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I found out I was HIV positive when pregnant
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World Aids Day – ‘I found out I was HIV positive while I was pregnant’

At 28, a routine test revealed that pregnant Florence Odabeyi was HIV positive, having contracted the virus ten years before from her first sexual partner.  On World AIDS Day Florence, now 46, tells Healthista her compelling story

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‘I was addicted to my alcoholic partner’

Healthista spoke to Annie who was in an abusive relationship with an alcoholic for six years. After seeking help from Al-anon, she finally found the courage to leave

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Real life

Rheumatoid arthritis almost paralysed this woman – here’s how she beat it

in 2015 Iidamaria van der Byl-Knoefel was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her 30s.  This is how she reversed its devastating effects 

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Grief therapy – ‘My mother died and my friend didn’t even call’

A detailed, useful answer to to a complex problem from Healthista psychotherapist Sally Brown

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Real life

The rise of #metoo in the gym

A worrying trend in men harassing women while they exercise is threatening our safety and comfort.  Samantha O'Brien reports - and we hear frightening #metoo in the gym stories from Healthista readers

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The £12 powder that fixed my crippling IBS

Lucy Powell's IBS had her running to the loo 15 times a day, avoiding intimacy and holding herself back at work - then an over-the-counter powder changed everything

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