I Am Living With Hiv

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 107 People

    There is this part of my life no one knows

    about. It's been 3 years since my diagnosis and I still can't bring myself to say the words to the people closest to me. I feel like a coward. I have no one to share my sorrows and my worries with. I haven't had meds to take for 2 months now, can't afford them and make "too much...
    SilverCrystalHeart SilverCrystalHeart
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    A Prayer For Strength And Courage

    I've been living with HIV for 2 years now , I am not yet on meds but should be starting as my CD4 is now at 300 . I am so so so scared , I really am afraid of commiting to a new life style, my other worry at the moment is glands below my chin. They are not easy to spot but they...
    LLsexyLL LLsexyLL
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 21, 2012

    It's 2016 and my journey living with HIV has

    been glorious. I am proud of myself because HIV has made me a strong man and has given me a better outlook on life. I am finishing off my junior year of college and on the road to graduation. To anyone that is at a low point of their life just SMILE and believe in yourself...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2016

    Living with HIV has taught me I can do

    and be anything I want! HIV is given me more confidence 😃. HIV has taught me to be happy.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 24, 2015


    My name is gloria im 56 mecican, and widowef since 2004. In early eighties i was expermenting with drugs, weed etc which lead to doing herion and cocaine. at the time i never heard bout hiv and shsring needles. after 2 years in streets i met someone who love and cared and took...
    msglo msglo
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

    How I Got Hiv +ve

    When i was doing my honors degree I went for vacation and there was this woman who was older than me and admired my looks and thought that I was good material for sex was available. i do not blame because I am the one that proposed to her and told her I loved her. She told me she...
    murukai murukai
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2012
    Jochan Jochan
    46-50, M
    Feb 3, 2015

    A Second Life-Literally

    Ive been given a second chance in life- Literally! u all know my story HIV,staying positive etc. but the truth is ,I was busy burrying my head in the sand, yes I was taking my daily supplements but I was so so against ARV's. I really could not face the thought of having to be on...
    LLsexyLL LLsexyLL
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 21, 2013

    In 2013 I was 18 years old,

    I was going to Atlantic City for a vacation but days before I went I had developed this rash all over my body. I started googling pictures for similarities of the rash that was on my body but didn't find anything so I didn't make a big deal out of it. I went to Atlantic City...
    WhyMeIAskMyself WhyMeIAskMyself
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    4 years ago this week I got some news

    that has changed my life forever..n again this week 4years later I may be receiving more life changing news...i feel like I really don't know what to do....i finally got my HIV under control n accepted this is my life forever...but to add to it 4years later at almost the exact...
    anthonysmommy36 anthonysmommy36
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 12, 2014
    KeepingHope2014 KeepingHope2014
    36-40, F
    Nov 24, 2015

    Living Alone With Hiv

    found out i was hiv positive in 1995, while i was married for 20 yrs, my wife ask for a divorce while i was in the hospital, i had un pre tected sex with a female friend of the family, found out later she was a IV drug user and she knew she had hiv and didn't tell me, so i have...
    viewer1977 viewer1977
    8 Responses Nov 4, 2013

    Hi guys... I recently got infected with HIV

    and I am trying to create awareness about living positively with the pandemic. Since EP is close. Please like my FB page so we can share our different experiences. Thanks: https://www.facebook.com/Pabiwabatho-677967035615674/
    peaches286 peaches286
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2016

    I haven't bn on this site in a while.

    I have bn doing a great job with my medication. I now have a T4 cell count of 1466 and undetectable viral load since 2007. I just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who is negative!!!!! I am so blessed and the blessings just continue to come my way. Anyone reading this that...
    Inspirationallady Inspirationallady
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    My worst fear has finally has reached my

    doorsteps. I have been asked by a stranger if I had HIV. Luckily it was on social media but the fact that I was asked troubles me. How am I suppose to approach the situation.
    1morestatus 1morestatus
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Aug 21, 2014

    I have been living with HIV

    since August of 2008 and have a stronger than normal immune system than an average person. I only take two pills at night per day and I only became positive since I was sexually assaulted in early 2008 which also caused me to have PTSD.
    JRyanNYC JRyanNYC
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2014

    Right now I really need to somehow take my mind

    away from all of this or I am just going to completely explode and do something extremely stupid and self damaging. I am just so sick of these massive road blicks on such monumental issues. Like I have hiv. I found out on July 17th. I still am on no path to start on my meds...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Sep 26, 2014

    Yesterday I started my Medication.

