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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.

My positive dad

This story is actually about my dad who was diagnosed w aid in 1995. He was only 34 when he found out he was positive w Aids and kept it to himself for about 5yrs. He started using drugs at a very young age, it started w smking weed and progressed to stronger drugs eventually he started using heroin. the cycle of useing heroin lasted most of my childhood, he was in and out of every prison for as long as i can remember.

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Your friend

I am your friend. I found out that i am hiv positive last year june,25th 2009.Life has not been easy on me since.I told my husband and he did'nt believe me,so we decided to go for the test together,and the results came out he was negetive and i was hiv+. i have been with him for 18years now. My problem is that he want a baby with me and i am not sure weather it is the right thing to do, as i am scared something might go wrong.

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From Nigeria

HI I HAVE READ ALL UR STORIES AND IM GLAD IM NOT ALONE. I FOUND OUT I HAD AIDS WHN I WAS PREGNANT N HAD TO TELL MY HUSBAND, HE GOT TESTED POSITIVE, MY SON WAS TESTED WHN HE WS BORN BUT THE DR TOLD ME MY ANTIBODIES WERE STILL IN HIS SYSTEM...MY SON IS 9 YRS NOW AND I DONT HAVE THE COURAGE TO HAVE HIM TESTED AGAIN EVEN THOUGH HE HAS BEEN HEALTHY (THANK GOD).

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Kathy

Hi im Kathy 12 i was born with HIV.. i dont know how many meds i have taken in my life... I dont really remember how my mom told me that i had HIV or anything... I just wanna be normal. like all the other girls you know have a crush get a first kiss without thinking about it...

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Ashley 2

Decmber 3 2008 was a day that changed mine and my little sisters lives forever. December 3 was the day our father passed away from AIDS. He was only forty-seven years old, and he loved me and my sister very much. Holding his hand as he took his last breathe I begged for more time with him, and I kept asking why him over and over. And then he went. AIDS is something that effects people everyday whether you have it or you know someone with it.....

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