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Women living with HIV

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


I found out I was positive about a month ago by my 9 month old bf turns out he knew since 2 years ago but was in denial and now he ruined my life too! I'm about to start Medication soon. And I am really scared one day I'm super optimistic and think I'll be fine but the next day I'm scared and think I just want to die don't let this bring you guys down I am gonna be strong and hope everyone here knows they will be fine too the doctors say medicine is so advanced that if we take care we will live till were really old. I am only 22 and I know my Read more

Tina 2

hi am Tina.knew I was positive in 2010 wen abt to married my patner tested - I tot my world has ended but his love for me grew stronger and gave me a reason to live again.HIV is not a DEATH sentence take ur drugs,live positive and u wil b fine it does not stop one from having kids.I really tank God for my darlin husband for been dia foR me.tank you. Remember its not a death sentence,those who criticize r not infected but if eventually they get infected,what will they do.God bless u all. There will soon be cure by Gods grace Read more


I was infected and found out 3 years ago and i still have the very same feelings that Lee has got. I keep going through these different motions and emotions, one moment i am going to beat this the next Im down and feel like giving up. Read more

m 1

i hav tested hiv postive dec 2008 while pregnant. the doctor said my CD4 count was 485 at the time. he reccommeded that i should start with med to prevent mother to child transmission. Read more

Lisa 1

I am HIV positive. When I was 12, however I began getting sick a lot. Very tired, too tired to do most activities, headaches, I was forgetful...that's when my parents told me the news. They told me I had contracted HIV from a blood transfusion at birth, because I was a premie. Read more