21 stories 21 days: 21st July

To get rid of discrimination we should talk

‘I am a member of ‘We are together’ Association… we learn about adhering to the treatments and give moral support to those who quit or do not adhere. I am only doing voluntary work there… I assist seriously sick people. I wash them. When I have something at home to cook, I take it for them to eat. I take the patients to hospital when necessary.  Since 2010 I have helped many people…

To find out if someone is HIV positive, you have to conquer their fears first because they can tell you that they have malaria or TB whereas it is not. You have to talk to them first because it is difficult to make people understand that they may be HIV positive. They may even say that you think that they are HIV positive just because you are…

To get rid of the discrimination we should talk. Priests and pastors should talk, or allow the activists to talk, about HIV and the use of condoms because someone may be HIV-positive without knowing it. We know that men do not accept their status but we have to insist… Church is very important because it is a place where many people meet…

Thank you for this interview. It is not easy and other people do not accept us. But I am not afraid. I can appear on television. I do not care. Whoever talks about me – it is his problem, not mine.’
Liloca Santana, female, 44 years, Mozambique

transcribing practice interview, oral testimony workshop

transcribing practice interview, oral testimony workshop

Every day from the 1st of July until the 21st of July we will be sharing extracts from 21 oral testimonies of 21 men and women living with HIV in Swaziland, Ethiopia and Mozambique. We’ll share these extracts here on this blog – with daily links on twitter and facebook. On the 21st of July, our partner the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) will launch a publication of these testimonies at the International AIDS conference 2014. Read more about 21 stories 21 days. Read more about the project



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