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Author Topic: Just to say "Hi"  (Read 608 times)

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Offline Frenchy

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Just to say "Hi"
« on: March 21, 2019, 04:30:51 pm »
I am an Italian guy living in France and I used to be very private and confidential  about anything that had to do with my  HIV status. Not that I lacked the courage and strength to face anything and/or anyone that would interfere with my rights as a person, but let's say that I chose not to be straightforward about it since I didn't have to!

Not anymore, and this is one of the reasons why I decided to join these forums. Last week, for example, I started telling  my little sister that I was Poz, and even though her positive reaction was more or less expected, I really felt good about it.

Hope I learn a bit more with some of the members of these forums!









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Re: Just to say "Hi"
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 04:34:06 pm »
Welcome to the forum.

Nothing wrong with keeping a private medical condition private, but i am glad your sister had a positive reaction to the news and that it made you feel good about the experience.

Are you on HIV meds? How are you getting on?

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Re: Just to say "Hi"
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 07:37:02 pm »
Hello Frenchy

I hope you are doing well.

When you have good news like ' my treatments are working well', it is a joy to share that information with family.  It brings families closer in my experience.

Take good care.  :)

Offline Frenchy

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Re: Just to say "Hi"
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 05:24:33 am »
Thank you, Jim and Harleymc.

Yes, I'm taking HIV meds and everything's okay.

Like I said, it just felt good talking to someone from my family about this medical condition.  I actually felt relieved and had the impression that the weight of the world was taken off my back, so to speak.

Last night I watched Bohemian Rhapsody and felt all the distress and pain that Poz people went through during those harsh days.  It was also an opportunity to remember how lucky we are even though these same meds still do some harm for some of us.

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Re: Just to say "Hi"
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 06:04:50 am »
Well I doubt people in France are taking the same meds from the late 80's/early 90's like during the time frame of Bohemian Rhapsody ;) But the curse and blessing of living, having to deal with life little problems.  :)

Glad to hear you are doing okay though and that you enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody.
For full disclosure I will day I have not see Bohemian Rhapsody myself, I am going to give it a miss in to be honest.

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