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Advice on Starting HIV Treatment From People Who've Been There


Steven Berveling

Steven Berveling, Sydney, Australia; Diagnosed in 1996

I started HIV medication in May 1996, on the day that I was seroconverting. I was in hospital. So I never lived with HIV without the medications. But on that fateful day, the medical staff sought to delay medication "to give me a chance to get used to being HIV positive." I responded: "I'm used to it, now get me the meds."

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