Hi! my name is Michelle, I'm 24, I live in Cronulla and I have HIV :(
HIV is a virus that causes the condition acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). the virus attacks a certain type of cell in the body and HIV destroys these cells, making it harder for your body to fight off other infections.
You can get or transmit HIV only through specific activities. most commonly through sexual behaviors, unprotected sex, with multiple partners or drinking breast milk from a HIV positive mother etc etc
Don't worry I'll help you!
Young people ages 10–24 within the populations considered most at risk of HIV infection: men who have sex with men, those who sell sex and those who inject drugs.
There is a way to treat HIV. Thanks to antiretroviral HIV medication, known as ‘treatment’, a HIV positive person can live a long and healthy life
To avoid getting HIV: Get tested and know your partner's HIV status. Have less risky sex. Use condoms. Limit your number of sexual partners. Get tested and treated for STDs.
I sure will! I hope you get better, you can talk to me anytime sis!
I have HIV but I'm getting treatment soon at the NSW sexual health centre. You should get tested too!