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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.

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

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

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

Happier

I am a man aged 33 and happily living with HIV. i discovered this about 7 years ago when my health started failing me and i started ART after checking my CDF was 221. I was however not courageous enough as i had to stop the drug after i started experiencing strange side effects. Sadly i lost my lovely wife that gave me a lovely son soon after she discovered she was positive. I was devastated but have since picked up the pieces and restarted my ART and now am more heatheir than the healthy and i believe i will live my normal life till i die from natural causes.

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Benny Rose

I unwilling had sex against my will. It left me in depression for two years. I was also given AIDS from the man.

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