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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.

R 1

I am 16 years old nearly 17 and I lost my virginity to my current boyfriend (we had been going out for 4 months) about 1 month ago, he didn't pressure me at all, he had mentioned it but in a sensitive way and he told me that he loved me and wanted to make love with me. So while we were making out on my bed (home alone) I stopped him and got out a condom, that I had bought for when the time felt right. Just remember, sex is about feeling deeply bonded with someone you love and have been with for a while, if you don't want sex don't be pressured, luckily my boyfriend was prepared to wait for me... Read more Read more

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

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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