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My Positive HIV Test Story



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My Positive HIV Test Story

My Positive HIV Test Story

HIV Test

I had the check up at the clinic because I have heard people talk about catching STDs. 

They talked about HIV test before the test. It was a quick finger prick test at first.

I got my result immediately, alone and I was expecting a - you are clean or fine result. 

But she calmly and sympathetically explained " … my rapid HIV test result is reactive." The next thing I know I am going round in circles with stuff in my head, till now.  My world fell apart – could not say a word for a while.

Then they explained the test to me and I listened but I did not hear anything else and then everything went blank.

I hope the test was wrong and or mixed up with some other person’s result.

More blood was taken for more tests, she said it’s because my result was reactive. 

She explained but I did not hear it.  My time was up, and I needed to make another appointment.





What happens next

After seeing the professionals and speaking to my best friendI and partner with the support of my advisor still need to have regular sexual health test including HIV to make sure I have not picked up another strain of HIV.

I have added responsibility to actively protect myself and others. This was stressful and dificult initially but I am fairly used to it now. I strick to a health and diertary regime and I now cope better with the drugs. I am happier and healthier than ever and my CD4 count has never been better. My vaccinations are up to date and my new partner is HIV negative, very supportive non-judgemental, which help me quite a lot. He has been through difficult time with me when my world was rocked some years back.

All you need is early detection and early treatment and the love and support of your close friends, family and keep positivre.

There are many professionals ready and waiting to help and advice you on accessing relevant medical and allied health and support services as follows:

  • HIV Specialist
  • Others Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Health Advisor
  • Social Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Psychogist
  • Dietician
  • Sexual Health Clinics
  • MyHealthnet and THT and most other HIV charities local and online
  • Others social support network all help to avoid risk taking behaviour.

All these service and social group are accessible and always there for advice and to help you deal with any concerns you might have.   Help you get through  Hhhhh





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