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I Am HIV Positive

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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 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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    What are the probability of living

    when your CD4 count is 50???? please HELP I'm feeling scared for my boyfriend
    TelezAby TelezAby 18-21, F 4 Responses May 26

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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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    I was officially diagnosed yesterday.

    My exposure was back in Dec 2014 unprotected sex with a man I have been seeing for 3 years, the same man I lost my virginity too. He had been with several other women during the same time that I was unaware of and he picked it up. He told me in Jan he was positive. I got checked...
    Nclangel611 Nclangel611 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    I diagnosed hiv positive six days

    after my 23rd birthday.. my whole world broke down.. my dreams shattered into tiny pieces..I have a partner for two years during that time and Im a loyal soldier.. by the fact I had this.. it only concludes that he betrayed me.. I love the wrong guy.. I feel so wasted.. 8...
    icesnowfrost icesnowfrost 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    im scared. i am not taking my arvs anymore.

    this is day 3. im already on 2nd line meds and know that ive probably screwed up big time but im tired of all the meds and just want to suffer and die. why do i deserve to live ..there is no reason
    adi91 adi91 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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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    okay this is like the #5 day i have this

    and i think now that ibknow i have it its killing me i only once a day and ny stomach is killing me its not just my mind though i need someone to help give me feedback and tell me how this works did yall stomach start to hurt...okay my morning just started off wrong ...i woke up...
    lmaoitsjoe lmaoitsjoe 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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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 147 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    Even though the treatment is working

    and there are no side effects because of other reasons I am wondering wether to continue or not? Is it worth it to be alive when your life sucks?
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M 5 Responses May 24

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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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    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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    I rarely post anything on here,

    I even wonder if anyone will read this post. It's been over a year since my diagnosis, so much has changed. I ended up changing antiretroviral medication just once, b/c the previous one made me extremely depressed. I have a new job, which I love. I'm finally 21, yay! Anyways and...
    bao94 bao94 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 25

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    I was diagnosed positive August of 2013.

    My CD4 count that time was really very low. I took medications prescribed by my doctor. Nobody in the family knows my status. I only told two of my closest friends about it. There are times that I get really down and EP really helped me. I use this social media to vent out and I...
    IamAugust IamAugust 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 12

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    Iam in my 11th year living positively with hiv

    which i contracted from my first sex experience during a date rape. Currently my boyfriend of 3 years doesn't know i am positive but thank God he's negative up till today. I didnt plan for it to be this way but the first time we had sex he took me out to a far place where he had...
    Ilovejulie2000 Ilovejulie2000 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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    Looking At All Of The Testimonies Brings My

    Faith As High As The Clouds. Well, I'm 18 And Yesterday Went To The Hospital For An Appointment And Later On Was Diagnosed HIV+. I Couldn't Do Anything But Cry. I Was In The Room By Myself After The Doctor Left And All I Could Do Was Look Up To The Lord And Ask "Why?" I Asked...
    hisangel97 hisangel97 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Can someone tell me if you hv similar

    experience..l have a swollen node under my armpit and it gets painful at times.My doc said it will disappear when lm on meds..it's been 6 months now and still no progress..
    peppergrey peppergrey 31-35 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So I've been positive

    for almost 20 years now, when I was 10 I started to wonder why do I get treated so differently, get tired so easily, couldn't do things most kids my age could do, like sleep over, go to camp, or have friends over, so one day my dad had my doctor explain to me everything I was...
    champion19 champion19 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Living with HIV is a journey of coming to terms

    with a positive diagnosis and growing as a person along the way. You learn to adjust but to see yourself as the great person you are and to always see your value. Reason being that the stigma and transmission of the virus eats away at one's true value and self worth. You just...
    jheart78 jheart78 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    Im scared it looks like i have to start my

    medication tonight 😭😭😭 scared of the side effects
    skelly23 skelly23 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 8

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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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    I found out I'm positive

    when I had my blood test on April 2015 and I started my med two weeks ago in June 2015. My cd 4 was 448 and viral load was 58k. Doctor suggested me to start my med and don't wait. skipping all the emotional problem, now I'm feeling better after read all the experiences here. I...
    sunkist87 sunkist87 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 25

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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 6 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    Being HIV Positive doesn't define me,

    or make me any less of a person. Being HIV Positive, is a life sentence but the virus is manageable. I was diagnosed with HIV August 20, 2014 and my CD4 was 460 and my viral load was 6566. I've been taking Stribild since and my CD4 is 666 and I'm undetectable.
    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 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 6 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    TODAY 17TH JUNE a year ago I was diagnosed

    with hiv..I saw my live crumbling all over me...but few days later I knew it was a beginning of a new life a healthier life ... a life of medicines too.... a year later im as healthy as before this day I look at life positive and thank god that we have medication to live on...
    paulcor paulcor 51-55 2 Responses Jun 17

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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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    Hi i am joseph and i am 16 yererday

    as of 6/18/2015 i know i am postive i am 16 and lost in the world i havent told my parents and the people at the hiv place said i dont have to and thank god because me and my family dont like each other i know i text so calm but im also crying while doing this im lost and really...
    lmaoitsjoe lmaoitsjoe 16-17, M 6 Responses Jun 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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    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M 7 Responses Jan 25

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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 13 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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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 6 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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    I have put implanon contraceptive on friday .

    My doctor tells me i have to start tribuss .i am panicking because of both side effects
    Luiji Luiji 26-30 1 Response Jun 9

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    on the 6th of may I tested positive

    for HIV, I was numb when the lady told me. my mind went back to that one broken condom that took place in February. I felt so ashamed, damaged and angry. I then told my mentor who showed great support for me and shock... I have literally had 7 sexual partners, I tested every...
    bongz1 bongz1 22-25, M 5 Responses May 31

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    Today is a good day. Everyday should be really.

    .. I just wanted to tell anyone who might not be having a good day that things will get better. Everyday will not be perfect and there will be ups and downs but that's life in general, no matter your diagnosis. I know it can be hard, lonely, scary... but don't let your emotions...
    JustMe1228 JustMe1228 22-25, F May 18

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    Well I just picked up my Stribild today.

    Gonna start it. Just is sinking in that this is real. Gonna take it with a grain of salt however. Yeah I have HIV but I will not let this hold me down. I won't.
    Godislife91 Godislife91 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Guys my cd4 count its 39 any chances of me

    making it 😭im scared really i cant do anything anymore im stressed
    skelly23 skelly23 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 10

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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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    HIV on the first time?

    I'm here in the E.R with my boyfriend wich we have been together for 3 years but I knew him for a almost year before we even started dating I thought I did everything right I was 19 had been with my boyfriend for 3 months but knew him way longer as a friend... when we started...
    TelezAby TelezAby 18-21, F 4 Responses May 18

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