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


Meta Smith, 56, Baton Rouge, La.; Diagnosed in 2001

Meta Smith, 56, Baton Rouge, La.; Diagnosed in 2001

If I could go back in time and meet myself when I was first diagnosed, I would advise myself to remember that life is the gift that God gave to me, and what I do with it is my gift back to him. I would also advise myself to remember to breathe, to live well, to laugh often and to love a lot. Finally I would remind myself that I belong to a creator that created moons, stars, as well as rainbows; surely he will be there to help me create the best life possible.

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