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!