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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.

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

dee 1

Hi my name is dee and living wth hiv,it is hard though bt I've got a wonderful husband who supports m all the,we even planning 2 a baby cause my health is ok I do take good care of my self,I do knw the person who infected m bt I 4gave him and move on wthmy life even though its hard what makes m happy is that my husband is negative.aluta continua.god bless Read more

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

M.G.H

I am 26 yrs old and I was born Hiv postive and Hep C, I contracted the virus threw my mother because of her addiction to drugs... I am one of the babies who born with the HIV virus and Hep C back in the 1980's, But I took treatment for the Hep C so for now I am clear free from Hep C but I still deal with my HIV because there was a time where i took a break from medications, But I clearly do not recommend it at all to anyone to what I did. I did it out of anger... But I am back on meds and I am undetictable still. Read more

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