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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.

Richard 1

My gilfriend and i tested positive in 2008 when she was 7 months pregnant. Our children,daughter is now turning five years old while our son is turning one year old this year and are both negative. We are both on meds and doing fine and looking forward to see our grandchildren. Read more

Miles

I'm 21 years old and I was exposed to the virus a week before my 21st birthday. I used to be very selective in having sex and would do it only with protection. But one open scar took my health away. I feel guilty and angry for what happened to me, and I thought to myself, why life is so unfair? Redirect my frustration with injustice and unfairness and channel it into a drive to fight injustice and unfairness. Alleviate suffering wherever you can. Today we are struggling with HIV, but I promise soon there will be a cure for it. Read more

maggy

i found out my status last year April 2012! i must say support group has been my source of inner strength i have a daughter and am happy and look at life in a different angle. Read more

dee 1

Hi my name is dee and living wth hiv,it is hard though bt I've got a wonderful husband who supports m all the,we even planning 2 a baby cause my health is ok I do take good care of my self,I do knw the person who infected m bt I 4gave him and move on wthmy life even though its hard what makes m happy is that my husband is negative.aluta continua.god bless Read more

Anon 21

Hi my name is Thato..21yrs i call it d golden age- iv bn diagnosed wit HIV 4days ago..... a week aftr i donated blood i got a call from 1 of SANBS representatives,asking if we could meet. then he explained wat happend with my blood,the tests and all..and he came closer and said 'they found HIV' in my blood. Read more

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