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I Am HIV Positive

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    I'm 20 and I thought that my life is start and end at the same time after I had my first time sex with a girl I met in the club.. Unfortunately the condom was broken..then I have...
    Seiha Seiha 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 9

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    Im Still Scared - Update I actually went to the doctor today, I was told I was HIV negative. i have been abstinent for 4 months and. But I have been scared like a motherfer. I...
    tyson2jr2004 tyson2jr2004 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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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...
    zazi zazi 22-25, F 38 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    I was diagnosed in November of 2012 after being in the hospital ICU with PCP pneumonia for two weeks. I still can't believe this has happened to me. It's such a nightmare. I've...
    abl538 abl538 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 26

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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...
    pammiesee pammiesee 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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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...
    proudmum21 proudmum21 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    I am a man looking for women friends only I am mature kind loving person looking for the same I am looking for long lasting love I an in good physical shape athletic type I am 53...
    jful6968 jful6968 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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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...
    JayChi22 JayChi22 22-25, M 7 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    Hi , I'm Kayla and this is my story ... here goes. I saw this handsome guy on Facebook, I liked him and decided to send him a friend request . He confirms . He inboxes me . I reply...
    TheWorse TheWorse 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Pregnant and Hiv Positive =( - Ok, so I am 7 months pregnant.  And I just had my month Dr's appointment checkup yesterday. And everything went fine.  And the Dr realized...
    sasamigirl909 sasamigirl909 26-30, F 21 Responses May 13, 2009

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    My Story - Well it has been exactly a month today since I found out I was positive. I have my follow up tomorrow and find out if I need medication and my numbers. This is all...
    Hopefulforanormallife Hopefulforanormallife 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    I am newly diagnosed with HIV and I am 21. I got it from 2 one night stands I had with my really good friends that told me they had been tested. I did not know you had to have a...
    brokenandlost01 brokenandlost01 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 3

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    Newly Dignosed -  Hi  Im newly diagnosed HIV + Im in my 30s and was with my ex partner for ten years.  We seperated but still live in the same house. I started...
    LondonCalling LondonCalling 26-30, M 32 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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    Last friday i made biggest mistake of mylife and im paying for it now... I been down lately and i did stupid thing Im gay british indian guy i met someone (status unknown) who i...
    Adz22 Adz22 22-25 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I am 19 years old soon to be 20. I contracted HIV this past summer. I thought of suicide but realize I wasn't weak enough to do it. I've only told a few of my closest friends, my...
    bao94 bao94 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 1

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    22 years old found out I'm positive so I've accepted that I'm sick but now my problem every1 I meet around is telling me u so skinny what's wrong? u look sad which is true I'm...
    skelly23 skelly23 22-25, M 8 Responses Jan 22

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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...
    PizzaOnMyMind PizzaOnMyMind 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    On July 18, 2007, in the city of Madrid, I died. Metaphorically. It would take a couple months to figure out that it happened. Everything changed. I felt like someone in mourning...
    Ofaniel Ofaniel 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    It Was Worth It. - A warning. Most will not understand and therefore will probably judge me. I met my boyfriend at Wendy's (romantic i know) and as soon as i saw him my face got...
    xcaliburcmf xcaliburcmf 22-25, F 35 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    hi we are couple looking for lesbians hiv
    roman099 roman099 51-55, M Dec 28, 2013

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    You Can Be Healed of Aids! - I was flipping the television channel to watch my favourite show when my grandmother came rushing into the room. I knew that was the end of my...
    GodsBeloved GodsBeloved 26-30, F 53 Responses May 5, 2009

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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...
    JimmyTheBull JimmyTheBull 18-21, M 36 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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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...
    alifeofpoz alifeofpoz 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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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...
    Dradian Dradian 26-30, M 8 Responses Jan 10

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    HIV positive I don't know where to begin. I am writing this with so much going on in my head, it is painful. I am a 18 years old from Indonesia. Back in August, I had an...
    hiv95 hiv95 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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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...
    ldmongo ldmongo 41-45, F 17 Responses Jan 29, 2008

