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I Support People Battling HIV / AIDS

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    Just Infected....maybe

    I am an older male who believes he has recently become infected. Maybe too early to test. Is there anywhere I can research what is happening to me? Normal internet stuff is just too generic
    rtulli rtulli 61-65 2 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Hits Too Close to Home

    My sister had HIV. She got it from using drugs. She passed away in 2003 at 25 years old. I feel guilty about her death. During her last few years we had gotten closer. Then she got sick. I was the one to take her to the hospital to be admitted that last time. She was in the...
    sweetnightmare sweetnightmare 26-30, F Oct 26, 2007

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    Unbeknown to him, my cousin died of AID's 2

    weeks ago. He never knew that his wife had contracted the disease before they decided to wed, I know what sort of person infects another human being willingly, it angers me just thinking about it. We were never close, I'm to blame. MY dad side of the family are stranger to me...
    londongirl01 londongirl01 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    If You Have Any Form Of Diseases.. Write Me And I Would Cure It By His Grace

    Hello everyone.. My names are Dr.Favor Emeka Ita... am a Nigerian... am 60 years of age... am a Native Doctor by profession.. i want to help those that are ready to be cure by any form of diseases in there lives.. any form of CANCER... HIV AIDS... etc... i have cured a lot of...
    favorita favorita 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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    Of Curse, Who Wouldn't Be ...

    Of curse, who wouldn't be supportive of someone going through that?
    dmwinchester dmwinchester 36-40, M Aug 8, 2007

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    The Defining Moments Of Our Lives

    The Defining Moments Of Our Lives(Josey, 2010) Posted May 4th, 2011 at 10:28PMHello my friend and fiancé, Minister Michelle Josey, in an effort to increase her education about the disease of HIV and AIDS took an eight week course at Philadelphia Fight called Project Teach. Her...
    cliffwms44 cliffwms44 46-50, M 2 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Candle of light

    I really hated the way this country (UK) first reacted to AIDS/HIV. Thanks to the media, government and gossips twisting the truth. Another thing that put me off sex, relationships, sexuality and the rest. I support people suffering with AIDS/HIV, the families, friends...
    sparklekid sparklekid 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    Lost Someone

    A friends child. Contracted it as a newborn through surgery.
    Cassandra Cassandra 51-55, F Dec 9, 2007

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    Friends And Family Prayer Line

    please call this number is you just need to have prayer  were we believe in praying for the hurting people  here is the number again 1-218  5339-2500 code 240404#     or you can call 1- 256- 533-1049  my 24 hour prayer line thank you evangelist pastor susie houston
    susiehouston susiehouston 56-60, F Jun 23, 2011

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    Stay Positive!!!

    Where do I begin? I'm 25, gay, and I grow through Life one reckless experience at a time. I wouldn't consider myself a great person but I know there's plenty good in me, however that good is usually misrepresented in my love life. Never really been the faithful guy but not the...
    seanlibes2003 seanlibes2003 22-25 Sep 27, 2011

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    Hiv Isn't A Death Sentence Anymore.

    i just got through watching the magic johnson documentary on espn 2 and i just have to share how far he has come and how far HIV treatment has come. magic announced he was positive more than 20 years ago..when HIV/AIDS was a death sentence. i know..i worked in the clinics and the...
    doodlebird doodlebird 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    It's An Important Thing to Have Support

    I have been in the HIV field now for 10 years and there is nothing more important to our clients than to know that there is support out there.  People with HIV are scared and wanting to get help most of the time.  Battling the stigma alone is tough enough, so supporting...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 4 Responses Jun 29, 2008

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    Aunt

    My Aunt, got transmitted with HIV/AIDS, when she was with her boyfriend, who actually got it transmitted from a blood transfusion but they both didn't know they had it until after there son was born. Thankfully there son didn't get the disease but is depressed at the fact of...
    LivinLifeAsAMisfit LivinLifeAsAMisfit 16-17, F Aug 24, 2012

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    My Sister Has It...

