Photo of the Day: A Husband’s Perspective on HIV

By Chelsea Bailey | September 30, 2013

Wilson Sauto, a home based counselor, smiles with his son in Zimbabwe.

“Men want to be thought of as strong and virile. They think being HIV-positive is weak and they won’t admit to being unwell. I know many HIV-positive men. They come to me for advice but they still don’t want a test. So I assist. I explain it’s better now than later.

The first thing is acceptance. Then you can see a future and a life. Then you can plan your job, medical treatment ,and physical health. And you can also make a plan with your partner.
I have been HIV positive for years but my wife is HIV free.”

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