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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.


The day i found out my youngest brother is hiv positive was the worst day of my life see he is more than a brother he is my best friend ,my son and i will never forget it. .... i asked him how could you be so careless with his life and he said to me and i quote "i didnt think it could happen to me"!!!!

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Recently I found out that a close friend and co-worker of mine has been tested HIV+. I reflect on my life because it can happen to anyone.

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I wanted to write to encourage everyone living with HIV to stay positive no matter what. I am negative by the grace of God. However I lost my beautiful sister who was only 43 and my two brothers.... Coming from an African country, the stigma attached to having HIV is what kills people. We would rather hide behind witchcraft and ignorance than face the truth. I urge people from all over the world to get tested and know your status.

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Angel 2

I’ am not positive, but when I was 10yrs I saw my mother crying and I had no idea why... My mother is positive and when I first found out that she had the HIV I thought she would become very sick and die.....But I'm proud to say she is living a healthy life and stays strong...

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Ive been with my partner for nearly a year now & I knew he was HIV positive when I first got with him. We haven’t had sex yet only because I want to know a bit more about HIV. I’m going to start going to hospital appointments with him and be by his side. The thing I always worry about is maybe in a few years we would love to have children. I’ve heard of the sperm wash but I don’t know much about it.

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