A photo of C. taken in respect of her privacy
C. is one of our patients from the HIV Medacross program, she asks to respect her anonymity as there is a strong stigma among AIDS victims in Myanmar.
C. was born on an island close to the Irrawaddy delta, an area that has been hardly damaged by the Nargis cyclone in 2008. Her family house and the land she cultivated together with her community were suddenly destroyed. Overnight part of her family and friends disappeared in the float.
None of the places she grew up was recognizable so she and her sister decided to move south to find a better job that could help the family. When C. and her sister arrived in Kawthaung, they trust the wrong person that trapped them into sex work.
Eventually, C. meets a man and fell in love with him, they got married and change their lives, but traces of her past follow her and a few years later C. starts to feel always sick. She discovered to have AIDS, high hypertension, and diabetes. She lost her job and start living with AIDS stigma.
MedAcross doctors take care of her health: we take under control her chronic diseases for free and nurses help her registering to take national antiretroviral therapy. C. is grateful every time she came to MedAcross clinic "here doctors help me heal physically and emotionally. I've suffered a lot for be bad treated by people for this disease."
Thank to all our supporters we can help people like C. every month, offering medical visits, medicines, and counseling to live with this difficult illness. Your action of giving may take you few minutes, but helps lonely people for a year and we are committed to telling you the real impact we make together!