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Newly Diagnosed With HIV


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"Overwhelming" is a word commonly used to describe a new diagnosis of HIV disease. There are so many things to consider. So much to learn. So many questions. So much uncertainty. So much baggage that comes with a disease that is generally associated with unsafe sex or drug use.

Experience has shown that the best way to proceed is to break things into steps. Then deal with them one at a time in the order that works for you. (Survivorship A to Z provides a Prioritizer to help you set and keep track of your priorities.)

Following are steps to consider. with links to additional information.

NOTE: Information can help you feel in control. On the other hand, getting ahead of yourself can be overwhelming. When you are no longer newly diagnosed, we suggest reading: Living With HIV.

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