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“I had two years to live” – ​​AIDS sufferer tells about survival 30 years ago

Retired Tom Matthews started aids in the dark, irreconcilable days when it was called the homosexual plague, his victim was dismissed as a lover and the bigots baptized the disease from righteous retribution from above. Tom, one of Britain's longest, if not the longest surviving AIDS sufferer, was diagnosed when the disease had a certain death sentence. He received two years before his immune system was overwhelmed. Two years to live. The cruel diagnosis proved true to all his close friends. He has participated in all his funerals. But Tom, a living, breathable medical record, is still with us. The bomb protection diagnosis was made more than 30 years ago. He has against all odds defied the deadly virus and overcomes the stigmatization that went with it. His body does not complicate the traces of a disease that has cut a terrible swathe through the gay community. Tom became HIV postivative in 1 986 when there was no treatment available. In the early 1990's he broke 39 pills, five times a dayTom Matthews from Kings Heath, one of the longest surviving Aids Sufferers.(Image: Birmingham Mail) Learn more He has the devil who tricked in him. no definitive explanation for his current rude health, but believes his determination to be "open" from the very first day of the disease while others crashed in the shadows have played its part. Tom does not know if he keeps a survival record, but as an AIDS worker, he has not yet met anyone who…

Retired Tom Matthews started aids in the dark, irreconcilable days when it was called the homosexual plague, his victim was dismissed as a lover and the bigots baptized the disease from righteous retribution from above.

Tom, one of Britain’s longest, if not the longest surviving AIDS sufferer, was diagnosed when the disease had a certain death sentence. He received two years before his immune system was overwhelmed.

Two years to live.

The cruel diagnosis proved true to all his close friends. He has participated in all his funerals.

But Tom, a living, breathable medical record, is still with us.

The bomb protection diagnosis was made more than 30 years ago.

He has against all odds defied the deadly virus and overcomes the stigmatization that went with it. His body does not complicate the traces of a disease that has cut a terrible swathe through the gay community.

Tom became HIV postivative in 1

986 when there was no treatment available. In the early 1990’s he broke 39 pills, five times a day

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