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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.

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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Proud Husband

I am 35 and married for 4 years now. I found out that my wife is HIV positive when she was pregnant with our first child. I thought the world was falling on us; never did it EVER cross my mind on switching the blame but i was worried about her and the child. I went to several HIV tests ever since and mine always come negative. I’m just thankful that our child is now 3 years old and negative. I love my wife and I will never desert her because of her status.

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A.

I dont have the virus but my older sister has it she is only 28years and dont have a family. I have a family who i havent shared with the news since i dont know how they will take it. am sooo stressed out and my work progress is very down especially when i remember my sister.

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Anon 9

I lost my only brother on September 11, 2007 to AIDS. He was diagnosed September 1996 with full blown AIDS and given 6 months to live. He and I were the only ones to know for 2 yrs. he was so ashamed and he felt i was the only one he could trust. I am 12 yrs. older and have always been very close to him. He was my best friend. I miss my brother so much. I am thankful that God did give him 11 yrs....

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