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The first week, seeking support
      11/12/06 03:01 PM

Hi everyone,
First off, thanks in advance for reaching out if you feel inclined to do so in this forum. I'm a 29-year old heterosexual female who found out 6 days ago that I am HIV+. The last time I was tested was 4 years ago and I was negative, as was my ex, but it seems we are both + now. While it's been a pretty crazy week to say the least, I'm staying optimistic and thankful that I decided to ask my general practitioner for the HIV test in an "oh what the hell, might as well" kinda way.

I'm seeing a specialist and am not yet certain if he will want to start me on meds immediately, but I think my biggest fear right now (apart from telling my parents - when I do, don't know when yet) are the side-effects of these meds. I've been a pretty healthy person (never hospitalized ever, no major illnesses), and so the uncertainty of the future - especially in dealing with side-effects is what troubles me most. A close friend is in medical school and mentioned that some people often don't experience side-effects at all. Is this true?

I guess I'm just trying to reach out to all of you to hear and read more stories than I already have been reading all this week online. I plan to LIVE with this, and my will is strong, I just don't want to feel alone, does that make sense?
Thanks again,
+Fem

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. * Re: The first week, seeking support Fem   11/28/06 10:40 PM

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