Let us salute the women who became martyrs in their attempt to halt and reverse the spread of HIV. A celebration of ICW history.
I was told that my womb was risky and my breastmilk deadly
Maurine was told she was HIV positive and that would not live long enough to bear the child and if she did, her chances of infecting the child were high. With the strength of a woman, she decided to carry the baby to term. Read her story here.
Read the story of one of our brave young members, Anita, on growing up with HIV and let her empower you.
Medicación en la Adolescencia
Growing up as an adolescent with HIV, this is L’Orangelis' story. She had to learn to take the drugs for herself, without sufficient support, and for 15 years going to her medical appointments for herself.
The MTCT Term
The term MTCT in HIV refers to “Mother to Child Transmission”. This means that the child gets infected during the labor or by breast milk. As far as I know, the child doesn’t get infected during the pregnancy because the virus doesn’t cross the placenta, unless that woman has a very high viral load.