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opboi05
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today
      #133603 - 01/27/05 12:32 AM

today the 27 of january my doctor called me while i was in my nursing class and left a message that i needed to call her asap. when i returned home i called her and she said for me to come in asap. so i drove to her office and she told me that i was infected with hiv. my cd4 count is is the 500 and my vl and 1300. i am going to a specialist on friday here in jacskonville florida to see what my treatments are. i am only 17 and just began college. my dad pasted away 4 yrs ago and i am sall my mom has got. i told her tonight when she got home from work and all she could do was blame me and tell me what a worthless pos i am. what do i do. i had to call my best friend that i have known for 15 yrs to take off of work to go with me on friday. tjhis is all new to me.... what do i do ..... ia m soo scared......

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dakotalagrange
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Re: today new
      #133636 - 01/27/05 03:19 PM

You are going to be ok. Your mother just needs some time to take this news. She has already lost your father and it is difficult to find out you could lose your child. I was diagnosed when I was full-time student in college and I had no health insurance. My mother was hurt when she found out but she has been so supportive. You need to surround yourself with people that support you. Concentrate on your studies. It will make a difference in your life. I have graduated with a Bachelors and Master's Degree and have obtained a professional job with a great salary and fantastic benefits (no preexisting condition clause). It feels good to be able to take care of myself. Eat well and exercise. This will drastically improve your numbers. Any other questions and there will be someone here to answer them for you. Good Luck my friend.

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Anonymous
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Re: today new
      #133695 - 01/28/05 09:58 AM

I personally know a gay friend of mine who was diagnosed HIV Pos 17 years ago......he was 34 when diagnosed. He is 51 now. He looks like 40.....picture of health. He has been gay all his life.....he could have been POS even before that......it is really hard to tell how long he has been HIV Pos. He is a good person and is always willing to help others. He has a HIV Neg friend and they just built a house together. Perhaps one day soon there will be a cure. People diagnosed react differently. He told me one time, he had a bad Flu, or what he thought was a flu, went to the Dr. Then he was told he was HIV Pos. He said he waiting around for a year to die........and when he did not, he decided to live again. I know how you must feel.........and I write this to you with a big lump in my throat......I am not one for taking bad news well. I hope you find the friends and strength that you need to come to terms with your situation.
Godspeed........someone who cares

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Anonymous
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Re: today new
      #133733 - 01/28/05 04:32 PM

Dear 17 year old,

I don't know what to tell you. Time and God are great healers. The first year is going to be difficult. SLowly, you'll realize that you can overcome this. There are many people living very normal and productive lives. Keep up a positive attitude and join a yoga class. It will make a world of difference.

God bless.
Tony.

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Anonymous
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Re: today new
      #133802 - 01/30/05 09:44 AM

There are many types of support groups you can join. The first thing you need to do is find others like yourself and get some support. Find the largest AIDS organization in your area and go to a support groupl Look at this list for some suggestions for the jacksonville area:
http://www.coj.net/Departments/Community+Services/Mental+Health+and+Welfare/Ryan+White/Support+Groups.htm

This really helps! You need time. It's not the end of the world and you don't need treatment yet. But you really should get some people who can support you. And read the stuff on this site in the just diagnosed section. Just remember: You are not alone. Post your email address here if you want to talk to others.

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Anonymous
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Re: today new
      #133845 - 01/31/05 10:04 PM

Greetings,
I am from NYC, I am sorry to hear about your situation. Your mother just don't know what to say, and you are not worthless. Remember, we do not choose to be who we are. Continue with your schedule and life. It just take a little more time during the day to take care of yourself. Be happy about everything and don;t let anything upset you. Take 1 day at a time now. In time you learn to cope with it all. Be well.

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raf 1984l
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Re: today new
      #133997 - 02/04/05 06:48 AM

i also get infected not much time ago - October - . i found that this " Bulletin Board" helped me to go along... there`s still a hope if we want keep believing ... Like a song writer i like very much said ( Lou Reed ) What`s good? - Life`s good. having Hiv is not definetly a death setence to anyone. Sometimes it can be better. You start thinking what in life really matters... Hope every thing goes well on friday there in jacskonville florida. i`m sure you`ll be better soon. Bye Raf - "Hang on psitive"

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Anonymous
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Re: today new
      #134024 - 02/04/05 05:21 PM

I hope you have gotten info from your doctor that has calmed you. I am a 38 yr old white hetersexual female that found out I was positive this past July (2004). The best thing for me was to talk to the doctors and find out what was going on in my body....once I realized this thing inside me wasn't going to kill me tomorrow I calmed down somewhat. It is a scarry time as you need to get yourself educated about HIV. The internet is a good source (I find it a bit overwhelming as to what to actually listen to and what to just pass by). I also went to my local AIDS Network (I live in Pennsylvania) and talked to the doctor at the clinic and have plugged in with a counselor to talk about meds and what is happening inside me. I had to start meds in Dec 2004 as my viral load kept increasing....but now my CD4 is 810 and my viral load is down to only 263. I am still scarred, but have a great support of friends and family. I am looking for a support group geared to my life style (I am not homosexual) which is surprising to me hard to find....if you want to correspond please let me know.

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18Dec97
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Re: today new
      #134063 - 02/06/05 12:03 AM

Hi,

I am a female who was diagnosed with HIV in 1997 at the age of 20. I know how hard it is to be young and infected. In just a few minutes you go from being young and carefree to feeling old and worried. Just know that things will feel better with time.

