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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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David P. Lee

David P. Lee, Seattle, Wash., diagnosed in 1995

My advice to people who have just been diagnosed is to be good to yourself for a while.

If you are getting high and drinking a lot, it's time to stop, because you'll die faster if you don't. Get a good support system together through family, friends or wherever you can find them. Learn as much as you can about the disease.

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