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This page is created specially for Indian population living with HIV/AIDS, but ALL are welcome. India being a culturalized country and mainly orthodox, no one knows where to go, whom to ask/ approach in need of help/care/comfort. Thus here is this support group, where u will feel loved, cared, wanted and even increase your knowledge regarding the disease and help spread awareness that having HIV now is just like living with any other disease , i.e Plague and Typhoid that was once dreaded before. 
Please be warned that this is only a support group, NOT a dating site.Before you join this group, few things has to be kept in mind :

1) This page is for everybody irrespective of caste, creed, religion living with HIV.
2) English or Hindi will be the preferable language to help other people also understand what is being written. Please restrict the use of local language as far as possible to help make people from other states feel the part of this group.
3) Any profanity use of words or derogatory remarks will not be tolerated. Avoid using curse words or gaalis.
4) Administrators of this group has sole rights to remove the post as he/she deems fit. The mail will be sent to the person exclaiming why it was removed, the person should hereby respect it keeping in mind the sensitivity of other people in the group.
5) Spammers and Denialists are hereby requested not to join. This page is NOT for advertising reasons. People seen with wrong cause/reason will be straightaway expelled/banned from this group.
6) Please avoid politicing this issue. Politics and Disease dont mix.

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8 Tips to Help Create a Positive Mental Attitude

1. You are powerful.

Yes. 

What we are is far greater, far superior, far more important, and far more mysterious than our mind tries to define. This is why we are far more powerful than we think we are. We are MORE POWERFUL than THE VIRUS itself.

 

2. Embrace life.

Let go and embrace the moment, whether it contains an obstacle or an opportunity. Stop fussing over small matters...

Hi Jyoti,I would like to...

Hi Jyoti,
I would like to start by telling that how inspired I am by this amazing work you are doing for spreading the awareness about HIV and ending the stigma related to it and spreading the positive outlook among PLWHA. I recently got diagnosed and past few days have been nothing but horrible, but your posts have really given me the courage and hope that all is not...

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VeinVeiwer

ATTENTION ‪#‎DOCTORS‬/‪#‎NURSES‬/‪#‎HEALTHCARE‬ WORKERS
‪#‎PeopleLivingWithHIV‬ have weak veins. At least some of them. Even old people. And some who never had strong veins - who are healthy but have thin veins. And it gets difficult for us when doctors poke to insert the needle at the right point.
With ‪#‎VeinViewer‬ say bye bye to pokey discomforts!!

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HIV Organ DonationBarack...

HIV Organ Donation

Barack Obama signed the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, or HOPE Act, ending a decades-long ban on the transfer of HIV-positive organs to HIV patients. The legislation directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) to develop standards to make these transplants possible.

“For decades, these organ transplants have been illegal. It was even illegal to study whether...

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Sexual relationship amongst...

Sexual relationship amongst sero-discordant couple

There is a great emphasis to educate people living with HIV in India, in terms of not only knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS but also to understand their medicines, read laboratory result, how to better care of themselves and how to lead a healthy life – mentally, physically, emotionally (and spiritually). I have come across a doctor who suggest that since one partner is HIV Positive, they...

Excerpt from a Letter ...

Excerpt from a Letter :

Department of AIDS is abolished in India [copied content]

Dear Forum,
We did not forget, Shri Modiji said in the Center Hall of the Parliament that His Government is dedicated for Vanchith(People who are discriminated),Peedith(People who are suffering) and garib(People who are Poor).
Now It surprised me that dismantle of DAC, which means DAC does not stands for his vision
I,...

Shutdown of AIDS Control...

Shutdown of AIDS Control Association in India (13th August 2014)

The Centre has merged the Department of AIDS Control with the health ministry, expanding the Narendra Modi-led government's mantra of "minimum government, maximum governance" to HIV prevention as it felt there was no need for a separate division since new cases of people infected with the disease had fallen by half over the past decade or so. The government got...

SHORTAGE OF FIRST LINE HIV...

SHORTAGE OF FIRST LINE HIV MEDICINE HITS 5K PATIENTS
DELAY IN SUPPLY OF DRUGS LEADING TO CRISIS

Sumitra.Roy@timesgroup.com
Mumbai

http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/index.aspx?eid=31804&dt=20140811

An acute shortage of first-line HIV drugs has hit nearly 5,000 patients living with the life-threatening viral infection in the city. For the past three weeks, several patients claimed to have been turned away from the anti-retroviral therapy (ART) centres.
Most centres have run out...

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Why ID(adhar card)...

Why ID(adhar card) mandatory in art centers?
@mumbaiyagirl hey jyoti happy Diwali. I visited clinic for tests. But I came to know they ask adhar card . I was in delimma to provide that. As that may open up my identy to everyone. And at this time I don't want to open up. Second now if they have it. Do they contact my parents.

Why ID(adhar card)...

Why ID(adhar card) is mandatory in art centers?
@mumbaiyagirl hey jyoti happy Diwali. I visited clinic for tests. But I came to know they ask adhar card. I was in delimma to provide that. As that may open up my identy to everyone. And at this time I don't want to open up. Second now if they have it. Do they contact my parents.

Thanks a lot for support. I...

Thanks a lot for support. I have few questions I hope you will answer....May I know what is the average cost of medicine and treatment in India for hiv.
Second what about age expectancy?
Third and last is do people from scientist doctors engineers(I know u r in IT) etc are also suffering from this. Or I'm the only unlucky person

Need your help please ......

Need your help please ....
Diagnosed HIV positive few days back? I'm shattered. I am a scientist got this accidently by pricked from a freshly contaminated needle(foot) in a park where few drug addicts were taking their doses. I have never into any wrong sexual things neither any drugs. Why God has done this to me. I have a wife and a kid to look after. And my parents...

Connect With Me......People...

Connect With Me......

People need people to talk to; they need people they can open their hearts to; people need people to hold hands and feel strong; they need people who can hold them and let them cry.
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We...

A fairly young guy...

A fairly young guy diagnosed with HIV and HepB (now undetected) a while ago afraid to go for interviews in private sectors (Hospitality Sector to be more precise) after graduating. Are there any chances of getting employed in India, if they found out about my health issues? How about government sector? or would it be better for me to be self-employed?

How much has changed?While...

How much has changed?

While the world celebrates #WorldAIDSDay, I want you all to pause and ponder over just one thing : HOW MUCH HAVE CHANGED when it comes to HIV/AIDS? As a HIV positive person myself, I really appreciate all of you lending your support but at the same time, I sincerely wish that should you see any #stigma and #discrimination, PLEASE STAND UP TO IT AND BE THE...

How much has changed?While...

How much has changed?

While the world celebrates #WorldAIDSDay, I want you all to pause and ponder over just one thing : HOW MUCH HAVE CHANGED when it comes to HIV/AIDS? As a HIV positive person myself, I really appreciate all of you lending your support but at the same time, I sincerely wish that should you see any #stigma and #discrimination, PLEASE STAND UP TO IT AND BE THE...

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