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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.

Miles

I'm 21 years old and I was exposed to the virus a week before my 21st birthday. I used to be very selective in having sex and would do it only with protection. But one open scar took my health away. I feel guilty and angry for what happened to me, and I thought to myself, why life is so unfair? Redirect my frustration with injustice and unfairness and channel it into a drive to fight injustice and unfairness. Alleviate suffering wherever you can. Today we are struggling with HIV, but I promise soon there will be a cure for it. Read more

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

hope 1

Hi ma name is hope m 23 I found out that m hiv+ 2012 dec.... Since august of 2012 dn I went 2 a doctor 2 check y I was always sick.... m not on meds yet coz ma cd4 count is 456.... thank god 4 giving me this coz it shows that he belives m strong enough to handle it n I also pray 4 lots of faith that I can always bit this. 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

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

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