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I Am HIV Positive

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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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    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 25

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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 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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm not positive, I'm waiting

    for test results. I'm also not normally one of those people who freaks out about these things, but the more I think about, the more I have to worry about. I have been sick for 9months. I'm dizzy, my joints and muscles hurt, having palpitations and night sweats, and 3 months...
    startingover87 startingover87 26-30, F a week ago

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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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    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 6 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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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 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I was recently diagnosed

    and i am devastated, I am looking for friends in the same situation, I want to chat and share pain :( I also would love to chat with some girls.... hiv+ ofc... I am goodlooking 26 years old :)
    Ryole Ryole 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jan 7

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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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    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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    Almost a year ago, after 19 years without

    medication I started on Complera. While my numbers are very, very good! Undetectable for over 8 months. The initial side effects were very bad for me and somewhat embarrassing. Really awful "Digestive Issues" LOL. Drastic decline in muscle strength, stamina and overall feeling...
    cubcariboo cubcariboo 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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 31 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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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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    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 Jan 26

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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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    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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    Hello everybody :) this just

    and update on how things are after being HIV positive for over six months. This site has been a great place to meet others in the same situation and share our experiences. I want to thank those that helped during this process and make me see things differently... We are not...
    RickyXXX RickyXXX 36-40, M a week ago

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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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    I'm down in San Diego

    until Saturday because im doing my HIV screening for the navy. Let's just say that I'm not the only one here that's recently positive. I met a muscle bound marine guy that just found out that he was positive two weeks ago. Hes really nice and he hasnt started treatment yet but I...
    TorchPlus TorchPlus 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 24

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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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    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 4 Responses Jan 19

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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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    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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    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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    May this Christmas burn away all your sadness

    and bury the tears so that your life is perpetually filled with happiness and joy. Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with fun and frolic!
    sly15 sly15 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jan 21

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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 2 Responses Jan 17

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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, 2014

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    pozoq pozoq 22-25, M Feb 10

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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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    I was just diagnosed last Thursday,

    and I'm still shocked. I just feel so empty, scared and sad. I didn't think this could happen to me at the age of 23.
    shynejr91 shynejr91 22-25, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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 3 Responses Jan 31

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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 7 Responses Jan 3

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    How do I tell my best friend I have HIV?

    I recently found out a few days ago that I am HIV+. While this of course was a huge shock, my biggest fear has come with telling my partner / best friend. I have known this guy for a very long time, we have always looked out for each other and have recently been exploring the...
    JustMe1228 JustMe1228 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    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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    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