Stigma

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Stories and experiences of HIV stigma and discrimination
 Simphiwe Dlamini, 31, Disclosed to her father who was, and still is, extremely supportive.
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Stories and experiences of HIV stigma and discrimination
Cindy Pivacic, 56. Her partner infected her whilst he was aware of his HIV status. “It took me six years to actually go public about my status.  Rejection, that I think is probably the greatest fear that you are going to be rejected, however, after the six years I decided well you know what, if people don’t want to be around me well, I don’t need them.  ”
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Stories and experiences of HIV stigma and discrimination
Yvette Raphael, 39, She disclosed for the first time at her workplace in front of 80 people. “A friend close to me did not want to share a glass with me, but I never experienced stigma from my mother or sister”
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Stories and experiences of HIV stigma and discrimination
Nomasomi Limako, 40. She is disabled and contracted HIV from someone that believed that he would be cured from HIV if he sleeps with a person with a disability.
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Stories and experiences of HIV stigma and discrimination
Koketso Mokhetoa, 23 years. She was born HIV positive and doctors told she would not make it past 13 years of age and she would not have any children.  Today she is 23 and a mother to a healthy HIV-negative baby. “I met a guy by the name of Tyrone and I told him about  being HIV positive, he didn’t really take it well, honestly speaking he didn’t ,  so we both did a couple’s...
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Stories and experiences of HIV stigma and discrimination
Mmabatho Ranake, 27. Mmabatho is engaged to an HIV-man and she lives openly with HIV. “A lot of people are living with HIV and they experience stigma because they stigmatise themselves.  When you wake up in the morning and you walk in the street whatever that you want people to see it’s what you have to feel”
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Stories and experiences of HIV stigma and discrimination
Mongezi Sosibo, 23 years, student, loves writing. Upon discovering his status, he accused one of his girlfirends of infecting him. “ I stigmatised peope living with HIV, until I became HIV-positive.
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Stories and experiences of HIV stigma and discrimination
Phindile Madonsela, 43. She is an HIV+ sangoma.  She disclosed to her daughter when she was 7 and then again at the age of 14. “My mother experienced stigma in the community after she disclosed, but she is strong”
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