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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.

Mbali

I'm 22yrs old wth a healthy 17mnth baby gel. i dicied 2 take an hiv test bcoz i cought my boyfreind cheatng on me 3tyms. i was prayng that some how the result could come back negetiv bt thy were positev, d fst d went on my mind ws my baby.... the only thng um left wth is checkng my cd4 cnt and testng my baby gel 2 make sure tht she is hiv negetive bcoz i check 2 time while i ws pregnent and the result were negetive.

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Faith 1

I'm a 24 year old woman, i found out i waz hiv+ march ths year. i waz 3mnths pregnant. It has bn hard 4 mi bcz i hvn't told my family yet. I gues i hvn't fully acceptd my status.

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Black Rain

a week ago, i found out that im pregnant & yesterday I found out that I'm HIV positive. The person I got hiv? I'm not mad, nor am I bitter. I don't hate him, I'm just ail confused. but at the end of the day remember he gave me any and everything I could ask for, but who is to blame?? I look at myself in the mirror and the person that's looking back at me she so confused, she's the one to blame.

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Eli

I went into rehab to cure a drug addiction, found out i was 3 month pregnant at the time. there is where i took an hiv test (just for the hell of it)and low and behold it came back positive. I was devastated for many reasons but i was really concerned for my unborn baby. thank god i caught it when i did cause i took the necessary steps to have a healthy baby boy. IT'S Not a death sentence any more. U can live a healthy life :)

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Anonymous 1

My boyfriend has been having fever for almost a week. At first, the doctors suspected that it could be dengue virus. But there were no rashes. They suggested doing a HIV test and today it came out positive. I know that my boyfriend regretted what he had done in the past and he now worries about the future. But I will not leave him to face what lies ahead alone. We will do it together.

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