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Women living with HIV

Angel 1

I know it’s hard to live with this virus but it gets easier with time, all it takes is motivation. You have to want to live and to understand that it won’t be easy. Some days I feel like not waking up, not seeing people, not wanting to talk to anyone, but to my knowledge people go through that whether positive or not, but with us been positive we turn to blame everything on been positive.

Naida

I find out I have HIV last year October after I have a tummy tuck operation. My world crashes down in 5 seconds, I was thinking of my mother who I have to take care of... My doctor was very supportive she consoled me and told me that my life will not stop there. Now I visit a specialist of HIV and AIDS and have to take blood every 3 months. Thank god my CD4 is very high and I do not have to take any pills yet.

Lily 1

I’ve just been given my diagnosis a couple of months ago. I'm 20 years old and I don't know exactly how or when I got the virus as I have never had any distinctive symptoms or conversion illnesses.... I am not on medications as yet as my CD4 is still slightly above 350 and my viral load is relatively low. Every night I pray to God that they may find a cure to this terrible disease, but I must also acknowledge that yes, medications have come a long way and some doctors go as far as to claim that under the right circumstances ( adherence to treatment, time of diagnosis etc) one may expect to live a normal life expectancy.

Karen

i think im hiv positive im 20 years old but i think i got the virus when i was 17 years old i been having sytoms for a long time.im just scared to get tested because i know its goin to be positive. i wouldnt know how to tell my family i wouldnt know how to tell anybody one thing for sure i do need somebody to talk you cant go thru this alone.

K.g.

I am 31 years old and just found out that I'm HIV positive on the 25th of March when I went to Ante Natal Clinic to book for my pregnancy. That excitement turned to grief as I didn't see any reason to celebrate that I'm now Mrs. I didn't know what to do after hearing these bad news but after reading the stories on your website, I'm positive and strong.

Blod

I am a woman now pushing 70. I am white British middle class and heterosexual. I was 53 years old living in rural middle England when I was diagnosed.

Anon 13

I am 33 years old and I have been living with HIV for 14 teen years. I found out when I was pregnant and had to take some test it was a dramatic result but I’m living a healthy life with 3 healthy negative children....

Havefaith

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.

Sad

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.

Gloria

I was born HIV positive and Hep C. I contracted the virus threw my mother because of her addiction to drugs.

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