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Reged: 06/29/06
Posts: 33
Loc: minnesota
How do YOU do it?
      12/15/09 12:28 AM

Wow going on 4 years poz now. Found out at 23 and how life has changed... Thought I would die, never have kids, never find love or happiness... Now I'm doing well. I'm mostly happy... don't dwell on HIV and honestly hardly think about it at all...Just living my life best I can... My question comes from disclosure. I've only told 1 person this whole time that I'm poz. (I mean of course ive told any past sexual partners and potential current ones but no family or friends) Its hard but I also feel that I dont want it to define me, or to see that look of pity or what have you in others eyes. I know I shouldnt worry about what they think but as we all know when disclosing half the time you have to comfort the other person... jeez! So many days I want to scream it from the roof tops and just have it known as fact and that be that. I know I shouldnt hide it and its not that I feel ashamed.. Its just hard with all this bs stigma. I'm in the midwest and there isnt alot of openness about HIV. So how do you deal with it? Do you just scream it out and thats who you are or are you quite about it as I am or what? Im just curiours to know how others deal with disclosing, stigma... all that stuff and how and where to find the strength to go onto the next chapter of this life.. Thx and god bless all!

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* How do YOU do it? livesinadream 12/15/09 12:28 AM
. * Re: How do YOU do it? toper3   04/08/10 10:51 AM
. * Re: How do YOU do it? Choosing2Liv   12/21/09 06:05 PM
. * Re: How do YOU do it? inHoustonTx   12/19/09 11:37 PM
. * Re: How do YOU do it? kingscorpio   12/18/09 09:03 AM
. * Re: How do YOU do it? FLOWERMAN   12/17/09 09:11 PM
. * Re: How do YOU do it? monkeyflesh   12/17/09 06:16 PM

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