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RandyNnyc
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Reged: 11/13/09
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Loc: NY, NY
Re: Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to?
      11/14/09 08:17 PM

I recently tested positive too...i found out on November 5th. I did not suspect it at all (i guess noone expects to hear the news). I'm still partly in a state of shock/denial i guess, but i did go see a specialist. I get my next blood test results on this coming friday (finding out my viral load level and my t-cell count) and my doctor and I will determine if I should begin treatment now or wait.

I asked for some literature and my doctor gave me a book which i am finding somewhat comforting and I like the way it's written. The book is: The First Year-HIV, 2nd ed. by Brett Grodeck.

I'm experiencing some of the same things others are currently posting and things I've read about what to expect emotionally. I also cannot tell anyone yet--I have not even told my closest friends. I'm not ready to seek out any kind of support group yet either (i guess part of the denial) but would like to find someone to talk to--another newly diagnosed person and/or someone that's been living with HIV for awhile.

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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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