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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.

Anon 21

Hi my name is Thato..21yrs i call it d golden age- iv bn diagnosed wit HIV 4days ago..... a week aftr i donated blood i got a call from 1 of SANBS representatives,asking if we could meet. then he explained wat happend with my blood,the tests and all..and he came closer and said 'they found HIV' in my blood. Read more

Anon 20

im 30 years old and hiv posetive in april 2009 after 2weeks i told all my family they just look at me and crying i said to them stop crying im not dying... i thanks god to give me strength,love hope ,believing in myself knowing dat is not the end of my life,what makes me smilling is day my last son he is negative god save him.guys lets support each other and pray that one day medication will come out i love u all take care of urself Read more

Diane

I found out I have the HIV virus after visiting my doctor with a rash that kept coming back. Well the doctor called me and said that she needed me to come back in for my results. I was totally blown away when I heard the words " you are HIV positive". I am now waiting on my next appointment with a case manager to see where I am with everything and where do I go from here. I want to tell my mom sooo bad but I know she will tell the rest of the family and I don't know if I am ready for the world to know..... Read more

maggy

i found out my status last year April 2012! i must say support group has been my source of inner strength i have a daughter and am happy and look at life in a different angle. Read more

hope 1

Hi ma name is hope m 23 I found out that m hiv+ 2012 dec.... Since august of 2012 dn I went 2 a doctor 2 check y I was always sick.... m not on meds yet coz ma cd4 count is 456.... thank god 4 giving me this coz it shows that he belives m strong enough to handle it n I also pray 4 lots of faith that I can always bit this. Read more

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