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One year ago today my life changed.............
      #249033 - 01/08/10 12:33 AM

One year ago today my life changed forever. I remember the day well. I called my doctor to get my HIV test results because he had not returned my call from the previous day. I was told by the nurse I would have to come in and get my results. I knew this was not good. I remember trying to get to the doctors office as fast as possible and my heart racing. I remember hearing those dreaded words - 'your test came back positive'. I remember the feelings my body and mind had. I remember having to call my partner of 20 years and let him know he needs to meet me at home quickly. I remember telling him and dropping to my knees at the reality - crying and shaking. A week later I found out I actually had AIDS.

It has been quite a year. I am still here. I am still alive. I find myself smiling and having good days to balance out the bad. I would not wish my last year on anyone but I also must add that I have met, emailed, and become best friends of some of the nicest people anyone would wish for in their life.

I guess I am trying to say.........I made it. I am now undetectable. I now have less side effects. I now can get through the day without that 'little voice' destroying my day by reminding me I have AIDS. Shortly after my diagnosis I honestly was ready to kill myself. I am so glad I didn't.

You can read the blog I started the day I found out on January 7th 2009 I was HIV+ and what my first year has been like. All the ups and downs are honest and described best I could. I love getting emails from all my followers as well as new ones.
Thank you to all that helped me get to where I am today.

Check out my blog at the link below this post.


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      #249073 - 01/11/10 01:53 AM

Good on you Dave. It's nice to see you back at the forum. Keep healthy and all the best for 2010.

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