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7 Ways to Cope with AIDS

My Doctor Finder
November 30, 2015

It is understandable to undergo through several emotional stages upon learning that you are infected with HIV. But, do not let these feelings to overcome your ability to stay strong and firm despite of your condition. Here's a list of 7 coping mechanisms tips that will surely help you get back to living a normal life. [1]

  1. Have a support system
    Communicating to your doctor and hanging out with your family members and friends will greatly help you release the anxiety and depression you are currently experiencing.

  2. Engage in fun activities
    Try to find activities that will relieve your stress. Do entertain the thought of exercising regularly or doing your favorite hobbies. No activity is too much for you as long as it helps you to deal and cope up with your condition.

  3. Get enough sleep
    Sleeping releases toxins out of one's body making them more relax. Try to get enough sleep each night to help you feel rested. It will help you to become physically, mentally, and emotionally prepare to face the challenges ahead you.

  4. Learn relaxation methods
    Meditation, yoga, and deep breathing may be helpful in dealing with the feelings you are experiencing. These relaxation methods can help you better express your feelings and find ways to cope with your emotions.

  5. Avoid alcohol, drugs, and caffeine
    Limit the amount of caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and recreational drugs you use for these may deeper burden one's anxiety and depression.

  6. Eat healthy meals
    Eating healthy meals will not only provide you proper nutrients, but also it will help you to strengthen your body and mind that will definitely prepare you when you face problems with one's condition.

  7. Join a support group
    Support groups are created to increase one's support system. Since it is an organization of people who share a common condition, by discussing their experiences, sharing of ideas, they provide emotional support for one another. Members come together to feel more empowered and a sense of community.

Did you know that out of the 35 million reported cases of HIV/AIDS in the world, 16, 964 cases can be found in the Philippines? In addition, out of the 16, 964 cases, 15, 094 cases consist of men while 1, 870 cases consist of women.

Let's mobilize campaigns for HIV awareness not just in the Philippines, but also in the world. Prevent HIV from growing requires people to be aware of the HIV detection and the stages of the disease. For the stages of HIV/AIDS, you may visit MyDoctorFinder© blog entitled Stages of HIV/AIDS. For medical assistance, come and check out the list of clinics in the Philippines that may attend to your concerns. [2]

Sources:
[1] "Coping with HIV/AIDS: Mental Health" by HIV InSite
[2] "Statistics of Reported HIV/AIDS Cases in the Philippines" by MyDoctorFinder©