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I Support People Battling HIV / AIDS

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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 1 Response May 4, 2011

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    HIV HAS A CURE

    Baariz Herbal The Cure To Hiv.certifed And Aproved Read Baariz has herbal origin, it was tested in the Nagoya University, Japan for its anti-HIV activity in laboratory conditions on cell lines infected with HIV, using MTT assay, where Baariz has shown strong Anti-HIV, virucidal...
    hivhebalcure hivhebalcure 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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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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    (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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 14, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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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 2 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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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 Aug 19, 2012

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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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    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 2 Responses Mar 15, 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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    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 2 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Lost Someone

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

    While I certainly respect the views, opinions, and experiences expressed on this site, one thing seems to be amiss. Not Many write about what it is like to lose a loved one due to...
    fallencub74 fallencub74 36-40, M Apr 4

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    I'm sick of people seeing self harm as asking for attention and people saying "you've ruined your body are you happy now?" Do u honestly think I did this to be happy?!?
    jinxxypoo134 jinxxypoo134 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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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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    I have had hives for 13 years now. Some of them appear small and some cover half my body. I've tried medicine after medicine and the only thing that controls them is three 180mg of...
    Jordynlab Jordynlab 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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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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    Why it is so hard to find out HIV poz gay friend or more in pennsylvania ?
    ramchhetri763 ramchhetri763 26-30, M Mar 25

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    I know it is very hard and scare to be a friend with HIV positive guys....just lets be friend and if we feel that we are made for each other then we can move forward......
    ramchhetri763 ramchhetri763 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have been living with HIV since August of 2008 and have a stronger than normal immune system than an average person. I only take two pills at night per day and I only became...
    JRyanNYC JRyanNYC 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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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 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    No one would ever assume that I am severely depressed. On the outside I put up a very happy go lucky front, always with a smile on my face. But what they don't know if what I am...
    LockedUpp LockedUpp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I self harm. I've been self harming since i was 11 years old i am now 14 and i am slowly starting to recover. A year ago i attempted suicide and nearly succeed, but my best mate...
    jayspiller1 jayspiller1 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My opinion on David Moyes. This story is long. If you're not a football fan or a Manchester United supporter you probably won't like it. If you are, enjoy. The last few months I...
    Banksy94 Banksy94 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I an not your typical "self harmer." For most people, when they think of self harm they think of razors and wrists and wearing long sleeves to cover it up. I am not that person. I...
    harperm97 harperm97 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Soo I don't have a name for it... But yeahh Anger is a sign of depression they say that with alittle treatment you'll be okay. But one day when everything is gone and black and...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    It's still a battle even if it's been a while. It's approaching a year since I last harmed myself. I want to cave back in all the time, even when I don't feel that depressed. It...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I started when I was eleven,I am now 19. Sometimes when people ask me about my scars and I tell them i went to rehab for self harm, they look at me like i'm gross. Others look at...
    SadieghBaby SadieghBaby 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Three and a half years ago, I married my third husband. I moved from the city to the country, which was a huge adjustment. The hardest things for me: 1. I feel isolated. I haven...
    feenixrising feenixrising 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm going through some things and I know that I need my friends and their support... I have built my support system and I have people that I can talk to and people who I can trust...
    Teodora27 Teodora27 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    My heart goes out to my friend who has been battling with his son's mother over custody. This child has been through Hell, all before his first birthday. Diagnosed with a multitude...
    moonlightdancer1967 moonlightdancer1967 46-50, F 4 days ago

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