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Living with HIV/AIDS

A selection of HIV/AIDS related personal stories written by different people from all around the world and sent to AVERT.

Lisa 1

I am HIV positive. When I was 12, however I began getting sick a lot. Very tired, too tired to do most activities, headaches, I was forgetful...that's when my parents told me the news. They told me I had contracted HIV from a blood transfusion at birth, because I was a premie. Read more

Nandy 1

I was diagnosed with HIV in March 2012. I was pregnant... I had the most difficult pregnancy because i was too much stressed and that made me suicidal. Now I have taken a decision to just be on ma own with my baby who tested negetive. Read more

Richard 1

My gilfriend and i tested positive in 2008 when she was 7 months pregnant. Our children,daughter is now turning five years old while our son is turning one year old this year and are both negative. We are both on meds and doing fine and looking forward to see our grandchildren. Read more

Nonny

i am 21 years old, i am living with the virus since from 2008.... i met a guy he was very handsome he really loved me da time he was hiv positive bt he ddnt tel me. evrytime when we have sex i had to remind him to put a condom, one day he remove it while we we busy having sex luck i notices bt i was too late because he already infected me. Read more

cindy

I am a 43 year old woman and i discovrred my status on 15 September 2009. At the time my cd4 was 650 and since then i have not been on any medication. My cd4 now is 325 and my Doctor (bless his soul) has recommended i start treatment but i am scared. I am terrified because i have not told anyone (family and friends) about my status because of the stigma. I just want to tell everyone out there that life goes on and that this desease is not a death sentence and although life as you know it may change because of your new status, it is still your life which only you can live to the fullest Read more

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