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Just Found Out?

Why me?

Where can I go for support?

Will I die?

Who do I tell?

Who will want me?

What's happening to my body?

How do I get the care I need?

What lab tests should I take?

Will treatment work?

Will I start treatment?

HIV Clinics for Teens

 
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True Story - An essay by a gay journalist and author who is tired of living in fear of HIV (7 comments)

Health Care is a Human Right (6 comments)
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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Just Found Out?

A POZ.com Guide for HIV Rookies

So you just tested HIV positive.
Don't panic!


Testing positive is not:
The end of the world.
The end of your relationships.
The end of you.

Testing positive is:
A raw deal you'll probably feel strongly about, even if at first you're numb.
A challenge to you and to the people in your life.
An opportunity to grow.

Take a deep breath. And check out our guide for the newly diagnosed by clicking on the 10 key questions at your right—to which we offer a uniquely POZ mix of well-tested smarts and cutting-edge information. For more personal stories and expert advice, read our Think Positive issue next.

We also recommend that you join POZ Mentor, POZ.com's online peer support service, which matches up HIVers by what they need and what they know. It's designed especially with rookies like you in mind.

You may also find it helpful to connect with others in our community forums, another great place to ask questions, learn from others' experiences and get support.

Then tell us what you think—and what's up with you.


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