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Offline livelife83

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looking for friends in NYC
« on: January 02, 2012, 07:04:01 PM »
Looking for other poz friends in NYC 18-30 preferably. I tried the personals but haven't had much luck.
Sometimes you have to give up the life you've plan and find the life that's waiting for you.

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 07:11:38 PM »
Personals? Seriously? Register for free lunch at GMHC -- swarming with kids that age. Or go to the Gay Community Center on W. 13th and look around. Placing an ad in the on line personals isn't really making much of an effort.
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Offline livelife83

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 07:19:12 PM »
thanks Miss P. I will be looking into that, just wanted to see if anyone from the forums was in NYC too.
Sometimes you have to give up the life you've plan and find the life that's waiting for you.

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Offline Since2005

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 03:25:53 PM »
There is a gathering that takes place for HIV+ people I believe on every Thursday evening at bar called Vlada in NYC. You could double check by googling the time and place to be sure. This is for all ages 21+ and up ( not sure about 18+).

Good luck making friends :)


Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 05:51:21 PM »
There is a gathering that takes place for HIV+ people I believe on every Thursday evening at bar called Vlada in NYC. You could double check by googling the time and place to be sure. This is for all ages 21+ and up ( not sure about 18+).

Good luck making friends :)

I think it moved from Vlada to the Ritz -- still on Thursdays.

It and other activities are sponsored in conjunction with the gay poz social group Strength in Numbers.  You can sign up for emails from the NYC branch here: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/SINNewYorkCity/
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Offline livelife83

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 02:37:11 AM »
thank you all for the suggestions, any young poz members on the forum from nyc?
Sometimes you have to give up the life you've plan and find the life that's waiting for you.

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September 23, 2010 - diagnosed positive +
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10/10: CD4=156; %=18; VL= 500,000
10/08/10=started Atripla

Offline contagion

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 04:24:38 PM »
hey - i'm from nyc...close rather...i don't know how to pm here?
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Offline Rhaegar

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 10:45:32 PM »
I'm from NYC, but a little outside your age range at 31yo.  :p

I went to the Ritz last week and really enjoyed it.  I only stayed for a little bit, but the guy that runs it is very friendly and welcoming.  He makes sure that you meet other guys, instead of being alone in a corner somewhere.  I think it's still every week, as far as I know.

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Offline AdonisSMU

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 12:16:06 AM »
I'm from NYC, but a little outside your age range at 31yo.  :p

I went to the Ritz last week and really enjoyed it.  I only stayed for a little bit, but the guy that runs it is very friendly and welcoming.  He makes sure that you meet other guys, instead of being alone in a corner somewhere.  I think it's still every week, as far as I know.

-Kevin
I may have to check it out. I'm 32.

Offline walkingpoz

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2012, 08:14:08 AM »
i'll be there for just a week in feb ... but i'm not from ny
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Offline Ann

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2012, 09:00:08 AM »
hey - i'm from nyc...close rather...i don't know how to pm here?

Hi Contagion, welcome to the forums. We'd all like to hear a bit more about you.

You'll have to post in the public forums at least three times before the PM function becomes available to you. It's set up that way to stop spammers.

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2012, 09:29:40 AM »
Never thought about using the forums as a hook-up site.  Any tall, skinny positive guys looking for a quick shag in Ohio, PM me!  I'm clean, U B 2!  (showered that is)

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Offline contagion

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2012, 12:36:53 PM »
Thanks Ann.. :) I'm not yet ready for an introductory post...I will get to it someday though.

PS - I'm looking for friends/dates in NY as well. Feel free to message me.
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Offline Solo_LTSurvivor

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2012, 08:35:06 PM »
Never thought about using the forums as a hook-up site.  Any tall, skinny positive guys looking for a quick shag in Ohio, PM me!  I'm clean, U B 2!  (showered that is)

Wolfie

And here I've been thinking all along that craigslist was the place to go for the best selection of pozzies to hook up with.  Damn.

