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I Know The Stigma Of HIV Is Different For Those Affected Long Ago But How Is The Stigma Of Newly Infected With Hiv Differ Today?

I Know The Stigma Of HIV Is Different For Those Affected Long Ago But How Is The Stigma Of Newly Infected With Hiv Differ Today?

when hiv was first discovered it was a death sentence and people with hiv were cast out and criminalized when having sex. now a days hiv is not a death sentence and I wandering how normal of a life the newly infected live and there relationships. Also how do long term survivors that face certain stigma of hiv and aids long ago feel today? how do newly diagnosed with hiv face stigma

A myHIVteam Member said:

Doobie a Day ` Feelin Better ` I Say

posted almost 4 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

such a waste of sweat @A myHIVteam Member lol

posted almost 4 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member, I read the horror stories from patients like you and shudder to think of it. I was diagnosed in 2003 and my story is completely different. I'm eternally grateful for the medical and sociological "progress" made by that time. I had personal difficulty with the diagnosis: the guilt and shame of it all, etc. But it was more MY problem than that of those around me. Even the doctor's approach was "live with it" instead of "die from it". I was in Seattle when I was diagnosed, and I'm quite sure it was RADICALLY different than had I been in my home state of Kansas at that time! I've had to withstand a certain amount of "You're getting what you deserve" from my conservative fundamentalist biological family, but THAT is their view, not mine. And some of the "oh, you poor dear "victim" talk had to be dispensed with. I'm not dying. I'm living. I'm glad to hear you talking about facing YOUR challenges and making good things out of life. Bless you in that. Peace, my brother.

posted almost 4 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I believe the site only allows 2 - 3 thousand character (including spaces). Then of which question, since I didn't ask a question in this thread lol.

posted almost 4 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I was diagnosed in March of this year, I'm not sure how normal my life will be a year from now. Praying I'm still undetectable and able bodied is my main concern. The stories I read on here about the meds long term affects scare me a lot, but I'm here now and so far they haven't caused any issues.

posted almost 4 years ago
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