In the midst of depression and a violent relationship, Erin was diagnosed with HIV and found her way out.
In this guest blog, one reader says that, had it not been for HIV, he may not be around right now. HIV helped him turn his life around. Do you share this sentiment?
One night of pleasure led to years of pain to follow. One night of hot sex in that Motel 6 in Maryland. That one time that I took those shots, and let my clothes fly all over. That one night I put on a show! Two other people sat in the double-bed roo...
Here, we have the account of a person who claims to be the only person who was actually happy to receive his HIV diagnosis. What do you think?
I was 41 and taking my annual flight physical for the U.S. Air Force Reserve. I was an enlisted flight crew member with over 4,200 flying hours in three different aircraft and an E-6 TSgt about to make E-7 MSgt. I had also served four years in the U....
"Needless to say, my life is a mess and the future that was once so clear seems so blurred and uncertain. I am simply looking to my graduation day, and trying to overcome the depression I have been fighting since my day one."
"I took the call on a Thursday evening," recalls Michael James. "HIV was the furthest answer from my mind, but there it was. 'You'll be dead in a week,' I thought to myself."
"When I say my diagnosis late last year was the greatest anticlimax of my life, it's mainly due to all those calories expended on the 'but I don't have AIDS' shtick I had to do in my youth."
David Duran was diagnosed with HIV in April 2009. Here, David recounts the alcohol-filled depression that followed, and the steps he took to dig himself out and find sobriety -- and his own inner strength.