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How to Deal with HIV Stigma, Discrimination and Rejection

Posted on: December 22nd, 2019

Do you feel lost sometimes and hurt by how the world responds to your HIV-diagnosis?
I understand exactly how you feel. Back in 2010 I received my HIV-diagnosis. Immediately I thought I was going to die of AIDS, that I will become a skeleton and that I would become ill. Nothing could be further from the truth. The doctors quickly explained that with anti-retroviral medication I would become “undetectable”, meaning that I cannot pass on the virus to anyone else and that I would not develop AIDS. I had the same life expectancy as everyone else. That was the medical part sorted, great! However, the pain from HIV stigma was much more painful.

When I started to tell friends and people I dated, most of them rejected me. They reacted with something like” oh my god’, “oh no”, or even worse, they wouldn’t say anything and completely ignore me and shut me out. One guy even ran away from me when I told him on a walk.

I felt hurt. Not hurt by HIV, but the way the world reacts sometimes to people with HIV. I call this HIV stigma.

That pain of rejection was just horrible. I was looking for answers which were hard to find, as there is such a stigma attached to it.

I became depressed, I started to use drugs and sank deeper and deeper.

It took me years to get out of this depression and to live my life again. I quickly learned that there were no real solution out there that was able to help me. So, through years of trial and error I developed my own methods and strategies to create an amazing life again and remove the pain associated with HIV.

To help you get started I have developed a free training:

“The 3 steps to decipher the hidden messages in your HIV-diagnosis so you can truly live your life again!”

All you have to do is to go to https://www.frompaintogain.com and to type in your name and email. See you at the training!

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