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    I went to the doctor today,

    by the way it was my 4th appointment. My Doctor makes me feel so comfortable and is honest with me. I have been on Stribild since October 31, 2014. I haven't skipped a dose at all! My doctor told me, I am healthy and everything will be great. I will continue taking care of...
    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 2

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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 3 days ago

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    So I have been positive

    since July 17th of this year and I finally, today, on December 5th, have gotten an appointment with the hiv specialist on December 19th. I walked in today for my doctors appointment and he immediately booked the specialist appointment and told me how serious it has become. I am...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 5

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    When to my doctor Monday

    and today I should be receiving my medication via mail. I'm starting off with Stribild. I wanted to try that first because of so many reviews about it. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. My doctor told me that I'm a very optimistic person and it seems like I'm handling it...
    TorchPlus TorchPlus 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 19

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    I am proud of myself!

    I have been taking HIV Meds and have not skipped a dose but goal is to be undetectable. I am one pill away from starting my next 30 day pill regimen.
    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M 7 Responses Nov 28

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    I was born with it. I found out about it

    when I was 8. I asked why I had to take medicine that made me feel sick. My mother told me and said never to tell anybody about it. I'm 25 and still healthy. I never worried about my HIV.
    AwkwardMush AwkwardMush 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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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 3 Responses Jun 14

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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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    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

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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 5 Responses Sep 11

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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 34 Responses Dec 14, 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 4 Responses Nov 21

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    So after weeks of going back

    and forth I finally got my results and I had to start medication. Yesterday was my first day on my meds (Tribuss) and it was one hell of a night. Took the pill and went straight to bed,woke up after a few hours of sleep from nightmares and weird dreams. I couldn’t go back to...
    Anon2710 Anon2710 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    Hi people, im joe, I hav lived with the virus 4

    years now though I havent seen the doc yet....I just tested athome and begun to eat well and put myselfon antibiotics....iv been ok till recently iv had bad flu , fatigue headaches and I get the 'stare' from ppl around me....I get discriminated, people dont want to associate...
    gentamycin gentamycin 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 2

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    Hi guys.. Im 28 straight,

    slept with a lot of girls without protection.. Over the years.. Never done a STI test. I recently had a 'scare' and was told i may have hiv and i should get tested from a doctor.. I was out of my mind with worry and i really didnt understand it.. I did a lot of research and came...
    Sintecho Sintecho 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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

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    I went to an obgyn appointment

    and they asked me if I wanted to get std tested I said sure. A week later I was called in and told I was hiv +. I was so numb that I didn't even cry until the nurse took me into the exam room again, after I arrived home I locked myself in my room and was numb for the next couple...
    fmor fmor 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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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

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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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    hi i am looking for someone

    who is positive who cn be a loyal friend
    sly15 sly15 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Hey guys, first off I want to start by thanking

    everyone for the amazing support you all give on this site. It is definitely up bringing and keeps me going. This month (November) marks my 1 year of being HIV positive. Within this year I have grown so much as a man and learned so much of who I am and who I want to be. It's...
    mitchell713 mitchell713 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 16

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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 was already having a good day today

    when I opened the AppStore on my iPhone and saw the Apple and (RED) AIDS charity drive. I had such a sense of joy at that moment. I started to tear thinking how so many people from all over the world are coming together to fight this awful disease, especially in impoverished...
    z0mKi z0mKi 36-40, M Nov 24

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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

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    So yesterday I dropped one of my pills

    and my daughter picked it up and gave it to my mom. Only when I was about to take it did I realise it's gone. I panicked (haven't told my mom about my status). Eventually I asked her if she saw it and she gave it to me and asked what it is for, I lied to her and said it's...
    Anon2710 Anon2710 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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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

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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 4 days ago

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    3 weeks since my diagnosis

    and 1 week into treatment. I'm feeling hopeful as my side effects have been minimal. I've started to forgive myself and realize the past is the past and the only way to go is forward. I use the words "forgive myself" but really, no one asks for this. Even before my diagnosis...
    z0mKi z0mKi 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 18

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    Hello I feel like a house cat being forced

    outside. Any suggestions or advice? I've been positive for 2 months December 18th
    lllbehappy lllbehappy 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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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

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    Hello everyone! I was diagnosed HIV+ about 2

    weeks ago. There have been so many emotions, I've been happy, sad, angry, optimistic, etc. I'm waiting for my viral load and CD4 count, thankfully I haven't had any symptoms and health wise I'm very well right now. I'm keeping my firgers crossed that I don't have to start...
    Emcarl19 Emcarl19 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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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 8 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    Hubby and I are on the same meds,

    Stribild. Just found out that we both have herpes simplex 2....boo. I haven't had any symptoms though and neither has he. I'm on day five with meds and my babe just took his first one tonight. Wish us luck :)
    TorchPlus TorchPlus 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    It's has been almost 6 months

    since I was diagnosed. A lot has happened and I am thankful daily. I've moved out of my comfort zone and grown so much. I've met new people from all walks of life. I have been on STRIBILD about 3 months, about 2 months after taking the medication I received a letter saying...
    acetray acetray 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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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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    Hello, friends! I hope everyone is having a

    great week. So I got my first numbers about 2 weeks ago, but I had not had the chance to come on here and share it with everyone. Currently my VL is 2,123 and my CD4 count is 1,643. My doctor said that these numbers are great and my next appointment is until march. Because of...
    Emcarl19 Emcarl19 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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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

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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 10 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    For the first time after taking my meds in

    under a month I completely forgot about them, lol. But thanks to the Medisafe app it quickly reminded me and took them immediately. I'm still trying to adjust to not eating after 6 pm since I love food so much, and even if I eat after 6 it has to be food that's low in fat...
    Anon2710 Anon2710 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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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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    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 8 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

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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 29 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    justcuriosity1234567 justcuriosity1234567 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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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 8 Responses Aug 27

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    My VL was officially deemed undetectable by my

    endocrinologist this week and my CD4s have doubled from 86 to an astounding 176 after 6 weeks of treatment.  I've been smoke free for 30 days and I'm still going strong.  Miracles happen every day, I am living proof.I realize now that every day of my life from birth...
    z0mKi z0mKi 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 23

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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

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    It's about time they made home kits

    for T-Cells and VL analysis. It's kinda frustrating having to panic about where you stand. I don't know how everyone else feels but I would Love to know how my immune system is doing, at any given time and not just every X month(s).
    brokenfixed brokenfixed 18-21, M Dec 2

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    1st DECEMBER being AIDS DAY today im closer to

    aids then ever but may we remember all the other people that had a dream .that there would be some medication but unfortunately never lived it..TO MY BEST FRIEND that died of aids 20 years ago and to the many people I knew....and a small prayer to all of us now living with HIV...
    paulcor paulcor 51-55 Dec 1

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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 5 Responses Jan 26

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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 5 days ago

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