Image: Global Fund advocate Loyce Maturu speaking at the 2016 RESULTS International Conference.


My name is Loyce and I’m from Harare, Zimbabwe.

This year I celebrated my 24th birthday which in one way is a miracle. Because the truth is, at age 12 I was totally convinced I was going to die of AIDS.

You see, my mum and brother passed away within a week of each other when I was only 10 years old.

They both died of AIDS and tuberculosis (TB). I was completely devastated. Four years later, when I started to get sick myself, a test at the local clinic confirmed my worst fears. I too had HIV and TB. I thought there was no way I would survive…

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