"My whole family is HIV POSITIVE"

Stokes, Christina
September 2006
Dolly;Sep2006, Issue 431, p40
The article discusses the author's experience of living with HIV. She was just two years old when she was diagnosed with HIV. She and her two sisters, Danielle and Claire, contracted the illness from their mother who caught HIV when she needed a blood transfusion while giving birth to their brother. Her sisters fell seriously ill and died within two weeks of each other. She had difficulty building relationships after her boyfriend died.


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