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When I heard the words, 'your results came back HIV positive,' it felt as if I got punched in the stomach and my best friend had died. It was 1991 and I was a nurse at a local hospital. I still had a lot of living ahead of me, but after hearing those words, I went through every human emotion.
Five years ago, women overtook men as the majority of people in the world living with HIV. They've held on to that majority and started to take over other areas as well.