Talking to my doctor about HIV: the Story of Xiana and Patricia

Xiana is an environmentalist and conservation biologist with Sir David Attenborough aspirations. She was shocked to discover during a check-up that she was HIV positive. Her HIV diagnosis led her down a path of being afraid to love, live or tell anyone about what she was going through. But, with the unconditional love and support of her friend Patricia, Xiana has been able to grow from self-stigma to living positively with HIV and feeling excited about what the future may bring.

In her journey with HIV, Xiana saw the value of being proactive in her care – both from a medical point of view and an emotional one. Her holistic approach to HIV treatments has helped her to better understand her experience of HIV and have more open conversations with her doctors.

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