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Author Topic: Im new here! :}  (Read 8653 times)

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Offline Fky

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Im new here! :}
« on: June 28, 2007, 08:16:35 PM »
Just wanted to introduce myself. Im Karla, I have been + for 17 years now. I have been in and out of hiv/aids chatrooms for the past few years , I did not know this was here!I think its FABULOUS that not only is there a forum for us as + people, but for women!! Woohoo! I tried the group support, but I was always the ONLY woman there! Hope to meet some new friends here & learn some new things :}
Where am I and why am I in this handbasket?!

Offline IzPoz

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 08:27:49 PM »
Welcome to the forums, Fky :)

I'm one of the quiet ones, but I do check here every day.

I was diagnosed 13 years ago, and lost my husband nearly two years ago as a result of this disease. I have a 14 year old daughter (she's negative) who just celebrated her birthday yesterday :)

Looking forward to hearing from you more!
The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly. ~ Chesterton G. K.

Offline Fky

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007, 08:32:15 PM »
Thanks for the fast reply, Iz! Im sorry about your hubby.  :(  I have an 11 yr old son (neg, too). Ive been married for a little over a year now, we met in an hiv chatroom of all places. Hope youre not TOO quiet, its nice to be able to talk to someone in my shoes, ya know? Alot of friends & coworkers still dont know my status, and my family...well, dysfunction-junction  lol
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007, 08:41:35 PM »
Hello Karla and Welcome! Approaching the four-year mark. I post periodically. Check in daily. Have found the site to be a resource for new information, relevant social contact and humor which I need as much as air. Em

Offline apple

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007, 10:13:57 PM »
Welcome FKY, this is a great place to keep one's sanity here. You always meet someone who has been in your situation before, or if mot, people are always ready to give you good advise and a shoulder to cry on. I started taking my meds in 2002, but I am not sure when I got infected. I joined the forum in 2004 and have found it to be the best support group that I can ever have although once in a while I get too busy to post or browse through, but the fact that it is there gives me tremendous comfort! :)

Offline cjc

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007, 11:43:19 PM »
Welcome to the Forums,Karla.. I am Cristy , have been around since about Nov. 2005. This is a really great place with lots of wonderful people.  Hop[e you enjoy.  Cristy

Offline IzPoz

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007, 06:50:04 AM »
Thanks, Karla :) I'm here often, and post where I can and feel helpful.

It's funny you mention how you and your husband met in a chat room. I'm dating again, and met my current boyfriend on an HIV dating site. He's an awesome guy and am really enjoying him.

And as far as dysfunctional families, hahaha, I'm with you there, Babe!! But my entire family knows my status, even the ones who live in Backwoods, USA.

Again, welcome here :)
The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly. ~ Chesterton G. K.

Offline camille07

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007, 09:40:09 AM »
Hi Karla-

I'm a newbie to the site and tested poz for about 1.5 years.  I never joined a forum before this one, and I find it to be a great place of support and information.



Offline purpledragonfly

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2007, 10:25:18 AM »
Hi Karla,

Welcome to the forums. I have been poz for 19yrs.now. I am doing great with good counts. I have been taking meds for 10 yrs. now. I am glad you found this place. Most of the people on here are great.Its like a big family around here. If you have a question or a problem someone on here can help. I don't post a lot or respond to a lot of post but i am on here most every day. I know how you feel about telling people about being poz. It took me a few yrs. before i told people. I now tell and it is ok. Some have walked away but then that is their problem. Most of my friends stayed and are fine with it. My family is wonderful about it and very suported. I hope you stay around and meet some great friends.


Offline ubotts

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2007, 01:49:23 AM »
Well hello girlfriend..Nice to meet you ..come get acquainted with all of us and we will learn from one another..
Ive been hiv for 20 yrs..Had many ups and downs, but iam still here and living
life..If you ever feel the need to talk. email me personally..Iam not shy at all.
and love to meet others in my same situation..
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Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline anniebc

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2007, 01:58:00 AM »
Hi Karla

Welcome to the forums.

I'm Jan, (aka Anniebc..after my beautiful bordercollie girl Annie)

 I was diagnosed in 2002 I have been a member here since 2003..don't be shy in coming forward with any questions or stories you have to share..we are not a bad bunch here...we tend to grow on people... eventually.. ;)

Look forward to hearing more from you so I hope you hang around.

Jan :-*
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Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2007, 12:49:27 AM »
Hi Karla,

I'm Cindy in Maryland, 37 years old, too.  I have been pos since '93 and lost a husband to the disease in '96.  I just started reading and posting here last week myself.  The women here are hilarious, supportive and real.  I am so discouraged that suburbia right outside of Wash DC where I live doesn't have more support networks for people like us.  So, I turned here, and I have laughed and cried a lot reading the posts here over the past week.  Its been a really good, healthy experience for me!  Thanks for saying Hello to all of us!   ;D
HIV+ since '93, 1/12 - CD4 785 and undet.   WOO-HOO!!

Offline zachysmom

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2007, 10:55:16 AM »
Hi Karla,
I am new to this website as well, just started a few days ago actually. I know what you are going through when I first found out I was 17 (this was 1995) and I was the only women in the doctors office, as well as the support groups. I went to a few hetro support groups but I was the youngest, and all the guys were really creapy.
So I'm really glad to have found this site, hope to be good friends.
From Russia with love,

Offline tigger2376

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2007, 07:35:58 PM »
Well Hi to everyone new, its good that you've found us!  I'm Jo, from London UK, diagnosed 7 yrs. Live with (negative) boyfriend, on meds, in rude health but very fat due to their side effects! Known to have a warped view of life, But my shoulder is always here for those in need
Welcome to 'the family'
These guys keep me (relatively) sane ;D
I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2007, 09:52:15 PM »
Here's a shout-out to everyone who's new to these wonderful forums!  My name is Betty, I've been positive since 1989 (diagnosed).  I will get the results of my latest bloodwork Monday, but the last ones were good.  This is a great place of support. 
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Re: Im new here! :}
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2007, 10:01:25 PM »
It is good to see the new faces. so to speak. Welcome to the forums ladies. I'm glad you found us. This site is a great place to learn things and to see that there are people here that may share the same problems or has experienced something that you may be going through.

As for myself, I have been here since last October and have been poz going on 10 years this year without meds so far. I like to laugh and you may read some of my posts and think I've gone mad. I promise you I haven't, I just try to make people smile. Welcome...
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
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4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
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