That's understandable. When you have HIV, it can be overwhelming. Just know there is a path forward and there are people who are ready to help.
HIV can be a manageable chronic disease for many people. That's because of HIV treatment. Today's treatments are easier to take and more effective than when HIV treatments were first developed. Starting and sticking to HIV treatment makes it possible to live a longer and healthier life.
Matthew shares his positive message for anyone who feels they can’t deal with HIV: “Yes, you CAN.” Watch the video to see why Matthew never uses the word “can’t” and how he’s built his own HIV support system.
. . . means there's less time for HIV to damage your immune system.
There are lots of reasons why you may not feel ready. Dealing with HIV means making important decisions about your life and your health. Think about why you feel the way you do. And know that you're not alone.
One way to deal with HIV is to understand how it works in your body.
Talk to your doctor about anything that makes it difficult for you to deal with HIV. Share your concerns about taking medicine every day, about your family life, living situation, social life, sex life, or drug and alcohol use. HIV doctors are there to help.
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