UNDEFEATED

One year ago I thought that HIV had defeated me ... I desperately wanted a baby of my own and decided to go ahead with insemination by an anonymous donor. It was my second attempt with the IUI...and instead of a positive pregnancy I was hit with a positive HIV result. Even before I realized what consequences this would have on my life , the first shattering thought I had was that my dream of becoming a mother had come to an end.

Thanks to several helpful resources and the undying encouragement of AGLM sisters...bit by bit I mustered the courage to dream again.

The last one year I have attempted and succeeded in living the most healthiest phase of my life. I went in for my 3rd IUI...this time with no fear, only one mantra constantly playing in my head - 'The worst is over and the best is yet to come'

I got pregnant last month... Today I feel..I finally defeated HIV.

I know its not over...the journey has just begun, I am nervous and scared, not for myself but my baby who already means the world to me...But my joy has completely overshadowed all the fear and I am happier than I have ever been.

Next month I will begin my medicines. Praying that everything goes well and looking forward to any advice :)

Last but not the least, I want to thank everyone who has offered encouragement and strength and wish each one of you the most wonderful year coming up. God bless you all!

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Thando's picture

Iam pleased to learn that you have chosen to be positive. As a woman having a baby of your own is the most wonderful gift any woman would ask for from God.

Iam a mother of 2 and I live because of my children, they give me the purpose in life.

I wish you all the best

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Vickie Lynn's picture

Thank you for sharing your story. I know many women living with HIV who have very healthy disease free babies. I wish you and your child the very best.

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soniaroy79's picture

Thank you Vickie, Thando and Madhav for your kind words and prayers. It is very precious for me.

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madhav's picture

I am sorr. I know many women living with HIV who have very healthy disease free babies. I wish you and your child the very best. you are take medicines with doctors advice regularly
god bless you . i prayer for you and your child .

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