I have AIDS and had taken on the appearance
of a holocaust victim. My lifetime
normal weight of 145 lbs. had reached
a low of 125 lbs. Six weeks later,
following Nelson Vergel's recommended
PoWeR program I weigh more now than
I have ever weighed. At 150 lbs. plus,
I look and feel great. One fantastic
side effect has been the return of
a more normal sex life.
Over a period of approximately 10
months I was facing an ever-increasing
list of symptoms including nausea
and vomiting, weakness, fatigue, weight
loss, and the associated depression.
I was just plain sick and felt lousy,
but nobody seemed to listen to me.
Finally my doctor, Dr. Shannon Schrader
referred me to Nelson Vergel. I spoke
with Nelson and he assured me I was
a good candidate for his PoWeR program
for wellness restoration. He took
the time to schedule an appointment
in his office in Houston. Nelson was
very sympathetic and really understood
my frustration and failing health.
At last, someone who understood! After
only two weeks of following his simple
program I gained 10 lbs., and had
more energy than I'd had in months.
I remember telling Nelson, my only
regret is that I didn't start sooner!
Five weeks have gone by since my initial
contact with Nelson, and I have gained
19 lbs. of lean body mass, my energy
level has sky-rocketed, and I have
not even started working out yet.
I have not felt this good in many
months! As an LVN, I learned much
about proper nutrition and exercise,
as well as the use of steroids in
some HIV wasting cases. Never had
it been explained as thoroughly and
simply and applied with such effectiveness,
until I had the great fortune to meet
Nelson Vergel and begin my own program
for wellness restoration. Bravo Nelson!
Thank you for giving me hope and showing
me that it is possible to feel good
again! --- Randy
I am an HIV-positive ..... hummmm
use to think that being positive was
a GOOD THING. Well, actually I still
do. I have never been so alive since
I discovered that I was HIV-positive
a couple of years ago decided to either
get crazy and die, or GET REAL and
do something fantastic to my body.
I was lucky in that the new protease
medication was just starting to hit
the market. I had a viral load at
14000 and T4 cell count of 500. Weight
was about 170 lbs., size 33 waist,
however, even now without starting
on the big O protease yet. I have
an undetectable viral load, and T4
count of 800. 172 lbs., size 31 waist
(leaner). I am taking Anadrol and
working out four days each week. Was
taking testosterone cypionate - a
200 mg injection once per week. My
doctor suggested that I try Anadrol
to see how it worked with me. I am
meeting my doctor today to discuss
stacking testosterone cypionate with
the Anadrol as I understand that they
work better together......Your hard
work and the lives you save through
sharing your knowledge is appreciated
by us, and our friends and family
that love us and want us around. You
Thanks (such a simple word for so much),
After finding myself dying in a hospital
at 125 pounds, and then putting on
60 pounds to regain my health, I can
say that the information contained
in this book is something all HIV(+)
people should know about IT HAS HELPED
ME STAY ALIVE. It contains fundamental
wellness tools that should be in all
Thank you, Michael and Nelson!
I have taken the PoWeR suggestions
for eating and steroids quite seriously
for the last six months and actually
have had my protease pot belly shrink
down so that it's barely sticking
out and my triglycerides decrease
to the high end of normal. I am currently
taking testosterone and Winstrol,
and avoiding all sugar and starch,
and will continue too, as long as
it keeps working. Thank you for giving
me your time and your knowledge.
I been on a Deca/testosterone regime
for about 6 months, and I am very
happy with it. I feel like I look
like a healthy human again. I have
put on about ten pounds of muscle
and my face has filled out. My cheeks
are still a little drawn, but with
the rest of my face filling, you hardly
notice it. And my butt has even returned.
But most important, the Crix belly
has definitely gone down. People have
told me I look like I have lost 10
pounds (I've gained it). I know, because
my waist size has gone down. Lifting
weight with some aerobics is a big
part of it, along with the Deca/testosterone
I have put on a total of 40 pounds.
Tim here from Dallas. I spoke with you a couple of months ago. Was experiencing dramatic weight loss, dropped to 155 from 175. Started a modified PoWeR cycle. We are now at 200 mg testosterone and 100 mg nandrolone every other week. Glad I am almost done since they have stopped manufacturing the generic and the Deca is on back order. The results have been phenomenal, I am now up to 188 lbs. and have gotten noticeably bigger.
Thanks for all the help.
In the summer of 1992 I was diagnosed with HIV while pursuing a career as an actor in West Hollywood, California. My dreams seemed to vanish before me as I packed my bags and moved back to my family in Pennsylvania to await death.
Three years later I developed anemia, KS, and lymphoma as my viral load skyrocketed to 750,000 and my T cells fell to 70. Hospitalized for a month I underwent transfusions, chemotherapy and dual antiretroviral therapy. I was told I had 6 months to live. Fortunately, access to the new protease inhibitors brought my viral load down to 1,700 while my T cells rose to 250. Friends from Los Angeles told me of anabolic therapy but my doctor dismissed it as novel and unnecessary.
Determined to survive I gained access to the internet and surfed to find Medibolics. I hungrily devoured the information and decided to email Michael Mooney. Much to my surprise he emailed me back and a phone conversation soon followed. I found Michael to be the most educated and compassionate man that I have ever spoken to concerning HIV and survival. Once empowered with an arsenal of information I was able to convince my doctor to give me a testosterone test, which showed that I was low at only 200. She put me on the ALZA patch and we both watched as my zest for life and strength increased. >>
Soon after this we both had the pleasure of attending a lecture in Harrisburg by you, Nelson Vergel, who shared your personal story and insight. We experimented with Oxandrin, and I gained more weight. Then I saw Dr. Douglas Dieterich of New York, who worked with me using Deca and testosterone with incredible success. Thanks to anabolic therapy I have my life back right where I want it. I am in the best shape of my life, I have become a personal trainer, teach aerobics 6 days per week, and my quality of life is the best ever. This empowerment to survive and the Built To Survive handbook have given me the guidelines to a healthy way of life where a person with HIV does not have to look and feel sick. Although I will always have a battle with HIV, I feel that I can meet any challenges that I have to face, and I have much to share to empower others like myself who are facing adversity.
Jim -- Harrisburg, PA