I Know Someone With HIV / AIDS

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    I have an HIV+ bf and I'd like to know what

    will he possibly experience in the coming months/years. As of now I'm HIV negative and I want to give him all the support I can. He doesn't need it though as he is incredibly strong emotionally. Just want to know what we can experience in the future while he has HIV. Like at an...
    daroq daroq
    22-25, M
    Aug 26, 2015


    Mel was always open with me about both his sexual orientation (gay as the day is long!) and that he is HIV positive.  His body was starting to show signs of 20+ years of dealing with it...but most of the time it was no big issue.  He lived across the hall from me for nearly two...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Nov 13, 2011

    My Best Friend

    My Best Friend got HIV from unprotected gay sex with his boyfriend of the time who had it and didn't know. When he told everyone, i was the only one that cried. I couldn't sleep for weeks worrying about him. That was a year and a half ago. I know that his chances of a long...
    LilyStark LilyStark
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2009

    Today I Found Out A Friend Has AIDS

    Today, I was informed by a friend of mine that a family member has full onset AID and that her daughter also is infected. How in the world was this not caught before the little girl was born I will never know. The mother lives a very loose life style thinking she was not hurting...
    cmarie2665 cmarie2665
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2011

    My Friend

    My friend Ernest has AIDS but he is doing soooo well with all of his treatments he is in his 50's and expected to live to be 80 he is super healthy!
    bOObsMaGee bOObsMaGee
    22-25, F
    Aug 28, 2008


    I was wondering what its like to have hiv. I don't have it but know someone with it. How do people cope with it?
    mchafer mchafer
    1 Response Jun 4, 2013

    My husband was diagnosed with HIV

    and has got his confirmation testing today .. Anyone out there like us? I am negative but feel devastated .. He is now sleeping beside me with his sleeping mask on .. Sleeps like an angel ... No complaints ... I wish this were just a nightmare ..anyone out there to share ?
    albertocanada albertocanada
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 17, 2014

    ...a friend of mine has AIDS.

    He was given about one year to live....*sighs*
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    My Boyfriends Dad Just Told Us He Has Been HIV Positive For More Than 20 Years

    Back on July 19 my Boyfriends father called asking us to take him to the ER. While in the ER we learned that he has been HIV positive since at least 1993. We have never the less been trying to deal with what he revealed that night. I have had a really difficult time, I would...
    calliegirl75 calliegirl75
    6 Responses Aug 8, 2013

    I've Never Felt So Helpless

    My coworker has HIV, he is gay and got it from his ex who cheated on him when he was only 18. I've never felt so helpless in my life and he made go into a depressive state! Our feelings grew for each other and we started an emotional affair, it got to be too much for me and my...
    mikopm mikopm
    Mar 22, 2009

    Family Friend

    I have known this person all of my life.  He is a friend of my grandparents.  When I was younger I never even knew he was gay.  It doesn't bother me one bit, to each his own.  It makes me very sad though.  He used to be so outgoing and happy, now he is...
    J21883 J21883
    26-30, F
    Jan 4, 2009

    A Few Actually..

    my aunt and uncle. my old aunt died, she had aids and gave it to my uncle actually. then she had a kid, her and the chid died when it was still a baby. my uncle remarried my current aunt. she has aids too. her kids do also i think. she used to be with someone else. i did a...
    kimosabi kimosabi
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2007

    My husband has just found out he is poz.

    .he was submitted to a plastic surgery ( Lipo) and among many testes they checked for HIV .. It turned out to be poz.. I took mine right away and God helped me and I'm negative . Now we have a long journey ahead if us. To make things worse we witkd go back to Canada next month...
    albertocanada albertocanada
    51-55, M
    Jun 17, 2014

    My friend of 20 years.

    .just told me that she is hiv positive and has known it for a few years now.She didn't tell me because she wasn't ready..and she didn't want me to be sad...so I wasn't. I think I had my suspicions-the weight loss and knowing how promiscuous she was in high school...still the...
    Skyrulez Skyrulez
    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    I Know Myself, I Have Aids

    I never thought I would get positive results for HIV testing. I got tested (1990) as I was engaged to be married and we both thought it would be a decent thing to do (get tested) before we committed our lives to each other. Turned out I was POZ and she was NEG, she dumped me like...
    POZitive POZitive
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2009

    A Long Battle

    My cousin was a beautiful boy. He really was. He was the boy all the girls (and certain boys) swooned over, and when he was in his early 20's, he started modeling. He was even in an issue of Playgirl. He traveled, he met and dated beautiful, sophisticated women, but he still...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Nov 6, 2009


     A former best friend of mine was born HIV positive. I'll rename her as Kristy for the story. She was put into foster care with her two older sisters when she was very little, before kindergarden I believe. When Kristy was about 9, her mother passed away because she was HIV...
    18-21, F
    Jan 13, 2010

    My Uncle

    My Uncle has Aids.  He's a gay man who was in the 'closet', at least as far as his family goes, for his entire life. He moved away when I was very young and all I really remembered about him was that he was tons of fun and used to spin us kids around like airplanes in...
    Oouie Oouie
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2008


    Last Friday I got a call "Starbuck?" Yes..... whats wrong??? " Can you take me and M to the ER?" Yes I will be right there...... After the EMT got M I sat in the Car with my friend as he told me about the weight lose, the sore on the feet the Thrush and now what could only be...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2011
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