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      #275814 - 03/29/14 06:26 AM

Hi I am new to this forums, have been living with HIV for the last 29 years.
I never had a day of work because of the HIV, and I was determined to not let it break me, but it actually made me stronger, a lot stronger, and I have been acheving much more after I found out about my status.
I do realize that we all cope differently with the disease, but I think a lot unnessacary focus so much on it, even when they actually are "healthy" , so it takes over so much of their lives? WHY... If you are diagnosed with diabetes you get your medications and most live perfectly well without making this the turning point of their lifes. Well if might be easier for me to say that for many others? But I do think a lot of people could have a much better life quality if they are well and did not spend so much time focusing on the HIV other than of course be aware of changes in their body, take their medications, and go to get the 3-6 monthly check up... I believe a lot is in the mind, so stay "positive", both in mind and body...

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      #275817 - 03/29/14 10:54 AM

That is excellent advice Core, moving forward in your life and accepting what you have helps in keeping a positive outlook on being Positive! Don't let HIV live your life for you, live your own life and know that HIV is just along for the ride!

Many people will ask "but how do I do that?", the easiest is to just sit down and make a list of what is important in your life. What you have now and of course that "bucket list". From there just make sure you don't go putting HIV near the top of any of those lists, always have something that YOU want there. Find out what is important in your life, and if it happens to be HIV then don't complain about it, and just get on with achieving everything on your list. Hold what's important close!

anotherday ... in paradise!
daily ponder ... be the reason someone smiles today!

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