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InvisibleNoMore
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Reged: 12/19/11
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Thank You Members and Forum Writers
      #259548 - 12/19/11 11:16 PM

Hello All,
I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 11-22-11. The date is now symbolic in my life. I had several bouts of night sweats and a co worker noticed enlarged glands. So the hypochondriac that I am I immediately went to the clinic. I had a burning feeling that the worker would come back with bad news and I was correct. My reaction when she told me was very "casual". I told her I suspected this and was ready to fight this and live a long life and she was a great resource of information. I called my best friend and told him and he was of great support. But later that day I broke down and cried for a hour. I immediately pulled myself together and started looking up information online. I came across this site and forum. I stalked the forums everyday looking for stories and info. The encouraging words and advice that I saw on here helped me greatly. I would like to personally like to thank all the posters because if I didnt have this site Im not sure where my mind state would be. And for anyone recently diagnosed, dont throw the towel in!!! Ive had soo many goals that I wanted to achieve before my diagnosis and now im working even harder to attain them.Im only 25 and dont plan on slowing down. I just went in for my bloodwork today with my specialist. Wish me luck. And I look forward to chatting and getting to know everyone.

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notinterested
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Reged: 09/07/11
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      #259552 - 12/20/11 10:36 PM

Invisible No More,

I admire your great attitude. I agree, this is a great site for positive information and very supportive posters. Ask anything and you will get an honest and kind answer. It's been two years for me and this site has really helped me through some tough times. You might feel this way but I know I see things differently since my diagnosis. I try and enjoy things more and take time out for the smailler things in life. I actually need to even do more of that. Well I wish you the best of luck with your bloodwork. I'm sure all will be fine Peace and Love to you.

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Pos_in_Thailand
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Reged: 02/01/11
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      #259788 - 01/03/12 02:21 AM

Hi!

I am here for you and everyone else too! Like you, I was a mess when I was diagnosed, and was literally saved by the information and people who are part of this forum. I cannot imagine how things might have gone if this community did not exist.

Please contact me any time you want to talk. I am doing well on meds, as is my girlfriend. It has been quite a journey, and it will continue. Our thoughts are with you!

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