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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.

Cloe

Hi im Cloe a 21yr old now i found out i was HIV+ in 2008. ....i never really had family my mom passed away wen i was 13... im scared im going to leave behind my daughter one day with no mom nor dad at home.histroy might just repeat it self...

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Suzanne

I was 7 months pregnant an old boyfriend I dated in 1985 was killed in a car wreck. I was told by mutual friends that his parents wanted to tell me something he had planned on telling me prior to his death, he was HIV+. I immediately was worried about my son, so I was test and found out I was positive as well. I had my son tested as soon as he was born and thank God, I did not pass on to him. In 1985, HIV wasn't as known to the straight community, I was on birth control, so I thought I was fine.....

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Hauwa

Hey guys, am a 24 year old Nigerian lady living with HIV. I on my own decided to go for a test, I wasn't feeling sick or anything.... My doctor, mum and sister were the only ones I could talk to and am sure I made it through that period cos of the support they gave me (especially my doctor). He kept explaining the nature of the disease over and over again, telling me how healthier I was than most of the people living without the disease and how I could live a normal life, get married and have healthy babies.

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My Story

I'm 22 years old I wad diagnosed with HIV in 2009 I was turning 20. A guy I was some what dating gave me the virus. I usually use protection but that night he bought me so many drinks that I don't even remember anything.

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Lerato

I remember the day i was told i am HIV+,It was on world AIDS day when me and ma friend decided to test as we both had boyfriends. My worry was that i was 3 months pregnant with ma first child,so many things ran through ma mind worrying about my unborn child n how am i going to break the news to him. ....i just found out ma CD4 count is 54. I am so worried about ma health as i have lost so much weight over the last 5 months.

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