Woman Living With HIV Because of Abuse Inspires With Her Courageous Story: “I Am a HIV Warrior”
- One stunning woman took to social media to own her HIV status and the traumas she faced as part of contracting it
- Twitter user @niqita11 got HIV back in 2008 when she was assaulted, but she’s soldiered on and is living life to the fullest
- Many people thanked the woman for sharing her story and some even shared their own stories
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Gender-based violence and HIV are two of the most pressing issues on social media and one woman has been subject to both. However, she made the decision to not let what her abuser did, or the disease that he gave her, stop her from living and took her power back.
It takes a great deal of courage to rise about sexual abuse. While the act of sexual assault lives with you forever, getting an incurable disease from it just adds a whole other layer of trauma and suffering.
Twitter user @niqita11 made the courageous decision to share her story on social media. Back in 2008 she was a victim of sexual assault and contracted HIV from her abuser. While it couldn’t have been an easy decision to make, she chose to live a happy life and not let that moment or the disease define her.
However, 15 years later and she still has a smile on her face, a grateful heart and her health. What an inspiration!
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“R*ped and infected with HIV in 2008 today is 2023 and I'm still living. There is no life span for people living with HIV, we can live long and healthy just like those living without the virus. I AM A HIV WARRIOR.”
Netizens shower the woman with love
This couldn’t have been easy to share but wow is it powerful. Many people took to the comments to commend her on her bravery and thank her for sharing.
Take a look:
“Keep up the good work teaching others. What a sad story. You are very strong and legend ♂️”
“HIV since the beginning of the epidemic and face unique challenges. Your sensitization will help many understand how HIV there is no life span for people living with it.”
“You're so beautiful ”
“Let the messages sink in on people who think that HIV is a death sentence. You are the light and hope to all those who are in the closet with their status.”
“A warrior indeed, mina nje lokhu ngathathwa istory sakho ngikuzwa on Izwi lomzansi FM. You're a true motivation ❤”
Lady born with HIV shares her story
In related news, YEN.com.gh reported that although living with HIV comes with many challenges that make many victims refuse to declare their status this is not the case for some people.
26-year-old lady is changing the status quo as she has boldly come out to declare herself as HIV positive on social media.
Back in 2018, being World AIDS Day, Doreen Moraa Moracha, a Kenyan lady, thought it wise to inspire others with her story.
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