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I have been living with HIV for _ years

This forum is an opportunity to discuss further about how many years our members have been living with HIV. It is giving folks a chance to share their lived experiences.

How long have you been living with HIV? And what has your experience been like?

  1. I have been living with HIV for almost 4 years now, and every day is a different day. Some days I wake up, ready to take on the world, and others. .. I'm too sad to function. I believe it has gotten easier as time has gone by.

    1. 35 years now for me.

    2. . That is a long journey with HIV. How are you doing now? Do you have much support? Thinking of you and wishing you the best. - Lori (Team Member)

  2. Twenty seven years for me

    1. Alafia (Peace) So it's been over 25 years now right? Please share one of your secrets with us. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

    2. Alafia (Peace) That is so sweet of you to reach out to our member and offer your support and assistance. Good on you. Thank you so much. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

  3. It's been four years for me. It shadows every single day of my life.

    1. Alafia (Peace) Thank you for reaching back out to us. I truly understand where you are coming from when you speak of depression. It sounds like you are socially isolated. If that is the case perhaps try and connect with a few people. You don't have to share your status to make a connection. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

    2. Alafia (Peace) It's been a little over two years and we want to know how you are dealing with your diagnosis these days? Are you still participating in clinical trials? When you can reach back out to share what's happening. We ate thinking about you. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)


  4. Hello!


    I was DXed in 1998. I took the test out of boredom. I couldn't possibly be poz, LoL.


    So, I was a lil more than shocked! Now, it's been so long I don't even think about it much. Health is good. I'm 57 now and better off than most folks my age. Poz or not.

    1. Alafia (Peace) I wanted to check in on you to see how you are doing. Check in if you don't mind. We want to know that you are alright. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

    2. Alafia (Peace) Danny, Long-term Survivor. It's great to hear that you are doing so well. I am 56 and I feel really good as well. Stay strong. Khafre (H-I-V.net Team Member)

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