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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.


I am a latin guy who has been enjoying hos life since I discovered I was HIV positive. If you have this virus in your body dont feel sad come one guys this is no the end of the world. Look at around you there are people who still need you people who love you who want to see you smiling.

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Anon 5

i was diagnosed with h.i.v when i was 19 n it was hard for me dealing with it at first.... I failed to stand up for myself when i said lets use protection and he said 'no' i let him. bt i know better now and i wish i could tell other young women to know better.... i know i cannot change it but i can live with wit and do everything i can to stay healthy and not die young because with sites like these i learnt that i have a lifetime to live.

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Anon 3

Well,i am 26 have been recently found that i am HIV+. I met someone else beginning of this year and we always had protected sex and this one time the condom slipped off whilst we were having sex and it remained inside my vagina and my goodness that was scary.And i knew right there that I was at risk and i asked him when last did he do an aids test.

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Anthony 1

I am a 47 year old Italian guy from Staten Island NY. I have been living with this disease for 15 years going on 16. I was in so much denial I ran the streets as I had before smoking crack and just wanting to get high and higher, because I thought if I was going to die, I was going to die happy and high. So I thought. After 4 years I saw I was still here and healthy, so to speak. I decided to get help for my addiction and get educated about HIV/AIDS. I am happy and yes even proud to say that I have been clean from the drug of my choice for 6 going on 7 years and have been an HIV/AIDS... Read more Read more


I was infected at 17 years old by my second boyfriend. After being in that relationship for about 6 months or so this fellow told me that he loved me and that we didnt need to use condoms anymore. The sex was so good that I can still remember it to this day in more than one way. Today I know that Early detection and ALL PREVENTION are the keys to stopping the spread of this disease as well as EDUCATION. Take it from me " Wrap it UP"

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