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Author Topic: HIV and PTSD I need help!  (Read 3619 times)

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Offline Jae_Disko

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HIV and PTSD I need help!
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:15:33 PM »
Hi my name is Jae im 24 I was diagnosed with HIV when I was 22 and when I was diagnosed they told me I needed meds then I haven't gotten meds until December 2010 so my health is not that great right now and I've been very extremely depressed, suicidal, extremely EXTREMELY anxious I've been depressed since I was a child and have been diagnosed with PTSD as a teen today I read an article in POZ about PTSD and HIV and how HIV can cause PTSD and worsen it  the article described me completely the not wanting to take meds or go to the doctor receive treatment I've actually just stopped living I've lost the enthusiasm for life and ive secluded myself and no longer have any friends I can't support myself I'm afraid I'm going to kill myself if this continues any longer and it's so hard to get help in Vegas where I live I'm in the process but it's taking a long time to get help and I'm afraid I won't get it in time things are very bad right now and I don't know what to do I'm very very scared I'm only 24 I don't want to die but I can't survive living this way much longer I need help......... Sorry I didn't use punctuation I'm typing this on an iPhone and it would have taken an hour and given my fingers a cramp to put in punctuation thank you for your time I'd really like some help

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: HIV and PTSD I need help!
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 01:38:52 PM »
Jae, it's good that you are speaking up about what's going on.

I'm wondering if you have been in contact with this organization which is the largest HIV/AIDS related one Las Vegas:


If you feel you are going to act on any suicidal feelings, go to the nearest hospital emergency room and tell them what's happening.

It can take way too long to get help. But keep working at it because no matter how dark things may feel right now, it is amazing what a turnabout can happen and you'll be glad to still be around and getting on with your life.

Meantime you are always welcome to come here and talk about anything that you want to.

I'm glad you have spoken up and even without punctuation you are coming through loud and clear.

Cheers to you. 
Andy Velez

Offline buginme2

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Re: HIV and PTSD I need help!
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 02:20:17 PM »
You can get help in Vegas.  Contact Nevadaaidsproject.org if you need a referral.  If you think you may act on a suicide threat call 911. There is help out there.  If you have a doctor, tell your doctor.  Don't be quiet about it.
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