Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 18, 2021, 05:40:50 pm

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 762001
  • Total Topics: 64697
  • Online Today: 117
  • Online Ever: 5484
  • (June 18, 2021, 11:15:29 pm)
Users Online
Users: 2
Guests: 96
Total: 98

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Do I Have HIV?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Can't believe I'm here  (Read 1691 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline hilarya93

  • New Member
  • Posts: 2
Can't believe I'm here
« on: June 25, 2021, 05:06:05 am »
I'm sure, like the rest of you, I can't believe I'm in this group. I got my diagnosis 1 week ago. I was seein a dude for the last 4 months and he never told me he was HIV positive. I found out he wasn't monogamous like I was, so since we hadn't been using a condom, I went and got tested for everything. Welp, HIV was positive. I donate plasma all the time and as of March 7th, I was negative and as of June 10th, I was positive. He said he told me, but I was drunk and said I didn't care! WHAT?!?! Ain't no way in hell!!!!! EVEN IF THAT WAS THE CASE, why didn't u tell me the next day when I was sober? Or the next 4 f'in months???? If you cared SO MUCH about me, why didn't you insist on wearing a condom? I've started the process of pressing charges (which I know some people don't agree with, and to each his own) because we had sex A LOT over the last 4 months and he admitted to me 2 days ago that he's had it for 8 years! I'm so angry! A little hurt cuz I was just starting to let my guard down (which is hard for me) and a little bit of fear. Am I ever gonna find a man that will want to be with me? I'm freakin 43, I don't wanna live the rest of my life sexless..... 😭

Offline hilarya93

  • New Member
  • Posts: 2
Re: Can't believe I'm here
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2021, 05:24:24 am »
I was just diagnosed 7 days ago, and I know for sure I did not have it March 7th, so I contracted it fairly recently. My viral load is 99,900 and my CD4, THANK GOD, is 700. The doctor wants to wait until he gets my genotype results before he starts me on meds, but I will stay on meds and NEVER miss a pill for the rest of my life! I'm waiting for grand babies (or at least grand goats if my kids don't have babies...lol) My biggest battle right now, besides hating the mf'er that gave it to me when he knew he had it, is having to quit drinking as an alcoholic and having to deal with this reality sober....😭😭😭

Offline Jim Allen

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 17,762
  • Twitter @JimAllenDublin
    • HIV Lessons
Re: Can't believe I'm here
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2021, 06:50:50 am »
Hiya,

Sorry to hear about your diagnosis and I wish you all the best on your journey getting sober.

Quote
Am I ever gonna find a man that will want to be with me? I'm freakin 43, I don't wanna live the rest of my life sexless.

Sure, it's possible. Your HIV status doesn't mean you can't have a sex life or can't date & meet people. Never stopped me from dating & having sex.

Jim
« Last Edit: June 25, 2021, 08:22:28 am by Jim Allen »
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
HIV 101
Read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
Read about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
HIV TasP
You can read about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
Read about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

Offline RMalongo

  • Member
  • Posts: 14
Re: Can't believe I'm here
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2021, 09:59:56 am »
I understand your pain but anger won’t change anything anymore…

You were diagnosed very quickly so this is good! You need to move on and think about positive things in your life (I learned that I want zero stress in my life since 3 weeks ever again…)

You take your « vitamin » pill every day until hopefully a cure is found …

We are all in the same boat… I advise you to see a psychologist to let go all this anger and fear in you!

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2021 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.