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Offline JCS19

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A New Start
« on: June 11, 2021, 12:14:10 am »
A diagnosis of HIV can be devastating; and it brings with it a mix of thoughts and emotions that turn the mind and the heart inside out. Yet in light of one's diagnosis, the human desire to be cherished, loved and supported cannot be extinguished. They are an intrinsic part of being human.

Every person has a desire to experience lifes goodness, with all of its joys and personal accomplishments, shared among family and friends. HIV does not (and should not) have the ability to deprive anyone of these things.

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of reflection and prioritizing the things that matter. It has been a period of adjustment and change, so let it be for the better.

HIV is tricky and can have an overwhelming impact ones mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. My hope for someone receiving an HIV diagnosis is that they see it as a starting point, not an end point. It has certainly been the start to an important chapter for me.

The joys, successes and happiness of life await each of us, so let us all embrace them!

Written by James C.

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 06:55:21 pm »
Hi James:

Thank you for joining us. Before you continue posting, please don't forget to create a new topic introducing yourself (you can see plenty of previous examples in the "Living with HIV" section; that's standard practice for all new members.

Offline Jim Allen

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 04:29:31 pm »
@James

Posting this once was more than enough. The mod removed a number of duplicates and kindly requested you open an introduction thread. Today I had to do the same.

We have had two complaints about this already and I'm not going to keep cleaning up after you. So if you ignore the request from the moderator (PozChilean) once more to open an introduction thread or open another duplicate topic it's going to lead to a time out (ban) from the forum.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2021, 04:33:09 pm by Jim Allen »
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