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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 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

Manish

i m Manish. I can to know about my HIV status when I was in Dubai & medical test was required for visa extension. That was 6th August 2008. I was expecting my promotion in next 6 month of 1 lac per month.. & now getting 20000 only in India...no one is ready to give job to any HIV+ guy.. its too ridicules. Read more

Chris 1

I am 27 years old, and I found out today that I have HIV. It took me awhile to digest the information. Reading the stories on here definetly help and it makes me feel less alone, so thank you everyone who shared their story. Read more

Jedarrius

I found out I was Hiv Positive 3weeks ago.....for a second I thought my life had come to an end.... I haven't found out what stage I'm at yet or have I started any medication because of the process u have to go thru it could take a couple weeks.. I'm jus ready to start treatment then I will feel better about my situation... Read more

M.G.H

I am 26 yrs old and I was born Hiv postive and Hep C, I contracted the virus threw my mother because of her addiction to drugs... I am one of the babies who born with the HIV virus and Hep C back in the 1980's, But I took treatment for the Hep C so for now I am clear free from Hep C but I still deal with my HIV because there was a time where i took a break from medications, But I clearly do not recommend it at all to anyone to what I did. I did it out of anger... But I am back on meds and I am undetictable still. Read more

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