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    I am so so so happy .

    Just called my clinic to get my blood results. Been on medication for a month and my VL went down from 42000 to 340 and CD4 from 287 to 306. My doctor is very impressed how my body is doing very well. I feel great . It's time to celebrate and enjoy the life !!! Life is very...
    1981angel 1981angel 31-35, M 8 Responses May 22, 2014

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    Can someone tell me if you hv similar

    experience..l have a swollen node under my armpit and it gets painful at times.My doc said it will disappear when lm on meds..it's been 6 months now and still no progress..
    peppergrey peppergrey 31-35 3 Responses Jul 3

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    HIV + And Going To Live

    I am a 40 year old pediatrician. I have 2 healthy beautiful children. I have the life people dream of..... until now. Let me give a brief history. I was raised a poor preacher's son. Went to med school and broke the long family tradition of poor blue collar workers. Met my wife...
    Doc72 Doc72 41-45, M 15 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    Today is day 15 without smoking .

    I feel great . HIV is an awful dizzies but we can control it by medication !!! And we are very lucky to have it these days. Actually just would like to say that HIV "maybe " changed my life to Better !!!! Eating healthy , stopped smoking , juicing every day fresh vegetable and...
    1981angel 1981angel 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    And The Waves Will Not Take Me

    I was 21 years old, it was a hot summer day in june when I found out. I got a call from the health department telling me someone that I had sex with contracted an STD. Having the decency to be upfront and honest, I went over to get tested. Sitting in the waiting room was torture...
    JayChi22 JayChi22 22-25, M 7 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    Hey everyone. Just joined this app today.

    I would like to share my story with you . Had always perfect lifestyle . Doing job that I always wanted ,healthy, lots if travel, great and healthy family and amazing 2 best friends. Then one day went as a support to my friend to the clinic. She felt anxious of testing and I...
    1981angel 1981angel 31-35, M 5 Responses May 17, 2014

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    Hi i am joseph and i am 16 yererday

    as of 6/18/2015 i know i am postive i am 16 and lost in the world i havent told my parents and the people at the hiv place said i dont have to and thank god because me and my family dont like each other i know i text so calm but im also crying while doing this im lost and really...
    lmaoitsjoe lmaoitsjoe 16-17, M 6 Responses Jun 19

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    I'll never forget 8/5/2014 the first time I got

    the bad news an HIV positive test result. It's going to take a long time to feel better and be happy again. Reading stories about others gives me strength and hope for my future. Hopefully I can exchange emails with some of you to share our experiences. I wish you all the best...
    RickyXXX RickyXXX 36-40, M 11 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    HIV Is A Real Reality In My Life

    In early January I had sex with a prostitute I met online. We had brief unprotected sex, but I don't think that matters really how long it was for. Any way since then I've been going through a lot. I also have a girlfriend that I put in serious danger because at first I didn't...
    blackpen blackpen 26-30 37 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M 7 Responses Jan 25

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    http://www.thebody.com/content/75872/when-is-it-ok-for-2-hiv-positive-people-to-have-co.html?ap=1200 My question made history lol
    TorchPlus TorchPlus 26-30, M Jun 7

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    Looking At All Of The Testimonies Brings My

    Faith As High As The Clouds. Well, I'm 18 And Yesterday Went To The Hospital For An Appointment And Later On Was Diagnosed HIV+. I Couldn't Do Anything But Cry. I Was In The Room By Myself After The Doctor Left And All I Could Do Was Look Up To The Lord And Ask "Why?" I Asked...
    hisangel97 hisangel97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I have put implanon contraceptive on friday .

    My doctor tells me i have to start tribuss .i am panicking because of both side effects
    Luiji Luiji 26-30 1 Response Jun 9

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    Well I just picked up my Stribild today.

    Gonna start it. Just is sinking in that this is real. Gonna take it with a grain of salt however. Yeah I have HIV but I will not let this hold me down. I won't.
    Godislife91 Godislife91 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    okay this is like the #5 day i have this

    and i think now that ibknow i have it its killing me i only once a day and ny stomach is killing me its not just my mind though i need someone to help give me feedback and tell me how this works did yall stomach start to hurt...okay my morning just started off wrong ...i woke up...
    lmaoitsjoe lmaoitsjoe 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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    TODAY 17TH JUNE a year ago I was diagnosed

    with hiv..I saw my live crumbling all over me...but few days later I knew it was a beginning of a new life a healthier life ... a life of medicines too.... a year later im as healthy as before this day I look at life positive and thank god that we have medication to live on...
    paulcor paulcor 51-55 3 Responses Jun 17

