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10 Mistakes People with HIV Make

Sidestep Complications

You can live a long, productive life with HIV. But it’s important to learn all you can about the condition and how to care for yourself. By avoiding the following mistakes, you can sidestep complications and improve your quality of life.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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