My Own Story in My Own Words by Will

When I found out that I was HIV positive ten years ago, I thought at first I was going to die. I felt I was on Death Row. It just felt like I had been exiled from my home world.

I have had my whole world ripped to bits by members of family. I feel like I am an alien from another world. I still don’t know to this day how I have coped with living with HIV. And on top of that I lost my Mum, my three sisters and finally I have lost my Dad just five weeks ago.

And when I have told people that I have HIV, they have looked at me as if I am some kind of monster. So, I feel I will never really get over what I have gone through sometimes. And I don’t think the doctors know what the F@*k is going on half of the time.

Some days I have thought about ending it all but I know there are people out there who are worse off than me. You never think that it will happen to you. But HIV is like Jason Voorhees – a Monster. And it needs to be stopped – one way or another.

©2014 Will