Patient educates on his condition for HIV Awareness Month
In 1998, Jay was diagnosed with AIDS. He was just 25 years old.
“I was living in Dallas, and it was just a year after I completed graduate school. I had severe nausea that wouldn’t go away, and I started feeling flu-ish. That’s when I went to see the doctor,” he said. “I was given an HIV test, and it showed my viral load was off-the-charts high. My T-cells were very low double digits, to the point that I was given the diagnosis of AIDS.”
Jay was immediately given medications to control the condition — and they worked.