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Re: Just over a year being HIV +...
      12/29/09 05:52 PM

When I first was diagnosed, I too went through many of the same experiences. I spent a lot of money, I got very depressed, I started using meth. Life became a mess and I let myself get to a point where I did not care about anything or anyone , even myself. I stopped going to the doctor. I just wanted to get sick and let myself die.

I had a friend in crisis, I couldn't help him. I felt bad, I couldn't even help myself. I sought a new HIV doctor, and was referred to The Positive Care Clinic at my county hospital. They were terrific. They have a therapist on staff for HIV clients. We meet weekly for five years now. My depression was the real source of my problems. Learning to control the depression, I instantly stopped using, life has improved. I was using my HIV as away to commit passive suicide.

Ask your doctor for a referral to be evaluated for depression, seek local HIV non-profits and organizations for support and help.

Help your self, don't wait, it only makes the problems worse.

Good Luck, in friendship Jeff.

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* Just over a year being HIV +... wonderbread 12/20/09 03:46 PM
. * Re: Just over a year being HIV +... iam1   01/06/10 07:14 PM
. * Re: Just over a year being HIV +... MrJeff   12/29/09 05:52 PM
. * Re: Just over a year being HIV +... estanoche   12/29/09 06:41 AM
. * Re: Just over a year being HIV +... Rollins   12/27/09 11:43 PM
. * Re: Just over a year being HIV +... estanoche   12/29/09 06:33 AM

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