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152 days later…

It’s been a few months now since I’ve posted anything on here, 152 days apparently! So I figure it’s time for an update…

Life’s pretty good at the moment, I had a great Christmas with family and Boxing day with the boyfriend’s family. I’ve just started a new job, which I’m very excited about.

I had some anxiety about disclosing my HIV status at work, although I don’t feel being HIV positive affects my ability to work at all, there’s always this little worry that maybe an employer might not see it that way.

I figured I’d mention my HIV status fairly early on after starting the new job, but as it happens, the moment came sooner than even I had expected, after working my way through the new employee paperwork on my first day, there came a section about medical conditions. I paused for a moment, before realising that then was as good a time as any. I’m really glad I made that decision, and I’m certain it’ll not be an issue.

After four years of self-employment and working in my own time at home (and to be honest, doing very little work lately), I’m really excited to have a proper job to go to, with colleagues and customers, rather than just sat on my own at a computer.

Work aside, I’ve been keeping fairly busy, I had a great night out in Brighton seeing Alaska Thunderfuck in October, I took my boyfriend to Disneyland Paris in November, and we also had a wonderful night in London last month seeing Wicked with some friends. Next week I’m back up in London, to see Cats this time with a friend, I’m looking forward to that. I’ve been spending a lot more time with friends lately, and I’ve made some really great new friends recently too. Right now, I’m the happiest I’ve been in some time.

Health-wise I’m doing okay, though my CD4 count just took another dip, but I’m actually feeling very well. I’m trying to learn to put greater importance on how I feel, rather than numbers on paper from blood-test results. My CD4 count has bounced up and down a number of times since my diagnosis, but my CD4 percentage has been increasing, perhaps slowly, but steadily. Importantly, my medication has continued to keep the virus suppressed.

Hopefully it’ll not be so long before my next post on here. I’m really optimistic about the next few months :-)