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Family Support and HIV

Posted on May 25, 2018

What do you do when family members are not there to support you? Living with HIV can be isolating, especially if family members withdraw or are unsupportive. Being open and honest with these family members takes commitment to a long process of building a stronger relationship. It's important to find support from others with HIV who know what you are going through.

On myHIVteam, the social network and online support group for those living with HIV, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Family members' reactions to diagnosis are one of the most discussed subjects.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about family members' response to diagnosis:

Here are some conversations about family members' reaction to diagnosis:

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