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This Positive Life: An Interview With Esmeralda, Part One

    "They didn't tell me, either, what was going on. They told me, 'He's OK. Just pray a lot for everything to be OK with him.' Even the day he died, they didn't tell me he was dead and they're bringing him back in a box."
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    "I didn't have the chance to ask him, 'Do you think somebody gave it to you? Do you have any idea how you got it?'"
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    "I was thinking I was going to die. People have a lot of fear about HIV, or AIDS. Actually, I'd only heard of 'AIDS.' I'd never heard the name 'HIV' before. I'd heard about AIDS, but people don't talk about it too much."
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    "The first time I came up negative, I could breathe a little bit. When they told me I was positive, I stopped again -- like, living, you know."
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    "I started taking the medicine. That's when my fight started -- fighting to be OK. I _needed_ to be OK, I _have_ to be OK, for these kids. Because I'm not leaving these kids alone."
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    "I started getting more angry. And I started learning more. I started learning how HIV can pass to another person."
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    "It's better to find out than not. Because if you find out, you can take care of yourself."
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    "Start living a new life. Make it a better life. This can make you think about what kind of life you've been living, and what kind of life you want to have."
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    Erika Nelson