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Author Topic: just tested poz from the philippines/want someone to talk to  (Read 3262 times)

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Offline aries67

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just tested poz from the philippines/want someone to talk to
« on: April 20, 2010, 12:06:15 PM »
Hello guys.

I am a newly-diagnosed HIV-positive gay guy in the Philippines.  I came out reactive when I first had a rapid HIV antibody test on March 26 and I got my confirmatory test results last April 12.  I am positive for HIV-1. My CD4 count is 315.

I am in a relationship for almost 20 months now. My partner is negative, thank God.

I wonder if there is anyone here from the Philippines who I can talk to and share thoughts.  I've gone through a gamut of emotions already since March 26 and I am okay now but I just wanna talk with someone of the same situation.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2010, 03:56:58 PM by aries67 »

Offline komnaes

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Re: just tested poz from the philippines/want someone to talk to
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 12:42:40 PM »
Sorry to hear about your diagnosis but nonetheless welcome to the forums..

We do have a few members from your lovely country; there are more of us from Asia but if you have anything you want to seek some general advises or share online you're always welcome to post them here.

Other than using the forums though, you should also look into local supports, and from my own volunteering experiences (in Hong Kong) and posts from your fellow Pinoys there are no lacking of local groups that are offering services:


Check out this link and you can also use the search function here; type in "Philippines" and you can locate recent discussions on health and other support services in your area.

Best of luck, Shaun
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline megasept

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Re: just tested poz from the philippines/want someone to talk to
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010, 02:08:54 PM »
hello: thanks for reaching out.

i'd suggest you start here:

as shaun says, there are fellow filipinos here.

good health!
Steven (aka  8) megasept)

Offline aries67

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Re: just tested poz from the philippines/want someone to talk to
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 02:32:15 PM »
Hello komnaes and steven aka megasept.

Thank you for your replies guys.  I appreciate it a lot.  I have been seeking out other pozzies here and so far I have been getting responses.  I haven't met them yet and I hope to meet them soon.  I als hope there will be a support group here in Manila that I can join.

I also visited www.positivism.ph and I learned a lot from it.

Again, thanks.


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