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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 am 31 years old and just found out that I'm HIV positive on the 25th of March when I went to Ante Natal Clinic to book for my pregnancy. That excitement turned to grief as I didn't see any reason to celebrate that I'm now Mrs. I didn't know what to do after hearing these bad news but after reading the stories on your website, I'm positive and strong.

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I am a woman now pushing 70. I am white British middle class and heterosexual. I was 53 years old living in rural middle England when I was diagnosed.

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Angel 1

I know it’s hard to live with this virus but it gets easier with time, all it takes is motivation. You have to want to live and to understand that it won’t be easy. Some days I feel like not waking up, not seeing people, not wanting to talk to anyone, but to my knowledge people go through that whether positive or not, but with us been positive we turn to blame everything on been positive.

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I find out I have HIV last year October after I have a tummy tuck operation. My world crashes down in 5 seconds, I was thinking of my mother who I have to take care of... My doctor was very supportive she consoled me and told me that my life will not stop there. Now I visit a specialist of HIV and AIDS and have to take blood every 3 months. Thank god my CD4 is very high and I do not have to take any pills yet.

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Anon 13

I am 33 years old and I have been living with HIV for 14 teen years. I found out when I was pregnant and had to take some test it was a dramatic result but I’m living a healthy life with 3 healthy negative children....

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