I feel I might have been exposed to HIV after having sex with a sex worker unprotected couple weeks back. I have these lymph nodes lined up on my neck, enlarged for over a month now. I feel like I might have caught the disease, but I'm scared to test.
If I test positive
I have digested a lot of information on HIV over the past 7 weeks and I came to a conclusion that even If I test positive, it definitely isn't the end of the world for me. I can still live a fulfilled life.
I fear the stigma attached to HIV
However, I fear the stigma attached to the virus, especially if it's from my family, my mom and my siblings to be precise, 'cause they are less informed... If I test positive, there's no way I wouldn't tell my mom, but I fear that she might stigmatize and that would really break my heart. I wish I could tell someone close to me what I'm going through right now. I wish there was no stigma attached to the virus. Pardon my typo, just typing everything that's on my mind. I'm really scared.
Interested in sharing your thoughts about living with HIV?
Since your diagnosis, has your faith or spirituality changed?