Mercy did not believe she could ever be HIV-positive. But during her second pregnancy in 2002, Mercy was diagnosed with HIV. Life became more difficult for her in 2006 when her husband, also HIV-positive, passed away. Fear, discouragement, and resentment gripped her.
Today, the sense of responsibility Mercy feels for her children empowers her to stay healthy. “I gave up on life some time ago, but the encouragement I received from my support group and from God have motivated me to keep going. HIV is nothing to be scared of, and if I can live with it, then anyone can.”
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.