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    So. The obvious is obvious lol. But I didn't contract HIV the "common way" so to say. Yes, I'm a sexually active gay man, but my contact with the infection didn't come through well...
    PentecostalNurse PentecostalNurse 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 13

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    Can't believe that I'm at doctors office waiting for my new number after 2 months taking the meds.
    Pather2013 Pather2013 41-45, M 7 Responses Jan 8

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    I was infected on September 13, 1986. He was my first lover, and neither he nor I knew he carried HIV. I didn't find out until late February when he showed up at my door, body...
    macdaveaustin macdaveaustin 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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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...
    brucedance brucedance 46-50 33 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    After the first 25 years I have been poz I sort of stopped counting, I know it about 30years. I found this site because I am looking for a support group in the nyc area but there...
    cortnick01 cortnick01 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Hello everyone! I am very upset and scared because I recently had sex with a new partner after 3yrs of being with my childrens father and I am having signs of HIV this new guy gave...
    Missb23 Missb23 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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    I'm currently reading an article that my very generous Doctor gave me on December, 2013. It's about life expectancy among HIV-Positive individuals in the USA and Canada. It's an...
    bao94 bao94 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    My story starts on a calm and beautiful moonlit night in September 2012. There I was with an old flame stood holding each other under the stars in Englands country side. Lovers...
    rosstafa rosstafa 22-25, M 7 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    So yesterday I started my training for the ride for AIDS Chicago I have never really ridden a back for than a few miles let alone biking from Chicago to Wisconsin I am let scared...
    Icarus81 Icarus81 26-30 Jan 22

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    Today I officially started my treatment, I took in my first pill. It may sound like I'm making a big deal but I am intrigued for this new journey.
    bao94 bao94 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 19

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    Im 21 y/o, it will be a year since my diagnosis with being hiv pos and i've had my ups and downs about it but its just been getting worse, not only is this something very personal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 29

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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...
    Doc72 Doc72 41-45, M 14 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    My Hero - I just saw a post about a girl doubting if life was worth it after HIV. I replied to her with the story of my best friend, and just realized that the comment was worth...
    goncho goncho 26-30 3 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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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...
    HBM57 HBM57 56-60, M 7 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    Hi. I just found new apps for my to check my health performance and cd4/viral load level on my phone. Just search "istay healthy" on playstore or apps store. :)
    omaradli omaradli 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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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...
    alifeofpoz alifeofpoz 31-35, M 9 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    HIV+ - Hello everyone, my name is Katie I'm 32 years old and HIV+. I was shocked when my doctor told me that I had HIV. I was just the girl next door who came from a great family...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 30, 2013

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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...
    bao94 bao94 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 17

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    and am in daily contact with the person who infected me via phone and text and we meet for lunch/dinner regularly. I've accepted the diagnosis immediately and advised him the next...
    SoCalIrish SoCalIrish 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 18

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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...
    fusionconfusion fusionconfusion 26-30, M 7 Responses Mar 5

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    I have a longer story which i can share if anyone wants to hear it, but I have been positive for almost 18 years now. I met my husband (gay) after I was infected and we have been...
    seandeee seandeee 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 26

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    Just wanted to say to keep your heads up. You guys are all amazing and strong and the best thing is that you're all very supportive of each other. This is one of the last groups on...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Boat Without A Paddle... - So I'm sitting here at my desk, hunched over my brothers laptop, that he let me borrow, in a sweltering hot room (because there is no AC) wondering where...
    xcaliburcmf xcaliburcmf 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    Exhusband Caused A Lifetime Of Distrust - Hello, My name is Crystal. I am 34 years old and have been HIV positive for one year in October 2011. I remember the day I was diagnosed...
    aloneinokc aloneinokc 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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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...
    blackpen blackpen 26-30 13 Responses Mar 13, 2013