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HIV is Private for Women in Uganda

WOMENSENEWS, Uganda — I had a cousin named Joan who lived in northern Uganda. Joan was an orphan who was along with his grandparents.

Joan was inquisitive about going to high school, however she did not have anybody to pay for her training. So, on the age of 16, Joan began working within the gardens of different individuals they planted corn. She spent lots of time eradicating weeds from the crops in order that Joan might develop the corn. When she completed her work, individuals gave Joan her meals.

Joan usually instructed me she was depressed as a result of she labored exhausting for a bit of meals. She considered taking her poison, however as her Protestant she could not take herself to do it.

It was throughout this time {that a} 54-year-old man within the village approached Joan and requested her to marry him. Joan has met the person earlier than and has seen her working in her yard. Joan was unaware that the person was contaminated with HIV till later that yr when she was examined optimistic for HIV. Two years after Joan started her relationship with a person, she gave beginning to his child. Judy, a bit of child lady, was contaminated with HIV, however the man was nonetheless unable to go away the household. Joan did not have the cash to maintain her daughter, who grew to become severely unwell when she was 9 months outdated. Medical doctors instructed Joan that it was too late for the infant to start out treating HIV. Two days later, the infant died.

After Judy’s dying, Joan was much more depressed. She felt caught. She wished to start out her personal enterprise promoting tomatoes, however she did not have anybody to assist her begin her capital. Eight months after her child died, Joan was discovered useless at her residence. Her physician stated she died of AIDS. She was Joan simply 19 years outdated.

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