    Hey there I just found out this groupe since...well I'm kinda new around here and I was looking for something that I have on the mind... My sister has HIV for a while now and she starts to really get sick sometimes, so fragile and all. And I'm kinda studying the subject to get...
    octoberspring octoberspring 26-30, F Nov 19, 2013

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    HIV/AIDS Treatment and Research

    As a recent college graduate I am young and can't claim to have much of a professional background in this area, but I nonetheless am interested and intrigued by the possible directions of research to improve current available treatments for HIV/AIDS. The host of anti-retrovirals...
    pluggedin pluggedin 21-25, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2007

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    My Uncle...

    My uncle died of AIDS when I was 13, some 15 years ago...before much was known about the disease.  His partner is still alive, but of course is not healthy.  I wish I'd had a chance to get to know my uncle as an adult.
    Sooozie Sooozie 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2007

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    I Personally Believe That Aids...

    I personally believe that aids is a man-made disease that our government was testing for biological warfare. I have had two friends die from this disease. I pray everyday there will be a cure for it. Scientists are very smart and I believe they will find the cure. As for our...
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2007

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    The Judgers

    It's the misconceptions and connotations that surround HIV that frustrate me the most. It wasn't too long ago that doctors and nurses snubbed their noses at the HIV positive. HIV was something to be whispered about, and regarded with suspicion. It's bad enough that everyday...
    kikis2 kikis2 22-25, F 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    I Had a Sunday School Teacher ...

    I had a Sunday School teacher whom I was very close to who died of AIDs. She got it from her scummy ex-husband who cheated on her. She was a strong, amazing woman, and I look up to her even today. I wish I could be half the woman she was.
    mspac mspac 21-25, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2007

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    I Support Them Whole Heartedly...

    I support them whole heartedly. They need support just as much as the next person, maybe even more so.
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F Aug 7, 2007

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    Help Me Plase

    i have to make one assmnt in this i 've to explain my experience of visiting a sick personso any can help me?????????
    shahtajghori shahtajghori 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Tomorrow Is "D" Day!

    Well its arrived, much sooner than I expected, my princess will begin her drugs for HIV! She is so very scared, bless her, still, at least we live in a part of the world where she can easily get them, how must it be, for a mother, who sees her daughter, suffer so much with this...
    joliemsa joliemsa 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    NYLF-MED

    before my senior year of high school, i attended the 'National Youth Leadership Forum On Medicene" which was, basically, a mini-med-school-intro-course. it was awesome, to say the least. one of the days was devoted to workshops we chose, things like 'advances in...
    GypsySweetheart GypsySweetheart 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2007

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    Government Idiots In Illinois

    The State of Illinois passed a bill that cuts spending for medical for those with HIV/Aids. You can get ur Hiv/Aids medicines but you have to pick the four regular medicines you need the most cuz they will only pay for 4!!!! That is suppose to cut spending!!! I'd like to know how...
    tommytee47 tommytee47 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

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    Because I've Known Way Too...

    Because I've known way too many people who were there and lost...
    Skerri Skerri 31-35, F Aug 7, 2007

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    It's a Small World

    I never thought HIV/AIDS would effect my life in any way.  I live in a small town, I work for a small company. One day a friend at work came to me and said she needed to talk to someone, share something with someone she could trust.  She had just be told she was HIV...
    flowrpowr flowrpowr 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2007

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    HOW Do I Go On?

    HOW DO I GO ON AFTER THIS? HOW DO I FORGIVE AFTER THIS? HOW AM I TO BELIEVE THAT HE LOVES ME? WHO WILL UNDERSTAND? THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT I BATTLE WITH EVERY DAY. AND SO MANY MORE. THIS IS THE STORY OF HOW I CONTRACTED HIV. MY LIFE LIKE THAT OF MANY FAT GIRLS WAS...
    ldmongo ldmongo 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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    Why Wouldn't I?  ...

    Why wouldn't I?   They're going through something really hard and frightening.  Whether or not it was their fault that they got it,  they should have people to lean on.
    WolfElvyn WolfElvyn 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2007

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    (h)ope (i)s (v)ictorious

    To the light of my life, and every other unique individual around the world, This may be a mother, father, sister, brother, a little boy or girl. Before I gained knowledge, I showed my deepest sympathy, but God chose you because you were strong enough, the reason he didnt choose...
    HelpingHand4U HelpingHand4U 22-25 5 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    Hiv/aids Is A Life Changing For Me

    My name is cliffwms44 I found out my positive status on my birthday 4/27/2003  I have accepted my status and it was not easy but I am alive.I am a peer educator an AIDS activist with ACT UP in Philadelphia I have just done an article which is to be in Poz Magazine in june...
    cliffwms44 cliffwms44 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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    Lost a Friend to Aids

    I worked at an AIDS hospice during my college years, and one of the residents whom I was closest to passed away a few months ago. I was overwhelmed when I learned that he'd passed on, and it was painful for me to visit the house after I knew he was gone. I'd worked there for more...
    D07C D07C 21-25, F 4 Responses Jul 13, 2007

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    My Godfather...

