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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.

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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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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My aunt just informed me she was HIV positive she was holding out on telling me because when I first heard a rumor that her partner was infected and she was being naive and not really paying me attention I became angry.

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I am the mother of a homosexual son that has been diagnosed with HIV positive. He met a woman and married her. He's still gay and practicing while he is married. He doesn't care who he is with. He is so bitter at God for allowing this to happen to him. I have become bitter too. Not only is he still gay and married and his marriage is falling apart but he's HIV positive now.

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