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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.

Anon 10

I just found out that I am HIV positive. only three days since. The thing is I am not sick or I am not anything just did the test for safety and found out I was in fact HIV Positive. I have not found out my CD4 level as yet so I am not sure if I have to take any ARVS and how much. My blood was sent to the Lab for a comprehensive report. I am trying to stay strong as I know that there are people who have lived a long time with it Pray God I am one.

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Anon 9

I lost my only brother on September 11, 2007 to AIDS. He was diagnosed September 1996 with full blown AIDS and given 6 months to live. He and I were the only ones to know for 2 yrs. he was so ashamed and he felt i was the only one he could trust. I am 12 yrs. older and have always been very close to him. He was my best friend. I miss my brother so much. I am thankful that God did give him 11 yrs....

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My aunt just informed me she was HIV positive she was holding out on telling me because when I first heard a rumor that her partner was infected and she was being naive and not really paying me attention I became angry.

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I am the mother of a homosexual son that has been diagnosed with HIV positive. He met a woman and married her. He's still gay and practicing while he is married. He doesn't care who he is with. He is so bitter at God for allowing this to happen to him. I have become bitter too. Not only is he still gay and married and his marriage is falling apart but he's HIV positive now.

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The day i found out my youngest brother is hiv positive was the worst day of my life see he is more than a brother he is my best friend ,my son and i will never forget it. .... i asked him how could you be so careless with his life and he said to me and i quote "i didnt think it could happen to me"!!!!

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