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

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Bernadette Berzoza

Bernadette Berzoza, Denver, Colo.; Diagnosed in 1989

Don't give up. Don't feel alone and ashamed. Reach out! If somebody reaches out to you, accept their support. Because people that reach out to you really do want to help. You don't have to give up!

That was my determination. I wasn't going to die. In the beginning I said I was going to be here for my kids. Then I said, no, I'm going to be here for my community, because they need to become aware and they need to be educated.

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