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Young People

A selection of young people related personal stories written by different people from all around the world and sent to AVERT.

Blessing

i lost my dad when i was 13 and my mother had no money to feed us.we are three in the family..... Read more

Ronek

Being 19, HIV+, and going to school in another state, I felt lonely. I was away from all my close friends and I had no idea how to really handle the situation. I told every single person I was sexually active with to get tested and they all got back to me saying they were negative. It didn't matter who infected me, as long as they knew and they got tested. Read more

Ashely 1

well I lost my virginty when I was 16. I was at a football game and I was with my guy friend because my friend was using the restroom. we were behind the restrooms and he says, "do you want to make out." so I agreed because I thought we were just going to do that. so we get to his room then he asked "do you want to have sex." I said yes because I just wanted to move on from my boyfriend. I wish I waited. but seriously girls wait till you find the right boy or after you get married. Read more

Anon 16

I lost my virginity when I was 17 I'm now 19 and I don't regret anything about it. ...one day he asked me if I was ready I said no, because I wasnt... 9 months later he and I were in his Ned room having sexual encounters (oral) then he asked me if I was ready and I said yes, he asked me if I was sure, and I said yes, he got the condom out of his wallet and put it on and he told me if I wanted him to stop all I had to do was tell him Read more

Lala

I am 15 years old , on November 3 2011 i found out that I am HIV positive... The first time we had it i told him we have to use a condom because either way i didnt wanna end up pregnant.

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