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Offline HealthyMomma

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Hello I'm new here
« on: August 10, 2007, 01:34:20 PM »
Hi! I just joined and was happy to find a place for women like me! My name is Nicki. I am 23 years old and have been poz for 4 years. I was infected when I was 19 by a boyfriend who was pure evil, lied to me, infected me, and did many horrible things to me until he ended up in jail. I read alot of info about this disease and it taught me that I didn't have to settle for anything less than I wanted in life, simply because I was poz. Finally I stepped out of the depression and started taking care of myself. I now live with my fiance and my 18 month old daughter, who are both negative. I am currently taking Reyetaz, Norvir, and Epzicom, and they are working wonderful! I hope to make some new friends here who can truley understand what I am going through.

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 01:45:08 PM »
Hi Nicki~

Nice to see you here!  These threads are contagious, lol, no pun intended, but it IS a lot of fun to share stories.  The best part is, we're not alone!  When you feel up to it, please post in the "By Way of Introduction" thread here in the Women's Forum!  You can read more about all of us GFs there as well!

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=11765.0

I look forward to seeing you here in the threads!

~Cindy

HIV+ since '93, 1/12 - CD4 785 and undet.   WOO-HOO!!

Offline cjc

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007, 04:25:23 PM »
Hello Nicki, welcome to the forums.  sorry you have to be here but you will find this to be a place of incredible people and will be able to find many who can relate, both male and female. Feel free to join in.  Cristy

Offline powerpuff

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2007, 05:00:39 PM »
hello mwelcome ,i'm new as well

Offline HealthyMomma

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2007, 10:03:50 PM »
Thank you! I really like this site! Look forward to talking more with everyone!

Offline zachysmom

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2007, 10:19:40 PM »
welcome, welcome.
Really gald you are apart of our wonderful community. You will find this place to be like home.. we are your extended family so to speak. We laugh with you, we cry with you, we understand what you're going through. It's really important to be able to share your feelings and stories with others, it keeps you from going a) crazy, and b) from falling into a deep depressive state.

Please feel free to ask any question, and speak freely what is on your mind.
We are here for you,
Welcome again,
from one nicky to another. ;)
From Russia with love,
Nicole

Offline sunseeker

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2007, 10:44:22 PM »
Hi HealthyMomma and Powerpuff

Welcome, I just started here a few days and everyone is very nice and inviting.  They have made me feel very welcome.  Hope to chat with you further.

Sunseeker

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007, 02:02:04 AM »
Hey Lil Momma~~

I say that cause you are so young. I can relate to how you were infected, I was infected by an ex too. I saw your post in my In Pot We Trust thread. It's good to have another smoker in the house...Bong,Bowl, or Blunt? ;D...I hope to read more about you in the Intro thread. Welcome to the Forums.
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
Cherish the simple things life has to offer

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Offline Dragonette

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007, 02:49:22 AM »
welcome and glad you found this place

sound like life is much better now  :)
"If you keep one foot in yesterday, and one in tomorrow, you piss all over today". Betty Tacy

Offline BT65

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2007, 12:24:31 AM »
Hey Nicki-
  Welcome.  You are so young and that saddens me, but I'm glad you found us.  We're here to help and listen.
Peace-
Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline HealthyMomma

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2007, 01:22:30 PM »
Thank you ladies, it is good to be here!

Offline Afraid

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2007, 03:39:12 PM »
Hello Nicky,

I am Camry 25 years old tested poz a year ago, and must admit that this site has helped me a lot..I am  looking forward to getting to know you better..Oh and I read your story in the by the way of introduction thread, your daughter and I share the same birthday...Take care...Camry

Offline vivyt

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2007, 05:46:49 PM »
Hi Afraid. I am fairly new here too. I was diagnosed only 3 months ago. This site has made me feel better about myself. There is a lot of information and even some entertainment... :)

Andrea

Offline mesu

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2007, 10:58:32 PM »
Hello all,

I am new here also, just got diagnosed last week...and I couldnt believe it. I was worried and sad for a while and after i did some research on the web and read the messages people posted i feel a lot more positive. i am going to meet a counsellor today and a first clinic appointment next week. I am worried a bit about finding a support group here because i am in asia...

