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dj1979
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It's Official - I'm HIV+
      #179768 - 03/14/06 05:08 PM

Well, I got the second test results today. It's official - I am HIV positive. ELISA positive, confirmed by Western Blot. I am so scared. This is so overwhelming.

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ItsFaith
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Reged: 10/17/05
Posts: 1329
Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179773 - 03/14/06 05:16 PM

Oh DJ. I'm so sorry. But, you're going to be okay. HIV is a manageable condition. Stay here on the boards....it will be invaluable to help you through this rough and scary time. I will continue to pray for you.

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midwest4u
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Reged: 03/01/06
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Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179778 - 03/14/06 05:28 PM

Sorry to hear this DJ my heart goes out to you in your time of need. There are some great people here that can help you through this scary time. Keep your chin up and don't let this beat you. You can live a long and good life with HIV. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs

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sadface
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Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179781 - 03/14/06 05:34 PM

DJ, I left you a PM. I am here for you...you will amke it!!!
LOVE...SF

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luna13
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Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179786 - 03/14/06 05:43 PM

Dear DJ: I am sorry to hear that, but never give up the fight, there's a lot of great people in this forum that will help you go thru. God knows why we have to face some hard experiences in our lifes, but I am pretty sure you'll make it.
Love, always. Luna.

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AIDS2HIV
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Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179803 - 03/14/06 07:04 PM

HIV isnt the end of the world, in fact to many of us, it was the start of whole new one. Get a good ID specialist, one that will take the time to listen and foster a good relationship with you. Be upfront and honest with them always, and you wont have much trouble. Your level of honesty and acceptance will directly affect your life with hiv, so be sure to address all issues that come with this disease in a positive, healthy, manner. And practice safe sex!......Good Luck & God Bless*

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Bear60
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Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179807 - 03/14/06 07:37 PM

Dj..... I just wanted to add my feelings about this for you. Yes, we are sorry to hear you are HIV positive. Its not the end of the world. You don't cease being who you are....in fact many people become better people. You have to take care of yourself. If you have not been doing that...in many different ways....then you need to learn a new lifestyle. I had to learn to say NO...sounds simple but I am the type person who tries to do everything...be there for everyone....I just had to say NO to a few friends and do what I wanted to do or needed to do. You get my drift. I can tell people off to their faces now too.....I never used to do that. I would just hold in the hurt and anger and let it consume me. Now i get it out. Say what I feel. This has nothing to do with HIV but everything to do with taking care of me.
I also have: made out my will, paid for my cremation and have a great doctor. But you know what...... I thought I would be dead by 1999 and here I am. Writing to you.
Lets go shopping.

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Anonymous
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Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179818 - 03/14/06 08:11 PM

I am so sorry.

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moonstarchild
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Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179824 - 03/14/06 08:32 PM

I am so sorry, but like everyone says, it is a managable chronic disease. I celebrated 2 years into my new life. 2 years that I am still here, not sick and I just watched my daughter have her 4th bday today. I now start to treat myself to little things like a new shower curtain because it makes me feel good and perks me up. The fact that we are all still here to tell you our stories proves that there is life -a good, full, healthy life- after HIV. It is all about how you want to live or how you want to die. Life can still be beautiful, just like you.

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Survivor
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Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179849 - 03/14/06 09:23 PM

DJ... I know.. Its hard.. But life WILL continue. Please talk to us and tell us how you are feeling, what you are feeling, why you are feeling and we will help steer you in the direction you need to go.. There is alot of wisdom and years of experience here. There are others that really are not that much further along than you... HEELOOOO!! But most of all communicate your feelings right now so we can help you..

God Bless you and EASY DOES IT... its going to be ok..

Love

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dj1979
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Loc: rural upstate NY
Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179859 - 03/14/06 09:45 PM

How am I feeling? ANGRY - at myself for gettting into this situation, ANGRY at the guy involved for giving me this disease, SCARED of what will happen, SCARED of losing my husband, DEPRESSED and feeling like I don't have the inner strength to get through this. That's how I'm feeling, and it really sucks. Can't stop crying, and have nowhere else to turn.

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firefly
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Loc: Orange County, Calif.
Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179861 - 03/14/06 09:50 PM

I am very sorry ! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. AIDS is not a death sentence anymore.Live your life positively and value every moment.Take care of yourself.Keep talking to us ! WE LOVE YOU !

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ItsFaith
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Reged: 10/17/05
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Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179862 - 03/14/06 09:50 PM

It's okay to be angry....it's okay to be scared. Let those emotions out....don't hold them in, as that can be destructive. I will pray for you.

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daisey6205
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Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179868 - 03/14/06 09:59 PM

you always have some where to turn. we may not be there beside you, but you are always in our hearts. this time in your life, will have its ups and downs. right now you are down, but in given time you will be up again. every life altering event has its stages that we all must go through. when i first found out, i thought i was ok with it. then one day i thought i was going to lose it. before i knew it, i was back on the right track, then again, i was back down in the dumps. i quit talking to people and became one with myself, meaning i thought i could pull myself out of it. i quickly learned that i could not do it alone. there are alot of great people here. no matter what you need they will always be there for you. right now you may not be feeling like you are very strong, but you must not give up. you are always stronger than you think. from every event that happens in our lives, a valuable lesson or something positive comes out of it (no pun intended). dont shut down. life is not over. it is all what you want it to be. you still have a long life ahead of you, this is just a pebble in the road of life. when you think it is a boulder, remember that you have friends here that will help you move that stone. you never have to do it alone.
love and prayers,
daisey

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Survivor
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Re: It's Official - I'm HIV+ new
      #179871 - 03/14/06 10:05 PM

Angry for being human? Discount that...
Depressed because your positive.. Discount that...
Scared of loosing my husband.. Discount that...

99% of what you think is going to happen, isnt...

What day is it today? Its Today! Have you lost anything today? Nope.. Maybe some sleep. DJ have you gotten a ID doctor yet? Usualy there is some one on one counceling sessions to talk to people face to face through your local ASO Aids Service Organization. Your not alone in this. Be angry, be scared, be depressed, its only natural... But keep talking and moving. Dont crawl into bed thinking its a dream.. We are here for you ok? Use us to help you... Its going to get better, it has to...... It just will...

Love

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