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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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,

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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

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