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

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Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga

Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga, La Paz, Bolivia; Diagnosed in 2000

I talked to my sisters, especially the one who had the idea of doing the test. I blamed her. I said, "This is your fault, because I'd rather not know." But actually, it was really good that she suggested it, because I also was to discover that I tested HIV positive maybe three or four years after being infected. This gave me the chance to change my habits and to start treatment early enough; I never got sick, like being in bed.

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