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Living Well with HIV
December 1st is usually known for World AIDS day the world over and over the last 40 years HIV/AIDS has evolved from a fatal disease to a manageable chronic illness with adequate treatment.
As a family member or friend, there are a number of things that you can do to support a friend or loved one who has been recently diagnosed with HIV such as:
Remember it is perfectly normal and understandable to feel vulnerable, now that you know your status, you can start your journey to treatment.
You may also feel isolated and alone, even if you have family and friends around you. Whatever you feel, you do not have to go through it alone. HIV is manageable, reach out to those who are coping and living with HIV.
Choose to become resilient to shame and you start managing your trauma.