A Living Witness with HIV

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I have contracted HIV at the age of 17 and I am living almost 20 years strong. I’ve never given up. On July the 29th I will be 34 years old. I have a 17 year-old-daughter, who will become 18 next October. I had her when I was 16 before I contracted HIV.

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I was feeling helpless, and I was down. I had a Praying grandmother who never once gave up on me living my life to the fullest. Today I am undetectable and when they say that you can’t live with HIV/AIDS, tell them that you can. I’m a living witness, I live every day not giving up and strong. I’ve been on drugs and homeless. I’ve been through a lot but not one time did I allow my myself to lose faith. I had very bad days, but I kept the faith and looked at my daughter and told myself that she needs me.

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I’ve been talked about the nine genes of HIV, but I still didn’t let that stop me. Hopefully, my story will help someone who is living in denial and shame. I have an open heart and compassionate ears to listen to anyone who wants or needs to talk and thanks for allowing me to tell my story.

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