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Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by Airforce11: 4:39pm On Sep 11, 2012
Pls doctors in the house and those who have similar experiences should please advise me on the next step. i went for a comprehensive medical test yesterday (Monday) and was asked to come today for the medical report. i was called in by the doctor and he showed my medical report to me. All other tests are very ok but the HIV screening test is positive. He counselled me aot about the disease and advised i did a confirmatory test. i went to the lab immediately for the confirmatory test and it stil came out positive.

The doctor advised i commence treatment immediately but i have to carry out another test to ascertain my CD4 count before administering treatment. Since after the breaking of the news, i have not gotten myself as i feel i am dying. please, i need some tips on how to manage this disease. SERIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS PLS....

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by jhydebaba(m): 4:48pm On Sep 11, 2012
I feel you bro. But why did you say you feel like dying? Ur case is even far better than those who have the virus and haven't gone for testing yet.
What to do? Register with any "heart to heart" centre in any government owned hospital and you'll get the anti-retroviral drugs free.
HIV + is not the end of the world as millions are still living their normal life maintaining it. The only difference is that you have to take your drugs religiously as well as do away with alcohol, smoke and other things as adviced by your doctor.
*i pray scientist get the total cure for the virus in this generation.

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by Airforce11: 5:13pm On Sep 11, 2012
jhydebaba: I feel you bro. But why did you say you feel like dying? Ur case is even far better than those who have the virus and haven't gone for testing yet.
What to do? Register with any "heart to heart" centre in any government owned hospital and you'll get the anti-retroviral drugs free.
HIV + is not the end of the world as millions are still living their normal life maintaining it. The only difference is that you have to take your drugs religiously as well as do away with alcohol, smoke and other things as adviced by your doctor.
*i pray scientist get the total cure for the virus in this generation.

Tanx very much for the advise. I'm surprise because i have no sign of sickness but just decided to go for the test. Infact, its now that i'm feeling sick but just spoke with my doctor. He tried to allay my fears and confirmed with your suggestion of taking the drugs when i start treatment. Please, more contribution are welcomed

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From the information i have gathered so far, the disease noe doctors are not winning. Some years back, the disease won because was a death sentence once contacted but presently its not because scientist have gone half way. i think there's no cure yet, however, i love your contributions
Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by Chanchit: 5:25pm On Sep 11, 2012
This scammers never pity people, someone has something weighing him down, instead of you to give him a better advice, you are looking for a way to reap him off with some poison mixture that will help in killing him faster.

Bros' pls don't mind the silly advert o, na so them dey do.

@Op, I see God helping you, pls jst start the treatment ASAP.

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by Airforce11: 5:48pm On Sep 11, 2012
Chanchit:

This scammers never pity people, someone has something weighing him down, instead of you to give him a better advice, you are looking for a way to reap him off with some poison mixture that will help in killing him faster.

Bros' pls don't mind the silly advert o, na so them dey do.

@Op, I see God helping you, pls jst start the treatment ASAP.

@Chanchit, tanx for your contribution. More response please
Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by LadyWinona: 6:14pm On Sep 11, 2012
I'm sorry that you have to go thru this but like someone said earlier, it's really not the end of the world. I'm a doctor and I've worked in HIV clinic for over a year. All I can tell u now, is that there is still no known cure for HIV so pls don't believe people who will come with their herbal mixtures or pastors claiming they can heal everything, cos we've lost a lot of patients that way. I guess the first thing u shld do is to go to a government hospital and register. There, you would be tested for CD4 count, Full blood count, hepatitis B, kidney function test, liver function test, chest x ray and some might want to rule out tuberculosis. If ur CD4 count is above 350cells/ul, u wld be advised to live a healthy lifestyle with protected sex and all since u won't be needing the drugs yet. If however, it is below that, u will be started on the popular first line drugs which are zidovudine, nevirapine and lamivudine. Now, this is where it gets tricky, if by chance, u fail to take ur drugs regularly or succumb to fraudsters who claim that they can cure HIV hence stopping ur drugs, ur HIV will become resistant to the drUgs u re taking, similar to how malaria is now resistant to chloroquine due to abuse of the drugs, if this happens and I pray that it doesn't, u wld be switched to 2nd line anti HIV drugs which is not only rare and limited to procure but has more side effects. If u fail at that too, then the prognosis is indeed poor as it's safe to say at this point that ur fate is sealed cos the third line drugs are not available in Nigeria and is insanely expensive and not free like the others. Also, apart from the HIV drugs, u need to take septrin daily to ward off some diseases that are linked to AIDS, so it's impt u don't play with that too. Taking my time to tell u this as I'm sure u'll get to know as time goes on. Good luck and God bless.

