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An Interview with Ms. Marsha Sandiford. Barbados

Author: Renata Langlais, Barbados

Yes, I felt discriminated against when I first went to the clinic for medication to help prevent mother to child transmission. I felt shunned.

Do You See HIV?

Author: Lucy Wanjiku, Kenya

Seeing my little girl grow, has added so much value to my life and I am a better person because of her. I cannot imagine life without her, not for anything in this world. To think that someone behind closed doors can decide for a second, that just because of my HIV status I do not deserve to have a child shutters the core of my being. If only this person would take a walk a mile in our shoes.

Experiences of being a woman living with HIV

Author: CYWAG Member Wales

My community of children living with HIV was a small one, there are currently about 1200 children in the UK living with HIV. Within my community there are so many amazing people that have gone before me and have been such a good helping hand when I am in a time in which I feel like nobody understands.

Women’s Right in the 21st Century

Author: Renata Langlais, Barbados

Women have become stronger leaders and more career oriented so they choose to have children (or not) and settle down after their careers have past its pinnacle. The fight for womens rights has been an ongoing battle, and it is important for leaders of today to come onbroad and give them the equality they truly deserve.

Is Breast Best?

Author: CYWAG Member UK

For women living with HIV, breastfeeding has often been vilified and potentially criminalized because of its potential to transmit HIV. However, breastfeeding can be a good option and in many cases a necessity in resource limited countries where women often have to make difficult trade-offs between HIV prevention goals and poor nutrition.