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.
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.