Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living with HIV

Posted on July 27, 2018

"The moment I received my official diagnosis, I dropped all my assumptions about HIV. It was so freeing." -Member of myHIVteam

Living with a chronic condition can be difficult and even a burden, but also an opportunity to rid yourself of what you think you know.

Have you heard the saying, "People don't get it until they get it"? That is so true about HIV.

"I'm still a person worthy of love and acceptance and HIV doesn't change that." -Member of myHIVteam

An HIV diagnosis forces us to drop our negative assumptions about life with a chronic condition. Members on
myHIVteam gain perspective from other members' experiences to become better informed about what it's really like to live with HIV.

Here are recent conversations from members of myHIVteam:

What negative assumptions have you let go of about HIV? Tell us about it in the comments below or directly on

A myHIVteam Member said:

Thank u

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