i have not had a complete test on CD4 count and VL....but i feel healthy right now and I am going to take care of my health....i hope you guys can share your experience with me, about health condition and relationship issue. i hope to hear from you all.
Jan/Feb 07 - infected :(
Sept3: cd4 162; 13.5% VL 24,000
Oct5: cd4 68 13.6%
Nov6: cd4 205  14.64%
Dec10,07: cd4 188  15.67%  VL: 9900
FEB15,08: cd4 242 18.62%
Mar10/08: cd4 219 15.64%  VL: 7300
May26,08: start Truvada and Sustiva
July 18,08: cd4 255, 18.50%, VL undetectable (<75)
Nov 4,08: cd4 380, 27.14%,
Feb 6,09: cd4 296, 22.7%,
May 26: cd4 351, 27%,
Aug 28: cd4 310, 28%,
Dec 2009: cd4 321, 35.67%,
March 2010: cd4 325, 32%,
June 2010: cd4 385, 29.5%,
Sept 2010: cd4 368, 30.75%,
Feb 2011: cd4 431, 43.1%,
Jun 2011: cd4 433, 30.93%,
Sept 2011: cd4 435,  36 %,
Jan 2012, cd4 467, 33.36%
May 2012: cd4 421, 38.21%,
Sept 2012: cd4 393, 30.23%,
VL: undetectable since July 08

Offline zachysmom

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2007, 11:22:52 PM »
Welcome,
I know this is a really difficult time for you, since you've just been diagnosed. But I am really glad you found this site, and posted. The women here are very encouraging and helpful. Please feel free to ask any question you might have there is always some answer.

Welcome again,
Nicole in California
From Russia with love,
Nicole

Offline mesu

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2007, 11:45:44 PM »
thank you Nicole. I really need the encouragement. I have not told anyone about this except the ex-boyfirend i really care about a lot...i told him to get a blood test and he found out he is -ve. i was relieved. I dated him a 1 year and then we broke up, then i dated another guy for 2 months and he got me infected. I broke up with him soon after without knowing i was infected. then I got back with the ex i really care about...that is why i felt really bad about this....now i need to focus on my own life and live healthy...i am in asia, and it is so hard to tell anyone as i feel that they dont understand the disease and wont understand me.   I was never a bad person and permiscuous....
Jan/Feb 07 - infected :(
Sept3: cd4 162; 13.5% VL 24,000
Oct5: cd4 68 13.6%
Nov6: cd4 205  14.64%
Dec10,07: cd4 188  15.67%  VL: 9900
FEB15,08: cd4 242 18.62%
Mar10/08: cd4 219 15.64%  VL: 7300
May26,08: start Truvada and Sustiva
July 18,08: cd4 255, 18.50%, VL undetectable (<75)
Nov 4,08: cd4 380, 27.14%,
Feb 6,09: cd4 296, 22.7%,
May 26: cd4 351, 27%,
Aug 28: cd4 310, 28%,
Dec 2009: cd4 321, 35.67%,
March 2010: cd4 325, 32%,
June 2010: cd4 385, 29.5%,
Sept 2010: cd4 368, 30.75%,
Feb 2011: cd4 431, 43.1%,
Jun 2011: cd4 433, 30.93%,
Sept 2011: cd4 435,  36 %,
Jan 2012, cd4 467, 33.36%
May 2012: cd4 421, 38.21%,
Sept 2012: cd4 393, 30.23%,
VL: undetectable since July 08

Offline shotis

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2007, 02:02:26 PM »
hi there l am shotis new on the site. l have been positive for six years. Found out when l was pregnant.
welcome Nicki these ladies are so inspirational. l have achieved a lot through their experiences and advice.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2007, 02:11:03 PM by shotis »

Offline zachysmom

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Re: Hello I'm new here
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2007, 11:49:13 PM »
Welcome Newbies,
I hope you will contribute more and become regulars.
Mesu,
I don't know much about Asian politics or how the epidimic is perceived, to really comment or advice you in finding people you can reach out to and connect with there at home. The only thing I can think of is, where you tested, they're might be people ( staff) that can  direct you to support groups, where you can meet others face to face, and grow more confident in disclosing your status (maybe to your family).....
I can sense you feel some embarressment about your diagnosis..
You have nothing to be ashamed of, or embarressed about...your just experiencing the stigma of HIV, since it's a sexually transmitted disease.
This disease does not discriminate, it can happen to anyone, as it did to us, you are just as beutiful now as you were before.....

best wishes and keep us posted,
Nicole
From Russia with love,
Nicole

 


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