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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 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

Anon 20

im 30 years old and hiv posetive in april 2009 after 2weeks i told all my family they just look at me and crying i said to them stop crying im not dying... i thanks god to give me strength,love hope ,believing in myself knowing dat is not the end of my life,what makes me smilling is day my last son he is negative god save him.guys lets support each other and pray that one day medication will come out i love u all take care of urself Read more

Anon 17

I'm a 25 year old woman hiv positive.....I pray that God see him thru this I need a support group as I need to gain my strength n happy my son will be healthy as I'm taking my ARV's Read more

Blessing

i lost my dad when i was 13 and my mother had no money to feed us.we are three in the family..... Read more

tmd

hi, i was diagonosed a year ago today, im still really unsure of how i got it but ive got it, when i first found out i was hiv positive i couldnt belive what i was hearing, i just wanted to die there and then, my ex girlfriend also left me after hearing that i had got the virus.... my ex is the only person i told about this, now i have no1 to speak with about it as ive not told another sole, so now drs have reffered me to see a counilor as im down in the dumps. Read more

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