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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.

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

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

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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