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Starting HIV Treatment and Medical Care

7 Considerations When Starting HIV Medications

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Preparing For a Life-Saving Challenge

Starting HIV Treatment


1. Accept a New Way of Life

1. Accept a New Way of Life


2. Prepare for Physical Side Effects

2. Prepare for Physical Side Effects


3. Address Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

3. Address Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues


4. Understand Access and Cost

4. Understand Access and Cost


5. Fight Shame and Stigma

5. Fight Shame and Stigma


6. Become Proactive

6. Become Proactive


7. Maintain a Healthy Support System

7. Maintain a Healthy Support System


The Next Step

The Next Step


A New Day, A Remarkable Opportunity

A New Day, A Remarkable Opportunity


David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a social worker, certified sex therapist and clinical hypnotherapist. He has worked in the areas of mental health and substance abuse for more than 25 years.