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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.

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

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

Wayne: My partner is living with HIV

My partner found out he is HIV postive this year. It was awfull hearing the news at first. I looked at him, then we had a few moments together, we cried, and I said: "I'm not going to leave you."

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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

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