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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.

Eric 2

I still remember that day. This handsome, young man came to me, and asked me if I wanted to have sex with him. He came close to me, and cuddle my head. Back then I was 18 years old, I did not know he was infected. He looked so cute and his appearance definitely fooled me. I hope my story will teach people to avoid having sex with others based on their appearance.

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Single Mom Living with HIV

All it took was one day. In December of 2009, I had a friend fly in to town. It was a friend who I dated exclusively and who I though he dated me exclusively. I told him to bring a condom since we hadn't been together in a while and so he did. In the middle of our encounter, he removed the condom because it was bothering him. That's all it took. I did not want to get tested for HIV because I was afraid of the results and so I didn't. Since my diagnose, I have tried to remain positive and hopeful that someday soon, a cure will come; not just for me, but for all those living with this... Read more Read more

Love life

Hi all, I also found out when i went for my first pregnancy chekup, luckly by partner was there with me, i couldnt believe my ears and just wante to wakeup and realise is just a dream, but it wasnt a dream, being positive is not a life sentence, as long as you live a positive life and take care of youself you will live longer, am taking my meds and hoping and praying that my baby will come negetive

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Jessica 1

It is August 2nd and just yesterday on the 1st I found out that I was HIV positive. I havent been able to sleep, eat, I am extremely weak and scared beyond words. When the nurse called me into the room and told me my resutls, I almost fainted and started to break down. Medicine is going to be extremely expensive and dont know what I am going to do if I cant afford it.

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Nonjabulo

im a 27 yrs old lady i just found out dat im HIV + few weeks ago.

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