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by Nobody: 6:15pm On Sep 11, 2012
Do not let it weigh you down emotionally. Eat good food. Be consistent with the ARV.

Cheers! cheesy

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by amosy007: 6:27pm On Sep 11, 2012
Now am scared lipsrsealed

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by daymez(m): 6:27pm On Sep 11, 2012
that is not the end of it do not let it weigh you just cheer up u still ur life ahead of u do not mind what people say cheesy
Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by kokoye(m): 6:29pm On Sep 11, 2012
fluid26: Cheers! cheesy

I wonder what's funny.

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by kokoye(m): 6:31pm On Sep 11, 2012
Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by misreal(m): 6:31pm On Sep 11, 2012
[email][/email]if i wer u i will go on a bleeping rampage cos being hiv is nt de end of de bleeping world smileyif i wer u i will go on a bleeping rampage cos being hiv is nt de end of de bleeping world
Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by Chrisbenogor(m): 6:32pm On Sep 11, 2012
I cant say I know how you feel, but I am sure if it were me it would feel like a death sentence. Hopefully you have those real people who would support you through this and not dwell on the how it happened part. Sometimes a reality check once in a while is what we need.
I am not gonna say it would be all right, but like every survivor you would learn to live with it and as the days go by I hope you find a cause to live for. We all might not have the diagnosis you have, but we all share one thing, we shall all die one day.
Take care and be safe.

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by joshuapharm(m): 6:33pm On Sep 11, 2012
@op, its HIV, so take ur drugs and live your life. Dont even start pitying urself or think about how it happen. Put urself together and once again live your life.. The cure is coming soon, atleast in my generation. God be with you.

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by SisiKill1: 6:35pm On Sep 11, 2012
If you have a partner, please inform her ASAP!!

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by na2day(m): 6:38pm On Sep 11, 2012
@ Op
Are you married? do you have kids?
If you do, kindly send them for screening too, to know their status.
You can go to NIMR (Nigerian Institute Of Medical Research) in yaba, they have a department for this and a very effective support group,
Don't ask me how i know, the H.O.D is my friend! wink
You will get the drugs for free.

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by deshclones(m): 6:40pm On Sep 11, 2012
joshuapharm: @op, its HIV, so take ur drugs and live your life. Dont even start pitying urself or think about how it happen. Put urself together and once again live your life.. The cure is coming soon, atleast in my generation. God be with you.


easier said than done man...walk a mile in the op's shoes and you will understand that its not as easy as you say...

@op.....kpele man..take your drugs..but waitooo...how did it happen??abeg brief us so we will learn a thing or two..thanks

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by Acidosis(m): 6:43pm On Sep 11, 2012
Try not to disclose this to too many peeps and friends..

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by DisGuy: 6:43pm On Sep 11, 2012
Sisi_Kill: If you have a partner, please inform her ASAP!!

or those you've been with recently

it is very manageable especially if you live in town and have good access to a federal hospital
use the internet to get updates and tips on coping
Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by jcmi(f): 6:44pm On Sep 11, 2012
Bros believe God for healin but take ur drug as intructed by ur doc.God will see u tru. Cheer up!

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by abuabdulhaqq(m): 6:46pm On Sep 11, 2012
Airforce11:

Tanx very much for the advise. I'm surprise because i have no sign of sickness but just decided to go for the test. Infact, its now that i'm feeling sick but just spoke with my doctor. He tried to allay my fears and confirmed with your suggestion of taking the drugs when i start treatment. Please, more contribution are welcomed
Pls don't mind that mad guy I think dey jst release from mad house


From the information i have gathered so far, the disease noe doctors are not winning. Some years back, the disease won because was a death sentence once contacted but presently its not because scientist have gone half way. i think there's no cure yet, however, i love your contributions
Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by applelady(f): 6:48pm On Sep 11, 2012
@op I have been diagnosed with HIV for †ђξ past two years but yet †̥☹ start treatment, I was advised †̥☹ eat well and take immunE boosting drug like immunace and I have been taking it religiously. My point is that it is not a death sentence, you can still live a normal life as long as Ʊ didn't go about broadcasting it †̥☹ †ђξ public who will in turn make ur life a living hell. Go †̥☹ any general hospital of ur choice and register with them for close monitoring.

