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Author Topic: No where to turn............................  (Read 2925 times)

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Offline sxybayoubrotha

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No where to turn............................
« on: October 06, 2009, 03:34:56 PM »
well it's been less than a month since I was diagnosed as being HIV Pos. At first I couldn't believe it, but now I am coming to terms with it. Don't know what to do my counts are low CD4 209 I have no Insurance no Job and nowhere to turn......... I thought about filing for SSI but don't know how long that could take or even if I might qualify for it. besides being scared and tired all the time I am doing pretty good. Ive been on Atripla for about 3 day's now. nothing really bad threw up a couple of times but feel good so far........ Any Idea's of what I am supposed to do...........

Offline rabit64

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Re: No where to turn............................
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 03:40:21 PM »
Sit down, take a deep breath and try to calm down. I know it sounds easy, but it is the only way. The problems will still be there tomorrow, and you may be in a better state of mind to tackle them. Remember, stress affects your CD4 count, as does a load of other things, so concentrate on one thing at a time. What is the most important thing to tackle now? Deal with that first. Don't panic, life still goes on and you WILL get through this, promise.

Keep smiling


Offline poz_hiv_bruh

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Re: No where to turn............................
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 05:44:50 PM »
It'll get better man, check with your local/state health department, usually with something like HIV, they have programs they pay 100% of your treatment.  They're also free studies you can participate in, just look at your options.  I assure you, it's not the end of the world, you'll do just fine.


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