Doreen Moraa Moracha, a Kenyan lady, thought it wise to inspire others with her story and took to her social media profile to tell it all on how she has been coping with the virus.
According to her, she was born HIV positive to discordant parents (the father is negative but the mother is positive).
While three of her siblings did not have the virus, she and her little brother who has since died were positive.
Moracha revealed that doctors had told her parents that she had only four years to live when she was first diagnosed at eight years.
But 18 years later, Moracha who celebrated her birthday on August 8 said: she is”still here going strong dealing with self-stigma, societal stigma, discrimination and rejection but still standing strong.”
Using her case as an example, Moracha advised all to get tested since HIV is not the death sentence many people fear it to be.
“Most people fear HIV because they know it is a death sentence. Well, I’m here to prove you wrong. I’ve been living positively for 26 years so if it was a death sentence shouldn’t I be dead already?,” she retorted.