"I was then taken into intensive care."
"Mine is a lucky story and hope yours is too."
"Having it confirmed was, in fact, a relief."
"I caught HIV through a sexual assault that happened to me on a night out."
"I was put on ART pretty much straight away."
"We can all fight this."
"Within a day or so it was like a weight had been taken off me."
"Standing in front of an audience and announcing that I have HIV is the weirdest thing."
"After 7 years it still upsets me to think I'm different because of this virus."
"I know that I can trust my mentor."
"Everyone I have told so far has been supportive."
"I have never felt healthier."
"I had a colourful past."
"I didn’t know what to do and how to cope."
"Seroconversion landed me in hospital for three weeks."
"I live every day not like a victim but like a survivor."
"I am not currently on any medication."
"There is life after diagnosis and mine has completely changed for the better."
"Everyone has a very similar story to mine."
"I was told that I would be dead by the time I was 20."
"I didn’t imagine I would ever meet anyone, let alone get married."
"I try to love myself rather than please someone else."
"Someone reading this might be going through the same thing."
"This was such a small part of who I was."
"It really does get easier."
"Here are the things I have learned"
"I am overwhelmed with the whole change of circumstance"
"I didn't fit the stereotype at all."
Various people talk about their experiences of living with HIV.
CAB - Citizens Advice Bureau
HIV Drug Interactions
George House Trust
Equality and Human Rights Commission
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