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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

HIV-Positive People Share Their Experiences and Offer Advice

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Evelyn Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez Valentino, Cathedral City, Calif., diagnosed in November 1993

At first it's definitely going to be a shock to your system. It's going to be challenging.

It's going to be hard. But surround yourself with people who love you, who will support you. I have a lot of faith, and that helped me a great deal. Understand that you are living with HIV. You're not dying of HIV or AIDS.






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