This Is What I Want Girls to Know about HIV

By Ann Spikes

My name is Ann. I am a working mother of two beautiful children. I am living with HIV.

Back in August of 2002, I met a man. I was 19 and he was 35. We had a relationship on and off for 16 years. He was going out with a lady and the lady was dying. People told me that he had HIV, but I didn’t believe them. I was blinded by the material things. I left myself behind. I forgot who I was because of money. I did get tested back then, and it was negative.

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