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"I Will Continue to Save Lives": Women Share Their HIV Disclosure Stories

 2/11 

Bernadette Berzoza

Bernadette Berzoza, Denver, Colo., diagnosed in September 1989

When I told a friend I was HIV positive, she got up off the chair and hugged me.

I think at that time, that's all I needed. I needed to see that -- even though I had this dreaded disease that everyone was saying was so terrible, and only bad people got -- I could still get some affection, care or concern from somebody else.

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