Do Not Punish Yourself When Stigmatized

I went for my usual clinic at my facility and it is routine to take pregnancy test before collecting medicine. I remember after taking the test, four of us were expectant. During this period, I was still suffering from stigmatization. But this was not only me, there was a lady also who was passing through the same. We were taken for counseling and through counseling we were asked about our views and how we felt. I was filled with fear because in my mind I knew that when you are HIV Positive you cannot give birth to a healthy child. This is what one of my colleagues was also thinking and she just came up and told the counselor that "I will not live to see my child taking medicine for the entirety of her life like me. I won't allow it."

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