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Positive living

A summary of the most important things to know. The new information guide for people who have just been diagnosed as HIV-positive.positive living

During the Nationaal Congres Soa*Hiv*Seks  on December 1st, 2009 (World AIDS Day), Brenda Mugabona (15) who has been HIV-positive since birth, presented the first copy of the new brochure, “Positive Living” to Oscar Hammerstein (a senior lawyer who is open about his HIV status).

HIV for beginners
Positive living is a guide about 'HIV for beginners': it contains basic information in easy-to-understand language on all the things you encounter when you've found out that you have HIV.

Giving HIV a place in your life

Everyone reacts in their own way when they hear the test result: ‘HIV positive’. It can be a huge blow to somehiv plek people, but for others it might take some time for the news to really hit them. It makes a big difference, for example, whether you hear it from someone you know, such as your family doctor (GP), or from a stranger. It also makes a difference if you have been thinking seriously about HIV. It could be that the news rips through the pink clouds of your pregnancy like a bolt of lightning. And while many people find it very hard to give HIV a place in their life, they ultimately also find something positive about it as well: getting closer to yourself, personal growth or living more in the here and now, for example.

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