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Author Topic: Anyone else in the Seattle Area?  (Read 3488 times)

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Offline buginme2

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Anyone else in the Seattle Area?
« on: May 09, 2011, 09:27:36 PM »
and know of a good therapist?  Someone who has experience with HIV.  I am looking to change therapist's.  I have been seeing the same one on and off for a few years, started prior to having HIV and am thinking about changing to someone who has more experience with the subject.  Just looking for a referral if anyone knows someone good.
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Offline dpb

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Re: Anyone else in the Seattle Area?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 05:18:09 PM »
I am.  I was referred to one by my sister while I was overseas and she was a big help.  Although I wouldn't call her an HIV expert per say, she was very understanding of my situation.  However, I'm not seeing her anymore because I'm military and they assign their own providers through TRICARE. 
Date        CD4    %    VL
1/15/11    Diagnosed
3/1/11    525    18    168,518
5/12/11    558    16    331,791
5/16/11    Started Atripla
5/31/11    NA    NA    1,200
6/15/11    721    21    330
7/15/11    649    23    231
8/15/11    569    25    UD
11/17/11  752    26    UD
3/1/12    634    27    UD
7/2/12    594    26    UD
2/13       676    30    UD
9/13       662    31    UD

Offline 47DegreesNorth

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Re: Anyone else in the Seattle Area?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 02:38:00 AM »
I am in Seattle too, I am newly positive. I could def use a good therapist too.

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Re: Anyone else in the Seattle Area?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 07:16:16 AM »
Hi Second, welcome to the forums. Therapy is a good idea when you're newly diagnosed - it's such a roller coaster ride of emotions and they can be difficult to sort through on your own.

While I don't know the Seattle area and can't tell you about therapists there, I can tell you something else about Seattle.

For the past several years, forum members have been meeting up in various cities in August for an AIDSmeds Gathering (AMG) and this year it is taking place in Seattle. It would be a great chance for you to meet others living with hiv - some have been living with it for over 20 years and some are very new to it just like you.

Check out the AM Gathering Forum for more information. Feel free to ask questions there regarding the Gathering.

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Offline Betelgeuse

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Re: Anyone else in the Seattle Area?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 03:11:29 PM »

I live in what I believe is the best city in the world.  I've lived in dozens of other cities in the past when I was flight crew, but this is my favorite place ever.

That said, I am in need of a good therapist myself.  I am experiencing a return of my GAD in a more severe form.
04/19/11 - Diagnosed positive
04/29/11 - CD4 188 @ 12.5% / VL 18k
05/03/11 - CD4 171 @ unk% / VL 7k
06/04/11 - Start Truvada/Isentress
07/11/11 - CD4 not tested / VL UD
09/07/11 - CD4 252 @ unk% / VL UD


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