I was utterly shocked, mad, and stunned! Surprised that I let this happen, Mad at myself and stunned to the point of disbelief. I drove to my close friend’s house and told her. she was shocked but supportive. For the first two to three years, I tried to ignore it. I sure in the heck did not take my medicine the way I was supposed to take it because every time I took a pill, it reminded me that I was HIV positive, and I did not want to deal with that
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