Feeling "old before my time"
Even though I am 22, I feel
like a 40 year old! I have been through
so many things that my friends havent
and couldnt even imagine going
through. It makes me feel like I dont
fit in sometimes and that no one can
really understand what Im thinking.
I dont feel like a youth at
When you're HIV positive you have
probably been through a lot of experiences
in life that people who are HIV negative
dont have to go through. Feeling
like you are a lot older than your
age is a common thing for youth who
are HIV positive. When you are HIV
positive you have to make a lot of
decisions to stay healthy, like:
- Scheduling regular visits to the
- Planning how to get the appointments.
(Do I need to call a taxi? How much
money will it cost? Can my mom drive
- Deciding about HIV meds. (Should
I start taking meds? Do I need to
- If you are on medsremembering
to take them!