Hosanna found out she was HIV-positive 15 years ago, and has since founded Hwupenyu Health and Wellbeing in Glasgow, a support service that aims to provide empowerment to women living with HIV. In 2016, she won the African Communities Award at the nOscars, a ceremony
Hosanna's husband passed away after being diagnosed with HIV in Zimbabwe. HIV-positive herself, she has since moved to the UK and founded Hwupenyu Health and Wellbeing in Glasgow, a support service for people living with HIV and other health conditions. Here she relates the second
Hosanna was born in Zimbabwe, and was educated in Zambia and the UK for college and university. She was diagnosed with HIV 14 years ago, and has since founded Hwupenyu Health and Wellbeing in Glasgow, a support service for women living with HIV. Here she
Alice (not real name) and her eleven-year old son came to the UK from Burundi in 2000. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with HIV. She now lives in Glasgow, and says the only time she thinks about her disease is for two minutes a day,
Dazon Dixon Diallo is a celebrated advocate of women's rights and the fight against HIV, based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the Founder and President of Sisterlove Inc., the first women’s HIV/AIDS organisation in the south-eastern United States. She is also the convener of the U.S.
Affua came to the UK from Zimbabwe in 2002. She was diagnosed with HIV a few years after. Here she talks about how being diagnosed allowed her to discover new strength and a passion for volunteer work.
HIV has revealed some ability and strength in me
Susan came to the UK from Malawi in 2002. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2008, and is currently waiting on her application for asylum.
It was scary. It’s still scary. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I just thought that was it,
Sarah is from South Africa where she was victim of a horrendous practice called ‘corrective rape’. She identifies as a lesbian and was diagnosed with HIV in 2005.
I came to the UK in 2005 on a six month visa. When I left my country, things
Charmaine (not real name) came from Malawi to the UK more than 10 years ago. She was diagnosed with HIV about 8 years ago.
Sometimes people are lucky. They only get TB and they don’t get AIDS, but that's very rare. From experience in my country,
Angela (not real name) is a nurse and midwife who came from Zambia to the UK in 2002. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2005.
When I was working in Zambia as a midwife, some women would say to me: “The moment my husband finds out