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Hi Susan,

Sorry for what you are going through, you are not alone; I am new to this and also in the same situation as many others, t the risk of being long winded let me just say; be patient with your family but at the same time keep doing what you are doing, it won't be easy but they will come around.

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I am new to this.  This is all very confusing to me so if anyone can help please do so.  I was just recently diagnosed and infected.  It doesn't seem to bother the people I have told but I dont have many people in my life either.  I am on medication.  I was diagnosed through  routine bloodwork 2 months ago. I am so... I dont know

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@amalston02 Hello,

Thanks for your comment and welcome to the forum. I imagine you must be in shock after receiving an unexpected diagnosis, but don't forget that HIV is a treatable chronic illness and most people who receive proper medical care go on to live long and healthy lives. Feel free to reach out to other members for support either by public or private message.

Wishing you the best!

Lee

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@Lee__R thank you 

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I'm in an HIV activist group where we sometimes host group therapy sessions. One of our members is scared to be out to anyone. She works in a pharmacy and feels like she needs to be honest with them about her status, but I'm like why do they need to know? Has anyone come out about being HIV positive at work? It doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

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I don't think it's a good idea. No one needs to know....That will only cause issues.

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@amalston02 Hey, how are you doing since six months on? It's really hard when you're first diagnosed. But it sounds like you were in a pretty good place with your friends being accepting.