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My friend is HIV positive
      #207679 - 09/19/06 12:38 AM

My friend recently became HIV has put a real stress on her friends/family around her...initially she was very motivated to start treatment immediately and fight this seems that now though she would rather not take the medications (in fear of side effects ruining her life) and can you change someones mind who has a mentality like this?

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      #207715 - 09/19/06 11:52 AM

I am not sure there really is a way of changing someones mind once they are in this state of the game. You can suggest any of these forums like this one or Thee are many people who have been living with this disease for 10-20 or even more years and although there are side effects to the meds, they would not give up for that.
I like others, have been lucky on the meds, not many side effects. It is not all the same for everyone and there are so many things out there nowadays, if one does not work, there are plenty more.
You can start off by showing her this site or printing out some of the posta so she can see what it is like. Suggest you will help her by going to the doc with her if needed. This ultimatly is her decision though.

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