Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation

 
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Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation

Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation

HIV is NOT something you want to pass along

HIV is NOT something you want to pass along

Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation

Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation

Nakungu Reginah

Nakungu Reginah
My name is Nakungu Reginah, I am 32 years old, and I have two children, age 15 and 12. I was tested positive seven months ago. My children have not been tested yet. But my husband died of Aids in 2005. I am living in my mother's house that I share with my 3 children, my cousin Sandra and my grandmother. Sandra's parents are divorced and they have dropped her here when she was sick, to let us take care of her. Sandra is four years old and also tested positive. She does not go to school at this point. I do have relatives living in the area, but they discriminate me, so I am not able to relay on them if necessary. Even though they talk to me, they are treating me differently ever since I disclosed. I just wish that people stopped stigmatizing. In the future I actually would like to have more children. I am taking ARV's since January, but in the beginning I was quite afraid of ART. I feared of going to the Hospital and taking tablets for the rest of my life. Meanwhile, I have grown used to it. Every time I take the tablets, I am being confronted with side effects, such as skin rash and oral wounds. I do not have any other health issues and I have not interrupted my treatment yet

Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation

Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation
Photo from Progress Report 'National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day'

Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation

Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation
Photo from Progress Report 'You can make a difference...Until There's A Cure'
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Ariel Miller

Redwood City, CA United States

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