When you first heard that you were diagnosed with HIV what was your reaction? Did you feel tainted? Did you fear that you would or could infect others? Quite possibly thoughts have already or will begin to run thru your mind like, “How will I tell people (i.e. friends, partner, spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, and parents)?” Maybe you are feeling that you will never be able to have a partner again. Do you feel as though you will have to live your life alone? Are people going to begin treating you differently if you tell them you have HIV? Do you feel that you can have a meaningful relationship? Will you have to settle for someone that you would not have because you have HIV? Are you scared, feel betrayed, maybe isolated and alone, possibly vulnerable and numb, or maybe just angry and confused?
You are not alone! In the United States, every 9 1/2 minutes someone is infected with HIV. More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV and almost 1 in 8 people (12.8%) do not even realize they have been infected.
Do you know where to go or who you can talk to? We are here for you! Whether it is day one or day 365, at the Aspire Wellness Clinic, we will help you wherever you are at in your life. We understand the psychological effect that learning that you have HIV and the stress and anxiety now have on you. We also realize that depression can take over and steal your motivation to connect and cope effectively.
At Aspire Wellness Clinic, we help you understand the psychological impact of not knowing what HIV has done, or is doing to your body. We help educate you about the associated side effects such as anxiety and depression that are caused by these potent HIV medications. Just as important we will show you how to survive, turn your life back over, and live a better life with HIV. We care, so let us be part of your journey back!
Now that you know we are here, it’s time to reach out and schedule a private session with one of our trained therapists.