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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.

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

Anon 15

im 5mnths pregnant i just found out on 10th of jan 2013 that im hiv + 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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