CONGRATULATIONS! It’s been nine years since Andrew Sullivan was tested positive for HIV, and today he’s not only alive, but:
My bloodwork just came back again from the doc and showed that my CD4 cell count (the rough measure of the health of my immune system) is actually higher than it was nine years ago. And I’ve been off medications for a whole year! It seems as if my own immune system is managing to keep the virus at bay on its own. It probably won’t last for ever, but it’s a huge blessing not to be on those debilitating, disfiguring drugs.