I first heard about Barbara Kemigisa in a local church in Kampala, Uganda. She was giving a testimony about her life. When she first started talking, many people in the congregation were ready to hear the common conclusion “I thank God for……..” However, she caught everyone’s attention when she said these words “I am HIV Positive”. The mood changed as she went on narrating her ordeal and how she acquired the disease. She concluded by saying that being HIV positive does not mean the end of the world. She has big dreams just like any other young girl.
Read more about Barbara and other young women living with HIV in Maureen Agena's blog post at Rising Voices' Blogging Positively website. Read full blog post here.