About Zainab

Zyna is a proud Somalian woman who has lived with HIV since the early 1980s and is a valued member of the Positive Life NSW Positive Speakers Bureau (PSB) team. Calling Australia home since 1998, she is mother of six children and grandmother to eleven. Fluent in English, Somali, Swahili and Indonesian, Zyna works as an interpreter and co-worker with a Sydney Multicultural service.
15 December 2017

Never again, I’d rather die

By |2021-12-23T14:21:16+11:0015 December 2017|Categories: Blog+, Health, Mental Health, Opinion, Talkabout|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Never again, I’d rather die

After experiencing the worst HIV discrimination in a healthcare setting, Zainab decided she’d rather die.

15 March 2016

Muslim and living with HIV

By |2021-09-30T19:33:09+10:0015 March 2016|Categories: Blog+, Health, Opinion, Talkabout, Women's Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Muslim and living with HIV

I was thirty two and a mother when I was told I was HIV positive at the refugee detention centre.

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