Agnes: Cameroon

Agnes

EGPAF

My name is Agnes, and I am proud to say that I was not so carried away after discovering that I was HIV-positive. I accepted my diagnosis and started searching for the best way forward.

Today, I am living with HIV with courage. I’m not sure where I got my courage from – but it, and my positive attitude, have helped me overcome stigma, which was and still is prevalent where I live. Some people still look down on me, pointing fingers and hurling insults, but I remain courageous. In fact, many people see me as a hero.

All my children know about my HIV-positive status, and each is giving his or her contributions to make my life much better. We all have battles to fight in this life; mine is the fight to live with HIV.  I do not know what yours may be – but no matter what the battle, courage is the key to winning it!

EGPAF partners with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board (CBCHB) to improve the health of women, children, and families living with HIV/AIDS in Cameroon. Together, our organizations are scaling up the quality of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, and making significant contributions toward a shared goal of the elimination of pediatric AIDS in Cameroon.