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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 4 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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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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    I Just Found Out that I was HIV+ yesterday.

    My mind is in a billion different places, I can't sleep, I can't eat and I am still in shock. I haven't told anybody... until now. ANY advice or encouragement would be nice... I feel like I am loosing my mind.
    JustMe1228 JustMe1228 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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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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    Hey guys, time for an update!

    I had a very rough month personally, but it was a month of closures. Thank God it ended with good news (I needed good news sooo much!). So I went to my first status appointment with the doctor today, and my results were great. In only 3 months of meds, I went from VL 75,000 to...
    d29new d29new 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    It's two months since I was told I'm hiv+.

    It's been so taught for me to accept this but tonight I'm feeling better. The curious thing is I always used protection, I've always been a condom fanatic and it's not supposed to happen if you always wear one. My hypothesis is that I got it through my braces wounds during oral...
    alexandermsb alexandermsb 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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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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    based on my labs from last week,

    I'm undetectable....YAY! Now I'm just waiting on my husband's results which will be next week :)
    TorchPlus TorchPlus 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    And Am Really Angry Right Now

    Nobody should have this disease.  I never, in a bazillion years, would have ever thought I would be effected by it when I consider the type of family I grew up in.  I never even put a thought toward the idea that I could ever contract the disease. I just...
    JimmyTheBull JimmyTheBull 18-21, M 36 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    Hello, I'm new to this,

    I am from a country which I can't tell my parents about it, I am under a lot of pressure right know, my mind is blowing off, I don't know what to do :(
    janice1986 janice1986 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 3

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    Siting on the train and thinking .

    .. It's gonna be 5 months since I got the life changing news about my status . So far accepted that life is like this even though it was and still is a rocky journey . When I feel down I always remind myself how lucky I , that I have achieved what I always wanted .... And I...
    1981angel 1981angel 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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    I love the abbreviation

    for Antiretroviral therapy (ART) It is scientific state of the ART, thanks to this kind of art our lives are still pumping and kicking at great pace. HIV is not the worst disease ever, but it is something that will remain in our bodies until a cure is discovered. Regiments have...
    bao94 bao94 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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    This may sound stupid

    and im sorry if offends anybody. I know im young but about a year ago I was in a relationship with another female. Later in the relationship we decided to have oral. We did twice and one time a little blood was involved. About 3 months later I started having vaginal problems...
    yourlesbiancousin yourlesbiancousin 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i just realise am positive 16 days ago

    and this month on 24th it will be my birthday and it will be so unique just because it will be my first bithday to celebrate knowing am positive. wish i could invite you all we cellebrate together because with your experience i have grown strong. No one know my status apart from...
    sly15 sly15 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    Really need advice does anyone know the best

    HIV forums or groups online? Thank you so much.
    TreatMyselfBetter TreatMyselfBetter 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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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 30 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Christmas Day.. It should be a happy

    and blessed day.. The worst Christmas gift I got in my life is that I just found out I'm hiv positive... :( what a day .... An awful day... **** I'm so mad.. I'm ******* pissed
    filipinoako filipinoako 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 26, 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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    Just find out I'm positive.

    .. ;( no wonder why im always tired and sleepy.... Feeling so sad right now.. How should I tell my family should I even tell them
    filipinoako filipinoako 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 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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    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 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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    hi i am looking for someone

    who is positive who cn be a loyal friend
    sly15 sly15 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Hello everyone. It's going on two months

    since I've been diagnosed with HIV. Stribild is going good for me and had a follow up yesterday just to see how my body is responding to the meds. My husbands appointment is the following Monday which I can't wait either. He surprised me with a trip to LA and Vegas for the New...
    TorchPlus TorchPlus 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    Hi everyone !!! Firstly I would like to wish

    everyone Happy New Year !!! Lots of health, happiness and of course keep smiling and keep positive attitude !!! Haven't posted anything for few months , but would like to update you about my POSITIVE LIFE since I have been diagnosed 10 months ago. Life goes on , I have accepted...
    1981angel 1981angel 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Hi everyone! Just an update.

