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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.

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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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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Wife 1

Well my husband recently told be days ago that he thinks he's HIV positive. If you know anyone that is infected give them lots of love. lots and lots cause they shouldn't have to face it by themselves.

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a hurt mom

I found out this week my son is HIV positive i haven't even gotten comfortable with the thought of him being gay my heart hurts so bad I'm 38 my son 23. I love him so much and there's nothing I can do to save him its hard to stop crying I have other children I have to be strong for and take care of its hard when I can't focus this is taking over my mind.

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