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Health and wellbeing stories

Listen to other people with HIV talk about how they have made certain life choices to look after their health and wellbeing.

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Ruth shares her story about finding inner strength after trauma, learning to accept her HIV status and educating others in her community about HIV.

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Ricardo shares his journey of living with HIV: from getting his positive test result to finding inner peace and acceptance.

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Mpilo shares advice on how to deal with the many emotions that accompany discovering you are HIV positive: this positive mindset gives him strength.

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Makena shares her story about how her HIV diagnosis negatively impacted her mental health and how she overcame self-stigmatisation.

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Khaya shares his story about how discovering his HIV status prompted him to take better care of himself both physically and mentally.

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Karuna shares her story of becoming a peer educator and HIV advocate in Mauritius after discovering she had HIV and Hepatitis C from needle-sharing.

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Jesse shares his story of his experience with supportive HIV healthcare workers and his journey to living healthily even with HIV.

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Anna shares her story about growing up with HIV positive parents: an emotional experience that encouraged her to seek support later in life.

Photos are used for illustrative purposes. They do not imply health status or behaviour.