Submitted on Jan 17, 2012 by  soniaroy79

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!

Submitted by Thando

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

Submitted by Thando

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.

Submitted by soniaroy79

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

Submitted by Thando

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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