Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!

by Alive Medical Services
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!
Stop the Cycle of HIV: Support Women and Children!

Project Report | Jun 11, 2021
GIVING HOPE TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN LIVING WITH HIV

By PASQUINE OGUNSANYA | PROJECT LEADER

Mical, a 43-year-old HIV positive client of Alive Medical Services (AMS) is a live saver! She is doing her best to stop the spread of HIV by supporting fellow women and children. She lives in a village far away from AMS but ensures that she and the people she cares for adheres to their medication. She knows that ARVS saves lives but also that ARVS prevents the spread of HIV and ensures quality life.  

One day, she heard that their neighbours, who were husband and wife had died.  She got concerned and went to this household to see what was really happening. Mical found a sad and hopeless old woman with a starving little boy who looked severely malnourished. 

Mical was filled with compassion for the little boy (who had just lost both parents) and his grandmother.

“With tears rolling down my face, I respectfully asked the boy’s grandmother for his custody and I promised her to take care of him just like he was my own. Lucky enough, the grandmother saw this as an opportunity. She accepted because I meant well for him”. Mical explains

“When I held this child in my arms, it felt like I was holding a corpse” Mical frowns her face.

Although Mical did not know much about Stanley except his name, she decided to bring him to Kampala for medical assistance and this has restored Stanley’s health.

“When I came back to my husband in Kampala in 2014, my husband saw this boy that I had carried all the way from the village, and was not happy. He humiliated me and said I had lost my mind, maybe I have become a witch and he shared with close people how his wife is running crazy.” Mical narrates.

Mical who was already in care at Alive Medical Services decided to bring Stanely to Alive Medical Services for assistance. When she came in with Stanley, an HIV test was immediately done because no one knew Stanley’s family background, not even Mical. His result was an HIV positive one. Stanley’s terrible condition kept Mical nervous. 

“Almost every illness in the world was diagnosed with him and I was terrified he would die.” Mical gives a worried smile.

“I met with Counsellor Julian, and it’s like she let the light in our lives. Stanley got all the treatment he needed, I took all the advice from the counsellor on how to help this young boy live life and grow healthy. I have been with Stanley for 6 years now, those who said he was a corpse are now apologising to both of us, though he doesn’t completely understand how bad the situation was.” She twinkles a little.

“Stanley is currently in school; he is a bright boy, he dreams of becoming a pilot. Thank you, Alive Medical Services, you have helped me and Stanley a lot, the food program has always been a blessing. You have not only helped me and Stanley with medication but also psychological support because we both need it. I used to cry so much wondering what if anything happened to this poor child, where would I take him, how would I explain to my husband, but luckily nothing did. Although we come all the way from my village to the facility which is a long journey, I do not think I will ever transfer to any other clinic and I think there is no other that is equivalent to AMS. Since he is now in good health which proves that I am doing a good job, they support us by giving us 6 months refill. Alive is a good place and I am going to name Stanley another name, Alive. Thank you, Alive Medical Services.”

For 14 years now, Alive Medical Services has and will always continue the provision and access to comprehensive HIV care and treatment to women and children.


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Alive Medical Services

Location: Kampala - Uganda
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Twitter: @AMSUganda
Project Leader:
Pasquine Ogunsanya
Founder and Executive Director
Kampala , Uganda
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