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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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Lucia

Lucia, California, diagnosed in 1989

Don't give up! Educate yourself -- this is extremely important. Find something that appeals to your psyche to your inner peace, to help you deal with the information you will be getting, because some of it will be scary as hell. If you have something inside you that keeps you calm, you will navigate through things beautifully.

What do you have inside of you that keeps you calm?

God. I guess that's it. God. I'm not religious though. It's just I have an incredible belief in something greater than myself.






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