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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.

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

Tee

Heey am 21 years old nd I found out dat m HIV last yeah 2012 around november.. M 2 scared nd I haven't started with my medication yet.. M starting 2 get sick naw nd den I dnt knw wat 2 du??? Nd we're 2 go?? Bcus pipl talk nd I cannot face all de rumors.. Read more

Anthony 2

I was diagnosed in 1996 with AIDS. From 1996-2000 I was in so much denial I ran the streets as I had before smoking crack and shooting crystal meth and just wanting to get high and higher, because I thought if I was going to die, I was going to die happy and high. I am happy and yes even proud to say that I have been clean from the drugs of my choice for 6 going on 7 years and have been an HIV/AIDS Outreach Worker, Educator and Test Counselor for the same number of years and still am. It is now 2013, 48 years of age and 17 years that I am living with this illness. I am in control of it. It... Read more Read more

Anon 19

I got married 2004 when I was 19 to my first love. I was virgin, my husband was my first sexual partner. When I got pregnant tree years later I took a test that all pregnant women have to take in Sweden, it a routine test you take and they test you for all kind of diseases. Two weeks later we got a call from the local doctor and he told us to come in.... we went in to his office sat down and then he told us that I had the HIV virus... They told us that we could have as many children as we wanted and that we can live a long normal life. We have two children now 5 and 4 years old (not HIV... Read more Read more

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