Aug 2, 2009
hey, i was diagnosed 2month ago, am waiting my blood test result if i need to take the med or not, but am refugee and i can't go to the hospital anytime i want, or group therapy, i just got information from the internet, pls help me what should i do, i ask the doc who took the blood but he said i just need to live a normal life as before, but inside i don't feel normal,pls tell me what to do??
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Having HIV is anything but "normal!" Being diagnosed HIV positive is always a shock and a period of adjustment is to be expected. The more you learn about HIV the less frightening it becomes and the easier it is to live with. I would suggest you begin by reviewing the information on The Body's homepage: "HIV Basics." There you will find chapters, such as "Just Diagnosed" and "HIV Medications." I would also suggest you contact your local AIDS service organizations (just Google AIDS service organizations and the name of your city or town and a list should pop up). These organizations may well have services available that you could take advantage of despite your refugee status.
Good luck. I'm here if you need me.
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