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Arawaki
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Reged: 03/11/13
Posts: 2
Loc: Caribbean
Depression is swallowing my being
      03/11/13 11:29 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if I'm in the right post, but I've been positive for a 15 months now...not sure if that still qualifies as "recently diagnosed" but those months have been rocky, as I'm sure it has been for many of you. I'm seeking some support because I'm from a small island in the Caribbean and the stigma around HIV is very much rampant in small communities such as mine.

Over the past few months, It seems as though my depression has taken over my life, currently I live with my roommate, who I've been in a relationship with for the past 3 years, and whom I suspect I contracted HIV from. Our relationship has since watered down. I don't have any immediate family around and no one knows of my status besides my doctor and my roommate.

At the start of last year I began my undergraduate studies to take my mind off of the HIV, however now it seems the depression and loneliness of having HIV has taken over my drive to succeed and I can hardly find the energy to focus on my studies. I feel so alone and lost and I'm desperately seeking some support to help me through these testing times.

Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read and respond.

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