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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.

Alive and Kicking

I am a 37 year old, separated ,single mom . Been with the same man that infected since I was 19 , been infected since my son was a baby. He is a healthy boy

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28 and HIV positive

I'm 28 yrs and I discovered I was HIV+ a week ago

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6 months pregnant & HIV positive

I am currently 6mnths pregnant I am 25 and found out that I have hiv when I went to my first obgyn appointment . I just got married a mnth prior to the man of my dreams. When they told us my whole world stopped I couldn't breath. I looked at my husband and my eyes filled with tears. I was petrified. For my life and the life of my unborn child. My husband immediately held me close while I cried. He asked to be tested as well. His test came back negative Thank god! But then I thought for sure he was going to leave me... And I wouldn't blame him.

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Ghogho

I found out in 2008 that i was HIV positive and i denied, i was in denial for two years.

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Shab

I am 31years and hiv+. I discovered this after delivering my son in January. he too is +ve.

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