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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.

B

It's been a few months now, almost 6 months since i found out that i am hiv positive. Its been a few hard months. Going through all of the emotions, not knowing.

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Neha

I am a woman of 28yrs, i discovered my status when my husband was diagnosed in 2008.I was afraid to test but i ended testing and as i thought i was positive... I started my treatment in 2009 when my CD4 count was 250,i was sceptical of it bcos of the stigma around ARV'S but God was with me. I didn't suffer from any side effects until now i have never been sick n my CD4 count is way up high.

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Katie 2

Hello my name is Katie and I'm 19 years old and I currently live in the U.K. I am of African decent and I found out I was HIV positive when I was eleven years old do to my mother giving birth to me in Africa... It has been a hard seven years or so with treatment and I think as I get older it only becomes harder because I understand it more, and dating as well its also hard but I have gotten use to it now and it just something we all have to live with. I shall carry on with my treatment and everything else should hopefully fall into place for me in the future!

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K.K.

I'm 21 yrs old and I'm HIV+ I was told this awful news on feb 4, 2011. When I was 5 mths pregnant with my first child. it's not fair that this has happen to me. I was under so much stress that I had my bby 3 mths early and he was born a 2 lb premie THANK GOD! he is negative and now weighs 16lbs:). My family loves me but they are in denial. They don't acknowledge what I have. They just pretend its not true and it hurts because I have to basically go though this alone and raise my infant son.

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Anonymous 2

I am a 20 year old female. I found out I had HIV when I was 15. I have had a wonderful life and am going to continue living a beautiful happy life. I have had one baby boy by the grace of god, he is healthy and HIV-. You can still live a long healthy life as long as you stay healthy. Exercise eat healthy, and make good decisions about your body.

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