to a minimum, and most important carry no guilt over
my bad boy ways,Ē Stress KillsĒ.
My most resent blood draw in October 1999 shows more good results. My
t-4ís have come up again to 600 and my viral load was still at 0, I was so
excited by this, since my very first t-4 was 575 back in 1985. I forgot to
find the t-8 results. You may contact me later to find out that.
Last month I went to run the NYC Marathon and meet with AMFAR in NYC.
Well I didnít complete the Marathon I ran 10 miles and that was still great.
And more bad news AMFAR is very gun shy of any new treatments until there is
some basic research; some guys that were hyping things for monetary reasons
burned them. They have referred me to two other sources that may be able to
help. I donít want much I just want this looked at by the Fed. Gov. but that
is another story and I am not done with AMFAR yet.
Well there is more to my story, I had a new blood draw just this month,
April 2000. And my viral load is still undetectable but best of all is my T8ís
are now 1,865. My T4ís havenít changed any more. I am sure this is due to
the Colloidal Silver I have been on for the last 15 months.
If I have learned anything in these long years of living and dying with
AIDS itís this. Get involved with your own health, and others as well. I
have tried lots of things some have helped and some have not, but none hurt
me. I truly believe that a healthy mind and body can deal with this better
than anything I have found in my 16 years of dealing with HIV. There is
something to helping others that helps you, there is a lot of medical research
being done right now that points to the mind being more help with AIDS than
PS. I have no interests in any Colloidal Silver co. I am an
ex-hairdresser now studying computer programming. Please feel free to contact
me at my e-mail add. And I will respond as soon as possible.
Today March 6th 2000,
I went to see my doctor and had the best results I have ever had about my
blood. The latest blood draw came back and my T-8ís were 1,865. Yes I said 1,865,
the best they have ever been. 600 in 1985 was the first blood draw I had done,
and have gone down to 100 just last year. I attribute this totally to the
Colloidal Silver I have been taking for the last 1year and 3 months. I take 1
teaspoon two times a day. My T-4 were 600 and my viral load was undetectable.
Today Sept. 1st 2000,
My Cd4 is 980 and Cd8 is 2,100. Viral load is still undetectable
. Now I will stop
most of my hiv meds, the only thing I will continue to take is Zerit and
Eppiver. These seem to be the least imposing on my regular system so I will
continue for now with them. Hopefully in the near future I can even stop these
two drugs and only take the Colloidal Silver.