In Part 3 of our “Advice from a Caregiver” series, we learn the importance of support groups and advocacy.
Support activities aren’t just for HIV positive people. They can be very helpful for family members as well. Participating in support groups and advocating can help tremendously in the fight against HIV and make you feel like you are not alone!
Are you involved in HIV support activities?
Some may think, “Oh, HIV is not going to affect me,” but it does. It’s very scary and it saddens me. That’s the motivation behind what I do and why I go to support groups — to show other HIV positive people, especially women, that there are people out there that aren’t HIV positive that are affected, do care and will fight along with them. That’s what I think is most important about being a caregiver, showing that you will support them, that they’re not in it alone.
What do you do to advocate for HIV? Where do you find support? Let us know your thoughts in a comment below!