Anyway, welcome Contagion - hope you find what you're ISO while you're here.
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Offline denb45

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2012, 08:42:35 PM »
Never thought about using the forums as a hook-up site.  Any tall, skinny positive guys looking for a quick shag in Ohio, PM me!  I'm clean, U B 2!  (showered that is)

Wolfie

Dayumm Wolfy, you know I'm married, why do you torture me like this  :P
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Offline Since2005

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2012, 03:04:13 PM »
How about setting up an unofficial small gathering at Ritz NYC forum members or anyone who wants to join. How would we recognize the ones from forum? I am Indian looking and can very easily be spotted and sometimes that could be an issue if I want to be discrete. For others not sure. I went there a while back and have been thinking about going back there. Crowed was pretty mixed and the guy who was running the event was pretty friendly.

Thanks Assb, you are correct, they moved the location from Valda to Ritz and still on Thursday evening.

Offline contagion

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2012, 05:13:23 PM »
I suspect people outside the forum come to ritz too on Thursdays?
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Offline Rhaegar

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2012, 04:33:51 PM »
I suspect people outside the forum come to ritz too on Thursdays?

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Offline Jody

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2012, 06:46:29 PM »
Yes, the meetings at the Ritz are for SIN members- Strength in Numbers and I have gone to some in the past, not many lately although a member had a memorial get together at his apartment in the East Village for a man we lost last year.  I also went on a Caribbean cruise with SIN back in '08 and had a great time and hope to go again soon.  Perhaps we can hook up at the Ritz one evening you other NYC guys, I'm in Queens, I'm 56 and you can recognize me because I am strikingly handsome. ;)

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Offline livelife83

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2012, 08:02:38 PM »
Thank you everyone for posting your suggestions :D. What is SIN(strength in numbers) and how can I get more information about them?
Sometimes you have to give up the life you've plan and find the life that's waiting for you.

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September 23, 2010 - diagnosed positive +
Labs:
10/10: CD4=156; %=18; VL= 500,000
10/08/10=started Atripla

Offline moccsns83

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2012, 07:11:57 PM »
Hey, saw this early but haven't gotten around to making an forums account. I'm 20, recently poz, and would love to make some friends in the city. I guess I can't PM yet though, but hopefully this gets to you?

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2012, 05:46:41 AM »
Hey, saw this early but haven't gotten around to making an forums account. I'm 20, recently poz, and would love to make some friends in the city. I guess I can't PM yet though, but hopefully this gets to you?

Hi Mocc, welcome to the forums.

It's true that you cannot use the PM function yet - you have to have at least three posts in the public forum before you can. It's an anti-spam measure.


People will be more inclined to respond to your PMs when they already know a bit about you by reading your posts in the forum.

Why don't you start a thread in Living or Just Tested and introduce yourself? Let us know how you're doing - emotionally as well as what your numbers are looking like. We're interested, we care, and we're just plain nosy too. ;) ;D

Also make sure you check out the other sections of this website, like the Lessons and the Treatments for HIV & AIDS sections - and feel free to come back into the forums to ask any questions that may arise while you read, or any questions that may already be floating around your head.

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Offline moccsns83

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2012, 01:12:47 AM »
Thanks Ann! I've spent a lot of time in the other sections, reading and informing my self... it's been such a great wealth of resources!

I finally went in to see a doctor and walked out with a primary caregiver for the time being, that was a nice sense of release seeing as I felt I was going nowhere with coming to terms with this all. I'll get around to a more formal introduction, promise!

Offline Since2005

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2012, 07:11:00 AM »
Looking for other poz friends in NYC 18-30 preferably. I tried the personals but haven't had much luck.

Has anyone gone to Ritz/Valada group in nyc? Do this group still exists? What were the experiences like?
« Last Edit: August 22, 2012, 07:12:50 AM by Since2005 »

Offline Rhaegar

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2012, 02:05:07 AM »
I've been a few times.  It's a friendly group of guys, and the drinks are cheaper as well.  Josh, who runs the event, is one of the nicest guys you could meet.  He makes sure that people are mingling and not being left out.

You should definitely check it out.

-Kevin
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Offline Since2005

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2012, 01:59:55 PM »
It was great! Some cute guys were there. Though, sometimes its a bit harder for me to go and say hey do you want to date me or do you want to be my friend? Not sure how to get that started:)

I felt comfortable being around other HIVers. I would recommend others to check it out.

Offline randym431

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Re: looking for friends in NYC
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2012, 02:48:20 AM »
Wish I lived in NYC. No reason. Just because. Can't imagine.

 


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