Category Archives: 21 Stories

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… Continue reading

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21 stories 21 days: 20th July

The stigma was within me

‘I had difficulty in disclosing my status at home because I thought they would discriminate against me. But luckily my mother was able to make me feel comfortable enough to tell her, because she was very close to me…we sat down and talked, she asked me about the results. Continue reading

21 stories 21 days: 17th July

…people think the virus lives on our hands

‘I felt free [when I knew my status]. I was not troubled a lot… I did not encounter what others do when if someone knows that you have this disease they don’t like having you in their home, they do not invite you. No, that did not happen to me. I quickly see if someone is discriminatory towards me and I just go home. Continue reading