Observing the 1980s

Lewis, Haydn (Part 9 of 11)

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    Interviewee's home, Cardiff

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    Lewis, Haydn, (speaker, male)

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    Edwards, Sian, (speaker, female)

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    Part 9:  Working and drug compliance difficult, concerns about side effects occurring at work. Describes drug regime. Details of effects of AZT. Assumed would be informed if infected with Hepatitis C. Many tests undertaken for Hepatitis C, early tests negative, 1992 positive, not informed. 1994 discomfort in liver region, requested test for hepatitis C result positive. Beliefs about medical and political reasons why patients not informed of hepatitis C results. Sexual transmission of Hepatitis C and implications for Gaynor. Recent information on transmission of Hepatitis C by kissing if bleeding gums, implications for life style. Planning and designing home and garden for possible future of deteriorating health and mobility and plans to be cared for at home. Confident of many well years ahead and thoughts of returning to work. Stops work when started HIV treatment because of physical and mental difficulties. Feelings towards depression. Expresses frustration at missed opportunities and unfulfilled dreams. Need for honesty and openness in relationship. Benefits of Gaynor also experiencing treatment. Discusses starting on abacivir and concerns if working. Work and stress accelerating ill health, evident in blood results. Desire to address missed educational opportunities. (Tape blank for few minutes)

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    Interviewed for the Haemophilia and HIV Life History Project

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