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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.

Littledee: My sister was living with HIV

To me she was like my mum. She had been sick for some time and didn't understand why nothing was helping her.

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George 2

It hasn't been easy telling of my condition to anyone not even my family but am looking for a wife of a similar status to take care of each other coz the conditions are at time hard n unbearable.

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B

It's been a few months now, almost 6 months since i found out that i am hiv positive. Its been a few hard months. Going through all of the emotions, not knowing.

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Neha

I am a woman of 28yrs, i discovered my status when my husband was diagnosed in 2008.I was afraid to test but i ended testing and as i thought i was positive... I started my treatment in 2009 when my CD4 count was 250,i was sceptical of it bcos of the stigma around ARV'S but God was with me. I didn't suffer from any side effects until now i have never been sick n my CD4 count is way up high.

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Katie 2

Hello my name is Katie and I'm 19 years old and I currently live in the U.K. I am of African decent and I found out I was HIV positive when I was eleven years old do to my mother giving birth to me in Africa... It has been a hard seven years or so with treatment and I think as I get older it only becomes harder because I understand it more, and dating as well its also hard but I have gotten use to it now and it just something we all have to live with. I shall carry on with my treatment and everything else should hopefully fall into place for me in the future!

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