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The needs of someone living with HIV + are like the need of the rest of the community

Emotional

  • Love

  • Joy

  • Caring

  • Laughter

  • Support Groups

  • Stress Management

  • Self Esteem

  • Support from friends and family

  • Acceptance of the community

  • Contribute to family and society

  • Enjoy life with loved ones

Mental

  • Understanding the virus

  • Understand the medicines

  • Adapting to changes in lifestyle

  • Learning about prevention

  • Knowing the Universal Precaution

  • Sharing information with others

  • Living positively

  • Keeping up to date with new information

  • Aware of the services and programs available

Physical

  • Access to medical and support services

  • A clean, calm and safe place to live

  • Good nutrition and exercise

  • Help with addictions

  • Anti-retroviral and prescriptions

  • Nutritional supplements

  • Relief of symptoms

  • Complimentary therapies

  • Alternative therapies

  • Traditional medicines

  • Sleep

  • Safety

Spiritual

  • Prayers

  • Meditation

  • Smudging

  • Belief in the Creator

  • The eagle Feather

  • Traditional Ceremonies

  • Cold Water Bath

  • Singing, Drumming, Dancing

  • A Connection to Mother Earth

  • The Sweat lodge and Longhouse

  • Respect for Elders and Traditions

Courtesy: BC Aboriginal AIDS awareness program

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