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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.

Candy

IM NOT HIV+ BUT MY OLDER SISTER IS, SHE'S ONLY 27YRS OLD

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Wife

I found out my husband was HIV positive about two years ago, I was devastated and so scared I may be infected after being married for 14 years and having two children. Amazingly after taking the test I found out I was negative. Whenever you look for support groups, charities etc it's always for Gay men which kind of angers me as it doesn't just affect them. It's hard to get support as you cannot tell many people as HIV has so much fear and preconceived ideas surrounding it.

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Dan 1

I m 25 and single, i just realised my status on 2 feb 2012, im now very lonely coz i don't want to make love with a negative person,

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Tyrone

I am a gay male, and I dated a guy who told me that he had it shortly after we started dating. I eventually tested positive, which didn't cause me to be depressed initially, because I felt I had him to support me like I supported him. However, after finding out and telling him, I felt him drift away from me.

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MM

My name is MM. Im 25. When I saw that my test was reactive I broke down and cried thinking how could this be happening. I had no idea I was HIV positive and I'm glad I tested myself because I would have never known.

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