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MrGiftig
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Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to?
      10/29/09 03:42 PM

Hello EspoirNYC -- Rest assured, there is "espoir", or hope, for a person in your situation. I found out I was positive two years ago -- some days I still can hardly believe it -- and I have been comforted by all the resources now available to guys like us.
In the first place, there have been enormous gains in medical science over the past 15 years. These discoveries have made it possible for us to live normal lives into the indefinite future, as long as we take care of ourselves and pay close attention to our physical and mental health. I started on anti-retroviral therapy a year ago, and my numbers are all now within the normal range. I am a perfectly healthy man, as long as I continue to take my pills every day.
I also have a good doctor, who's been specializing in HIV care for 25 years, and a local health center that is organized to serve the gay and HIV communities. There are many such resources available to you in NYC.
And finally, don't tell your family and friends if you don't want to. I didn't. Nobody knows about my HIV status except my doctor, the folks at the health clinic, and one or two other old friends who are themselves HIV positive. Besides them, the only other person who knows is my girlfriend, and I met her six months after I found out I was positive. Believe it or not, there are people in this world who will love you for who you are, even knowing you are HIV positive.
in summary, this is a reality that you can not only face head-on, but master. It is very depressing in the beginning, but eventually you get used to the idea. The medications, the doctors, and the support groups will help you understand how to take charge of your own condition.
Good Luck, from Mr G in Chicago

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* Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? espoirnyc 10/25/09 11:21 PM
. * Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? RandyNnyc   11/14/09 08:17 PM
. * Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? Starboy   03/20/11 04:49 PM
. * Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? espoirnyc   11/01/09 09:52 PM
. * Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? DJones   11/01/09 08:56 PM
. * Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? espoirnyc   11/01/09 09:53 PM
. * Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? BonkerzTX   10/31/09 11:21 AM
. * Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? Tom2002   10/29/09 05:57 PM
. * Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? espoirnyc   11/01/09 09:57 PM
. * Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? MrGiftig   10/29/09 03:42 PM
. * Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? FLOWERMAN   10/29/09 03:13 PM
. * Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to? ruralguy   10/28/09 09:58 AM

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