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Author Topic: need someone to talk to..  (Read 4719 times)

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Offline faith_shadow

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need someone to talk to..
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:15:25 am »
hello. im new here.. i just knew that my bestfriend was diagnosed with hiv two days ago..he was confirmed a month ago..

i was shocked and sad at the same time. i couldnt tell anyone,ive been crying for these past two days, i dont know who to talk to and now im scared of him dying.

i cant have him dying on me..it scares me.. and i can't because i love him so much..

how to help him? i dont even know where to begin.. what should i do  :'( :'( :'(

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Re: need someone to talk to..
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 02:54:36 am »

Not sure what you mean with diagnosed 2 days ago and confirmed a month ago.Maybe you just mean he tested a month ago and had confirmatory testing done 2 days ago.

Not that matters, look with treatment life expectancy for young people taking HIV therapy has reached normal and so you should expect your friend to live a long and productive life.

Just be there for them if they need someone to talk to through this initial stage.

« Last Edit: May 07, 2018, 03:32:33 am by JimDublin »
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Offline Kangaroo

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Re: need someone to talk to..
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 07:32:00 pm »
I think u mean he tested a month ago and told you 2 days ago!

Don't cry! If the trusted you, probably he feel safe at you!

You are very lucky for having such a friend, and also lucky for finding this forum... I am sure you gonna find many info here that will help you to help him to live a long healthy life!

I think you should offer yourself to talk and if you feel confident encourage him to take the meds and focusing on life (if he makes what doc says, HIV will only be some blood tests and a med once a day, he will live life just like before)
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