(A recent post by wishingforacure on the "I Just Tested Positive" board)
"I have been getting HIV tests since I was 16 and was always negative. I had unprotected sex a few times but every year the test came back negative. I kept it a secret from my family. I finally told them last month. How do you all stay positive and have the will to live and fight through this?"
(A recent post by StillSearching on the "I Just Tested Positive" board)
"I simply couldn't believe the doctors when they told me I could still live a normal life and that I didn't need to worry. But the more I researched, the more I realized how much has changed since the '80s/'90s. It helped me a great deal to see how far treatments have come."
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Renowned speaker, blogger and advocate Rae Lewis-Thornton has been living with HIV/AIDS for more than 25 years -- and she's learned a lot about survival along the way. In this video, Rae shares wisdom from a long life with HIV/AIDS, especially for those who've just found out they're HIV positive.
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