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The Truth about Living with HIV

By Adelaide Hamese I grew up in a country where if you are living with HIV/AIDS, you are considered to be dying. It is a country where PLHIV don’t disclose their status in fear of being the laughingstock of the community and where they are considered disgraceful to the family. In other words, speaking about […]

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HIV Disclosure: Benefits, Challenges and Behaviors

By Austin Okumu There continues to be various issues associated with HIV & AIDS that need to be explored in-depth. One of these issues concerns HIV disclosure, which refers to when someone living with HIV tells another person their HIV status. Although this comes with a sense of relief and potential support, it also bears […]

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Precious’ Story

By Precious Kaniki I found out that I was HIV positive twelve years ago and back then, it felt as if all my dreams were shattered. The only thing that came to my mind was to commit suicide which I almost managed to do by not taking my ARVs for seven years – I only […]

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Her Story

By Helen Lonn Pain, frustration and uncertainty sank deep into Josephine’s bones the day she was declared HIV positive. Her pain could not be explained merely by words. In that moment, she lost the true meaning to life – her personality, self-esteem and future shattered.  “I thought I was having a bad dream, yet it […]