Living with HIV Is No Picnic

It's time to say it: in one area, we HIV/AIDS activists have caused more harm than good.

I am proud to be one of the few Ugandans to say publicly that I am living positively with HIV. But, in the flurry of speeches and interviews, of extolling antiretroviral treatment and 'normalizing' the disease, it makes me sad to see that people, instead of seeing HIV as a dangerous reality, see it as no more than a fever.

Sometimes after a talk, many tell me: "You make me feel like I can get HIV and live with it." Well, yes, I live with HIV but I would rather not. And so would you.

To read this blog in its entirety, click here.

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