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Offline THEMBI

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Lonely and new in the area...
« on: November 18, 2011, 07:57:47 PM »
Hello ladies im new here ...and new where am living right now.
I want to talk to other ladies who are in the same situation as mine.Im in south end on sea in essex,England.Im not far from london i go there once a wk ...Im an african lady.
I was diagonised 2008 and none of my friends of family know abt my status.....i feel sometimes i want to talk to someone close abt it ..but i cant ...
Only my doctor and
the clinic staff i can talk to...i feel very lonely..if my mum was still around she s the only person i would have told abt my status...
I want to meet other women and talk openly
 abt everything...
Thembi x

Offline gemini20

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Re: Lonely and new in the area...
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 09:06:44 AM »
Hello Thembi,

Welcome to the Forums.

I can highly recommend a charity called Body and Soul who are based in central London and have a weekly support group for men, women and children who are either positive themselves or closely affected by it. You will find plenty of support and a very caring team of staff and volunteers there.

You can find out more about them here http://bodyandsoulcharity.org/

Also Positively UK have a helpline you can call which offers peer support; the telephone number is
020 7713 0222 and operates from 10am-4pm weekdays.

I have been positive for 20 years now and found talking to others who were positive was a great help in the early years after diagnosis so I hope you find the support you need.

Best wishes,

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Current CD4 count 484 (26%); viral load undetectable (December 2011).
Restarting boosted Prezista 08/04/11

Offline Ann

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Re: Lonely and new in the area...
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 10:12:18 AM »
Hi Thembi, welcome to the forums.

You can also visit Positively UK's website at http://www.positivelyuk.org/

They publish a quarterly magazine that is quite informative and focuses on women's issues. It's called Positively Women. You can get a free subscription from them and you can also read back issues online at http://www.positivelyuk.org/magazine.php

I'm sorta in the UK - I live in the Isle of Man, which is a small island nation in the Irish Sea. I go to Liverpool for my hiv care.

Talking to people here is the next best thing to talking in person, so don't ever hesitate to start a thread to talk about what's on your mind, or to chime in on any other thread where people are talking about something that interests you. We're here for you!

Looking forward to hearing more from you....

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Offline THEMBI

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Re: Lonely and new in the area...
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 07:12:21 PM »
Hello Ladies.
Thanx so much for the information Gemin and Ann...I wl check online and call monday...
Hope u all ok..
Have a great weekend
Thembi xx

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Re: Lonely and new in the area...
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 08:24:22 AM »
I am very far from where you are but i do come to Essex once in a while, i have my friend kids i visit, it would be nice to meet up with someone in similar situation.  i will inbox you my number if you my number
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