Living With HIV/AIDS: Alexa’s Story

Living with HIV/AIDS is a scary place to be. We have gathered experiences and stories of HIV/AIDS victims and how they acquire it. The saddest part of all of this is the fact that you’ll have to live with it.

Alexa’s Story:

The Night When Everything Went Wrong

Let us tell you about the story of Alexa, 21 years old. She was diagnosed with HIV last year. Her suspicions to where she got it was when she tried to do injectable for the first time. She stepped out of the club with some other strangers to have what they call the “session”. Alexa knows the risks but ignored all of them. She thought that everyone looked healthy and that it was impossible for her of all people to get AIDS. But she was wrong.

The Breaking News

She didn’t know she had it until everyone in their school were encouraged to be tested. Her name was called. She said that the doctor in that room looked serious and concerned. Alexa said, “I was so afraid, I have chills penetrating my bones because I know where I am and I know that what I’ll be hearing is not a good news”. She wept and wept for days. She don’t know what to do. The doctor has given her options on how she can deal with the situation but nothing made sense to her. She was only 21 years old when she had this deadly disease. Her mind was so clouded of scary thoughts.

A Mother’s Love

Alexa continued to isolate herself after she knew what she have. Her mother noticed the gloominess in her daughter’s eyes. One night, her mother knocked on her door. She wants to know the truth. At first, her mother thought that her daughter is pregnant but the news she’s about to hear is worst than pregnancy. She embraced her daughter and asked what’s going on. She assured Alexa that she’ll be there for her no matter what. When Alexa heard her mother’s assuring words, she disclosed her condition. They both wept the whole night.

Acceptance and Taking Action

A mother would do everything for her children even at the darkest times. She researched about Alexa’s condition so she could help her get through this. She came across an article about a medication that helps HIV victims get a good fight. She immediately called her daughter and took her to a clinic. The doctor explained how the treatment works and Alexa was responsive to it.

A Hope To Live A Normal Life

Today, Alexa participates in advocacies in spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS. She also regularly takes her medication. Next year, Alexa is approaching her senior years with a smile on her face, knowing that her family is there for her no matter what.

What You Should Know By Now

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As much as we’d like to deny it, the fact remains that more people are getting infected with HIV because of objects like unclean tattoo needles. As much as we’d like to deny it, the fact also remains that more teens are getting infected with HIV because of activities like unprotected sex. As much as we’d like to deny it, the fact even remains that more kids are getting infected with HIV because of factors like unsafe blood transfusions.

And it only has gotten worse over the last few years. As of 2016, a whopping 36.7 million people worldwide were found to be living with HIV. In the same year, another whopping 1.8 million people worldwide were found to be newly infected with HIV.

Now, here’s where it gets more chilling. What seems to be a simple flu can become the cause of your early death if you’re living with HIV. You see, tuberculosis is the leading cause of death for those infected with HIV ā€“ at an alarming statistic of one in three HIV-infected people.

And here’s what you should know by now:

Be more aware of what’s happening around you.

As they say, prevention is better than cure. And one great way to do this is being more aware of what’s happening around you. This includes learning more about the disease plaguing your city or your nation, as well as knowing more about the triggers that’s causing the disease plaguing your city or your nation. This even includes coming up with your own safety measures so as not to acquire it, as well as coming up with other safety measures so as to help others not to acquire it.

HIV is a disease like no other ā€“ one that even a protector of public health cannot treat right away.

While it may take years for it to be fully known and for it to be fully blown, don’t let it ruin your life by allowing yourself to acquire it and allowing yourself to endure it.

Become aware.

Make others become aware.