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Author Topic: Just got the most Positive news of my Life....Im HIV Positive LOL  (Read 2863 times)

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Offline johnnyl

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It began with a trip to the Doc for a thrush Condition. I started doing research never thinking it was HIV... Well when the medication wasn't making the thrush go away, the doc asked me if I was Autoimmune.. Im like whats that?? He said HIV +... I was like no ,,,cant be,...well after loosing sleep over this I went out and got one of those home access tests...I called the number and was transferred to a counselor.. He was like the test was positive...I couldn't believe it...started panicking , am I going to die??will I get to see my little girl grow up...a million things rushed through my mind. Thank GOD for these forums as they are the only support and help I have been getting. The wife knows and she has tested Negative so far but praying for her... And please all of you do the same for her.. I still have not come to terms with this, just trying to be positive, and the more I read up on this Disease it can be managed. I have quit smoking dont drink and I guess the hardest thing I am having to give up is my BUDZ... I sure could use some advice from some of you out there... I feel so ....Sh** I dont know what im feeling ...Already went to the ID doc and he is waiting on my first labs.. Immediately wanted to start me on Atripla..should I take this stuff in the morning or night?? and WTF !!  so expensive... So many thoughts, decisions, whoa.... BREATH !!!   I really appreciate some feedback from you guys and gals who have been in my shoes...Thanks a bunch..
Tested Poz May 22nd 2012
CD4      VL            %    6/20/12
4         226000       5
258      800           13    8/23/12
293      <20           17    10/19/12
306      <44           17    12/31/12
398      101           18     2/27/13
607      <20           21     2/28/14

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Just got the most Positive news of my Life....Im HIV Positive LOL
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 08:42:57 PM »
Why do you have to stop smoking pot?

That aside, welcome. Sorry you're here but glad you found us all the same.

Check out our Lessons for the Newly Converted Diagnosed.

MtD

Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: Just got the most Positive news of my Life....Im HIV Positive LOL
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 12:37:11 PM »
Why do you have to stop smoking pot?

That aside, welcome. Sorry you're here but glad you found us all the same.

Check out our Lessons for the Newly Converted Diagnosed.

MtD
you're right  Mtd

You are going through "WTF, I GOT AIDS" shock and you need to find your equilibrium.  In other words, chill out, find like-minded people to talk with in your area or near by and get that stress off your chest.  Knowledge is everything but so is community and friends you have that know what you are going through and can emotional support you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I3ba3lnFHik

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Offline buginme2

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Re: Just got the most Positive news of my Life....Im HIV Positive LOL
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 12:47:23 PM »
You don't need to stop smoking pot.  In fact, smoking pot is beneficial to those who are HIV positive.

Link:  http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/hiv_marijuana_cannabinoids_1667_22119.shtml
"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e0gcEC1TWE

Offline 1228GUY

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Re: Just got the most Positive news of my Life....Im HIV Positive LOL
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 08:05:41 PM »
Good news is that you will LIVE!!!!   :P   Bad news?? Ummmmm yeah sometimes having to stop The Walking Dead and take your meds can be annoying...... The most important thing to know is this.... You Are Going To Be Ok!  Get yourself educated, look for a support group if needed (Believe it or not, talking face to face with ppl newly diagnosed or even ppl that have been living with this helps)  You will realize you are not alone in how you feel and that others feel differently as well!  I'm sorry about the bad news... 2 years poz here I'm 30.... first year was rough both health and mental but here I am ready to tackle life :)  You will too!
« Last Edit: May 31, 2012, 08:09:44 PM by 1228GUY »
12.28.09 - Rcvd call I should test
12.29.09 - Confirmed
01.19.10 - VL 30015  CD4 172
03.18.10 - VL 1627    CD4 193
04.15.10 - VL 965      CD4 248
07.09.10 - VL 227      CD4 233 (19%)
08.12.10 - VL 99        CD4 280 (18%)
12.03.19 - VL 79        CD4 262 (21%)
02.09.11 - VL 90        CD4 376 (19%)
05.20.11 - VL 106      CD4 196 (25%)
06.23.11 - VL 82        CD4 289
08.05.11 - VL UD       CD4 286
11.04.11 - VL 54        CD4 305
03.02.12 - VL UD       CD4 523
04.30.12 - VL 74
08.12.12 - VL 153      CD4 353
11.15.12 - VL 43        CD4 443
01.11.13 - VL 39       
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Offline johnnyl

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Re: Just got the most Positive news of my Life....Im HIV Positive LOL
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 01:50:11 PM »
Thank you all for your replies... It has been a rough 2 weeks and have been trying to educate myself as much as possible. I have come to terms that this is a condition that I will manage and will live a long healthy life with. Its amazing how this discovery has now changed the way I will live and care for myself now. Some take so much for granted thinking that they can do whatever they choose to their bodys and not have to worry about it till its too late... Again I thank all of you for your comforting comments.Still waiting on labs and well...It is what it is...
Tested Poz May 22nd 2012
CD4      VL            %    6/20/12
4         226000       5
258      800           13    8/23/12
293      <20           17    10/19/12
306      <44           17    12/31/12
398      101           18     2/27/13
607      <20           21     2/28/14

Offline sshortguy1

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Re: Just got the most Positive news of my Life....Im HIV Positive LOL
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 05:37:13 PM »
i read about hiv people asking are they going to die ?? the most direct answer is no , this is 2012 not the 1980s in the u.s hiv is the most manageable disease people can get i know at least 30 people with hiv , from 25 yrs to recent , hell knew alot about hiv b4 i even gotten it b/c of these people i've met over the yrs

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Re: Just got the most Positive news of my Life....Im HIV Positive LOL
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 06:30:51 PM »
i read about hiv people asking are they going to die ?? the most direct answer is no , this is 2012 not the 1980s in the u.s hiv is the most manageable disease people can get i know at least 30 people with hiv , from 25 yrs to recent , hell knew alot about hiv b4 i even gotten it b/c of these people i've met over the yrs

I thought you said you were not going to dazzle us with you extensive knowledge of HIV anymore and leave the forum , I guess its our lucky day you decided to stay .

Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Just got the most Positive news of my Life....Im HIV Positive LOL
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2012, 06:32:33 PM »
in the u.s hiv is the most manageable disease people can get


Really?  Fascinating.
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