HIV

Interview 44

Female
Age at interview: 50
Age at diagnosis: 42

Brief outline: She has not told some of her children about her HIV because some are still in Africa and may suffer ill treatment due to stigma. Support groups and prayer give her strength, although she does still get depressed at times. (Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

Background: A 50 year old woman who came to the UK from Africa over 8 years ago.

Audio & video

Age at interview' 50

Age at diagnosis' 42

Sex' Female

Background' A 50 year old woman who came to the UK from Africa over 8 years ago.

Outline' A 50 year old woman who came to the UK from Africa over 8 years ago. She says it is often hard for women to know how they got HIV. Regardless, African women with HIV get labelled as 'bad', so it is important for women with HIV to connect and talk.  She has not told some of her children about her HIV because some are still in Africa and may suffer ill treatment due to stigma. Support groups and prayer give her strength, although she does still get depressed at times.

(Video and audio clips read by an actor.)

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