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Author Topic: What is the biggest personal challenge you face regarding your hiv status?  (Read 25796 times)

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Offline leatherman

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Re: What is the biggest personal challenge you face regarding your hiv status?
« Reply #150 on: September 08, 2014, 09:36:48 AM »
The person that I am currently dating, I feel as if I have totally shut him out of my life; not wanting him to touch me at all. He doesn't deserve it at all.
I would hope that you could work you way past this issue. Didn't you say that your BF is also HIV+? If y'all are both on medications and UD, there is no chance in hell of any cross-infection or anything. People living with HIV often serosort (hook up with those of the same status) to avoid a lot of "bad feelings" and anxiety. If your BF has already been poz a while, he is probably the best person in the world to understand you and the issues you are going through. It would be a shame to throw away a good guy that could help you.

Last, if I should continue to try and hunt down the person that infected me. I have been trying to inform him for almost eight months, but have been unsuccessful, as he has been rescheduling over and over again.
Nope. stop trying right now. The past is the past and that guy's health is his concern. You should simply send him a note saying that he needs to get checked for any STDs and HIV, and leave it there. BTW have you been contacted by your state's health dpt? Most states do anonymous partner notification. (when someone tests poz, this data is given to the state. the state health dpt contacts you to make sure you understand the issues surrounding being HIV positive. they ask for a list of possible sexual contacts you might have had. they then follow up with those people suggesting they should get tested.) There really isn't any reason for you to continue to track down this guy when the state will do it anonymously for you.
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Offline Kmg1947

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Re: What is the biggest personal challenge you face regarding your hiv status?
« Reply #151 on: September 11, 2014, 10:50:45 AM »
My son says his biggest challenge is just the stigma. He is in fear of people knowing. He has had to change Doctors because of it. Some places like clinics are not confidential at all they just throw around the most personal sensitive information like it is nothing, as they are not living with this. He explains that to me often. He said people comment on his weight as he is small, so he feels like they are looking for something. He is trying his best to move out of this state and go somewhere else and not be known. I respect that! I told him no matter what I am standing here for him and will see him where ever he is at, as well as continue to being the support he needs.

One day at a time.
Kay
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Offline drewm

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Re: What is the biggest personal challenge you face regarding your hiv status?
« Reply #152 on: September 11, 2014, 11:40:25 AM »
My son says his biggest challenge is just the stigma. He is in fear of people knowing. He has had to change Doctors because of it. Some places like clinics are not confidential at all they just throw around the most personal sensitive information like it is nothing, as they are not living with this. He explains that to me often. He said people comment on his weight as he is small, so he feels like they are looking for something. He is trying his best to move out of this state and go somewhere else and not be known. I respect that! I told him no matter what I am standing here for him and will see him where ever he is at, as well as continue to being the support he needs.

One day at a time.
Kay

Thanks for being his rock, Kay. My mom is still my rock. Sorry about the confidentiality issues. That is something that should definitely be addressed with his doctor / management of the clinic.
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Offline Kmg1947

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Re: What is the biggest personal challenge you face regarding your hiv status?
« Reply #153 on: September 11, 2014, 01:23:35 PM »
Thank you so much for your encouragement.

Kay
Loving Life through the Ups & Downs.

K

Offline bubba53

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Re: What is the biggest personal challenge you face regarding your hiv status?
« Reply #154 on: September 11, 2014, 08:48:52 PM »
 Mine is fatigue,no doubt  , sometimes I'm fine , but I defiantly tire more easily & takes a long time to get moving in the mornings , & the lipo of course , but I learned that's part of who I am now.  Fix the things I can & the rest Well.................

Offline zach

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Re: What is the biggest personal challenge you face regarding your hiv status?
« Reply #155 on: September 11, 2014, 09:46:03 PM »
lonely, worn out
gonna go up to the mountain, for to find a little peace
looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

 


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