Carol Poore provides optomistic advice for women who are newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
A newly diagnosed woman who has just found out that she is HIV-positive needs to first and foremost get into medical care. That medical care will provide advice on medications, on how to eat well and keep oneself nutritionally healthy, but I think one of the biggest areas of need is just to know that you are not alone.
You are not alone. You have lots of resources. You have kind and loving people who will help you address your health needs, your emotional needs, and your needs to be involved with support groups and with mentorship groups because there are women out there, many of them that come right into our own agency here, who are very optimistic; they are strong women. They would not have predicted in a million years that they would be in a situation with HIV and AIDS but they are going forward and they are living productive, optimistic lives.
About Carol Poore:
Carol A. Poore is president and CEO of Phoenix-based Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, the oldest and largest nonprofit HIV/AIDS research, clinical trial and education resource center in the U.S. Southwest. As president and CEO of Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, Poore leads clinical trial research operations, educators, and a community outreach team including more than 300 volunteers, leading strategy and partnership with the U.S. Southwest’s biomedical research and community-based healthcare organizations.