DAPHINE - UGANDA
"When I was first diagnosed it all scared me. I’ve really gained courage and strength to tell about my status... I really love myself, I really love the positiveness in me."
Daphine was at school when she was tested and diagnosed as HIV-positive. Then after losing her mum in 2013, she felt isolated and alone.
“I thought I’d never get married, I thought I’d never get anyone to love me, I thought HIV-positive people never give birth, and I thought HIV-positive people never become happy.
Then through a programme backed by the Alliance, Daphine received HIV treatment and care, counselling and information that have changed her outlook on life.
She went on to receive training in peer-to-peer counselling, condom distribution, data collection, and training on health, rights and HIV.
This has given her skills and confidence to help others and also look to her own future: she now knows she can have relationships, get married and start a family.
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