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Seven Considerations When Starting HIV Medications

October 23, 2015


7. Maintain a Healthy Support System

7. Maintain a Healthy Support System

Medications alone are inadequate to live a healthy life with HIV. It is essential that a support system be developed that complements medical interventions. Being connected to others at various levels of intimacy, including one's spouse or partner, family, friends and community, is vital to help you maneuver through the various emotions, frustrations and victories that are experienced by someone living with HIV. Work to maintain that social connectedness and eradicate any shame or stigma that separates you from others. Share your experience and volunteer your time. Both you and your community will benefit.

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