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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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Roger Solar

Roger Solar, San Antonio, Texas, diagnosed in 1999

Support groups. There are support groups coming up all over the place.

You can look in the yellow pages, you can look in the Gay Yellow Pages, you can get on the Internet. I wholeheartedly support these groups. I think it's an asset because you need people who have been there, have gone through it, or are going through it. You become more comfortable as to "What's going to happen to me? What do these meds do? Where can I go to get food from the food bank? Where can I get help with my medication?"

I didn't know where to go. I spoke to people that were infected and they were like, "You can go here for medications. If you need food, you can go to this food bank." They were helping me out in a lot of ways that I didn't know.

You can't go into it by yourself. I don't care what anybody says. You can't. There's just too much stress to do it alone.






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