Keep reminding yourself that you must go on with your life and you won't let this disease take control of your life. Stay in school and continue living. Do not drop out of life.

Brightest Blessings

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woland
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Re: today new
      #134677 - 02/19/05 11:02 AM

although we all know that our life is finite, it is a thought we are rarely reminded of when we are young and well, and it resides filed away in our subconsciousness. we go on living with the same mundane daily routines with our mundane goals. but something like HIV changes all that, the stowed away fact of mortality comes out staring us in the face.

to all the people who live with the realization yet live with passion and compassion, you have my utmost admirations.

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RIVERLADY
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Re: today new
      #134817 - 02/23/05 10:20 AM

Hey Woland. Hello and how are you. S aw your post and wanted to share my own personal quote of my perspective of life with aids, ..The greens are greener, blues bluer and yellows brighter.What once seemed so significant before is now a minor inconvience. A so such is living with aids (20yrs)its just another of lifes inconviences. You know, there are soooo many worse things in the world, why sweat this. Just enjoy the colors and watch out where you step.. If you'd like to pen pal im at flogeo@comcast.net. We seem to have similare philosiphys to dealing with this world. And hey sometimes we could use the encouragement too . So hope to hear/see from you sometime/somewhere/,somehow. Till then take care and God Bless

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RIVERLADY
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Re: today new
      #134818 - 02/23/05 10:31 AM

Hello 18dec97,
Read your post and just wanted to stop by to see how your doing. Its like a support thing that I do. And I liked your attitude , you sound like a strong supporter yourself. Perhaps we could combine forces and get united with other women(ARE YOU FEMALE) well dont matter if your not but women are different from men with different health issues And its no different with aids. Thats why I mentioned your gender. So please dont get offended. It wasn't meant bad so don't even go there
But really hope to hear from you ,your thoughts and ideas. Hopes and dreams . or anger and tears. We all need and can give support. If you want contact here on the body posts or e-mail me flogeo@comcast.net Till then you take care and stay well

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Anonymous
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Re: today new
      #139083 - 03/22/05 03:34 AM

The last Post from Dakotalagrange has it right! You will go on with your life, and can start new careers, continue your education, be in meaningful relationships, etc. I know, because I have done all this since my infection. I have lived more in the past 15 years with HIV, than the previous 32 years negative. In general, I would not tell everyone under the sun, especially until you have accepted your situation. You can speak to professional counselors for that. Your Mother is...well your Mother. So, she deserves a chance to come around. But if you must keep your distance from her negativity, then do so. It's your life you're trying to save. Just ask here is she expects you to "unring the bell"? She is acting immaturely. Obviously, HIV is not the center of my existence though not a day goes by without me being aware of my disease. Sometimes it hurts terribly, but most times it is a distant fact of my existence. Good luck!

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akumar
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Reged: 05/28/05
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Re: today new
      #155927 - 06/07/05 10:01 AM

Start doing Pranayama Yoga - Swami Ram Dev


Swami Ram Dev, the Great Indian Saint & Yoga Guru of our times from India, recommends that People with HIV & AIDS should immediately start doing "Indian Pranayama Yoga" to permanently cure themselves, stop misery, improve health, get peace of mind, get diseases free life & then stop using costly medicines, in consultation with their doctors.

Swami Ram Dev says that it is your birth-right to stay healthy, slim, fit, look beautiful & younger, in complete peace of mind and get back robust health, better than your age.

Do not lose hope, do not suffer and stop depending on expensive treatments, when Indian Pranayama Yoga is there to help you out.

Make proven & time tested "Indian Yoga Pranayama" your " Family Doctor" and enjoy your life fully with complete peace of mind.

As a direct beneficiary of his teachings with practical, I feel it is my duty to inform and to help the mankind in any part of the world to benefit directly by the great work of His Holiness Swami Ram Dev of India. For you information & convenience, let me add that I understand that his latest book and two VCDs are listed for sale on the popular bidding website eBay as " Pranayama Yoga - Swami Ram Dev (1 Book +2 VCDs on Both) ".

If you benefit and get permanent cure tell others, if you need any clarification, ask me. God helps those, who help themselves.

This set of three is capable to change the life of billions of people around the world. Swamiji has revealed the secrets of Pranayama & Yoga, learned during his lifetime in this set of three.

Almost all ailments are cured permanently without costly medicines, operations or surgery.

Hope you shall take this in positive spirits & give it a serious thought.

Please do not hesitate in seeking any clarification & assistance in the matter.

Believe me it is amazing, but it is true & only it can cure HIV & AIDS.

Just start doing it first, let the doctors tell you the results. There is no harm in doing small breathing excercises, as Pranayama Yoga has no side effects.

This is the cheapest, the best and the only way to cure HIV & AIDS patients permanently.


Regards,

ashok kundanlal bhatia,
1st floor, seble niwas, lane behind hotel seble,
off trimbak road, nashik, maharashtra state, 422002
India
phone; +91 98223 57033

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A Kumar, India.
phone nr.: +91 98223 57033 (8 AM to 10 PM Indian Standard Time: + 5.30 GMT)

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Anonymous
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Re: today new
      #159202 - 08/27/05 10:56 PM

I've been positive for over 20 years, and asymptomatic. Get on some meds quick, obtain all the information you can, avoid reinfection, and make your health top priority.

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