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January 17, 2012

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!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Vickie Lynn permalink
    January 26, 2012 1:20 pm

    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.

  2. Thando permalink
    January 26, 2012 1:31 pm

    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

  3. madhav permalink
    February 5, 2012 2:58 am

    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 .

  4. February 8, 2012 2:39 am

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

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