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Stories from friends and family of positive people

A selection of HIV/AIDS related personal stories written by different people from all around the world and sent to AVERT.

Jinnie

My husband contracted HIV from a waitress. I contracted it from him and my infant son contracted it from breastfeeding. We were all well and healthy at that time and non-the-wiser of the virus within. My husband passed away in June of 2007, after living in denial, knowing full well that the woman he had slept with had died from AIDS related illnesses. I told my son about his condition, explaining as simply as I could for his young mind to understand the reason why he should take his medicine regularly.

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HK

I met one of the most charming young girl around that time. Small talks led way to long conversation.... Eventually I realized that I was completely in love with her. Finally I got a mail saying " I have HIV". For two years we were together, we never had penetrative sex...Finally one fine day she told me that she had found someone else who was just as 'fucked up'. She told me that there was no need for me to be with her anymore.

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Anonymous 1

My boyfriend has been having fever for almost a week. At first, the doctors suspected that it could be dengue virus. But there were no rashes. They suggested doing a HIV test and today it came out positive. I know that my boyfriend regretted what he had done in the past and he now worries about the future. But I will not leave him to face what lies ahead alone. We will do it together.

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Net

I just wanted to share my story after reading stories from ladies that test postive for hiv.

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Sandy 1

I have a wonderful, tall, handsome 22 year old son who has HIV. He found out he had it after he committed a petty crime at 18... I have never seen him so low. As a mother my heart breaks. It seems everyone has left him now and he is totally alone to deal with all the prospects and stigma this disease brings.

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