Today an LTAI member shares with us what having HIV has taught her about being understanding of others.
“As a women living with HIV, I have learned a lot about tolerance and understanding. Having HIV, I have been on the receiving end of discrimination, and the stigma is always present. I know what it’s like to be judged based solely on that fact. I have learned never to judge other people because of the hurt it can cause them. I try to practice tolerance whenever I can.
When you have HIV, you look at the world differently and you are more sympathetic to other people and their disabilities. I believe HIV gives me a great deal more empathy than I would normally have. It gives me strength to look at a person from the inside out, and to see them with understanding eyes.
I always try to see the other person’s point of view before I render judgment. HIV has taught me that people deserve a chance and that there is no greater strength than knowledge and understanding.”
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