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Offline tednlou2

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WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« on: December 06, 2009, 02:07:48 AM »
I recently googled myself and my screenname.  tednlou2 is the screenname I use on just about everything.  I found several things I've posted here and on other HIV sites with my photo as well. 

Just thought I'd let everyone know.  I've been thinking I don't care who knows--shouldn't be ashamed.  However, I know there is a real world and many of us could experience problems at work, school, or family.


Offline Dale Parker

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 03:11:34 AM »
I've used Dale Parker for anything gay that I put on the net long before joining here. Anyone who I've met in chat rooms knows me as Dale. Funny thing is that when I go into my not gay My-Space account I can never remember how to get into it. I have to google my real name to find it.
I just got around to making a Dale Parker Facebook account and Flickr site. I had to put my real pic on Dale's facebook as most people I've met (non computer) don't know about Dale. I've had friends reject my invitation as they don't know who Dale is.
Apr 09  CD4 21, CD4/CD8 ratio 0 VL 500,000+
July 09 CD4 158, CD4/CD812% VL 750
Oct 09 CD4 157 CD4/CD8 14% VL UD
Feb 10 CD4 197, CD4/CD8 11% VL UD
May 10  CD4 252 CD4/CD8 12% VL UD
Aug 10 CD4 211 VL UD
Nov 10 CD4 272 CD4/CD8 0.138 VL UD

Offline aliveinla

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 11:44:46 AM »
Good advice. I used to have only one email account and I used on everything including my resume, then one day I googled, it turned out both on monster.com and thedoghouse.com (some gay leather website I was a fan before).
4/24/07: Last tested Neg
1/22/08: First tested Poz
1/30/08: CD4 393; 28%; VL: 44k
3/18/08: CD4 218; 26%; VL: 222K
4/24/08: CD4 402; 26%; VL: lab forgot
7/22/08: CD4 405; 25%; VL: 6,780
10/15/08: CD4 340, 26%; VL: N/A
2/4/09: CD4 394, 26%; VL: N/A
Jun 09: CD4 300, 25%; VL: 4000
Oct 09: CD4 324, 23%, VL: 10K
11/22/09: started Atripla
11/20/11: CD4 405; VL: UD

Offline bear60

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009, 12:00:19 PM »
Just ask Tiger Woods about how private texting is.  Same thing with posting here.  If you are concerned about the harsh light of exposure, be sure to create a screen name here which is not your primary screen name.
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Offline next2u

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2009, 12:54:59 PM »
and if you're super paranoid or private don't use the same photo site sharing name also. if someone googles ur email address and the handle u use for your photo sharing website (or link sharing site) is the same as your public email then it can link you to this site as well.
 
a seperate id for all communications and postings is recommened if utter privacy is what  you are looking for.
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline GNYC09

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2009, 01:30:16 PM »
I only use GNYC here.  Hell, it isn't even my real name  ;)  And I change my wig everytime I post so nobody can recognize me.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2009, 01:48:30 PM »
I googled "tednlou2" and I really don't see what you're worked up about.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline leese43

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2009, 02:03:03 PM »
I googled "tednlou2" and I really don't see what you're worked up about.

I just googled and this comment was 3rd on the list. 1st was the body and 2nd this topic, so I guess he's right...
Oct 04 - Neg
Aug 05 - infected
Oct 05 - cd4 780, vl 60k
Apr 08 - cd4 430, vl 243
Jul 08 - cd4 550, vl 896
Nov 08 - cd4 730, vl 1.8k
May 09 - cd4 590, vl 1.5k
Sep 09 - cd4 460 vl 34k
Dec 09 - cd4 470 vl 42k
April 10 - cd4 430 vl 88.5k
July 10 - cd4 330 vl 118k
Aug 10 - started reyataz/truvada/norvir
Aug 10 - cd4 380 vl 4k (12 days after starting meds :))
Sep 10 - cd4 520 vl 1.5k
Oct 10 - cd4 590 vl 44
Jan 11 -cd4 610 vl <40 cd4% 50
May 11 - cd4 780 vl UD

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2009, 02:53:22 PM »
I just googled and this comment was 3rd on the list. 1st was the body and 2nd this topic, so I guess he's right...

Right about what though?  All the google hits I got were from HIV+ web sites.  There was nothing non-HIV+ unless I missed it.

It's not like it's news that a search engine can find words.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline leese43

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 03:15:35 PM »
From what i understand he's saying that he uses this name for both hiv and non hiv sites so someone from a non hiv site could google the name and find him here.

