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HIV Positive and Past 50: Words of Wisdom to My Newly Diagnosed, Younger Self


Paul Yabor, 50, Philadelphia, Pa.; Diagnosed in 1990

Paul Yabor, 50, Philadelphia, Pa.; Diagnosed in 1990

Start learning how to be your own doctor , lawyer, activist and most of all best friend. That's not to say that you don't need highly trained dedicated professionals. However it is important that you build a competent knowledge base. So that not only can you tell the difference between the mediocre and the excellent, but by being an informed consumer you will be able to save the life of the person who hopefully you will learn to love and care for the most -- yourself. When we learn to love ourselves the ability to love, advocate and care for others blossoms. And life as a whole becomes that much more fulfilling.

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