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Offline kay

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my cousun has HIV
« on: June 22, 2007, 08:35:33 AM »
I recently found out my cousin who is 30 and single has HIV.she doesnt know that i know.should i talk 2 her?

Offline milker

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Re: my cousun has HIV
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 10:24:42 AM »
And what would you tell her? You could read the lessons on here, to understand about HIV first, so that when she comes to you to disclose, you are prepared, you understand what it is living with it, what the numbers means, etc. It will be very comforting to her to know that someone cares, rather than just "know".

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Offline xyahka

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Re: my cousun has HIV
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007, 09:49:39 AM »
Hi... well...i guess milker is right, read a bit more.. and then... one day in a moment you find appropriated you might touch the issue... but remember disclosure is never easy for us... we fear a lot... so well... you know your cousin.... i hope you will find the way to touch this specific issue carefully.

Any questions you have, let us know. It is always good for us to feel supported so i really thank you for your worries about your cousin's health.

blood calls blood they say! (not sure if this quote is familiar in english but in spanish it means family members recognise themselves and never left anyone alone, they support each other)

Cheers

Juan Carlos
13/03/07 1er diagnóstico /Peso: 79kg
19/04/07 CD4: 494 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 80kg
19/07/07 CD4: 659 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79.5kg
06/03/08 CD4: 573 (después de meses muy deprimido) /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79kg
17/09/08 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 84Kg
06/02/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 85Kg /HCV: Neg /HBV: Neg.
07/03/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg / Gym 3días/semana y Natación 2días/semana.
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08/07/09 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 77Kg.
09/12/09 CD4: 510 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg. No medicinas aún
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: my cousun has HIV
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 01:44:45 PM »
Hello,,

How close and intimate are you with your cousin. Do you see her frequently?

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

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 Current % is at 11%

  
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: my cousun has HIV
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007, 06:32:31 AM »
Remember this is about your cousin. I suggest you educate yourself as much as you can on the subject of HIV. I also suggest you allow your cousin to bring up the subject when and if she is ready. Don't force the issue with her...she is dealing with a lot and hopefully will confide in you when and if she is ready. I'm sure you want to help, so make sure you make this about her and not you.

 


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