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    Well, hello everyone. I talked breifly to Cisco last night and said people have been askin bout me. So, here I am. The past few years been sorta rough emotionally or whatever. Yes, I did contract HIV 4 years ago and it has changed me into somewhat a bitter person because I still have problems dealing with it and the first set of meds they put me on made me so anemic that I almost died the first year of being poz. But, in a good way to help me deal with it and help other people like me and my partner, we started a non-profit organization called Open Hands Foundation. We just got our 501c3 accetance letter this last summer.

    Also, my partner and I have been doing lots of community service with differrent organizations around the state to help people like us and keep people safe. We do free 20 minute rapid hiv testsing out of our spare room that we turned into an office for our non-profit.

    Somewhat sort of lost a lot of interrest in computers the last few years but am trying to get back into it LOL I dont really know what else to update on so I will go from here.

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    Thanks for the update man. Hope everything works out good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikemean View Post
    Well, hello everyone. I talked breifly to Cisco last night and said people have been askin bout me. So, here I am. The past few years been sorta rough emotionally or whatever. Yes, I did contract HIV 4 years ago and it has changed me into somewhat a bitter person because I still have problems dealing with it and the first set of meds they put me on made me so anemic that I almost died the first year of being poz. But, in a good way to help me deal with it and help other people like me and my partner, we started a non-profit organization called Open Hands Foundation. We just got our 501c3 accetance letter this last summer.

    Also, my partner and I have been doing lots of community service with differrent organizations around the state to help people like us and keep people safe. We do free 20 minute rapid hiv testsing out of our spare room that we turned into an office for our non-profit.

    Somewhat sort of lost a lot of interrest in computers the last few years but am trying to get back into it LOL I dont really know what else to update on so I will go from here.

    hi Mike,I am glad things are looking up for you,

    happy holidays

    Dan

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    Keep up the good work. All folks with chronic diseases need it, and it's nice to see you found a way to help.

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    stay healthy and keep busy! good stuff

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    Annalysa, it actually worked!

    okay, hi mike, good to hear you're doing good, well, as good as anyone can do. Keep up the good works!
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    Good to hear from ya Mike. And good to hear you've found a positive vehicle to focus on.
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    Vary go to hear from you, Mike.

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    Hey Mike,

    Good to see your post. Take care of yourself and dont be a stranger.

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    Way to go Mike

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    hi Mike, good see you are still around, i was wondering a few weeks ago about you, but never posted about it.

    keep your chin up and best of luck to ya

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    Hey Mike, nice to hear from you again!

    Don't be such a stranger!

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    Mike Big love for ya buddy. I added you on yahoo.. I am in Seattle now.. Keep in touch with me...

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    Great to hear you're doing all right and keeping active in the community
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    I remember you.
    I'm glad that your hanging in there..
    I hope you and yours have a happy holiday.
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    Hi Mike! *waves*

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    Thanks people. If anyone cares to look at the website for Open Hands Foundation it is http://www.openhandsfoundation.org I did it myself ( best I could do LOOL)

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    As far as pets go we have 3 cats Butch (18lbs), Baby Girl, and Sweet Pea. Also have a pond in our living room that has 3 angel koi, 3 turtles, and a few goldfish as well as a 10 gallon tank with a piranah.

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    Mike I really have been wondering if you were OK, glad you are hanging in there man.

    Keep up the excellent work!

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