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HIV/AIDS Resource Center for the Newly Diagnosed
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Newly Diagnosed? My Advice to You

How did you get through that day you first found out you were living with HIV?

Day One With HIV

"On the "Best, Worst Day" of My Life, I Tested HIV Positive

"I had just turned 25 and was about to graduate from grad school. Things were looking up for me -- but I wasn't feeling well and knew deep inside that something was wrong."

George Johnson

Telling Others You're Positive

Rafael Abadia "It's a very individual decision. You need to be ready to expose yourself to telling some people about your status because some people react differently."

Rafael Abadia, diagnosed in 1993

Things to Do
Ask the Body's Experts

How Often Should I Get CD4 and Viral Load Tests?

Keith Henry, M.D., responds.

Shouldn't My Viral Load Be Gone By Now?

Mark Holodniy, M.D., responds.

Starting Your Journey With HIV
Rae Lewis-Thornton

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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