In my own voice: The Story of Ms S.

 I fell pregnant in 2011 when I was 18 years old and doing my first year in Varsity.

Unfortunately I found out I was also HIV positive. At first my baby daddy was supportive but as time went on (when he stated working) it became clear that he was not the guy I had thought he was. I was not good enough for him anymore, his cousins started insulting me telling I should leave him alone he has a girl that he loves and that he’s going to marry (At that moment I didn’t even know we had broken up).

Thanks to my parents who kept on supporting me. I thank God for everything that happened because I have become a strong woman, my child is growing and I am back at varsity But I just cannot forgive him my baby’s father. 

Ohhh being a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me, I am sooooooo in love with my boy I just would not trade him for anything.
Currently am not staying with him because I’m still studying but every chance I get I try to be the best mom to him.

I want him to be proud of me one day.

Being HIV and pregnant I had to take tablets for pregnant mothers and the pregnancy vitamins (they help the child grow healthy). I led a healthy lifestyle (took a walk at least once a week because I was lazy, condomised when having sex, drank a lot of water, tried to eat as many fruits as I could and I ate food cooked at home-I avoided fast food).

After giving birth I had a cd4 count of 1000 all because of the healthy life I led. I continued leading a healthy lifestyle but my cd4 count dropped because of some stress later. But now I’m fine –  I drink my multivitamins, I avoid fizzy drinks instead I drink water.

My parents have been very supportive I couldn’t ask for better parents.

 

I think we all need someone to support us but they should not treat us different.

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