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How long have you been living with HIV/AIDS?

How long have you been living with HIV/AIDS?

Not sure this question needs additional details, it's to the point already

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A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member, how true Pete. As time goes by I think all of us who lived through those early years have thought even briefly "why me". Perhaps we… read more

posted 13 days ago
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Who has pets?

Who has pets?

We all know that stress and HIV is not a good combination. Pets can help us lower our stress, and they are a part of the family too. So who has pets? Let's show them off! This is my Odie. He was born August 19, 2010. CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM.

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A myHIVteam Member said:

I strip the bed and they take over and I know I am going to get growled at because I make them move :)

posted 9 days ago
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Do you know, think you know, or have no idea about how you got this HIV virus?

Do you know, think you know, or have no idea about how you got this HIV virus?

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A myHIVteam Member said:

I know because it was a 1 time encounter with a women at a bar. Otherwise, I have slept with only 2 women in 24 years. Both being an ex wife. My latest… read more

posted 18 days ago
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Finances

Finances

How do you keep up with your monthly finances, and still stay afloat? I can keep up with my monthly bills, and daily living just fine. Then when the doctor bills come along, I just can't handle it all. So then I'm late on paying bills. I get food stamps and go to food pantries, but that's not enough. Sometimes I get help through HOPWA (housing opportunity people with AIDS), but that's only for 3 months. What kind of help do you get to keep afloat every month, that I could possibly look into.

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A myHIVteam Member said:

Hey it never hurts to get ideas from a collective voice such as we have here so good luck ya won't know until ya try :) !

posted over 1 year ago
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Have you found any kind of discrimination based on your HIV status, once you shared your status?

Have you found any kind of discrimination based on your HIV status, once you shared your status?

Did your employer want you to do a different job? Did family or friends exclude you from outings (picnics, parties, holiday get-togethers, people not wanting you to do certain things or go to certain places etc.)

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A myHIVteam Member said:

Oh, plain and simple. The owners of the last company I worked for told me they fired me for having HIV. Try proving it to the EEOC is another thing.

posted 18 days ago
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Would you relocate for love? Why or why not.

Would you relocate for love? Why or why not.

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A myHIVteam Member said:

Here's when you make a mistake on choosing a job over true love. I was in Sydney Australia and there person I was there to see was nothing like the boy… read more

posted 17 days ago
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Can you or would you forgive?..

Can you or would you forgive?..

Given the opportunity to know (for those of us infected through person-to-person contact ) whom it was that spread the virus to you , would you or have you forgiven that person?

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A myHIVteam Member said:

I learned to move on.

posted 8 days ago
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what would you say is your biggest obstacle with HIV?

what would you say is your biggest obstacle with HIV?

This can be finances, insurance, side effects, stigma, dating, or just about anything. What is your biggest obstacle?

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A myHIVteam Member said:

Dating...because of stigma and disclosure,I tend to push people away. It gets lonely at times but it is what it is.

posted about 16 hours ago
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Are you religious, spiritual or neither?

Are you religious, spiritual or neither?

Please be respectful. Keep comments civil and do not bash other's beliefs. No arguing back and forth. If you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all. This site is for positivity and negative remarks can get us down and work against our HIV. Thank you.

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A myHIVteam Member said:

Don't know anymore. Doesn't matter!

posted 18 days ago
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