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Offline sfh-jbl

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aids a blessing
« on: June 18, 2012, 11:29:46 AM »
2weeks from now ill be having my 2nd cd4 count.. tnx to newkrr and leatherman im more positive towards life,, and now i think aids as my blessing coz if i didnt had it, for sure im always drunk and sleeping with other men.. just a reminder to take care of myself.. i love life!!
dec 1 2011 positive, jan 9 12 cd4 151

Offline mecch

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 02:46:27 PM »
HIV diagnosis - use it anyway you would like, that's a pretty good attitude!
Not sure why "sleeping with other men" is a problem.  You can have a sex life and still take care of yourself! 
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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 03:12:02 PM »
I love "sleeping with other men." If only I hadn't been such a cum sponge whore I would have never received this "blessing"  ::)

Still, I love life.

Ps./ Yea, teh Bivens is da man.  I propose a monument.
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 03:30:58 PM »
2weeks from now ill be having my 2nd cd4 count.. tnx to newkrr and leatherman im more positive towards life,, and now i think aids as my blessing coz if i didnt had it, for sure im always drunk and sleeping with other men.. just a reminder to take care of myself.. i love life!!

If your diagnosis makes you realize that you need to make some changes in your life, then that's good.  I'm not sure I see HIV or AIDS as a blessing, however.

For the record, there's nothing wrong with sleeping with other men.  This does not cause you to become infected with HIV.  Only unprotected sex will cause you to become infected.

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     One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell.
     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
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Offline sfh-jbl

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 08:09:27 PM »
yeah ur right,, sleeping with other men shouldnt be a prob.. i should have added sex with other men , unprotected... but still havent tried it eversince tested i am still scared of transmitting it..
dec 1 2011 positive, jan 9 12 cd4 151

Offline Matham

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2012, 11:50:05 PM »
I spent the first six months of my diagnosis heavily resistant to accepting it, let alone balking at the idea that it could ever be a blessing, but more than a year and half post-diagnosis, yeah, I see now how it can and is a blessing, especially in disguise.

I believe in Life to its fullest extent.

We are fortunate to live in an age to be diagnosed with HIV and succesfully combat it.

Offline NY2011

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 03:34:34 AM »
whatever. It's a foolish thing to write and to think. 
10/26/2011 - SEROCONVERSION (hi fever+rash)
10/31/2011 - CD4= 154  VL>500,000 
10/31/2011 - started on Truvada+Prezista+Norvir
12/14/2011 - CD4= 750 VL=6412 (45%)
01/27/2012 - switched to Atripla
04/23/2012 - CD4=1,221 VL= 140  (47%)
06/22/2012 - CD4=1,224 VL= ud    (49%)
12/18/2012 - CD4=1,031 VL= ud    (51%)
09/16/2013 - CD4=1,151 VL= ud   ( 49%)
03/26/2014 - CD4=1,050 VL= ud

Offline anniebc

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 04:59:23 AM »
I'm not sure what advise Newkrr or Leatherman gave you ...but trust me AIDS is NOT a blessing, it's a virus that is will eventually destroy our bodies...unless of course they can find a cure before that happens.

If you are going to take advise from anyone I suggest you read and take on board what Buckmark posted, but please don't go around thinking you have been blessed.

Take care of yourself, enjoy safe sex with the men in your life, don't make life hard, it's meant to be fun and we only get one chance at enjoying it, so make the most of it.

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Offline leatherman

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2012, 11:30:59 AM »
I'm not sure what advise Newkrr or Leatherman gave you ..
in the one previous thread that SFH posted in, several people (included myself Newkrr, Hopey, and Ann) welcomed SFH to the forums, congratulated SFH on getting to UD and suggested looking at the AidsMeds lessons. Thinking of HIV as a blessing/catalyst to improving his life is something that SFH brought up on his own and has never been discussed before. I'm sure if you had taken the time to look at the past thread in which SFH has posted (he's only got 3 so far) you'd see how helpful and welcoming many of our members were to SFH. ;)
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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2012, 12:42:20 PM »
I'm sure if you had taken the time to look at the past thread in which SFH has posted (he's only got 3 so far) you'd see how helpful and welcoming many of our members were to SFH. ;)

Speaking of helpful so was Jan's advice . Why do you interpret everything certain people say as if its an accusation , very strange .


