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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

I’ve Been Taking ARVs Since I Was 2

Health I've Been Taking ARVs Since I Was 2

Muluba Habanyama writes…

I’m Muluba. I was born with HIV and have been taking medications since the age of 2. These medications keep me healthy. They hold my immune system together.

They keep my HIV viral load undectable which makes me untransmittable. This means that I cannot sexually transmit the virus to anyone.

Managing HIV is just like managing any other condition. But it gets so much stigma. I remember the first time I was called “dirty and un-clean”. I am not disgusting. I am a beautiful smart black woman living with HIV. Please treat me as such.

Credit: Muluba P. Habanyama

Credit: Muluba P. Habanyama

Source: Ministry of Health

17 COMMENTS

  1. Very courageous indeed. Keeping on taking care and try to push aside any negative thoughts about your life. Put God number 1.

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  2. FOR A CHANGE WE HAVE A LIFE AFFIRMING POST ON LT INSTEAD OF A POLITICAL MESSAGE OR PROPAGANDA.
    I PRAY THE YOUNG LADY LEADS A MORAL LIFE
    GOD IS GREAT

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  3. I know a lot of women who has been taking ARV’S for many years and work as prostitutes to earn a living, taking up to 10+ clientele per day

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  4. I know a group of women who has been taking ARV’S for many many years and work as prostitutes to earn a living, taking up to 10+ clientele per day

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  5. Being HIV positive doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to die before each and every person who is HIV negative.,

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  6. Thanks for sharing in your honesty. You are a great inspiration for the fight against stigma. We have experienced allegations from opposition that some of our top officials are HIV. They use the disease to try and discredit and stigmatise others. We hope they learn from you

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  7. Thanks for sharing in your honesty. You are a great inspiration for the fight against stigma. We have experienced allegations from opposition that some of our top officials are HIV. They use the disease to try and discredit and stigmatise others. We hope they learn from you . Kz

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  8. @Kaizer Zulu. Can you leave the boring politics out of this. Is everything about politics? Just so annoying now!

  9. You are a beautiful young woman with a long life ahead you. Your future is so bright I have to wear sunglasses as I write this.

  10. Her physical beauty is appealing but it’s her inner strength and courage that makes her even more attractive.

  11. Don’t let no one bring you down my love.You are absolutely gorgeous with a highly positive outlook on life.God brought you on this earth for a reason.Do not let this lil issue get in your way.Keep on keeping on Baby girl.Stay safe and stay blessed.

  12. I simply love you, young lady. Keep it up and remain focused. It’s not your fault that you are HIV+, but know what? You have decided to look at the positive part of life and taking your meds. You are a true champion.

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