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by na2day(m): 6:48pm On Sep 11, 2012
Sisi_Kill: If you have a partner, please inform her ASAP!!

Dis Guy:

or those you've been with recently

it is very manageable especially if you live in town and have good access to a federal hospital
use the internet to get updates and tips on coping

Ol Boy be careful of the above advice o!
Please read

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2200564/Cicely-Bolden-Man-stabs-girlfriend-death-telling-HIV-sex.html
Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by Airforce11: 6:53pm On Sep 11, 2012
Lady Winona: I'm sorry that you have to go thru this but like someone said earlier, it's really not the end of the world. I'm a doctor and I've worked in HIV clinic for over a year. All I can tell u now, is that there is still no known cure for HIV so pls don't believe people who will come with their herbal mixtures or pastors claiming they can heal everything, cos we've lost a lot of patients that way. I guess the first thing u shld do is to go to a government hospital and register. There, you would be tested for CD4 count, Full blood count, hepatitis B, kidney function test, liver function test, chest x ray and some might want to rule out tuberculosis. If ur CD4 count is above 350cells/ul, u wld be advised to live a healthy lifestyle with protected sex and all since u won't be needing the drugs yet. If however, it is below that, u will be started on the popular first line drugs which are zidovudine, nevirapine and lamivudine. Now, this is where it gets tricky, if by chance, u fail to take ur drugs regularly or succumb to fraudsters who claim that they can cure HIV hence stopping ur drugs, ur HIV will become resistant to the drUgs u re taking, similar to how malaria is now resistant to chloroquine due to abuse of the drugs, if this happens and I pray that it doesn't, u wld be switched to 2nd line anti HIV drugs which is not only rare and limited to procure but has more side effects. If u fail at that too, then the prognosis is indeed poor as it's safe to say at this point that ur fate is sealed cos the third line drugs are not available in Nigeria and is insanely expensive and not free like the others. Also, apart from the HIV drugs, u need to take septrin daily to ward off some diseases that are linked to AIDS, so it's impt u don't play with that too. Taking my time to tell u this as I'm sure u'll get to know as time goes on. Good luck and God bless.

tanx so much 4d information u just gave me. I'm also pleased with all other contributions. I ll stil see my doctor on thursday to conduct a cd4 count test and ll never allow this to weigh me down completely though its not easy. I ll make sure i keep this thread alive by giving details of any development. More contributions plsss....

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by Nobody: 6:53pm On Sep 11, 2012
I know two very close Poeple who are positive and are living a normal life.I just pray dat God conforts and help u thru this trial in jesus name

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by LadyWinona: 6:54pm On Sep 11, 2012
It really doesn't matter how it happens. Surprisingly, it is the married ones that are more affected and most of the single males that come to the clinic are gays. Occasionally, u'll see a few that got it via blood transfusion and needle pricks like this 14 year old boy who contracted it while disposing the needles used by his father who is a local patent medicine dealer. A couple presented some months back, and the woman who was HIV -ve at the time married the man despite knowing that he was HIV +ve, she's also positive now with 2 kids. Lots of stories, lots of people, all with one problem... I guess, I must confess that after working with them and seeing how optimistic and happy they are, having accepted their situation and yet finding it in them to move on and live their lives right, I've learnt to take every problem that comes my way with the same grace and attitude. I really do pray that the cure comes out in our life time, but until then, be HAPPY

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by Acidosis(m): 6:54pm On Sep 11, 2012
applelady: @op I have been diagnosed with HIV for †ђξ past two years but yet †̥☹ start treatment

Please endeavour to start asap..

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Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by SisiKill1: 6:56pm On Sep 11, 2012
na2day!:




Ol Boy be careful of the above advice o!
Please read

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2200564/Cicely-Bolden-Man-stabs-girlfriend-death-telling-HIV-sex.html

So you'd rather he kept quiet?

Sentence others to death to save himself
Re: Just Confirmed I Am HIV Positive by drcyber: 6:56pm On Sep 11, 2012
Pls go to the Chest Clinic in General Hospital Lagos On Broad Street on Wednesday morning.
They attend to only new patients.
You will get comprehensive advice and treatment.

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