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Live in positive

World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1 December. To reflect on what it means to live with a positive result.

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Vivir-en-positivo

Every time I'm sent to draw blood, whatever reason it is, I always ask the doctor to include the  HIV test . I know a lot of people don't, maybe out of shame, so often out of fear, maybe because they think it's “not going to happen to them.” There were many people who thought the same thing, and when they received the positive result, it was already late.

Today, the outlook for  HIV/AIDS  has changed. Thanks to new combined therapies, it is possible to stop the multiplication of the virus and allow infected people to develop their everyday life in much better conditions.

Despite this, receiving a  positive HIV test result  is a difficult blow to face. But it is also the opportunity to start taking care of yourself in time and to learn to live with the virus in your day to day . Being a carrier of HIV today is not synonymous with death.  New drugs have succeeded in curbing the disease and transforming it into a chronic infection.

A person with HIV can embrace, share a mate, a pool, cutlery. He has the right to  enjoy his sexuality , to have a partner and children. But, in order to have all this, it is important that the diagnosis arrives on time and that treatment is performed responsibly on the part of the patient. Let him learn to  live in positive. 

Therefore, it does not matter if you always care for yourself with a condom, if you have a stable  partner  , if you think there is no place to “doubt”. Doing the test doesn't cost anything. It's the best way to take care of you and take care of those you want.

Publication Date: 01/12/2019

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