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Surviving stigma against all odds

March 13, 2019
OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – Traditional medicine, cultural respect, HIV and TB infections are among the many issues that compounded and confused things for a young mother.

‘I am HIV positive not cursed’

May 4, 2017
News   OurHealth  

Mpumalanga – A young man, diagnosed with HIV and advised to start anti-retroviral treatment, chose instead to please his family and turn to the church for help.

“Denial nearly killed me” says HIV+ woman

A young HIV positive woman who was prepared to do almost anything to hide her status has come to the realisation that living openly and honestly has freed her to realise her full potential.

Stigma and shame still shroud HIV

July 20, 2016
AIDS 2016  

Key populations including sex workers, men who have sex with men and injecting drug users are still marginalised and suffer the “internal nightmare of shame and stigma” despite the strides that have been made in the response to the AIDS epidemic.