On another note I had a friend that stupidly lit a virtual hiv candle for me using my full name, my parents have no idea about my status and my mum loves to google.. it comes out first.
Oct 04 - Neg
Aug 05 - infected
Oct 05 - cd4 780, vl 60k
Apr 08 - cd4 430, vl 243
Jul 08 - cd4 550, vl 896
Nov 08 - cd4 730, vl 1.8k
May 09 - cd4 590, vl 1.5k
Sep 09 - cd4 460 vl 34k
Dec 09 - cd4 470 vl 42k
April 10 - cd4 430 vl 88.5k
July 10 - cd4 330 vl 118k
Aug 10 - started reyataz/truvada/norvir
Aug 10 - cd4 380 vl 4k (12 days after starting meds :))
Sep 10 - cd4 520 vl 1.5k
Oct 10 - cd4 590 vl 44
Jan 11 -cd4 610 vl <40 cd4% 50
May 11 - cd4 780 vl UD

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2009, 04:47:41 PM »
On another note I had a friend that stupidly lit a virtual hiv candle for me using my full name, my parents have no idea about my status and my mum loves to google.. it comes out first.

Yeah, that's how my father found out about my HIV...Google. If you want to protect your privacy online you should probably use different aliases. I'm sure there are net savvy people out there who know the tricks on how to protect identity. I would be curious to know once your info is out there, like your name associated with virtual HIV candle, if you can hide or delete it. I've just accepted that all my stuff is out there. 

I did get nervous while at a party with a bunch of coworkers when someone suggested for a game that we Google people's names. Fortunately they realized 25 people huddled around a computer was not going to be fun. Finding out your coworker has AIDS tends to be a buzz kill. :)

Offline Dale Parker

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2009, 05:22:36 PM »
If it's only your name no picture or address you really don't have too much to worry about. I googled my real self last night after reading this. Some guy from VH1 has the same first and last name as me. He has stolen my lime light. I didn't find me until page 11. I was on google first. Just because he's good looking and on TV shouldn't put him first. What ever happened to age before beauty? The bastard. LOL
  Years ago I moved into a small subdivision. All the streets were named after famous composers. When I went to put my name in the phone book I found that out of the 6 streets there was 4 other guys with the same name as me. Same spelling and same middle initial. One guy even had my middle name.
 
« Last Edit: December 06, 2009, 05:25:09 PM by Dale Parker »
Apr 09  CD4 21, CD4/CD8 ratio 0 VL 500,000+
July 09 CD4 158, CD4/CD812% VL 750
Oct 09 CD4 157 CD4/CD8 14% VL UD
Feb 10 CD4 197, CD4/CD8 11% VL UD
May 10  CD4 252 CD4/CD8 12% VL UD
Aug 10 CD4 211 VL UD
Nov 10 CD4 272 CD4/CD8 0.138 VL UD

Offline leatherman

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2009, 05:49:04 PM »
Some guy from VH1 has the same first and last name as me.
you sure won't find me by googling "leatherman" ;D I only wish I owned a "tool" company
(however "leathermanmikie" will get you some actual hits on me)

if you google my actual name though, either you find that I was part of New Edition and I was the BIV part of Bel-Biv-Devoe (remember our hit single "Poison"?), or that I'm some wanker lawyer. I quit looking for the real me based on my name after 12 pages ::)
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline leese43

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2009, 05:55:33 PM »
Unfortunately for me I am the only one, I just hope anyone googling me assumes i'm not! lol
Oct 04 - Neg
Aug 05 - infected
Oct 05 - cd4 780, vl 60k
Apr 08 - cd4 430, vl 243
Jul 08 - cd4 550, vl 896
Nov 08 - cd4 730, vl 1.8k
May 09 - cd4 590, vl 1.5k
Sep 09 - cd4 460 vl 34k
Dec 09 - cd4 470 vl 42k
April 10 - cd4 430 vl 88.5k
July 10 - cd4 330 vl 118k
Aug 10 - started reyataz/truvada/norvir
Aug 10 - cd4 380 vl 4k (12 days after starting meds :))
Sep 10 - cd4 520 vl 1.5k
Oct 10 - cd4 590 vl 44
Jan 11 -cd4 610 vl <40 cd4% 50
May 11 - cd4 780 vl UD

Offline tednlou2

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2009, 11:18:25 PM »
I'm not "worked up" about anything.  I realize, for most, I'm not breaking news here about search engines.  I was just saying that I use tednlou2 for most sites as well as different e-mail accounts.  I have posted things on Facebook about it being World AIDS Day, man cured of HIV, and guy who's insurance dropped him because he was poz.  I had friends asking me why I talk so much about HIV--even though I had only done it like 3 times. 

