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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.

Tina 1

Hi, i am Tina, turning 40 in July 2011. I found out in 2008 Dec that i was HIV+. I had been in a relationship for 10 years and after finding out, i told my boyfriend to go get tested, he was not shocked to get the news, it was clear that he knew all along. Thinking back, i say, if we did not use protection, how could i expect him to use it elsewhere.

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Diamond

My name is diamond and im 27 years old i havent been tested yet but tomorrow is my day.

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My fiance is living with HIV

I am a 21 year old female from the New Haven, CT and it's not me who has HIV, I've been dating a guy for three years now, and he is HIV positive. Today we are engaged and I am still happy with him. In the begining of our relationship, I didn't notice anything different about him, he just looked plain normal to me. I always knew that you couldn't tell a person has HIV just by looking at them, but still, I just though nothing of it. it nver crossed my mind. We've always used condoms and after a while, I started to get suspicious.

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