Tested: Ways To Cope With An HIV Positive Diagnosis

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Living with ailments or diseases can be a disheartening, especially when that disease has no known cure to date.  Contracting HIV is a serious issue that plagues the African-American community at alarming rates. According to the CDC, the rate of new HIV infection in African Americans is 8 times that of whites based on population size. For many, this diagnosis is the end of a comfortable life as they know it.   Living with this disease isn’t an ideal situation for anyone, but once the status is revealed, there is no turning back and one must learn how to cope with the reality of living with HIV.  Coping may take some time, but taking these following steps may help.

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Come to terms with the diagnosis.