Adeline Majoro, Delegation accountant: A survivor’s story
I would like to take your time off from your busy schedules to read how some people have survived living with what used to be called “THE KILLER DISEASE”. I am a survivor of HIV. When I first joined the Delegation in 2006, I already knew my status. It is then that the HIV/AIDS workplace policy was being introduced: I thus volunteered to be a peer educator.
I found out my status in October 2003. I still looked healthy to people who think that one has to be skinny to be regarded as sick, but I knew something was wrong with me. I had a husband whom I dearly loved. Our marriage did not work. He was not the man I thought he was. He was not faithful to me… not that I knew of his relationships, but he would come home around three or four in the morning and he would beat me. I don’t know how many times I have charged him for assault and forgiven him, but the day came when I decided to go back to my parent’s house for the sake of my son, who was then seven months.