Read our real lives stories on HIV/AIDS.
Social support alleviates HIV stigma
“I have appeared for Class X examination and am eagerly waiting for the results. I want to study further and fulfill my promise to my mother. She wanted to see me educated and standing on my own feet,” asserts Aamrapali in an unwavering tone.
AIDS Related Stigma: An Account
I recently accompanied my mother to the hills where she was working on a project on HIV- AIDS.
Linking with Positive Network Groups
Raja, aged 35, belong to old kariyapatti village, Budalur block. He planned to go abroad for work & got the visa as well. While he was under going regular medical check-up, he was found to be HIV positive.
Safe Sex Behavior
I am living with my parents in a small village. I became close to a man who worked near our garden, we fell in love and became intimate physically.
My usual character is to tease others and fight with other people without any reason. This brought me happiness. After some months, I realized because of the way I tease people, no one respected me.
Importance of a Girl Peer Educator
When she attended the community training on HIV/AIDS, sex and sexuality, we found her to be a very bright student. So, we selected her as a Peer Educator. Our choice proved to be good.
“Transformation” - The Story of Tamil Elakkiya
Tamil Elakkiya (name changed) was a very introvert person who kept to herself and hardly spoke with anyone. It was not because she was unable to express, actually, she possessed good communication skills.
Spreading the word about HIV/AIDS prevention, life skills
Purulia/ West Bengal, June 01, 2007 – Sunita Mahato, a petite, demure 18-year-old girl, had dropped out of school when she was only eight. Though she missed regular schooling, nonetheless, she has learnt some essential growing-up lessons.
Yasmin Bi – a youth icon for AIDS awareness in Gujarat represents India at J8 Summit in Germany
Yasmin Bi, a 17-year old girl from a socially disadvantaged and orthodox background living in Diamond City of Surat in Gujarat. She will shortly be heading for Germany to participate in the Junior 8 (J8) Summit from 1st to 8th June.
Coping with challenges in pediatric HIV care
Savita found out that she had contracted the HIV virus during her second pregnancy. She had not heard of the infection till then and thought that something terrible is going to happen to her and the baby.
Restoring a normal childhood
Raju (name changed) is delighted with the idea of joining a new school from this academic year. His grandmother is equally happy that he is enrolled in an English medium school. She wants to educate her grandchild as best as his mother, who died of AIDS.
Orphaned by AIDS, these children had nowhere to go until the Child Friendly Village Planning process helped
Poonkudi belongs to the Chinnamuthu Village near Krishnagiri Dam, Krishnagiri District. She is a Grade VIII student of a local Government school and tested HIV positive in December 2006.
Timely counseling and assistance for affected children
Twenty-two-year old Zaibuen can be seen holding her third child Zabeena in her arms, comforting the little girl. Chubby-cheeked Zabeena had tested positive in a HIV test and is on ART (Anti- retroviral Therapy) for the last ten months.
Profiles of affected children
She lost her father when she was one year old and her mother when she was 12. She came to know about the status only last year when she went for a check up due to weakness.
Hope-giving treatment - PPTCT Programme in Andhra Pradesh
Jyoti knew little about AIDS when she came for her first check-up to a government-run maternity hospital in Hyderabad