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Offline DRS

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New diagnosis
« on: October 26, 2013, 10:23:53 PM »
My life ended on September 11, 2013: I was confirmed as HIV positive. This sucks so much.
Diagnosed HIV positive: September 11, 2013
CD4 count: 293
Viral load: 116,000

Started Atripla: October 10, 2013

February 2014:
CD4 count: 420
Viral load: 58

Online Jeff G

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Re: New diagnosis
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2013, 10:33:30 PM »
You life changed on that day but it didn't end . I'm one of many who has lived 30 or more years with this virus and you can do it too .

Your life may be different than what you had planed but it can be a good life just the same . I have traveled the world and had many great adventures all while living with HIV .

The despair you are feeling is something you will eventually work through , it does get better and although it may not feel like it now your life has as much value today as it ever did . We have all been where you are and made through , you will too . 

Welcome to the forum .

Offline DRS

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Re: New diagnosis
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 10:46:42 PM »
Thank you. It has been a great challenge, and it's different from day to day. I suppose I'm having a low moment today, but I know it isn't a death sentence as it used to be.
I can see that this forum will greatly help since I don't have anyone near to lean on. Again, thank you.
Diagnosed HIV positive: September 11, 2013
CD4 count: 293
Viral load: 116,000

Started Atripla: October 10, 2013

February 2014:
CD4 count: 420
Viral load: 58

Online Jeff G

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Re: New diagnosis
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 10:53:20 PM »
You are welcome , so glad you found us . We have members from all over the world so many points of view and experience are represented here .

Check out our forum gatherings . http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=50995.0

We choose a city every year and share a week of fun , if you can make it you will make some new friends and are guaranteed to have a good time .   

Offline DRS

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Re: New diagnosis
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 11:18:13 PM »
Sounds awesome! Thanks!
Diagnosed HIV positive: September 11, 2013
CD4 count: 293
Viral load: 116,000

Started Atripla: October 10, 2013

February 2014:
CD4 count: 420
Viral load: 58

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Re: New diagnosis
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 01:46:40 PM »
Welcome , so how is life now ? Are you currently physically ill ?, I, m sorry that you don,t have friends near by to share with. Have you recently moved or living in the country . I am very nosey  curious. Look forward to your next post
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