Mano's (aka Sharon) blog

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I am trapped, in a corner I am paralysed by fear. I fear if I leave him my kids will grow up fatherless like me. I fear if I leave I will never find another partner. Who will look at an HIV positive...
Submitted on Feb 20, 2012
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I thought I knew what is important in my life; my health and my kids, the rest just comes after but life had a surprise in store for me. A broken heart. My blood count is way up, but my heart is...
Submitted on Nov 3, 2011
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I can't help but ask why, why Lord. Haven't I suffered enough? For how long am I supposed to fight? I feel like I'm in a constant battle. Now I have a new enemy added to my list, 'bowel disease'...
Submitted on Aug 22, 2011
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I received the news that I have been accepted do my Masters degree. I was excited beyond words. As I shared these wonderful news with a close friend of mine I could not help but notice the worry in...
Submitted on Jun 6, 2011
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I woke up today to the smell of my little girl's lavender scented hair and my son's chocolate milk breath and I felt at peace, I am happy, in the moment. Because HIV has taught me to live in the...
Submitted on Apr 18, 2011
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It's my birthday today. I'm turning 31 and you, Mr. virus, its your 7th year celebration living in my body, I suppose. I realized today that i need for me and you to be civil to each other. You see,...
Submitted on Mar 18, 2011
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The year started with good news for me. My baby girl tested negative, my viral load has gone down to undetectable. It goes to show as long as you keep focused, be as healthy as you can, you can put...
Submitted on Jan 28, 2011
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I have always joked with my sister and said when things get tough in my marriage, she must always expect me & I will be carrying my ARV’s in my handbag, pulling a suitcase and my boy on the other...
Submitted on Nov 10, 2010
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99.5% of the time I am alright. Maybe even forgetting my so called “situation”. 0.1% I meet everyday when I take my medication. The 0.4% happens in rare occasions like last week. I woke up with a...
Submitted on Jul 9, 2010
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Some days I feel at peace, some days I feel the anger, the fear and the sadness when I think about my condition. But I know that what’s important is to live in the moment. To face reality head on. My...
Submitted on May 17, 2010

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