‘THINK’ 36 Q & A’s on SoundCloud

On 11 February, 2015, in Book, HIV & AIDS FAQ, The Deadly Seducer, by Cindy Pivacic

If you don’t know the QUESTION, you ain’t going to know the ANSWER!

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A very concerning and unfortunate incident arose yesterday when a client contacted me.

 

This person had unknowingly been exposed to the HI virus in the middle of last year (2014), when an individual cut themselves badly and the client had an open wound at the time which was not well covered.

 

The infected person only informed my client when they, themselves, found out recently, so we are talking in the region of a six (6) month gap.

 

Prior to contacting me, he/she went to their GP who decided to test, rightly so, by doing the Elisa Test, which is by drawing blood rather than the Rapid Test which is a finger prick, returning a result in 10/20 min the Elisa was sent to a laboratory, results back late afternoon.

 

The Doctor decided in the interim, that as a safety precaution the client should commence taking the 30 day treatment of Prophylactics.

 

Th client obviously hit a panic and subsequently made contact with me.

 

Sadly the time-span had elapsed, as you only have a 72 hour period post exposure to potentially prevent yourself becoming infected.

 

I was horrified but ecstatic that someone had advised him/her to make contact with me as they were understandably in a state of panic.

 

After explaining, reassuring and sharing as much information as I could, it was now a matter of waiting……….

 

Dear Doctor…..how stupid can you be, this person is given false hope as you were either not paying attention to the time frame or  you are seriously careless, unacceptable!!

 

Fortunately a negative result came back, it’s one of the times you don’t want anyone to say “you are Positive’!

 

I made contact with the client and asked permission to share this incident as I believe there is still so much unknown and misinformation in the market place and when it comes from a ‘trusted source’ like a medical person, even more scary.

 

I have obviously kept the persons name and the area out of the post as it is a confidential matter.

 

I have however posted the comment he/she shared with me later today when I followed up. it reads as follows:

 

2/10/2015 16:32: Cindy Pivacic HIV: I hope you have recovered from your ordeal.

 

Client: ‘Thanks.. I am, it’s an experience that I will never forget.   I have a new understanding and respect for being “tested”. It’s an overwhelming experience. My body truly ached with the tension and waiting for my results was daunting.

 

The nurse that took my blood was great! She actually stopped and asked if I was ok…  she was really caring which calmed me a little.

 

 I know now that I truly don’t know enough. And I thought that I did. #embarrassed

 

Thanks again for your advice and support… u spoke sense and also what the next step was if I was positive and that life does go on and it can be done. U say it with confidence, and that’s what made me feel ok’.

 

2/10/2015 16:44: Cindy Pivacic HIV: So glad that you are in a better space, it’s not a pleasant experience at all and glad I could be of assistance. I am sure you will become a great advocate getting people to get counselled prior to testing 😉

 

Client: 2/10/2015 16:47: ‘THANKS. .. I definitely will. I will be passing it on where I work.

 

 

 

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#Hashtag Radio interview 27th October 2014

On 28 October, 2014, in Gallery, Media, by Cindy Pivacic

#HASHTAG RADIO

Hashtag Radio 27th October 2014

A very well thought out and insightful interview with Leandre de Bruyn.

That is where the message needs to start…..the youth.

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plv radioShow airs from 7th to 13th October 2014 – click on link, which will be up from the 7th and listen instantly for that time – then it goes into the Soundcloud forever ….. shows marketed on an ongoing basis.

 

Link PLV : http://plv-radio.com/1440-cindy-pivacic/

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Feedback from Durban Academy – HIV Presentation Gr11

On 5 February, 2014, in Testimonials, by Cindy Pivacic

Durban Academy 4Feb14 640

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dearest Cindy,

 

Thank you so much for talking to our kids about HIV and AIDS.

 

You have turned mere Buzz words into a reality for them and touched them in a
way that a teacher talking about the topic could not. HIV to them is now more
than just a red ribbon.

 

Thanks again for your “positive” touch.

 

 

Warren Wessels
Senior Life Science and English Home Language Educator

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Dear Supporters,

 

Today, three (3) years ago I went public with my #HIV positive status by sending my website into the world.

 

It did take me six (6) years to go public but I am happy to say once I did, it felt like a massive burden had been lifted from my shoulders and my health started to flourish.

 

It wasn’t the easiest thing to do as I assumed there would be some negativity from some and possibly be deleted from other’s lives.

 

I am happy to say, that was not the case at all and I thank every single one of you for the amazing support and feedback I have had over this period, which seems much longer than 3 years.

 

So much has happened and my website and presence on the internet/social media has put many people that are living with HIV in touch with me.

 

Thanks to Shawn Fouche and Charlotte Kemp for sponsoring my website. They are still a huge presence in my life and were also instrumental in getting my book, The Deadly Seducer, published.  My eternal gratitude.

 

My Mother, Lindsay Heydenrych has probably been the most supportive of all, in so many ways, my humblest gratitude.

 

I have landed on various TV shows:

Carte Blanche, SABC1, 1KZN TV, featured in the FNB advert ‘YouCanHelp’ campaign.

 

Newspapers

The Saturday Independent, Sunday Tribune, Highway Mail, Witness, Mercury, Daily News, Cape Argus, City Press….and it goes on!

 

Magazines:

Longevity Magazine, Balanced Life (Foschini Mag)

 

Radio:

Voice of The Cape, OFM, Gagasi

 

The point I am making is that the message is getting out and that, is the ultimate objective here.

 

My thanks also go to the media for sharing this with the public and I have no doubt I have neglected some names here, my apologies.

 

I like to think that I have managed to quell some fears, be supportive and share information with these people and I hope it has assisted those that are HIV Negative, to remain so.

 

Many thanks again and I ask you, one and all:

 

TAKE CARE – BE AWARE!

 

May you make the right choices.

 

Cindy

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