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HIV Treatment and Medical Care

There's More to Health Than ART: Holistic Health

Part of _A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Treatment for People Living With HIV_

    I like to eat well. I'd like to eat better, but unfortunately the cost of "better" is much more expensive. I try the best I can. I try to get things I can afford: a bit of lettuce, a tomato, broccoli. I take multivitamins. \-- Robyn
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    Working out makes me feel alive. The gym gives me an opportunity to interact with people; it gives me something to look forward to. Both my doctors said hiring a trainer and working out is the smartest thing I ever did. It makes me feel like I'm winning. \-- Joe When I wake up in the morning I do a smudge -- a Native ritual that cleanses the energy around you. You burn some sage in a shell -- it has a very sweet smell. I learned this from the First Nations people in Canada. This ritual helps me with my depression and to maintain a positive mood. It makes me understand that yesterday is gone and I can start a new day. \-- Minneh
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    I don't consider myself a victim. I know I have a place in the universe and HIV is one of the pieces in my life, not all of it. I'm finally at peace with HIV. It's doing its thing, I'm doing my thing -- we can live together. \-- Devan
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    In caring for a friend who was a crystal meth addict, I fell to temptation and became wired to meth myself. This went on for about a year. My friend has been gone now for 14 months and I am clean. Getting away from the meth was not easy, but I made it through with the support of family and friends. \-- Damien
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