Talkabout edition #192 celebrates stories and experiences of women living with HIV (WLHIV) for the National Day of Women living with HIV (NDWLHIV) on 9 March 2019.


We join with WLHIV in the call to raise HIV awareness and to talk about the different ways HIV affects and impacts the lives of these fierce women. Empowered women's voices tells of an experience of stigma in a hospital setting, reflections on disclosure and self acceptance to reminders about the different experience of HIV.


The Scab - Maxine

Mia's Story Today - 'Mia'

Women and HIV Disclosure - Maxine

I experienced HIV stigma in hospital - Angel

Women and HIV - Jane

Women living with HIV we salute you - Maxine

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