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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.


Hi,my name is B ,im 21years old. I found out in June 2011 that i am hiv positive, my cd4 is 309, is this good or bad? I dont know. My heart is heavy,im unsure of my life. Will i die tomorrow? All these qeustions! I feel like im going mad. Ive told my bf, but he seems to be living in denial. I so want him to test, so we can both stay healthy.

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I'm a female of 26yrs old with 2 beautiful kidz, a boy and a girl. I was diagnose with HIV and my cd4 was very good that time but I didn't believe any of it so I didn't do anything about it. I started ARV's 11 september 2010 and now I'm healthier as ever but my mistake is I still do take some few glass of wine. Reading ur stories ppl I'm more stronger now coz sometimes I thought I'm alone in this battle. I'm not free to tell everyone coz my community is still discriminating ppl with HIV and also where I work its the same. Thanks!

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Positive woman

I was always getting sick so i took the courage to get tested in 2001. I told my husband and he did not want to hear of it so we seperated.

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Kim 1

i am a 35 yr old women with 4 kids. i just found out march 2011 i have aids my cd4 count was at 6 and my vl was at 751,000. What about my kids? who did i get it from? he instantly found me a doc and i started on my meds. i think the hardest part was all the side affects but u make it threw those and u start feeling better.

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i'm bisexual.... I was a carrer oriented guy then,in spite of being highly educated and updated,i done sex with guys without protection.I never bothered much. i was selected for a fantastic job offer from abroad and i had to undergo a medical test to get VISA. i was very confidant of getting VISA, the news that shocked me is the call from clinic that my all tests are clear except,HIV test for which i was tested positive.

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