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I Am HIV Positive

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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 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 3 Responses Aug 21

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    Its been 2 weeks now

    since I started on medication...today after 2 weeks I feel better..first week was not easy I take 2x a day a lamivudine/zidovudine at 7 am and 12 hours later at 19.00 then at 23.00 I take sustiva...so my alarm is going 3 times daily for medication ..it was as if my life just...
    paulcor paulcor 51-55 2 Responses Aug 25

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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 1 Response Jun 29

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jan 26

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    Im a divorcee Met someone .

    Have been with him and faithful for 7 years. I tested neg until , when l stopped ,last time being Oct 2011. Then started having rash.. Went to see my Doc in June.Not suspecting anything. My cd4 count was already low so had to start medication. He is still lying to me, lm done...
    Moliny Moliny 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    now its a month since I know

    that im hiv positive..of course im not happy about it ..but then I have to accept my situation and look at the future with positivity.....reading stories here give me courage .....I realized I had hiv when in a span of 2 weeks I got so many infections all over my body I was...
    paulcor paulcor 51-55 2 Responses Jul 18

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    please check out my friends story she is

    positive and seeking donations urgently. If you are able to help her or spread the word around. Thank you very much. www.indiegogo.com/projects/student-travel/x/8456560
    Tiwollen Tiwollen 18-21, F Aug 21

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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 4 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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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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    HIV+

    I am good person , I cant believe that now Im hiv and I feel so hurts , sad , I just hope I can find someone love me dont think I disgusting ,:-( I want some one to love me , be together and have a nice family !! I hope for this !!
    pammiesee pammiesee 22-25, F 11 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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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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    Hi, i'm sofia, age 25,

    didn't marry, hiv positive (age: 23).. i feel very bad when got hiv, i spent more time alone, i didt take care of food and health tips. But i thought why i need spend time alone. i want to marry who like me.. I setup my profile on mpwh. weebly .com - i met Jack, he is really...
    gracesofia121 gracesofia121 31-35, F Jul 26

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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 6 Responses May 2

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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 8 Responses Mar 5

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    14th of June marked my 5th month anniversary of

    my diagnosis. I imagine this virus with a face, I imagine punching it sometimes and telling it to go away. I was fortunate not to react "irrationally" to the bad news, you know wanting to spread this thing or killing myself (the suicide idea did run in my head a bit though). I...
    brokenfixed brokenfixed 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 16

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    Yesterday was my first appointment at the

    clinic. The were so helpful but took so much blood. I have a friend who offered me to move in with him. He doesn't know and I'm scared of finding out. Today I feel like I have an ear infection and I have a headache and neck pain from it. My whole body is in pain today. If this...
    acetray acetray 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    So after being diagnosed back on July 17th,

    i fiiinally feel like I am getting things a bit on track. Yesturday the doctor who had originally seen me and gave me the results, gave me a call with information on a hiv clinic he was in touch with. I gave the clinic a call and spoke with a very helpful lady who told me of a...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M Sep 11

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    HIV Positive does not mean “Dirty” All

    over hook-up websites, gay men portraying themselves as HIV Negative refer to themselves as “being clean”. This is also true on TV shows and in gay romance novels (one of my guilty pleasures). The fact is that this is true to our gay “culture”. Results coming back as...
    Ralphsnt69 Ralphsnt69 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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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 4 Responses May 17

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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 38 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    I am 26 years old and I am HIV+.

    I found out when I had my blood tests done during my pregnancy. My heart just sank. My son is now 6 months and he means everything to me yet only now I am battling to make peace with what i am now living with. I always thought that it would not happen to me as i did not have...
    Mafuh Mafuh 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    I am just a mess. I moved across canada

    for a job, without any idea that I was positive. My ex cheated on me and gave me syphilis a few yrs ago, so when I was consistently feeling unwell I decided to go into the local hospital(an hr away, and I work everyday) and get an update status on the Sti. But when I went in...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M 9 Responses Aug 19

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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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    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 7 Responses May 22

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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 1 Response a week ago

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    Yesterday I started my Medication.

    . cant really yet say if it is effecting me yet ..though I was afraid of maybe some changes in my routine day life... I suppose I started fighting HIV now and I hope with the power of God my doctors and... my will power I will win
    paulcor paulcor 51-55 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I just found out that I am hiv positive,

    my lover of 8yrs found out he was positive first. I really don't have anyone to talk to and get my feelings off my chest, family and friends would not understand.... What am I going to do.
    simplysingle simplysingle 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 20 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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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 131 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    I'm about to go into the doctors

    for my HIV test. I feel almost certain that i have it... I exposed myself within the last two months to people that could definitely have it. I've felt unusually fatigued lately and have had a chronic headache. I've never felt this way before. Idk how to feel. I feel so...
    Matat12 Matat12 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 14

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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 5 Responses Jul 24

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    I was diagnosed HIV+ 2 years ago.

    ...I'm currently very healthy and on medications and physically feel great. But I hate the stigma of being HIV+....I feel like no woman will ever want to date me just because of my status, & with the exception of one who left me, it's been true....dates go perfectly well...
    SuperblackSER SuperblackSER 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 2

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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 14 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    I have recently been talking to a guy

    that I met on an app called Scruff. He lives about 45 miles from me and I am ok with that because not many people will know him. I am also scared because it almost seems to good to be true. If something works out with him not only will it be my first relationship ever, but my...
    mitchell713 mitchell713 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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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...
    francisco75 francisco75 36-40, M 6 Responses Aug 27

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    mon082912 mon082912 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 1

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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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    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 10 Responses Jan 10

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    Does anybody here have a HIV negative partner?

    I met a guy a couple of months ago but we only started dating 2 weeks ago. I want to be open and honest with him because he's a great guy and everything is going well but I am still waiting to see how the relationship is going to go before I disclose my status to him. I don't...
    Twinkles18 Twinkles18 31-35, F Aug 17

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    I tested positive earlier this year,

    I am struggling emotionally, even though I am already on meds and undetectable. The past few months have felt like a living hell while telling some of my dearest friends. Considering we have had unprotected sex we have all been very distant with one another. I have felt alone...
    zenwonderer zenwonderer 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 31

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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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    Day by day , I slowly acceptable hiv stay in my

    body and I need deal with it in my whole life .. Well, I am learning... I learning how to be strong .. I learning how to be alone stay at the stressful city .. I learning how to enjoy my life .. I learning how to control my emotional .. I learning how to eat Heath .. I...
    workvyou2 workvyou2 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I just found out my status two weeks ago.

    ..i feel lost, confused and scared...i need help but i dont know where to turn to...
    mon082912 mon082912 22-25, M 7 Responses Jul 29

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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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    I am on my first day of taking medications.

    .. Avocomb and nevirapine... Im still on a trial period to see if im going to have any allergic reactions to the medicines, hope everything turns out good :)
    mon082912 mon082912 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 31

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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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    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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    Today I moved from my Hometown of 21 years!

    I'm now two hours away and in the city. Also closer to the clinic.. Day 1- moved in, got dinner in the oven and room clean. My roommate is also gay but I don't plan to disclose my status with him Because we are completely just friends and I don't think he should know. He is also...
    acetray acetray 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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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 3 Responses Aug 3

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