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Author Topic: Got tested Positive  (Read 1230 times)

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Offline Bjonz

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Got tested Positive
« on: April 10, 2014, 02:45:37 PM »
Hello . I recently got tested HIV positive (about 2 weeks ago). I have since felt extreme sadness and loneliness. No one in my life knows I prefer to tell them when I am ready. I have been looking for people that I can talk to and discuss living with HIV. Then I stumbled upon this site.

I am not really good at introduction I apologies.I hope to participate in various discussions and topics with you all. I really look forward on becoming apart of the community.

Thanks for your time in reading this.

Offline Joe K

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Re: Got tested Positive
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2014, 03:14:35 PM »
Hey Bjonz,

Sorry to hear about you being poz, but glad you found your way here.  If you want to talk about HIV, this is the place and we have various forums that cover many aspects of being poz.  Feel free to talk about whatever you want, ask questions or just vent.  We have members from all over the world and the greatest thing we offer is unwavering support.

Welcome to the forums.

Joe

Offline Ann

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Re: Got tested Positive
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 04:52:26 AM »
Hi Bjonz, welcome to the forums.

Hello . I recently got tested HIV positive (about 2 weeks ago).s.

Have you been confirmed as hiv positive with further testing? Any positive antibody test result needs to be confirmed with a Western Blot test, because sometimes antibody tests return false positive results. The WB test is used to screen these out.

If you have been confirmed with a WB test, have you made an appointment with an hiv or infectious disease specialist? That is your next step. The specialist will take further blood to find out what your numbers are - specifically your CD4 count and viral load. This will tell you how healthy your immune system is and is important information.

Ann
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Offline sfguys

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Re: Got tested Positive
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 08:38:04 PM »
Hi Bjonz, welcome to the forum. This is a great forum and there are a lot of supportive people here. I also got tested positive two weeks ago. I kept thinking about it all day long in the beginning. But now I try to block my mind not to think about it too much. I met a person who has been positive for 30 years and he said he don't think about it at all and he lives in a normal life. So you can still have a normal life if you believe and choose to.

 


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