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This Positive Life: An Interview With Kali Lindsey

    "I would probably say that it took about six months before I was able to deal with the fact that I had been given a positive diagnosis."
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    "In the beginning, I didn't want my family to know because I felt like it would have been a burden to them, and they would have spent all their time just being concerned and worried about me."
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    "A lot of my time was spent just trying to figure out how I could possibly return to some quality of life or regain some type of happiness in my life, in spite of having HIV."
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    "I've adopted new friendships with people that have a more welcoming and appreciative concept of people with HIV, and are contributing to a more positive health outcome for me as opposed to weighing me down with negative judgments."
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    "Most people who want to believe in conspiracies are going to continue to want to believe in conspiracies. It's not my, or anybody else's job -- I don't think that it's even within our power to be able to change those persons unless they want to change."
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    "Unfortunately, though many people think that the gay community is this very welcoming community to people with HIV, I find that the gay community is actually the exact opposite."
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    "Don't waste your time trying to convince people to love you _in spite of_ your HIV. Love yourself and people will see that you love yourself and be attracted to you as a result of that."
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