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Recently Diagnosed With HIV? Latino/a Community Members Share Their Advice

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Fernando Castillo

Fernando Castillo, San Francisco, Calif.; Diagnosed in 1993

Protection, that's my message. Protection, love and care. People with HIV are like negative people: We need love around us.

I would say to someone just diagnosed to get support. To see that he or she is not alone. That we are so many people who are positive navigating together in this. When he or she finds that group of people, it will be completely another game and it will be very positive, very supportive. He or she will find love and support; and, more than anything, the help that he or she needs.

Open up and look for help! Because the help is there, the love is there and the compassion is there.

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