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Offline frankie the cat

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Please allow me to introduce myself...
« on: August 04, 2006, 06:16:34 AM »
I made my first post yesterday in the Ďwhat do you want from the forumsí strand and a couple of people have nicely suggested that I should introduce myself.  As I said over there, I am HIV Ė but my wife (J) is HIV+.  We live in the UK, in the English Midlands and have been married for six years and together for over seven. 

Iíve been visiting this site for around nine months but only registered this week.  Iíve never (knowingly) met anyone else apart from my wife with HIV, Iíve never spoken to anyone else about what sheís going through so itís good to come here to see people discussing the problems they face openly and frankly.   This site has given me an incredible amount to think about and has sent me off to google on a number occasions looking for more information.  Although Iím a newcomer to this subject I have read about it obsessively since last November and now know more than I ever wanted to about the subject.  J and I first came here on the day she got her diagnosis so this forum has been an important part of us coming to terms with HIV.

J is originally Kenya although she has lived in the UK for around 12 years.  Despite the fact that she comes from a country with a very high HIV rate we suspect that she was probably infected in this country around 1998.  Fortunately we have moved on from thinking this is a death sentence and have now come to the realisation that with proper adherence and education there is no reason why J shouldnít outlive me.  She will if I've got anything to do with it!  Thatís not to downplay the seriousness of an HIV diagnosis or to deny other outcomes but there are people on this forum as living testimony to the fact that a long and happy life is completely possible. 


Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2006, 06:22:12 AM »
Welcome, Frankie :)

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Offline Nadine

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006, 06:51:12 AM »
Welcome Frankie...you have found the best place on this earth for information and support.

Have a wonderful day!

Offline angels4kelly

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 07:13:56 AM »
Welcome Frankie ;D I hope this place is as helpful to you as it has been for me!

Peace,
Kelly



                                         
POSITIVE SINCE-10/1990
CD4-610
CD4%-29.3
VL-UNDETECTABLE
VIREAD,VIRACEPT, EPZICOM

MOST RECENT...
10/9/2006
CD4's-714
CD4%-30%
VL-Undetectable
DIAGNOSES POSITIVE 10/90
SAME MEDS, VIREAD, VIRAMUNE, EPZICOM.

SHOOT FOR THE MOON! YOU MAY MISS,
BUT YOU'LL LAND IN THE STARS :)

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
 
Failure is not in falling down,
but the staying down

Offline Teresa

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2006, 07:20:59 AM »
WELCOME!

Glad you found us!

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2006, 07:43:36 AM »
Good to have you here, Frankie. You and your wife seem to have a great attitude about dealing with HIV.

You're always welcome here to ask questions and to discuss anything that's on your mind.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline anniebc

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006, 07:52:18 AM »
Hi Frankie

A warm welcome to you and J..I look forward to hearing more from you.

Take care
Jan :)
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Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2006, 08:55:41 AM »
Hey Frankie, nice to see you again

Offline Cliff

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2006, 08:58:26 AM »
Welcome guys!

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2006, 09:06:59 AM »
Welcome Frankie!

MtD

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2006, 10:41:23 AM »
I meant to add since I, Matty the Damned, sign myself as MtD I reckon Frankie the Cat should sign as FtC!

MtD  <--- See! ;D

Offline Moffie65

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2006, 10:54:47 AM »
Frankie, and "J",

Jambo, na karibu.  See, you just never know who is sitting at their computer and observing the goings on.  I wish I remembered more Kiswahilli, but I don't, because I never use it any more.  Few here in Arizona, USA even understand where Swahilli comes from, let alone speak the language.  I also know a little Kikukyu, and Maasai.  Most of the other languages were quite foreign to me, and I didn't learn them.

OK, enough about me, I want to thank you for coming in and introducing yourself, and I look forward to many conversations with you in the future.  If you want to read of my past, there are tid-bits with photos, in my Blog, right here on this site.

In Love and Welcome.
Karibu!
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline ACinKC

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2006, 11:08:35 AM »
Now THIS is the way to enter the forums!

WELCOME FRANKIE!

I am here for you when you need it!

Andrew
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2006, 11:16:21 AM »
WELCOME FRANKIE!

I am here for you when you need it!

Andrew


Tish! Typical bi-sexual!  ::)  :-*

MtD ;D

Offline ACinKC

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2006, 11:17:50 AM »
Shut it ya long haired QUEEN! :o
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2006, 11:30:45 AM »
Shut it ya long haired QUEEN!

Hehehehheheh!

Andrew loves Frankie! ;D

MtD
(Who knows this is all in good fun)

Offline ACinKC

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2006, 11:37:05 AM »
Thread Hi-Jacker!

Andrew

(who lives for this kind of fun)
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline frenchpat

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2006, 01:44:16 PM »
Hi Frankie,

a warm welcome to you and J!

Pat
People have the power - Patti Smith

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2006, 01:56:42 PM »
Welcome J and Frankie,

It's nice to step out from the shadows because now you can experience the true power of this site.  Take your time and when you have questions feel free to post them.  I just want to leave you with a little message for J.  Tell her you met a couple of posters today who have lived with HIV for over 22 years.  Like you said, there is no reason that she cannot lead a long and fulfilling live.  I know I have.

Once again, welcome.

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2006, 01:59:58 PM »
Hi Frankie and welcome!   Glad you found us.

Some of us are very smart, some are pretty crazy....I'll let you figure out which is which !  LOL

Hugs,

Alan
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline otherplaces

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself...
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2006, 07:08:44 PM »

Welcome Frankie,

I hope to hear more from you in the future. 

I wish you and your wife all the best.

love,
brian

 


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