Get connected to people who can help
You may have just found out you're HIV positive, but you'll find that you're not alone. Many people like you know the importance of a support network. As you start thinking about what it means to be HIV positive, you might think people in the community will discriminate against you or your family because you are living with HIV. Talking about your feelings with your doctor, your loved ones, and your support groups is just one of the positive actions you can take to help live life to the fullest.
Take care of yourself and stay healthy
Make connections that can help you take care of yourself and your family. This includes finding a doctor who understands your needs. You will also need to:
- Find support, because you are stronger when you don't feel alone
- Reach out to friends or family who will be there for you
- Create new friendships through organizations and groups for other people living with HIV. People with strong, supportive relationships in their lives are more likely to stick to their treatment and medicine