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ichigo_kun:
i was tested positive last nov 2011  .but didnt go for a checkup or cd4 count,its very hard in my situation because i still dont have open permit or permanent residence here in canada. just working visa. they said you will be deported if you are positive and will never have pr because of very expensive meds.my family didnt know too.
i dont know what to do but just keep on going and pray. i just hope everything will be fine in the future.

mecch:
Tested  positive by what method of test?

I am sorry you are living in such turmoil and anxiety.  First of all, get yourself an anonymous, but reliable, western blot confirmation that you are HIV+.

Secondly, if you are, or are not HIV+, you need to change the way you are living your life.  When life puts a bit road block in your way, you have to agressively and intelligently get ALL the information from the real sources, about what is possible and what isn't. You have to put all your resources into finding the correct way to going forward, despite the big boulder.

Living with your head in the sand, giving into fear, and second or third hand "info" about what is and isn't possible, is not going to lead to a successful, independent life.

leatherman:

--- Quote from: ichigo_kun on November 24, 2012, 11:48:34 PM ---i was tested positive last nov 2011  .but didnt go for a checkup or cd4 count,its very hard in my situation

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instead of posting all that stuff in the research forum, what you should have been doing was getting yourself back to the doctor, confirming the HIV and getting a cd4 count and VL count, so you and the doctor knew your next course of action. A cure, if its too found, is still a long ways away and you're going to have to do something about HIV long before a cure miraculously saves you. Get your head out of the sand and get to a doctor. No one likes the consequences of being infected and having to deal with things; but that's what you need to do - and sooner rather than later.


--- Quote from: ichigo_kun on November 24, 2012, 11:48:34 PM ---but just keep on going and pray. i just hope everything will be fine in the future.

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HIV doesn't care about your prayers. HIV doesn't care what you hope will happen. HIV is a terminal illness that, unless properly treated, will eventually make you very sick before killing you.

I hope now that you've admitted your fears and owned up to not following through with medical care, that you will listen to our advice and move forward in your life, actively doing something about your situation and taking charge of your life by seeking proper medical attention.

ichigo_kun:
i went to a private clinic for std test. and was tested negative for some std's. then i tried quick hiv test anonymously, but tested positive. so the nurse and the councilor talk to me with some stuff and they need to take more blood for western blot. they sent it to ontario health center and there tested positive. i need to wait for my papers before seeking medical attention or else, ill get deported and loose my job.

Jmarksto:
ichigo;

How long are you talking about before you get your papers?

As leatherman noted, at a minimum you really need to know what your CD4 and viral load counts are (and track them every three months or so).  Once you know these you will be able to gauge and track your health care decisions relative to the wait for your papers.

As you can tell, you will get some tough love here if you are postponing some basic health care that could put you at very serious risk - we want you healthy but you have to do your part.

Also, kilofile provided this link to someone else emigrating to Canada.  There may be some useful info and links if don't already have it.

http://www.aidslaw.ca/publications/interfaces/downloadFile.php?ref=2004

JM

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