Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 22, 2014, 07:21:10 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 643119
  • Total Topics: 48933
  • Online Today: 228
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: just tested positive last february  (Read 1095 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline younghopefulpoz

  • Member
  • Posts: 55
just tested positive last february
« on: April 04, 2012, 06:55:03 AM »
Hi everyone! Im Karl , 19, from Philippines.

It's been 51 days since the day I was diangnosed. I am very thankful knowing about my status, through our medical examination for immigrant visa, but the diagnosis destroyed all my plans in life, my studies which lead to stopping on my nursing degree. Im so scared that day, all my dreams were broken. Acceptance is very hard to achieve. Im hoping that I will live long and be able to survive. Im diagnosed with a CD4 count of 206.  I NEED HELP PLEASE :(.

Offline surf18

  • Member
  • Posts: 525
Re: just tested positive last february
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 08:05:44 AM »
yea when i was dx'd a year and half ago i too thought it was over. i wouldn't even buy a new shirt i was so certain it was over. but like everyone will tell you time heals a bit. and you will go on and you will achieve all your dreams. be thankful that the treatments we have help and its not the 80's anymore. you do anything you set your sights on. your life is not over. and i am certain that we are on the doorstep of the cure,in the meantime get on meds and stop this virus in its tracks. you are the same person you were before trust me.

Offline younghopefulpoz

  • Member
  • Posts: 55
Re: just tested positive last february
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 10:35:37 AM »
I'm glad that you made that far. Keep it up.So where you from my friend?

I was so worried for now coz my sister is going to US it'll take a long time that we will never see again. I'm happy because my family knew about my status, and it help a lot.

Yeah I heard about the cure for this, and I hope that this will be the hope for the light for us. I was so afraid if someone will knew about my status.I didn't still tell about my status to my partner, coz I might be rejected.

Offline surf18

  • Member
  • Posts: 525
Re: just tested positive last february
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 10:12:08 PM »
I'm in ny state

Offline spacebarsux

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,350
  • Survival of the Fittest
Re: just tested positive last february
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 01:43:32 AM »
Hey younghopeful,

It is normal to feel the way you describe when one is diagnosed. However, truth is we have a near normal life expectancy. There is no reason for you to abandon your studies.

Also, with a CD4 of 206, your doctor would be suggesting commencing therapy as soon as possible.

Best
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline younghopefulpoz

  • Member
  • Posts: 55
Re: just tested positive last february
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 05:10:54 AM »
Hi spacebarsux,

I'm on treatment already, LAMIVUDINE, ZIDOVIUVINE and NEVERAPINE. Is this drugs okay for me?

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: just tested positive last february
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 07:38:41 AM »
Hi spacebarsux,

I'm on treatment already, LAMIVUDINE, ZIDOVIUVINE and NEVERAPINE. Is this drugs okay for me?

Those drugs are all effective. You can read more about them in our Treatments for HIV & AIDS pages.

You might also want to read through the Lessons. Feel free to come back into the forums to ask any questions that may arise while you read.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 07:40:17 AM by Ann »
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.