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

Michelle 1

I am 17 and I am still debating about losing my virginity. I just want girls out there to know that if they are being pressured into having sex, they need to stay strong and because sometime boys can be very hurtful and rude; after all it is not easy to find a guy who does not want to just jump in your pants or stop when you ask him to.

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Posh

I tested for hiv when I was 18 years old and I know the person who infected me so I have a feeling that I had it when I was 16-17yrs. Where I live there are many people that are hiv positive . It funny course an hiv positive person can be more happy than a negative person. So don't stress just live your life and protect others.

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Thudy

I had hiv when i was 19yrs old and im stil alive.my cd4 is still ok and im not under ARVs. I feel like my life is much beter now since i had this sickness.i eat healthy and im enjoying myself with my family coz they knows. im stil in shape and nothing is wrong with me. I guess something positive can come up from be hiv positive

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Danny 1

My name is Danny I'm currently 16 years old. My first time I believe was when I was 14. I really liked liked this guy.... The next wk I found him asking so many boys and girls out. I didn't want to break up with him because he was my first love! I kept the basic monthly thing happening and then it finally struck me. He told me right after it's over I just don't feel anything anymore.

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Cortney

I was 15 when i lost my virginity. Well he told me just to let him put it in all the way one time, so i did, it hurt.. it only lasted about 5 min b/c i was in a lot of pain..

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