I discovered I had HIV in 2013, with 24 years and thought my world was over, I had a relationship, adoption plans with my partner and everything else, my partner had not been contaminated and could not stand the bar for a long time; had a life built and which was destroyed just for my irresponsibility.
Soon found a person who helped me a lot, even being negative he was able to give me the security I needed to start treatment, at the beginning I could not let him touch me with fear and lack of information, but he was patient and overcome along every day.
When I discovered the illness my viral load was very high, even having discovered early on about 4 months after being infected, my CD4 was also high (700) but my doctor decided that we should start medication to prevent it from falling . I was very afraid however had support and started.
I read a lot of stories of people who have not adapted and I was afraid to occur the same with me, but I decided to trust my doctor.
I started treatment with Lamivudine, Efavirenz and Tenofovir, the only thing I felt in the first few days was a little nausea but nothing sweeping. I took everything together before bed, and after a few minutes 30 felt my body soft and asking for bed, and I was going to sleep like an angel, the next day I would wake up a little nauseated but I would just have a reinforced breakfast that improved. I'm on medication until now and rarely have any effect on it, I think you were lucky, my last appointment my doctor informed me that I would switch to a new treatment that is just a single bedtime pill that encompasses these three medicines.
I made this story for people to know that is not equal to everyone and that psychological influences much believe.
I never had vomiting, fainting or hallucinations, adapted very well and fast the medication. For me, the stigma still have been the worst part, however I find it important to know that not everything and as terrible as we read.
My biggest fear is the future but I know it could be worse and the future will not be concluded due to this disease, but because of my actions and thoughts.
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