I've now been living with HIV for 3 years, been adherent with meds, keep myself active and healthy. I went to my route appointment and my doctor had set me up to meet with a George House trust mentor. When I was diagnosed and many of you may have been told(in the UK) about George House trust and how they can support you from counseling to financial help.
I'll soon be training to become a mentor!!
Like for many, initial diagnosis was very hard. It hit like a sledgehammer and took a while for it to sink in and think nothing's really changed, especially being medicated within a couple of month of diagnosis.
That's the control and empowerment I want to give back to those who are struggling with diagnosis, obviously not to lay down what people should or shouldn't do, but to listen, advise on specific issues to persons.
I've always wanted to help others, not necessarily with HIV, but in society as a whole and now I think I've found my calling helping and being support.
This site is amazing for that anyway, and people have talked about some complex situations.
Anyway, just wanted to share some good news, take care guys x