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Archive for the ‘Positive living’ Category

A word of support at the right time

April 27, 2011

This is the story of a lady, a care volunteer, who was there to support a young man, when he discovered his HIV status. It is translated as closely as possible to her own narration of the experience. I had taken my younger brother to the testing centre for HIV testing, before his wedding. There, […]

A Human Response amidst Fears, Myths and Misconceptions

February 17, 2010

In many communities, there are individuals who  have made a difference to people living with HIV.  They may have given them care, or taken them for services or made a small accepting gesture. Frequently, these individuals do it amidst many fears, myths and misconceptions. The common myths about HIV transmission in casual interactions makes them […]

Caring for our people, in our families and our communities

February 4, 2010

Sharanappa cared for his HIV positive son in law, as his own son, even when his son-in-law’s family ostracized him. He supported him, when he was extremely sick, and ensured proper end of life care, and a death with dignity. Today, his daughter has been so inspired by her fathers support and care that she has […]

Women fighting for their due

February 4, 2010

The HIV epidemic has affected women in many ways. Many of them have been widowed at a younger age, and even as they are attempting to cope, they are cheated out of a share in their husband’s property, by other relatives. But increasingly women fighting back and claiming what is their due. Basamma, a young […]

Communities reach out to support children

February 4, 2010

Yalappa lives in a village in Raichur. He has lost his son and daughter in law due to HIV, and is now caring for his two grandchildren, who are also positive.  Yalappa once shared with his neighbors that although he had stretched his resources and ensured that the children got the right treatment and medicines, he was just not […]