    My godfather is battling HIV/AIDS. He turned 50 last year and we were all so glad to have him still around. He's been with his current partner for 20 years now, and luckily through preventative measures of their own, his partner has remained virus free. I hope he lives to be an...
    shysheila513 shysheila513 19-21, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2007

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    Enjoy Your Life

    When I got the results, I felt like I have nothing to live for. I was very scared and had all sorts of terrible thoughts, but then I suddenly realised that it is a sign for me that I should cherish every day, I have to learn to live my full life! I think we have to stay positive...
    mada55 mada55 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Caught

    a lot of people are caught in a nasty spot, especially just after being diagnosed.  they're scared to die, but also scared to live with the disease. 
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    HIV Sites I Made to Help the Battle

    http://www.AIDSchat.org is a site I made for HIV positive to share and meet others. http://www.HIVAIDSsearch.com is a HIV portal for links and resources. http://www.HIVdate.com is a place for HIV POZ to place a free personal ad (been over a dozen marriages). http://www...
    POZitive POZitive 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    My Gf Got Aids

     Looking back it was all so obvious - if we knew the syptoms. Repeating coughing flu and fevers - the doctors just gave more antibiotic and it would go away then come back later. She felt tired a lot, no energy and got diarrohea sometimes and thrush usually. Only when she...
    bigyin bigyin 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 4, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I would like to personally thank all the EP technical support people for their continuous prompt support. Last night, my time, I had an issue and was unable to login to EP. I ended...
    aussieman01 aussieman01 51-55, M Sep 10

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    Some years ago I took part in a workshop called Actualization - focusing on supporting people to be more "actual" - or, actually who they are - no more no less. This doesnt mean...
    ToniaMV ToniaMV 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 30

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    This Hiv thing! Reading through this group's experience, it makes me think so many people don't really know so much about hiv let alone Aids. May be I can enlighten a few(am a...
    kasoziron kasoziron 18-21 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Hello, I am writing from a production company based in London, UK. My team and I are creating a documentary to create greater awareness around blood borne diseases and tackle...
    BespokeProductions BespokeProductions 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Essential oils and stress. Lately, I have been figuring that a lot of my hive distress comes from my mind. I am anxious most of the time and my husband causes me emotional...
    Anaheart Anaheart 36-40 1 Response Sep 4

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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...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M Sep 11

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    Are my hives finally resolving? Lately, my hives have gone down a lot and I am no longer having them daily. The cycle did not break until after my husband began working out of...
    Anaheart Anaheart 36-40 3 days ago

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    I don't support giving gays special rights. I think their choice is majorly messed up and unnatural. However, if we treated them like people to begin with, we wouldn't have thus...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I don't consider myself as battling self harm, it's somewhat true for the most part but in all honesty I'm not battling self harm..I'm battling myself.
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Paul invested 17 many years within the clinical field being an athletic trainer. All through that time of Functioning intently with young people, Paul produced a chance to read in...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I don't want to go on. I know I have to and that I should. I know I have many blessings and people that care but I just can't do it. I have HIV and am addicted to drugs. It's...
    glitterstain1985 glitterstain1985 26-30, M Sep 7

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    I find nothing wrong with self harm like most people do. The only thing I find wrong with self harm is what lies beneath it but not the actually self harm itself. Like, I cut...
    starryxo starryxo 22-25 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I am battling self harm.People make you feel so **** that you have to take a blade to your skin and sit there crying for hours finding yourself worthless.Its horrible....I cut my...
    jasminebieber1234 jasminebieber1234 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Good morning, my name is J---, I am currently living in massachusetts.. I am a former paramedic, for over 10 years, helping others always came naturally to me I loved the reward...
    terminally terminally 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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