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Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

 12/27 

Rafael Abadia

Rafael Abadia, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Diagnosed in 1993

My main advice to someone just diagnosed is to always try to seek a good counselor, a good therapist.

Just to have that one person who's impartial, who's not a family member, a partner, a lover, who you can really share your deep, deep emotions with. Because it is hard. It is extremely hard. And it's good to have that outlet.

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