My name is Angelica K. I am married and have two wonderful children. With you I share the bad luck of having tested HIV+. I am going to be 30 years of age this coming year. I have a two year old and a one year old. I was told that I reacted to the ELISA test on my birthday. I was turning 25 years of age. My husband who was my boyfriend at the time found out first.
I had always struggled with my weight, but after I found out I was HIV+ I began to eat uncontrollably. I thought I was going to begin to waste away. I thought I would naturally begin to get skinny so I ate for comfort and to survive. It was so funny, I asked my doctor what she thought I should eat. It was pathetic, I wanted to die. Fear overcame me and my hope of becoming a mother was shattered.
Then the light came to me (doesn’t this sound dumb?). Anyway, the light came to me throught the website Alive and Well. I was actually going through my search engine to find out what kinds of treatments were out there and what I had to do to extend my life. Christine had just had her first son. I saw, I read and read and kept reading until my eyes could not take it any more.