15 May 2017
Gracious is an 18-year-old girl who was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 13. However, her family was afraid to tell her about her HIV status and instead told her that she had a heart condition. Gracious told her friends at school that she was on medication for her heart condition. However, the friends suspected that she was HIV-positive because she was often sick. Gracious took her medication to school in order to prove her friends wrong. However, her teacher saw the ARV medication and informed Gracious that it was for people living with HIV. This experience devastated Gracious, who stopped adhering to her ARVs.
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