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Offline survivorsalls

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poz newbie
« on: August 17, 2011, 05:38:37 PM »
Hi guys.  It's by sheer chance that I bumped into this site and am glad I did. I tested poz about 3 months ago and though it came as a blow I took it in stride and am trying to live positively with each passing day. Other than my counsellor and doctor I still haven't disclosed my status to anyone else as stigmatization in my country is still at an all time high, but I hope in due time that we change. But until then am grateful to find a family that understands what am going through and encourages me to move on. The fact that you do not always empathize, sympathize but also criticize one another has shown me that indeed am in the right quorum to help me alter my life.

Offline Valmont

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Re: poz newbie
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 06:03:40 PM »
Hi Survivor...  Welcome here.

Sorry to heard about your diagnostic, but you might know that life still goes on; I´m sure you´ll find a lot of support here, people are great, kind and helpfull.

That is great yo have familly support.

About disclosing, I will recommand you no to hurry, to take your time and select clearly to whom telling it, you ust think first in yourself if it will bring you something positive to tell it...  I can undestand you perfectly, I also live in a country in south america where this is very difficult to tell because people don´t have any idea about what this is really and have bad reactions and stigmatize...

Where are you living?

Take care...
Apr 2011: Diagnotized
Jun 2011: CD4: 504  VL: 176.000
Dic 2011: CD4: 714  VL: 95.000
May 2012: CD4: 395 VL: 67.000
Jun 2012: CD4: 367
Agu 2012: Starting Emtricitabine 200 mg / Tenofovir 300 mg and Efavirenz 600 mg (2 pills) different brands or VIRADAY/ATRIPLA/Mylan....
Sep 2012: VL: 138
Dic 2012: CD4: 708 VL: <34  %CD4: 32%
Jan 2013: CD4: 707 VL: <20
May 2013: CD4: 945 VL: <34 %CD4: 33%
Agu 2013: CD4: 636 VL: <34 %CD4: 50%
Dic 2013: Latent TB, started Isoniazid

Offline survivorsalls

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Re: poz newbie
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 06:37:30 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement. Am from Mayotte.  I agree with you, whom I disclose to matters alot. I indirectly told some of my friends that I know close pple who were +ve and they were appalled!  Imagine if they knew it was me?

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: poz newbie
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 03:02:56 AM »
Hey Surivivor, sorry to hear about your diagnosis.

In my opinion there is no rush to disclose to anyone (with the exception of situations where one might have unwittingly put their partner at risk). In time, once you get comfortable with your status, it's a good idea to disclose to very close trustworthy friends/family whom you can count on for support. Think about what you stand to gain from disclosure to someone before disclosing.

Welcome to the forums.

Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline paradiseboy

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Re: poz newbie
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 01:10:27 PM »
hey ,i hear you iam olso from a stigmatized country ,i havent told my family either,a big hug to you

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: poz newbie
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 05:21:13 PM »
First off - Welcome to the forums !

I too 'stumbled' upon this site (14 months ago) and am very glad I did.  This is a great place for support and information AND you will meet some friends along the way. 

As far as the disclosure thing... you will know when its best to do so.

Offline Since2005

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Re: poz newbie
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 11:19:06 PM »
Welcome to the forum! I am glad you found this forum. This is a good start for you. I am like you, did not tell my family. Its only for you to decide if and when and/or at all. You are not alone. We are here for you. This is a family forum. Big hugs to you (())!!!

Offline survivorsalls

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Re: poz newbie
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 01:26:42 AM »
Thank you so much for all your support. I will hold off to disclose till am comfortable and take care of myself

Offline Theyer

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Re: poz newbie
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011, 05:24:21 AM »
Welcome Survivorsalls sorry about your news but pleased that you found us
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline mecch

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Re: poz newbie
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2011, 07:41:01 AM »
Welcome to the forum and glad you found us.
And also, we found you.  I dunno about the others, but I never heard of Mayotte... but now I've read a bit about it. Learn something new everyday!
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx


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