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Author Topic: Tested Poz in Chicagoland...  (Read 9445 times)

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Offline positiveoutlook

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Tested Poz in Chicagoland...
« on: August 07, 2006, 08:58:36 pm »
I recently tested poz (23 jun 06) and I'm hoping to find some local support groups in the Chicagoland area as well as a couple websites in which I can blog and read other blogs. This site has been very helpful, esp with the meds but  I'm also looking for a site that might give me an opportunity to ask a few questions of a medical professional. Anyone have any ideas?

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Tested Poz in Chicagoland...
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 09:39:16 pm »
Here are two excellent sites where you can read information and ask questions to HIV doctors.  I have used them several times and they have been very helpful.



There is plenty of good information out there as well as at this site.  These forums are very helpful and full of information.

Good luck!

Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
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07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
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Offline angelofdreams

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Re: Tested Poz in Chicagoland...
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2006, 07:43:08 pm »
hi positiveoutlook,

sorry to hear this, but believe me, it is not the end of the world,
i tested poz very recently, and have not even really looked at a different website then this one.
i have got more support and information then i could ever wish for.
all the lessons on the site are great but would be pointless if it wasn't supported by everyone on the forum,
Every qeustion  you have you can ask here, and believe me, i asked some really dumb ones.
and each time i got at least a answer that helped me,
To live would be a awefully big adventure

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Tested Poz in Chicagoland...
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006, 01:22:05 am »
Hi positiveoutlook. Sorry you tested poz. I recommend:

Things You Should Know Before Starting Treatment - click here


The Big Treatment Questions - click here on this site

We're here for you   8) 8)

Offline frenchpat

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Re: Tested Poz in Chicagoland...
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2006, 03:36:37 pm »
Hi positiveoutlook,

I cannot help you with Chicago contacts, never been there in my life, but I can wish you a warm welcome to this community. Sorry you had to join, but at least you found us.

People have the power - Patti Smith

Offline appleboy

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Re: Tested Poz in Chicagoland...
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006, 01:51:00 pm »
Welcome to the forums.  I don't have any info for Chicago but wanted to give you somethings that helped me.
1. Be Positive with Positive Attitude
2. We are all given a hand (as in playing cards) to play and it is not how bad the hand is but how we play that hand.
3. Burn up Google and Yahoo looking for support groups that are close.  Check your local MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) they may know of some HIV support groups.
4. Chin up always..
Smiles and lots of hugs
If you are walking down the street and your pants drop to your ankles bend over pick them up and keep on walking!
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