my thanks to this site
First of all, i want to say that i got tested and am negative and of course i am very happy because of this, but will always come to this site, because exactly this was THE SITE that helped me with all. When i was waiting i was thinking what if i am positive??? and i thought-first thing i will do-i will go home and go to this site-people there i will find support and all need support you know, positive or negatives, i mean those negatives, who suffer while wait results. My husband is HIV positive, i knew this, i married him 4 years ago and i did tests three times after that, after several months, then after some period and today i got the answer for my third one. I was protecting, but you know this is life-several times condoms “failed”, so…. I still was worrying very much. I remember very well one female here (KUKLA) who also had problem to go for tests, I mean she had suspicion, was worrying, but was afraid to go, I was in the same situation. I can not find you any more KUKLA, please if you still come here, let me know have you been tested and result? I understand people who are afraid to get tested and it is terrible that you have to wait. I mean that period took all my nerves. I was very worried, even more than before I went to get a test. Waiting is terrible, to know or not to know? I thought better to know maybe, cause you will find in early stage. One thing I want to know is that to be strong is very, very important, are you positive or negative. For instance my husband is a very strong person, he is infected from 2000, but if you look at him, talk to him, you will see that he is happy and makes plans for very long future and he is very right. As I see, I also know other people who are positive, but they feel worse than my husband, because they are “weak”. I AM NOT a strong person and I know this, that’s is why I was worrying. I wish all to be negative (who have not tested yet) and wish all to be strong (who know that they are positive). And one more time, thank you for this site. Unfortunately, we here (Georgia, Tbilisi, Europe, not usa) do not have such good site, but some things already started, so hope that will improve in the nearest future.
I have one question also-in my country stigma is very high (pardon, I do not know if I use this word correctly-I mean when people “avoid” you when you positive and think that it is a shame), please write how are things in your countries from this point of view? I am interested in ANY country. Thank you in advance. Kate