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Offline davemac1

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tested positive friday
« on: June 08, 2014, 12:50:59 PM »
Hello all im male 35 from london & tested positive, i dont really know were to turn to i.e tell my friends or family ive had to break up from my gf today as i didnt want to tell her the news, go through it all, i know for sure she isnt infected as i havent sleep with her since i know the person who gave it to me due to a night of madness that has ruined my life

What im trying to ask is what advice can anyone give and i just feel numb

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Re: tested positive friday
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 12:55:41 PM »
Welcome to the forum ... it does get better in time .

Did your doctor do a confirmatory Western Blot test ? . 
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Re: tested positive friday
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 02:21:25 AM »
Welcome! I along with others on here are sorry to see you here on one hand at all, but extremely grateful you have found us. I'm a newbie, diagnosed in February, UD last week, as you can see some of us update signature lines with our info, others don't. In case you get lost like I did, UD=undetectable, OP=original poster, DX=diagnosed, WB=western blot those are the basic ones that threw me for a loop when reading. My best advice, don't overwhelm yourself with anxiety and worry. Truly The words HIV are scary, no doubt, but you will find it's not what it once was, and you may even be able to take only 1 pill a day, at any time during the day, and be fine.
When you have questions just ask anyone here, we all if we know it would answer and jump in to give advice. Most of the people here are not doctors, to me their almost better, they've lived with HIV for a very long time. Look at the bright side of things, at least now you know, now you can manage the HIV and not let it manage you.
I'm no expert, but trust me were all here for you.

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Re: tested positive friday
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 06:03:50 PM »
Hello .

I am sorry you find yourself in this situation.

If you tested in one off the main London Clinics , contact them tell them what is happening , how you are feeling and organize seeing them asap.

They will have experience off this and should offer support.
Do not put on any "front" at all . be honest with them , again I stress they will have experience with helping people live through the after shock.

I have been connected to London HIV services since 1987 , one way or another you can get this help free in London.

The info you have given is too the point but also very Little to say any more on.I am not sure where you are living , only where you are from.

So post back soon , it is all manageable , truly.

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