“I know it’s going to sound cliché, but forgive yourself - work on that first, work on yourself first. Don’t worry about telling anybody anything until you become comfortable with what being HIV positive means for you. And what you want it to mean for you, give some thought to that. Go to reliable resources to get information. Get you a doctor who knows about HIV - not every MD knows or cares to know about HIV. Even for infectious disease doctors, cultural humility is another important aspect that needs constant attention.  Because even though they may be an infectious disease doctor, they still may have biases, attitudes, and prejudices towards certain patients and how they live their lives. So you have to find a doctor who’s willing to work with you. Working with a doctor should be a partnership not a dictatorship.” (3/3)