Most mothers look forward to a lifetime of giving their offspring gifts, beginning with the gift of life. Imagine the devastation that some face when they realise that they could pass on a lifelong illness to their precious little one, due to factors beyond their control. This is often the reality of a pregnant woman who is HIV positive. Tari (not real name) was in shock when she learnt she was HIV positive at her 3-month antenatal visit. She could not believe the results because she got tested often. For Dunni, her test results coming back positive for HIV had an immediate mental effect on her. “I nearly died. When I left the hospital, I thought of involving myself in an accident just to end it all. When I got on to the expressway, I stood in the middle waiting for any vehicle to crush me. Until a passer-by pushed me out of the road,” she said.his is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
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