HIV Diagnosis: Angelina’s Story

An HIV diagnosis may come as a shock. A person may feel alone with their condition and uncertain about the future. Past experiences and depiction of HIV in the media may make a difficult situation even more challenging.

Hear how Angelina reacted to her HIV diagnosis, and how the death of her brother and Freddie Mercury from HIV made her feel about her future. When she looks back at how she remained positive, Angelina credits her studies, a new career and a friend also being diagnosed as HIV positive, as her ways of coping. It was also the start of her ongoing involvement with support groups for women living with HIV.

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