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Word on the Street: Experiences Disclosing One's HIV Status

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 4/11 

Bernadette Berzoza

Bernadette Berzoza, Denver, Colo.; Diagnosed in 1989

When I told a friend I was HIV positive, she got up off the chair and hugged me. I think at that time, that's all I needed. I needed to see that -- even though I had this dreaded disease that everyone was saying was so terrible, and only bad people got -- I could still get some affection, care or concern from somebody else.




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