If any of them wanted to check-up on me, they could easily google my name, screenname, etc.  I know on the body.com, I forgot and signed with my full name one time on a question to a doc.  I just wanted to let anyone know that it is possible--I had never thought about it before.  As I said, I'm beginning to feel I shouldn't be in the closet anyway.  I should treat it like the gay issue--not be ashamed.  However, I know many could experience a ton of hell from co-workers and family. 

Offline WildcatCC

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2009, 01:19:32 PM »
Thanks. I googled my name too and saw all kinds of postings - here and Gay.com.  I've changed my picture accordingly.
Apr  08 - Diagnosed
Apr  08  cd4 8, vl 150k
Meds: Prezista/Norvir/Truvada
June 08 cd4 250, vl 1600
Aug  08 cd4 275, vl 450
Meds: Atripla
Nov  08  cd4  386, vl 255
Jan   09  cd4  415, vl 2100 (spike?)
Feb   09  cd4 460, vl 212
May   09  cd4 515, vl 1200
Aug   09  cd4 717, vl 1535 % 23
Sept  09  cd4 535  vl 1710 % 18
Oct   09  genotype shows mutation. Discussing w/ ID Doc
Nov  09   cd4 480  vl 650   % 19
Dec  09 genotype slight mutation to Epivir and Retrovir
Jan 10   cd4 508 vl 250 (21%)  low vitamin d - on supplement 2000 iu/day
Mar 15 Change to Isentress and Truvada
May 5 cd4 498 vl 1485
June 16 cd4 550 vl undect!!!! (finally dammit)

Offline next2u

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2009, 01:27:33 AM »
Creepy...I googled my name. i was second on the list and occupied about 1/2 of the listing. i clicked on one of the links, white pages i believe. i drilled down and it had my address and home phone number. i clicked on another link on the page and it had my approximate age. i drilled deeper and it had my actual age, address and phone number.

and yes, i am linked to this website but it takes a little more searching and personal knowledge to make the connection. oh, and the site showed my active email address. there is a lot of info on the worldwide web. gotta keep it seperated.
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2009, 02:39:29 AM »



   I googled my name and came up with this:

  http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Skeebo

   Judging from that first definition I better never show up to any AMG's...
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline David_CA

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2009, 08:08:52 AM »


   I googled my name and came up with this:

  http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Skeebo

   Judging from that first definition I better never show up to any AMG's...
Perhaps, but judging by the fifth one - an ancient martial art practiced by young women that consists mainly of a bobbing motion of the head whilst between a man's legs, ex. oral sex - I'd say you'd be a hit!   ;)
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Offline GNYC09

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2009, 08:21:45 AM »
I googled my name and came up with this:

  http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Skeebo

   Judging from that first definition I better never show up to any AMG's...
Definition #1 was crazy:
"A skeebo is a shady kid who you want to punch in the face when you first meet him, without even getting to know him."
 ;D

Offline AdonisSMU

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2009, 07:12:20 PM »
How does one change their username and the screen name on here or delete their account and start all over?

Offline BlueMoon

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2009, 07:18:58 PM »
I believe you can't delete your account, but if you contact a moderator then they should be able to change your name.  That way the posts you've made so far will appear only under the new name.

And welcome to the forum.

Re-edited to remove what was previously added.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2009, 07:43:38 PM by BlueMoon »
...................VL.....CD4.....%
-----------------------------------------
08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

Offline MarkB

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2009, 07:33:53 PM »
I believe you can't delete your account, but if you contact a moderator then they should be able to change your name.  That way the posts you've made so far will appear only under the new name.

Yes, except that if you used your old one, or someone referred to you by that name, in an old post then that part of the posting will remain unchanged.

Offline AdonisSMU

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2009, 07:40:12 PM »
Ok great thanks!

Offline Boo Radley

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2009, 10:40:27 PM »
I just googled "Boo Radley" but all that comes up is pictures of a very young, very pale Robert Duvall.



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Offline CapeCodder

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Re: WARNING ABOUT POSTING PERSONAL INFO
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2009, 07:59:26 PM »
I don't worry about my screen name as when its Googled, you get 97,600 hits and God knows, I'm not that popular 8)

Now I did have a less common screen anem before I used CapeCodder and I found my personal info in many strange places, even some that I hadn't visited as I had been quoted on different websites.
Find a guy who calls you handsome instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat or will stay awake just to watch you sleep. Wait for the guy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you're in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends and is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have you. He's the guy who turns to his friends and says, 'That's The One!'

 


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