    . cant really yet say if it is effecting me yet ..though I was afraid of maybe some changes in my routine day life... I suppose I started fighting HIV now and I hope with the power of God my doctors and my will power I will win...
    paulcor paulcor
    Aug 12, 2014
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    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    Its been 2 weeks now

    since I started on medication...today after 2 weeks I feel better..first week was not easy I take 2x a day a lamivudine/zidovudine at 7 am and 12 hours later at 19.00 then at 23.00 I take sustiva...so my alarm is going 3 times daily for medication ..it was as if my life just...
    paulcor paulcor
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    I am considering visiting a former coworker

    who lives in another state that I have not seen in 18 years. He wants me to come and see him. I know that he wants to be with me in an intimate way just as much as I want to with him. but he does not know that I am HIV positive and have been since 1988. We both always have...
    Mindboggled2 Mindboggled2
    46-50, M
    3 Responses May 8, 2014

    I was diagnosed in October it was a total shock

    then later to learn I was knowingly infected by a guy I loved & had been knowing my whole life
    jusjuju jusjuju
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2015

    Post Tonsilectomy

    It looks like I survived the aneasthetic #thumbsup is post op day 2 , just pain management now. It goes through my ears. ..let me go for a nap guys, update yall later. Its post op day 6, day 5 and 6 have been the worst days for me thus far. I had my hands on my head and tears...
    LLsexyLL LLsexyLL
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2012
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    Nov 4, 2015

    Hello out there..... How's everyone doing?

    All is well here just keep striving to be a better me everyday....God bless!!!
    KeepingHope2014 KeepingHope2014
    36-40, F
    Dec 2, 2015

    To Much To Handle

    im just ready to give up at this point just dont feel like i cant take it ne more i feel so alone yet i really am surronded by many ppl....ive never had this feeling before its awful :(
    anthonysmommy36 anthonysmommy36
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 25, 2012

    Never Giving Up

    I feel sad sometimes. But who said, life was going to be easy. I've done it all I have fallen in love. I have loved and I gone through many situation and none of them more eye opening then this one now. Life is to short and I'm ready to take it by the horns. I feel sick and my...
    tyson2jr2004 tyson2jr2004
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2013

    It was a day from hell.

    I went to the hospital for some regular blood work, an I was asked to settle down because the doc wanted to talk about something 'important'. I did not know what was coming. I thought cancer first. And then thought, "Nah! Can't be that." The doc's assistant hurriedly opened a...
    anormalguy anormalguy
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

    My Life

    Wow...I will never forget and the famous word.."I am so sorry but you are HIV+"...my ears were blocked nothing else mattered..but the questions..Why me?How?What happened?...My Dr. Asked me if I am ok..and I asked her "Do you think I'm ok"..I walked out feeling dizzy..I got home...
    Nubiaanqueen Nubiaanqueen
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 20, 2013

    So happy right now. I just got my blood test

    results. My CD4 count is now 794 and I'm undetectable. No side effects from meds aside from minor fatigue and mild nausea. All my other results were clear. My doc says I'm healthier than some HIV negative patients. I want to thank everyone for all the support over the last 8...
    JCole2015 JCole2015
    36-40, M
    Apr 6, 2016

    Anyone tried Combivir+Efavirenz

    before ? Appreciate sharing experiences in term of side effects, efficacy of cd count and vl.
    Jochan Jochan
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

    I have been on Atripla now

    for 10 days. Today the rash started. While it doesn't itch that bad at all and is only supposed to last a few days, THIS SUCKS! Haha Oh well, if this is the main problem I face I guess I will live. :) Anyone else have this experience with the medication? I see in other forums...
    Texanite Texanite
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    Anyone currently on stribild

    that can give me some some pointers or advice.
    fmor fmor
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2015
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