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    A Long Time Now

     hello to everyone.   I have been HIV for 24 years now.  I have been with it, and it has been with me a very long time.  I was there in the beginning, and yet I find myself, all these years later still here.  And no, I have no answer for that.  If...
    brucedance brucedance 46-50 35 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    ok ive relized that i have hiv

    and im inderstanding it i know that this is gonna happen were i like it or not ....uhm now im just thinking about my future now ..i never really got to explore my family...if im scared and im 16 imagine my sister if i tell her she would die ...she already has sucide thoughts and...
    lmaoitsjoe lmaoitsjoe 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 20

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    im scared. i am not taking my arvs anymore.

    this is day 3. im already on 2nd line meds and know that ive probably screwed up big time but im tired of all the meds and just want to suffer and die. why do i deserve to live ..there is no reason
    adi91 adi91 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 17

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    Hey everyone, just wanted to vent

    and give an update. I'm done going through my phases of grief I think, I'm not sad anymore. Im more accepting now of my diagnosis and can talk about it. I'm still looking to reach out and talk to people's names similar situations. Anyone from Florida?! I am in the process of...
    Nclangel611 Nclangel611 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was officially diagnosed yesterday.

    My exposure was back in Dec 2014 unprotected sex with a man I have been seeing for 3 years, the same man I lost my virginity too. He had been with several other women during the same time that I was unaware of and he picked it up. He told me in Jan he was positive. I got checked...
    Nclangel611 Nclangel611 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 17

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    I have been positive

    for a little over two months now.. I remember the doctors every word. It echos in my head every night, every time i close my eyes. My whole world seemed to be crashing. My future seemed to do a a complete reversal right there and then. I dont want this. I dont want to die...
    Dradian Dradian 26-30, M 13 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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    I Have A Herbal Cure For Hiv Aids Tb

    My name is Wessel de Jager and I have been studying herbs for many years.  I come from an herbal family, where my farther had been the best herbalist I have ever known.  He taught me all about herbs and when we where sick as children he also healed/cured us with herbs...
    wessel wessel 51-55, M 151 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    So I've been positive

    for almost 20 years now, when I was 10 I started to wonder why do I get treated so differently, get tired so easily, couldn't do things most kids my age could do, like sleep over, go to camp, or have friends over, so one day my dad had my doctor explain to me everything I was...
    champion19 champion19 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    I just found out I'm positive last week.

    I took the test because I was dating this amazing guy for only one month (I was already falling for him), and he asked me to take it, so we could move forward with the relationship. Neither of us thought that it was going to be positive. He is now waiting for his results, but...
    d29new d29new 26-30, M 8 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    "I feel GYPPED in my life" - DEPRESSION "I'm

    gonna DIE soon...."- FEAR "****! I got flu and rashes. How's my CD4?" - UNCERTAINTY My life before I got HIV was good. The world was normal. I was so lucky with everything. I was dating, having fun, being in-love and being just myself. I was living the life I wanted to be...
    underrepair underrepair 26-30, M 6 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    I found out I'm positive

    when I had my blood test on April 2015 and I started my med two weeks ago in June 2015. My cd 4 was 448 and viral load was 58k. Doctor suggested me to start my med and don't wait. skipping all the emotional problem, now I'm feeling better after read all the experiences here. I...
    sunkist87 sunkist87 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    It has been 14 months

    since I first heard the news of my HIV status, in the chilly doctor’s office of prison. I often wondered how I managed to pull through so many odds, from being isolated due to my sexuality, to having no information on my newfound diagnosis in prison, crying my heart out in the...
    alifeofpoz alifeofpoz 31-35, M 6 Responses Jan 26, 2014

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    I diagnosed hiv positive six days

    after my 23rd birthday.. my whole world broke down.. my dreams shattered into tiny pieces..I have a partner for two years during that time and Im a loyal soldier.. by the fact I had this.. it only concludes that he betrayed me.. I love the wrong guy.. I feel so wasted.. 8...
    icesnowfrost icesnowfrost 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 17

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    Hey everyone !!! Didn't write a post

    for few months , but gonna do little update about me . I feel good , blessed, healthy and lucky !!! Almost year and half on medication. Life is good , life is what u make it . Undetectable, CD4 around 400. Don't wanna sound life is perfect, is not ... But positivity is...
    1981angel 1981angel 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I want to write this

    because I can see my life going out of control really soon. I have been in the Army now for 15+ years. I believe I may have contracted HIV from a situation I should never have put myself in. Of course I know this is going to equate to my wife and children leaving me and...
    hopeiamnotahypo hopeiamnotahypo 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Is It Worth Living, Can Someone Please Tell Me That Im Not Insane

    Im a female, 23yrs, been hiv+ve for about 2yrs now. I got raped while I was doing metric but didnt get infected then. I had a boyfrend at that time and we were always fighting because I never wanted to sleep with him, then I got raped. He told me that I asked for it. I...
    zazi zazi 22-25, F 39 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    Just want to point out a misconception.

