You are here

Men living with HIV

A selection of HIV/AIDS related personal stories written by different people from all around the world and sent to AVERT.

Antony

I am a 42-year-old Italian guy from Staten Island NY. I have been living with this disease for 10 years going on 11. I was diagnosed in 1996 and from 1996-2000 I was in so much denial I ran the streets as I had before smoking crack 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. So I thought. Read more

Richard 1

My gilfriend and i tested positive in 2008 when she was 7 months pregnant. Our children,daughter is now turning five years old while our son is turning one year old this year and are both negative. We are both on meds and doing fine and looking forward to see our grandchildren. Read more

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

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

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

Pages