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Offline Brazilian Friend

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Introduction Brazilian Friend
« on: December 05, 2021, 09:33:06 pm »
Hey Guys!

I've been around this forum since I found out I was positive last january, so I finally decided to create an account here to try making new friends, and also share with you my experience living with HIV.

I'm 32 years, from Brazil, and I discovered my condition in the beggining of january when I had 412 CD4 and 55.000 viral load.

I started dolutegravir, tenofovir and lamivudine and within a month by february I was UD. In the first two weeks I was struggling with some crazy lucid bizarre dreams haha, but changing the time of the medication solved this issue.

In the beggining It was a bit hard to deal with It because nobody knows It beside my wife and I will never tell my parents about It since we are not exactly friends. By the way, luckly she is negative even though we never used condoms. I was so happy when her test came negative cause honestly I dont think I could live with the fact that I passed to her. Thank god!

In my case that discover was a turning point in my life, because now I appreciate taking care of my health like never before, and also I'm finally being able to look to my emotions in a less destructive way.

Anyways I've been doing psychotherapy once a week and It's helping me a lot. Im also eating much better and doing exercises every day, so right now I feel healthier than I've ever been.

I've been focusing in my job and trying to stay busy, so nothing to complain about.

I cant express how grateful I am for this forum to exist, because in the beggining I didn't know anything about living with HIV and reading your experiences was a relief to find out I could live a normal life.

Thanks again and I'm here for everyone of you who want my friendship or support.

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Re: Introduction Brazilian Friend
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2021, 11:30:53 am »
Hiya,

Sorry to hear about the diagnosis but glad to hear you are doing well now and feel healthy  :)

Best, Jim.



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Offline Tonny2

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Re: Introduction Brazilian Friend
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2021, 02:38:13 pm »



         ojo.         Welcome!…it’s good you found us, you can share your experience and learn from other
Embers stories…I’m glad your wife is negative, follow your ID doctor’s instructions…we are here for vice…abracos

Offline Brazilian Friend

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Re: Introduction Brazilian Friend
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2021, 07:52:10 am »
Hiya,

Sorry to hear about the diagnosis but glad to hear you are doing well now and feel healthy  :)

Best, Jim.


Thanks, Jim! I feel like I know you for almost a year because I probably read a hundred of your answers on the forum and learned a lot from you!


         ojo.         Welcome!…it’s good you found us, you can share your experience and learn from other
Embers stories…I’m glad your wife is negative, follow your ID doctor’s instructions…we are here for vice…abracos

Thanks brother, abraços!

Offline RMalongo

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Re: Introduction Brazilian Friend
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2021, 12:24:18 pm »
Hey, I am happy that you overpassed the diagnosis and living with it in a healthier way.
Trust me, I feel the same now (doing more sports, started psychotherapy that helped me with issues I had form before…)

I think the key of acceptance is psychotherapy if anyone could afford it…

Keep the good vibe.

It is normal though to feel a bit down  sometimes but shouldn’t take control over one’s life!

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Re: Introduction Brazilian Friend
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2021, 02:39:34 pm »
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Thanks, Jim! I feel like I know you for almost a year because I probably read a hundred of your answers on the forum and learned a lot from you!

 :)

Glad to hear the forum helped.
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