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Newly Diagnosed With HIV

Take time to breathe. You are a person living with HIV - not a person dying of it. Whatever happened, happened. There is no use dwelling on it.

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Although it may seem like the world has ended for you - it hasn't. You are here today. With treatment, you are likely to live a normal life span. 

The phrase, "Take one day at a time," has become a cliché because it works.

Beating yourself up for whatever happened that resulted in your being HIV positive does no good. There is no way to change the past. Learn from the experience and put it behind you.

Don't be surprised if you experience a rush of emotions. You may feel guilty, confused, shocked, angry, depressed, scared, or a host of other emotions. Actually, you may experience several emotions at the same time. On the other hand, you may feel numb. There are techniques which can help you cope with emotions that appear. They are described below.

The calmer you can be when making major decisions, the more likely you will make effective decisions.

NOTE: Please do not be surprised if you have difficulty absorbing information. Take the time you need. It can help to tell a trusted person what you think you've learned. It  is perfectly reasonable to return to the source of information and ask that it be explained again or in a different way.

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