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WATCH: Aaron Laxton: "How Do You Cope With Your HIV Diagnosis?"

WATCH: Aaron Laxton: "How Do You Cope With Your HIV Diagnosis?"

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At 91 days after his diagnosis, Aaron Laxton pondered this question because his own diagnosis began to hover over his head.

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Aaron Laxton takes the time to speak about how the realization of being diagnosed as HIV positive had given him anxiety problems. This sudden realization caused him to question how to cope with this issue.

“What do you do to deal with your diagnosis? Do you talk to a friend? Do you write? Do you journal? Do you listen to music?” he asks. “Once you hear that you’re positive, you deal with it for the remainder of your life.”

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WATCH: Aaron Laxton: "How Do You Cope With Your HIV Diagnosis?"

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.