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lifepart2
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Reged: 04/19/12
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Loc: Ky
Recent positive, first visit with specialist tmrw.
      04/19/12 06:33 PM

I tested positive on March 30. I was having some routine blood work done and on a whim asked for HIV test as well. Rest of the stuff turned out good, HIV test not so good.

My family doctor told me that my numbers are very good (low), but didn't tell me what they were. He told me that if I had gotten tested just a few months ago, I would have shown negative. He estimates that I was infected 6-12 months ago.

I'm a hetero male, and I wasn't whoring around. I met and dated a few women in that time span, turns out one of them was infected and passed it on to me.

I've since met someone very special to me. We started dating in Feb, had sex for the first time in mid march, then I found out on the 30th that I was positive. Yes, she was exposed.

I spent that first weekend being sad, scared, overwhelmed, and so remorseful for what I have possibly done to her. That was the hardest part. I can accept the consequences for me, but to have possibly given it to her was such a burden.

I told her the same day I found out, and she has been remarkable about it. I'm very lucky to have her. She has been my greatest source of strength and comfort.

After that weekend, I decided that I had been punched hard, and I had two choices: Lay down, or get up. I chose to get up.

I see my specialist for the first time tomorrow. I'm ready to get some actual information and get started on the path of the rest of my life.

What can I expect to get (information wise) from my first visit? I'm hoping for counts and treatment options.

My hope and intention is that with the help of people that support me, good treatment and my will to get up that I'll stand a better chance of dying from being hit by a bus in 40 years than I will of dying from this.

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* Recent positive, first visit with specialist tmrw. lifepart2 04/19/12 06:33 PM
. * Re: Recent positive, first visit with specialist tmrw. jtpa   06/06/12 03:44 PM
. * Re: Recent positive, first visit with specialist tmrw. Rob1   06/06/12 01:02 PM
. * Re: Recent positive, first visit with specialist tmrw. mike_7801   06/06/12 09:45 AM
. * Re: Recent positive, first visit with specialist tmrw. jtpa   06/06/12 03:39 PM
. * Re: Recent positive, first visit with specialist tmrw. mike_7801   06/06/12 11:45 PM
. * Re: Recent positive, first visit with specialist tmrw. DJones   04/24/12 05:18 PM
. * Re: Recent positive, first visit with specialist tmrw. notinterested   04/19/12 11:47 PM

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