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Offline NYman

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test results +
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:35:27 PM »
Helllo
   Well back in January 1th got flu symptoms and 4 days later decided to make an appointment because I thought I had an infection. While they were asking me questions like when did start they asked me if I wanted to have a physical done I was like yea why not also if I wanted to get HIV tested I was like yea sure why not. One week later I got a call they need it me in the clinic to discuss my results I got scared , but didnít want to think the worseÖ Next day 10am my doctor gave the worse news in my life I tested HIV positive, but they were some abnormalities so they had to do the test again just to make sure and check if I didnít have tuberculosis or any other STDís . It feels surreal im in shock all my past relationships were of 6 months  to 1 year with serious people except for my last one which she had bunch of tattoos , but never thought of having this. Iím so scared I havenít tell anybody I feel so lonely not being to share this im still waiting for my second test . Now Iím a sports guy always running and playing soccer never had any symptoms heck I donít even go partying that much always was selective with the people I had relationships. Turning 27 next month and I feel bad about this . Not only that did little research and how expensive medicine can get .

Offline AlreadyTired

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Re: test results +
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 11:13:58 PM »
Sorry to hear about your poz diagnosis. It was the worst news for myself, as well. I was diagnosed in October. I've been on meds for almost three months. My numbers have improved to "normal" in that time. Did the doc draw blood to get your numbers, your viral load (VL) and CD4 counts? Being a healthy 27 yo you already have a lot going for you to stay healthy with the meds. Learn to cook an immune boosting diet. Many on here have been positive for a long time and they are a wealth of knowledge and understanding. Reading these boards are very helpful, but overwhelming at times. Sometimes small doses of information are necessary. I didn't read anything until a few weeks ago. I just listened and followed instructions. Take my meds daily, DAILY! Eat well, don't take St. John's Wort and exercise. I still have to begin exercising, lol.  About paying for meds, all I know is it's a different world in NY (guessing that from your name) than where I live, Wyoming. I was approved for full med funding from the state in less than a week. Good luck with that. Others on here can help you navigate the funding maze. Stay close.

Offline NYman

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 12:51:03 AM »
thanks for your message i gotta make some phone calls tomorrow to check the second test. finding this website have relieved my stress so much .

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Re: test results +
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 08:05:27 AM »
Helllo
   Well back in January 1th got flu symptoms and 4 days later decided to make an appointment because I thought I had an infection. While they were asking me questions like when did start they asked me if I wanted to have a physical done I was like yea why not also if I wanted to get HIV tested I was like yea sure why not. One week later I got a call they need it me in the clinic to discuss my results I got scared , but didnít want to think the worseÖ Next day 10am my doctor gave the worse news in my life I tested HIV positive, but they were some abnormalities so they had to do the test again just to make sure and check if I didnít have tuberculosis or any other STDís . It feels surreal im in shock all my past relationships were of 6 months  to 1 year with serious people except for my last one which she had bunch of tattoos , but never thought of having this. Iím so scared I havenít tell anybody I feel so lonely not being to share this im still waiting for my second test . Now Iím a sports guy always running and playing soccer never had any symptoms heck I donít even go partying that much always was selective with the people I had relationships. Turning 27 next month and I feel bad about this . Not only that did little research and how expensive medicine can get .

Hi there NYman. 

Sorry to hear about your diagnosis.  It sucks!!!  Getting an HIV positive diagnosis is devastating emotionally.  Everyone here is positive and knows how tough it is.   I was diagnosed in December and it was really rough. But like any shock, it wore off in time and I now see the reality isn't so bad. 

I'm sure you'll get sick of people saying you'll be okay, but it's the truth, now we have all these amazing new meds with minimal side effects.   

Being young, active and healthy at the beginning will serve you well.

Anyways, I wanted to introduce myself and welcome you to the boards.  Feel free to vent and say what you feel.

Hugs!!

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11.14   VL 3.6M
12.15   VL 1.6M  CD4 948 26%  Started: Truvada 200, Norvir 100, Prezista 500
12.15   VL 5.8K  CD4 922  44%  Switched to: Stibild
01.15   VL 146  CD4 1026  42%

Offline lifejourney

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Re: test results +
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 08:09:55 AM »
I forgot to mention, if you're in New York City (like me) there's a lot of options here for access to free or low cost meds.  Feel free to send me a private message.
10.14   Infected
11.14   VL 3.6M
12.15   VL 1.6M  CD4 948 26%  Started: Truvada 200, Norvir 100, Prezista 500
12.15   VL 5.8K  CD4 922  44%  Switched to: Stibild
01.15   VL 146  CD4 1026  42%

Offline Weber

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 12:00:51 AM »
Hello NYman,

Sorry to hear about your dx. It's been about 7 months for me. I hear ya especially about the feeling of loneliness. I've been very reserved about disclosure. So far I'm pretty much alone in my coping journey which isn't easy but I'm slowly realizing feelings of isolation and loneliness are really just in our head because of the stupid stigma surrounding HIV. I relocated shortly after my dx because of work, made new friends, now have a new, fun social circle and things have been pretty good. It's not written on our forehead after all :)

It's never easy to cope with an HIV dx, but life has truly moved on. Yours will too. Promise :) Update us with your treatment and welcome. Hugs...



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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 07:59:28 PM »
HI NY, I see you are still posting in the spanish forum and I was wondering have you ever had a confirmation that you have HIV ?

Offline NYman

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2015, 10:52:44 PM »
well somehow Jeff G i don't know if you can see the pic i posted on the other forum i still have to make an appointment to an HIV specialist my second test from the clinic shows abnormalities .thanks for asking .

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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2015, 08:04:36 AM »
well somehow Jeff G i don't know if you can see the pic i posted on the other forum i still have to make an appointment to an HIV specialist my second test from the clinic shows abnormalities .thanks for asking .

Please only post in your original thread in the Spanish forum until you have been confirmed HIV positive until Andy tells you its ok to post elsewhere .

Offline NYman

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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 10:24:03 PM »
i just wanted to get feedback from somebody who speaks spanish , but my original thread is this one btw somehow i can't read my PM's it doesn't let me log in yet i can post in the forums .

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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 10:34:50 PM »
You have not been confirmed as HIV positive so stay in the spanish am I infected forum .
As a member who has not been confirmed as HIV positive you cannot send or receive PMís you slipped by us and was allowed to post incorrectly and have now been told several times to not post out of the spanish forum.

The reason people that who have not been confirmed as HIV positive are required to stay in the am I Infected forum is to keep them from quizzing and sending PMíS to positive members . Im locking this thread and warning you not to post outside of the your thread in the spanish forum until Andy tells you its ok to do otherwise .

If you post anywhere else you will be given a time out . You would have known this already had you read the posting guidelines .

 


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