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HIV co-infection

I’m on different drugs now and it’s better. My greatest fear is that, after finishing the treatment, I won’t have the capacity to do the things I was doing before. I always have that question mark in my mind.

I’m on different drugs now and it’s better. My greatest fear is that, after finishing the treatment, I won’t have the capacity to do the things I was doing before. I always have that question mark in my mind. The doctors tell me that I will get all my strength back and do whatever I was doing before, but with the HIV, I don’t know. After testing positive, I was heartbroken and had so many psychological problems. I kept thinking, ‘Why did I get HIV?’ Now, I would live a different life with a different health status. But as people keep telling me, everyone must die when the time comes. Sometimes I can forget but sometimes it comes back into my mind. I originally got tested for HIV because my wife went for an antenatal and it was found out that she was HIV positive. The doctors advised her to tell me and that I should have a test. I took my time, but then one day I went for the test and found out that I was HIV positive. These days, they are doing counselling at government health centres. I know that doing counselling would help, but they didn’t have it in the past. They told me how to take the drugs and take care of myself only.