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notreadyforthis
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Reged: 03/02/09
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Loc: New Mexico, US
Cut the cord..
      #244906 - 03/06/09 01:44 PM

I was discharged under Don't Ask, Don't Tell in January of '08 from the Navy.. but ever since I've been holding out hope that sometime, within the next couple years, they might drop the policy and I'd be able to go back.

I tested HIV+ on February 26th, 2009 and now... I'll never be able to get back in.

I'm not saying that most people are irresponsible.. but I'm the most responsible person I know.. I keep thinking that this is my fault, but I didn't falter. I wasn't out in the Navy, and yet I got discharged.. and I didn't sleep around, yet now I'm positive... I keep wondering if there's anything else I can do to let myself down? And what a waste the last 4 years of my life have been...

I try to stay optimistic.. but 'God' keeps piling it on.. I hate this....

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hopefulone
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Reged: 12/05/08
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Loc: NY, NY
Re: Cut the cord.. new
      #244917 - 03/08/09 11:31 PM

have you been able to discuss your infection with anyone? do you have any support around you?

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notreadyforthis
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Re: Cut the cord.. new
      #244918 - 03/09/09 12:11 AM

Yeah, my boyfriend and my best friend have been really supportive.. but they don't know how this feels. My boyfriend's in the Military, and has been for a while, and the luster of it's kinda worn off form him. My best friend is on the other end of the spectrum, wouldn't eve be in the military. I don't know, it's hard to explain.

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