    There's no such thing as "Full-blown AIDS". You're either HIV positive or have AIDS. "Full-blown" is just an exaggeration and implies that there's a higher level of AIDS, which isn't true.
    brokenfixed brokenfixed 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    15 June 2015 i felt my knees go weak,

    i wanted to collapse, i thought of the man i was with, and how our weekend went and how he was adamant he did not want to use a condom, i thought besides i have known him for years he would not do that to me, i went for a routine test and it came back positive i did not...
    jojo061 jojo061 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Silver Linings And BBQ Wings.

    I was born HIV+. It is all I have ever known in my 18 years of life and honestly I'm pretty laid back about the whole thing. I guess it would be harder for a positive diagnosis later in life because you would have to learn how to live with a diagnosis such as this. But honestly...
    PizzaOnMyMind PizzaOnMyMind 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    I tested positive in 2004

    after a date rape and the first sex experience. I started getting sick a day to my graduation. Actually on my graduation day i was very sick and spent the better part of the day in bed. A month later is when i took the test and my worst fears were confirmed. I immediately...
    Ilovejulie2000 Ilovejulie2000 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Hey everyone !!! Didn't write a post

    for few months , but gonna do little update about me . I feel good , blessed, healthy and lucky !!! Almost year and half on medication. Life is good , life is what u make it . Undetectable, CD4 around 400. Don't wanna sound life is perfect, is not ... But positivity is...
    1981angel 1981angel 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Hey everyone. It's been a year

    and 16 days since I have heard the heart breaking news. Since, my life has changed a lot. It did and taught me to more appreciate things and live as healthy as I can. Today's 10th March 2015 and I am on my way to meet my friend who I met on EP over 6 month ago. The thing is...
    1981angel 1981angel 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 11

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    I have put implanon contraceptive on friday .

    My doctor tells me i have to start tribuss .i am panicking because of both side effects
    Luiji Luiji 26-30 Jun 9

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    It's been a while since I've posted anything on

    here. It's been six months since I started antiretroviral therapy, and I am now undetectable. Upon an unfortunate series of events in my early adulthood I still remain thankful for everything that has occurred, the strength I've accumulated throughout this experiences has been...
    bao94 bao94 18-21, M 8 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    Being HIV Positive doesn't define me,

    or make me any less of a person. Being HIV Positive, is a life sentence but the virus is manageable. I was diagnosed with HIV August 20, 2014 and my CD4 was 460 and my viral load was 6566. I've been taking Stribild since and my CD4 is 666 and I'm undetectable.
    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I AM HIV+…AND I HAVE FOUND LOVE…ON EP!

    ! The last story I had shared was one in which I had posed a question…at what point in a relationship does sex become secondary? That was back in October. I had been in a relationship since the previous May with a kind hearted man who was good to me. I had originally been...
    Ralphsnt69 Ralphsnt69 46-50, M 7 Responses May 2, 2014

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    How HIV Children Are Injured And Kill By The

    Actions Of The City Of Salinas, Ca. The Salinas Valley is one of the largest agricultural centers in the USA and the city of Salinas, Ca., which is located there, releases toxic chemicals which can get into the food grown in the Salinas Valley. Some of the toxic...
    marcthegiantkiller marcthegiantkiller 56-60, M Jul 11

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    Hello! So this is my story.

    .. About three weeks ago I went for some routine lab examinations... Everything was great until I heard the final words from the doctor: "Unfortunately, the HIV test came positive". I was not ready for that. What happened? When? How? Why? So many questions. My first reaction was...
    fusionconfusion fusionconfusion 26-30, M 9 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    I'm so happy. So I've been talking to this guy

    about a month and this whole time I didn't tell him I was HIV + because I was afraid he would not give me a chance. We'll yesterday things was getting deep and I felt he need to know. The reason why I thought he should know was (well is) falling for me. So when I made up my mind...
    1morestatus 1morestatus 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    Learning To Love Life

    well its been along road almost 4yrs now since i was diagnosed,ive almost died n given up on myself at sum points but im finally in a good place.i have an amzing family and i was blessed tomeet an awesome girl who has became my best friend..life is never easy and wen ur handed...
    anthonysmommy36 anthonysmommy36 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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