THE STORY OF AN OUTREACH WORKER: Sharing her learning to save lives
Chanumolu contracted HIV from her husband. Now widowed, she shares her story with others to encourage spousal testing and stress the importance of anti-retroviral treatment.
Chanumolu was not told about her husband’s HIV status before their wedding. He died five years into their marriage, leaving her to support herself and their daughter. After working as a bookkeeper for women’s self-help groups, Chanumolu became an outreach worker in an HIV-TB reduction program.
She says, “revealing my HIV status has motivated many people living with HIV to stick to their anti-retroviral treatment and seek spousal testing.”
Chanumolu’s example shows us that being open and honest about HIV can help save lives.
Running from pillar to post to get blood for HIV positive patient:
Ramesh (name changed), a 25-year-old man came to the Antiretroviral Therapy Centre (ART) located at the National Institute
31 Aug 2021
Battling HIV and Stigma:
Only a year into her marriage, Dimple had to care for her sick husband who quickly became bedridden.
14 Jan 2019
Nurturing a new generation:
Raanu (name changed) is living with HIV but that didn’t stop her from experiencing the joys of motherhood.
05 Oct 2018