    I'm happy to say that I've been undetectable since November and I was diagnosed in October. Stribild is really great with my body and I feel so much better. The holidays was great and this month, I've started back college. I have seven more classes left until I get my associates...
    TorchPlus TorchPlus 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Fighting For My Life

    You never know how bad you want to live until death is staring you in the face. I was given an AIDS diagnoses while in the hospital Feb 2007. This story starts long before the day the doctor walked into my room and delivered that mind blowing news and just turned around and...
    HBM57 HBM57 56-60, M 9 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    I went to the clinic couple of weeks ago to

    have my blood test done. Finally got my numbers. So my VL is down to 67 and my CD4 went up to 408. Almost undetectable. Was hoping that will get there this time, but hopefully next time. God is looking after me, I pray every day. I been on medication for 3 months. Taking...
    1981angel 1981angel 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    When I was diagnosed just over 3 months ago I

    thought the world was ending. I thought to myself, "how could things get any worse?". The truth is the world goes on with or without us. Sure I was diagnosed HIV+ and it has been a journey to acceptance but on that journey, I've experienced other trials of spirit. These...
    z0mKi z0mKi 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I am here to say that amazingly I am feeling

    so much better today. No need for anti depressants, I'm slowly finding out my next step in life and what my new life will be... Im not on meds yet but following the process... Let's be strong, we can live a good life fellows, I hope I keep the motivation high tho lol hahaha
    alexandermsb alexandermsb 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Today I Chose to Live.

    Today I chose to live. Not every day can I say that. I have been lucky because I have may children to make me fight to live. I have a job. Which like all jobs has its good and bad. But with that being said somedays I want to scream. My friends and support are there and here. I...
    ldmongo ldmongo 41-45, F 17 Responses Jan 29, 2008

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    So far, no side effects

    and I'm on day three. I have the app called MediSafe referred from my long distant in Chicago. I met him on The Experience Project (here) and I've been getting really good support on there. My transcripts from my previous college came in yesterday via mail and I'm so excited to...
    TorchPlus TorchPlus 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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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 10 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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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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    My Whole Story About Being Gay, HIV, Drugs, Prison Life And Trying To Get Back On Track.

    We all made mistakes in life. Some stay with you momentarily, and some attach to you for life. It is so easy to look at someone and pass off any judgements on them, yet it makes so much difference to look for a moment beyond, for that sadness beneath their smiles, or a glimmer of...
    alifeofpoz alifeofpoz 31-35, M 11 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    Para quienes quieran hablar en español,

    también me pueden escribir y conversamos :)
    alexandermsb alexandermsb 18-21, M Jan 19

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    www.datingforpeoplewithstds.

    com - Your Online Home for Dating with Herpes, Dating with HIV & Dating with HPV!
    ninazhaini ninazhaini 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Today I have been chatting with the guy

    who transmitted HIV to me and conversation with his is a bit off. Since I have found out I am positive we have sat down and talked, but all the information he told me is totally different tonight. First off he is/was a drug dealer something I unaware of) and when I asked him...
    mitchell713 mitchell713 22-25, M 6 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    GERMANY. Is there someone from Germany here?

    I have a question could you please inbox me? Thanks! :)
    alexandermsb alexandermsb 18-21, M Jan 20

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    wow,,,, I am so happy finally

    after 5 months of medication I get very good news....my cd count which had gone down to 230 last time FINALLY went up to 350 within just a month( to be honest I was taking some supplements also, so maybe they helped too)and my viral load is now down to just 20 wow im so happy...
    paulcor paulcor 51-55 1 Response Jan 15

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    I AM HIV+ AND I HAVE FOUND LOVE ON EP -

    UPDATE Back in May 2014, I shared the story of how I met Eric on EP and how we fell in love with one another. When I wrote that story it had been about a month since he had moved down from New York to be with me in Florida...a month since we had seen each other in person for...
    Ralphsnt69 Ralphsnt69 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    Positive About Life.. I've not hiv, hiv hasn't got me x

    I'm 21 from uk Essex I was diagnosed with hiv at 16 after finding out I was pregnant, obviously I was shocked hurt and to be honest didn't even wanna face the next day, after telling family and friends reading up and having loads of support. I realised I can't live my life...
    proudmum21 proudmum21 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 12, 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 2 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    i need your advice. today i visited the doctor

    for the first time since i knew my status i was given some medicine to take, the problem is i have to take them daily at a certain particular time. i wanted you as my friends to advice me on the best time to take the medicine. am a bit confused pliz help
    sly15 sly15 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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 11 Responses Jan 10, 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 7 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    wishing you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 lets

    us forget the past year and look FORWARD FOR A GREAT HEALTHY YEAR LOTS OF LOVE XXXXXX TO ALL OF YOU
    paulcor paulcor 51-55 Dec 31, 2014

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    hi...im looking for partners

    that are negative....my partner is negative and I wish he can speak with others HIV partners that are negative.....pls if you are one or your partner is do write to me thanks
    paulcor paulcor 51-55 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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