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6 Factors to Consider Before Starting HIV Treatment

September 26, 2013

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Personal Empowerment

Factor #6: Personal Empowerment

Starting HIV medications, like the initial diagnosis, can be traumatic. Most people can't help but view it as one more step toward the inevitable progression of the virus. It's not unusual to catastrophize, minimize or even deny what's happening. I encourage my clients to process these feelings, network with others having the same experience, and find their way toward a personal peace with the virus, a place in which they are empowered to remain actively engaged in maintaining their health.





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