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Author Topic: Newly diagnosed and looking for support  (Read 2406 times)

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Offline confusedme

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Newly diagnosed and looking for support
« on: August 25, 2007, 11:34:39 PM »
I have been recently diagnosed as HIV+. My husband has been positive for several years so I was aware that I could possibly contract. A western blot on the 9th confirmed it. I have not yet been to the doctor for my initial blood work but I have an appointment scheduled on the 30th. I have gained some knowledge of HIV and its treatment through my husband's experiences but I don't feel like I know enough. I'm not sure if he doesn't feel like he is good at explaining things or if we just have two different ways of dealing with this. I feel like I need to talk to someone who understands what I'm going through. Since he isn't much of a talker, I am here hoping to meet people who are HIV + to share experiences with.
08/13/07 - Diagnosis confirmed
08/30/07 - T-cells 400, VL 6,500 (Baseline)
11/30/07 - T-cells 428, VL 9,950

Offline xyahka

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Re: Newly diagnosed and looking for support
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007, 12:20:40 AM »
Hi, sorry to hear about your diagnosis.

I think there are in here lot of people who could help you out with your doubts, specially the girls, they are such a nice group of ladies :)

I actually don't know what else to say right now... but... i would just finish by saying... you can be sure you are not alone. We are with you.

Hugs!!

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.
12/05/09 CD4: 470 /Cviral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg.
08/07/09 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 77Kg.
09/12/09 CD4: 510 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg. No medicinas aún
10/01/10 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
15/05/10 CD4: 320 /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
01/02/11 CD4: 291 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
05/05/11 CD4: 366 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
27/07/11 CD4: 255 /CViral: 138000 /Peso: 78kg.

Disfrutando y aceptando una nueva vida...

Offline confusedme

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Re: Newly diagnosed and looking for support
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007, 12:23:59 AM »
I am recieving messages though I cannot read them on this board. I have read them through my email account but still cannot reply. Thank you for your messages. I'll get back to you soon.

Thanks for the reply xyahka. I think support sites like these are the greatest things online. I have been a member of other sites for other reasons and met two of my best friends through them. I hope to find that same friendship here. Hugs back to ya.  ;)
08/13/07 - Diagnosis confirmed
08/30/07 - T-cells 400, VL 6,500 (Baseline)
11/30/07 - T-cells 428, VL 9,950

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Newly diagnosed and looking for support
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007, 12:32:22 AM »
Confused,

Reply to this post and you'll be able to send and receive PM's.

Welcome!

MtD

Offline confusedme

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Re: Newly diagnosed and looking for support
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2007, 12:36:11 AM »
Oh ok!  :) Thanks!
08/13/07 - Diagnosis confirmed
08/30/07 - T-cells 400, VL 6,500 (Baseline)
11/30/07 - T-cells 428, VL 9,950

Offline HealthyMomma

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Re: Newly diagnosed and looking for support
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2007, 02:41:31 PM »
I am sorry to hear about you testing poz! If you need someone to talk to I am here for you! Also, check out the womens forum...there are alot of great women in there!

Offline confusedme

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Re: Newly diagnosed and looking for support
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2007, 07:34:45 PM »
My first appointment is tomorrow. I am assuming it will be a lot of blood work to test my levels and whatever. I've been trying to read some and intend to read tonight. I was thinking that I would write down my questions for this doctor but I have just went totally blank. All the thoughts that have run through my head are forgotten now. I know I won't be any better by the time I see here. The more I think about going the more nauseous I feel. I've never been good with doctors. I'm just so nervous.
08/13/07 - Diagnosis confirmed
08/30/07 - T-cells 400, VL 6,500 (Baseline)
11/30/07 - T-cells 428, VL 9,950

 


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