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Author Topic: Aids walk Atlanta ...Anyone?  (Read 639 times)

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Offline havetohavefaith

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Aids walk Atlanta ...Anyone?
« on: May 12, 2009, 09:21:40 PM »
Not sure this is where I should be posting this, as I'am still pretty new  on this site.
But I just registered both my husband and myself for the Aids Walk Atlanta in Oct.

This is a HUGE step for my husband since his HIV diagnosis last March. We have not disclosed his status to anyone , its the biggest daily struggle we have is feeling like "outsiders" but in our own little world, having to keep this big secret in.

Hoping maybe meeting some other HIV+  men and women and hearing their stories might help with this.
I'am very hopeful that we will also meet and exceed our donation goal too :)

I'am so excited to be doing this .

So to make a long story short anyone else here participating in the walk??

~Julie
Husband diagnosed 3/30/08
on Atripla
 8/07/09 Vl undetectable/ CD4 304

Offline decayingsinner

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Re: Aids walk Atlanta ...Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 10:05:09 PM »
I was diagnosed last year and did not participate in the Philly AIDS walk just due to lack of knowledge, but now I know you only need a minimum donation of $45. My mom alone will donate that. I have full intentions of starting it this year and every year for as long as I can.  I just need to find some more outlets for donations. 

So that being said, I know exactly where you are standing, feeling similar feelings. I hope you do find others you can relate to, sponsor a lot of money, and start a healthy beginning to this.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Aids walk Atlanta ...Anyone?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 03:08:23 AM »
Participating in an AIDS Walk doesn't mean you're HIV+, so I don't know why there has to be this "secret" issue.  There was nothing preventing you from walking in one previous to your HIV diagnosis.  I walked in them pre- and post- diagnosis, and I know plenty of gay and straight HIV-negative people that participate.  So, no, there's no need to be fearful of these gatherings.
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