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What is BestowingLife?
BestowingLife is a peer-led virtual HIV support group that offers emotional support, informational resources, and a safe and confidential space for people living with HIV
We are a community of HIV positive activists who promote healthy living habits, self-advocacy, and research for a cure.
This is a secure gathering of individuals who are living with HIV or have been affected by the virus in some way. There are no fees of any kind in being a member of our online support group.
Knowledge, empathy, and friendship is the hoped-for by-product of this communications medium.
What Does HIV Means?
According to whatishiv.html “HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. if not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).” Read more at website listed above.
Hey, welcome to our forum. This is a place for people who have HIV to share and support each other. We know it’s not easy to live with this condition, but we believe we can still enjoy life and have hope. We talk about different topics that help us cope and grow as individuals. We respect each other’s opinions and feelings, and we try to uplift and inspire one another.
By communicating with each other concerning coping with HIV and AIDS we develop a higher degree of self-esteem and self-awareness moving us beyond our personal circumstances.
Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Do you want to be part of a caring and supportive community? Then you should join the Bestowing-Life family! We are a group of people who share a common vision: to help those who need it most. Whether it’s through donations, membership, or volunteering, you can be a source of hope and joy for someone who is struggling. Join us today and see how you can be a positive force in the world!
Our Mission / Your Mission
Hiveaid.org is a platform that aims to help HIV positive people find and build healthy connections with others. We think that being HIV positive should not stop anyone from enjoying the joys and benefits of meaningful human relationships.
We have one important rule that we expect everyone to follow: respect the privacy and confidentiality of other members. This is the core value of our social networking tool and we will not tolerate any violations of it.
Safe and Secure
We’re all in this together, so let’s do our part to keep this place safe and fun. Don’t be shy to join the conversation and share your thoughts. You can always find someone to chat with using our chat tool and leave your feedback. They’re free and open for everyone to use.
Love In Action
Living with HIV can be challenging, but it is possible to live a long and healthy life with proper medical care. If you have recently been diagnosed with HIV, it’s important to see a healthcare provider who can help you start medicine to treat HIV as soon as possible.
Treatment with HIV medicine, also called antiretroviral therapy (ART), is recommended for all people with HIV, regardless of how long they’ve had the virus or how healthy they are. Note: This is not medical advice, see your health care professional.
HIV medicine can reduce the amount of HIV in your blood to an undetectable level, which can help you stay healthy and prevent transmission of HIV to others. There are many other benefits of starting HIV treatment early, including longer survival, lower risk of cardiovascular disease, decreased risk of severe opportunistic infections, and decreased risk of perinatal transmission for pregnant people
If you need support, you can ask your healthcare provider for help finding a local HIV support group. You can also learn about how other people with HIV have handled their diagnosis and their journey on treatment for HIV by viewing video stories at Positive Spin or at CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together.
I hope this information helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Source: Conversation with Bing, 1/19/2024
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