Im 19 years old and have been living with HIV for about 2 years. I would like to share my story so i can help others. I was 17 and in high school.
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I'm an 18-year-old girl and I was diagnosed with HIV at 16. I was not born with it and I am still a virgin.... Recently, I have found a really nice guy and who asked me out, and I said yes. We have been going out for over a month and he knows I am a virgin so he is not pushing me to have sex until I am ready. What he doesn’t know is that I'm keeping this secret from him, and jeopardizing his health by doing so.
Today, I am a person living with many health issues. I am HIV positive. I have known for about three years now, I also live with high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression. I am also in recovery from thirty plus years of drug and alcohol abuse. I have been drug and alcohol free for five years. By utilizing the resources that are available to me, I have learned to deal with my issues head on.
I still remember that day. This handsome, young man came to me, and asked me if I wanted to have sex with him. He came close to me, and cuddle my head. Back then I was 18 years old, I did not know he was infected. He looked so cute and his appearance definitely fooled me. I hope my story will teach people to avoid having sex with others based on their appearance.