Happy Thanksgiving to All

To all of you in pozhealth:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who help each other daily on this list. It amazes me that we have been sharing since 2002 with more than 30,000 emails in 7 years. We now have close to 3000 members!

I am also thankful that new drugs for multidrug resistance were approved this year and that 3 million people are now in treatment around the world, although 7 more million need it to survive. Hopefully we will see treatment spreading faster to help those who need it most and cannot afford them.

The cure of HIV is now part of the research conversation for the first time. I see the word “cure” more frequently now, although it may take years to get there.

Side effects seem to be decreasing with better drugs, and for that I am very thankful.

I am also thankful that Obama won and that hope is slowly being restored in our hearts. I hope that he does not let us down and that we can support him fully while hoping that evil does not attempt to destroy him in his mission.

I am thankful for all the sweet emails I have received from many of you through my hard times this year. Although most of us have not met face-to-face, the love I feel through the electronic lines can certainly reach my heart.

Yes, there is a lot to do and a lot we should have done to save lives in the world. But today, I am thankful that we are here helping each other while we remember our friends and family who are no longer in our presence, but they are in our hearts.


Nelson Vergel

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