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Lorraine “Lolo” Mashishi

Before I had even finished school, I met a wonderful man. He was everything I had every dreamed of having in my life. He was educated, caring and handsome. I matriculated and we started to plan our future. Then, in 1994 during my first year of tertiary education, I fell pregnant and after nine healthy […]

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Amanda' Esterhuizen Nov 2012

Amanda Esterhuizen

The thought of HIV/AIDS brings with it feelings of fear and images of sickness and isolation. It’s a disease that always belongs to someone else.  Or so I thought, until that life-changing phone call, one cold winter’s morning in July 2000. I was alone at work and the voice on the other end of the […]

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Mr Sibanda Nothando Positive Heroes Support group

Mr Sibanda

I am 53-year old man who tested HIV positive in 2001. I learned about my status after a long period of illness. While I was sick, I was so desperate that I took any treatment that was offered to me. I went to different traditional healers and was given different treatments by them all, but […]

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Stella Mukoko

I first became ill in 2007 when I was living with my husband in Kwekwe.  I thought I was suffering from a heart problem, and the doctors gave me some pills.  But they didn’t work – in fact they made me feel worse. I decided to call my parents and asked them to take me […]

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