Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Living Positively

How Many of us would come openly and tell the whole world our HIV and AIDs status, and agian better or worse still when we are celebrities in our own countries? well very few. As far as i can remember, its only Asunta Wangura who has gladly done this. But then 10 to 15 years ago when Hiv and AIds was a norm in this country. One there were no people to create HIV awareness,when one was considered an outcast if they were living with HIV and AIDS. Tom Arocho came out openly and told the whole country hiss status. He was a journalist with KTN, he had his own show called lived positively that majorly created HIV awareness. he introduced the use of ARV"s to many of us who by then did not know this, gave counselling skills and we even heard from the hoarses mouth themselves those living positively, their lives, their experiences, their challenges. Tom then died years later, but he left the world a better place than he found it,he fought against discrimination, he created hiv awareness, He fought for the rights of people living with AIDS and today we see it as a no big deal.


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  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
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