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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.

Alicia 1

My relationship with my father has always been strained because he was never there when I was growing up. Last summer I finally saw him only to discover he was HIV+.
I have spent so many years hating my father but I now I'm scared he's going to die

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CC.

I have a story of the most loving brother-in-law. My brother-in-law was 11 when I met him. He never let us know how ill he was. He never asked for help.

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My positive dad

This story is actually about my dad who was diagnosed w aid in 1995. He was only 34 when he found out he was positive w Aids and kept it to himself for about 5yrs. He started using drugs at a very young age, it started w smking weed and progressed to stronger drugs eventually he started using heroin. the cycle of useing heroin lasted most of my childhood, he was in and out of every prison for as long as i can remember.

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From Nigeria

HI I HAVE READ ALL UR STORIES AND IM GLAD IM NOT ALONE. I FOUND OUT I HAD AIDS WHN I WAS PREGNANT N HAD TO TELL MY HUSBAND, HE GOT TESTED POSITIVE, MY SON WAS TESTED WHN HE WS BORN BUT THE DR TOLD ME MY ANTIBODIES WERE STILL IN HIS SYSTEM...MY SON IS 9 YRS NOW AND I DONT HAVE THE COURAGE TO HAVE HIM TESTED AGAIN EVEN THOUGH HE HAS BEEN HEALTHY (THANK GOD).

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Ashley 2

Decmber 3 2008 was a day that changed mine and my little sisters lives forever. December 3 was the day our father passed away from AIDS. He was only forty-seven years old, and he loved me and my sister very much. Holding his hand as he took his last breathe I begged for more time with him, and I kept asking why him over and over. And then he went. AIDS is something that effects people everyday whether you have it or you know someone with it.....

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