Since the anti-stigma workshop in July, participants have been reporting on their increased confidence, their greater readiness to know and inform people of their status and their ability to stand up to and change some of the negative attitudes and behaviour they experience from family and friends.
One man reported on how his wife, when she learnt of his HIV+ status, also decided to go for testing and was found to be positive as well. Her mother, though, rebuked and criticised the couple until they were able to help her see the importance of knowing their status and of receiving the right treatment. Without it, they would not have lived as long as they have.
Such stories are common amongst the people living with HIV/AIDS and this project will continue to raise awareness and provide support to people both infected and affected by the disease. Often providing an opportunity for people to come together to share their stories and to learn from each other is enough to make a difference. Your ongoing support is vital in helping us to do this.
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