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RandyNnyc
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Reged: 11/13/09
Posts: 13
Loc: NY, NY
1st week as positive
      11/14/09 08:36 PM

I just read several of the posts here...I recently tested positive too...i found out on November 5th at a routine visit to my regular doctor. 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 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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* 1st week as positive RandyNnyc 11/14/09 08:36 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive Keane   11/22/09 02:15 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive RandyNnyc   11/22/09 04:57 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive rainmountains   11/17/09 10:55 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive DJones   11/17/09 09:29 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive rick1960   11/17/09 09:08 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive luckyboyLA   11/17/09 08:33 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive RandyNnyc   11/19/09 11:18 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive RandyNnyc   11/15/09 11:43 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive ruralguy   11/22/09 04:17 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive RandyNnyc   11/22/09 04:52 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive Choosing2Liv   11/18/09 05:29 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive RandyNnyc   11/19/09 11:16 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive Preston110409   11/15/09 09:50 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive RandyNnyc   11/15/09 10:00 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive Preston110409   11/16/09 03:19 PM
. * Re: 1st week as positive ruralguy   11/15/09 10:02 AM
. * Re: 1st week as positive RandyNnyc   11/15/09 08:40 PM

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