Storytellers found the process therapeutic as it helped them to move away from the negative themes which dominated their lives to a newer, richer perspective of their lives in which they had overcome challenges.

and when appropriate discuss honestly with them how to remain as healthy as possible in our sex lives," Gold's statement concluded.

The global commitment to universal access for people in need of antiretroviral therapy has transformed the lives of adolescents with HIV.

If you are constantly wondering whether you will ever find love again and think of yourself as a lost cause, you need to slap yourself right across the face, because you are the worst boyfriend you could have. Conversely, self-respect and self-love have ways of placing you in just the right place to meet the one who is right for you.

The only way to ever be sure if he is the right man for you is to be certain that you aren't with him just because you are worried he might be the last one who would want the job.

Everyone gets rejected, whether you are HIV-positive, too short, not short enough, too quiet, too loud, a slob, a clean freak, too attached to your mom, not attached enough, whatever. You most likely have voided a relationship for a reason as shallow as an HIV status before, and you will most likely do it again.

The key is to do it without malice, to be respectful of other people for who they are, and to not hold it against someone for not wanting you.

In contrast, there has been limited commitment at policy or service level to the need for effective therapeutic interventions which can help them to cope with their life experiences.

It is imperative that the scale up of antiretroviral therapy programmes is accompanied by evidence-based therapeutic approaches if we are to assist adolescents to make informed treatment and secondary prevention decisions and to enjoy happy, fulfilled lives.

Do you wish there was a place where you didn't have to worry about being rejected or discriminated?

This is a warm-hearted and exclusive community for singles and friends with STDs.

You think maybe if you wait a couple of beats before disclosing your status, they will get to know you and look past your HIV symbol.