Offline NY2011

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2012, 07:05:53 PM »
Having support from people to help you through a difficult time in your life is a blessing.  The advancements in medicine and treatment is a blessing.  The will to live, and the determination and ability to change things about yourself is a blessing. This disease, that has killed 34 million people, and infects 34 million people, is not a blessing.  You may feel like your life has been on a destructive path, and this may be helping you straighten out a little, but not by virtue of this disease that has ravaged and killed millions of men and women.  Yes, it is easy to think that this is more manageable than you probably thought it was, now that you and I are on this side of the fence.  But, be mindful of the people who do not have access to the care that you may have, and please don't ever think, for once, that there's anything beautiful about this hefty consequence to pay for just being human.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2012, 02:42:29 PM by NY2011 »
10/26/2011 - SEROCONVERSION (hi fever+rash)
10/31/2011 - CD4= 154  VL>500,000 
10/31/2011 - started on Truvada+Prezista+Norvir
12/14/2011 - CD4= 750 VL=6412 (45%)
01/27/2012 - switched to Atripla
04/23/2012 - CD4=1,221 VL= 140  (47%)
06/22/2012 - CD4=1,224 VL= ud    (49%)
12/18/2012 - CD4=1,031 VL= ud    (51%)
09/16/2013 - CD4=1,151 VL= ud   ( 49%)
03/26/2014 - CD4=1,050 VL= ud

Offline anniebc

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2012, 07:44:10 PM »
Having support from people to help you through a difficult time in your life is a blessing.  The advancements in medicine and treatment is a blessing.  The will to live, and the determination and ability to change things about yourself is a blessing. This disease, that has killed 34 million people, and infects 34 million people, is not a blessing.  You may feel like your life has been on a destructive path, and this may be helping you straighten out a little, but not by virtue of a disease that has ravaged and killed healthy men and women!  Yes, it is easy to think that this is more manageable than you probably thought it was, now that you and I are on this side of the fence.  But, be mindful of the people who do not have access to the care that you may have, and please don't ever think, for once, that it's anything more than a hefty consequence to pay for just being human.

Well said NY, good post.

Aroha
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Offline PerfectlyHuman

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2012, 06:49:59 PM »
A blessing? I think NOT.

I admire your positive attitude tho. Just got diagnosed 2 weeks ago.

Offline PerfectlyHuman

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2012, 06:51:23 PM »
Having support from people to help you through a difficult time in your life is a blessing.  The advancements in medicine and treatment is a blessing.  The will to live, and the determination and ability to change things about yourself is a blessing. This disease, that has killed 34 million people, and infects 34 million people, is not a blessing.  You may feel like your life has been on a destructive path, and this may be helping you straighten out a little, but not by virtue of this disease that has ravaged and killed millions of men and women.  Yes, it is easy to think that this is more manageable than you probably thought it was, now that you and I are on this side of the fence.  But, be mindful of the people who do not have access to the care that you may have, and please don't ever think, for once, that there's anything beautiful about this hefty consequence to pay for just being human.

Good

Offline james3000

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2012, 11:02:48 AM »
If feeling like crap day and night is a blessing

I have been over blessed  ! lol

Offline Mrmojorisin

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2012, 11:22:47 AM »
Is AIDS a blessing??? No. But the folks I would not have met otherwise have been a blessing to me
Started Meds On 5/1/2012 Norvair, Truvada, Prezista, and Bactrim

4/17/2012--CD4 83/ VL 353,000  7.0%
5/15/2012--CD4 218/ VL 4,970    14.1%
6/27/2012--CD4 146/ VL 420      6.1%
10/11/2012-CD4-223/ VL-62       9.5%
2/14/2013--CD4-215/ VL-119      13.6%
7/3/2013---CD4-256/ VL-UD       18.0%
10/18/2013 CD4-223/ VL-UD       22.2%
01/23/2014-CD4-381/VL-UD       25.3%--Dropped the Bactrim

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Offline Common_ground

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2012, 11:48:38 AM »
HIV diagnosis - use it anyway you would like, that's a pretty good attitude!
Not sure why "sleeping with other men" is a problem.  You can have a sex life and still take care of yourself!
Agreed.

I believe HIV is partly what you make it, at least the mental part. Success of course depends on will and ability.

To some it can act as a saviour and to others its worst case scenario. Whatever an individual feels ,their perspective should be respected. The OP seems to have made a great step in adjusting to his new life and I am delighted to see there are people eager and willing to live on. Good on you :)

About 4 million children dies every year due to malnutrition, how about get some of them into treatment?
2011 May - Neg.
2012 June CD4:205, 16% VL:2676 Start Truvada/Stocrin
2012 July  CD4:234, 18% VL:88
2012 Sep  CD4:238, 17% VL:UD
2013 Feb  CD4:257, 24% VL:UD -viramune/truvada
2013 May CD4:276, 26% VL:UD

Offline sfh-jbl

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Re: aids a blessing
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2012, 10:04:13 AM »
my latest cd4... 234!!! yahoooo,, hopefully nextime its 567.. thanks guys for all the comments,, live positively and live life to the fullest.. these little monsters inside us will be cured soon... hoping... cheers
dec 1 2011 positive, jan 9 12 cd4 151

 


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