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Author Topic: Double Trouble HIV and Mental Health Issues.  (Read 1297 times)

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Offline phillypinko

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Double Trouble HIV and Mental Health Issues.
« on: September 20, 2013, 02:37:57 AM »
Anyone in this situation just want to ventilate about what its like? Personally I can say I feel like I am a leper at times. Its a hard knock life that is for sure.

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Re: Double Trouble HIV and Mental Health Issues.
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 08:00:13 AM »
I see from your recent posts that your current "transitional" phase of life is hitting you pretty hard.

For what its worth, you may "feel" like a leper, but its a feeling and not true. HIV is just a virus.  Are you sick because of it? I am guessing, no.  Is your health prognosis good, with medical care and treatment?  I am guessing, yes.

Then its a mindset...   

We can't change all that much, or all that quickly, what some HIV- people may feel about us. The fear or distaste or hatred or judgement.  But we can control how we feel about ourselves, with practice.


“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline weasel

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Re: Double Trouble HIV and Mental Health Issues.
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 09:13:08 PM »
Anyone in this situation just want to ventilate about what its like? Personally I can say I feel like I am a leper at times. Its a hard knock life that is for sure.


     Hi  phillypinko  :)
   I can relate oh so well .   But the older I get the less I worry of what people think .

    I try and keep up-beat .   Having HIV half of my 59 years sounds worse than having
 cancer or some other deadly disease .

   I hope you are seeking help with your head !    Dealing with HIV gets easier , BUT dealing with Mental health has  never been an easy thing for me . I work on being a happy person , The old saying you only live once is true , being the happiest you can be will make you feel better .
  When I am out and about and get cruised I feel like a leper , even thou I am happily married to a great man , knowing I am damaged still hits me like a rock .

                                                           Be well ,
                                                                           Weasel 
" Live and let Live "

Offline phillypinko

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Re: Double Trouble HIV and Mental Health Issues.
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 02:05:07 AM »
I see from your recent posts that your current "transitional" phase of life is hitting you pretty hard.

For what its worth, you may "feel" like a leper, but its a feeling and not true. HIV is just a virus.  Are you sick because of it? I am guessing, no.  Is your health prognosis good, with medical care and treatment?  I am guessing, yes.

Then its a mindset...   

We can't change all that much, or all that quickly, what some HIV- people may feel about us. The fear or distaste or hatred or judgement.  But we can control how we feel about ourselves, with practice.
My experience has been backwards. The longer I am infected the more negative opinions get to me.

 


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