Lexi Gibson, who lives in Las Vegas, was diagnosed with HIV for the first time at the age of two after contracting it through her mother at birth.
In an interview with Mirror, Lexi spoke about the moments when her father sat down with her to plan her funeral when she turned 14.
Lexi, who is now 25, says she lost her mother Tracey Atkinson when she was five years old. She was bullied in the school after her classmates found that she is an HIV patient.
As her father abandoned her, she was shifted to care homes one after another. Lexi was finally adopted by Shannon Wentworth, 45. Lexi now has a boyfriend Shayne Stage with whom she has unprotected sex, as pioneering medication has left her HIV 'undetectable.'
Now, the stigma surrounding the HIV has escaped her mind. At present, she is helping people with HIV to overcome the stigma.
Many may ask what is HIV undetectable? A report from Huffington Post describes it like this: "An undetectable viral load reduces the likelihood of transmission by 96 percent. Once a person achieves an undetectable status, after undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ATR), it is possible to remain at this level provided that the person is compliant with their ART medication.
Now, have a look at Lexi's story.
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