Doreen Moraa, who is living with HIV/AIDs turned 26 years old yesterday.
The bold lady has become a darling to many thanks to her bravery. Doreen was born with HIV/AIDs but despite the challenges she faces such as stigmatization, she has never let that deter her from doing her best.
While celebrating her 26th birthday, the curvaceous woman revealed that he parents found out she was HIV positive at the age of eight. Doreen Moraa’s siblings and her father are negative whereas her and her mother are positive.
Below is Doreen’s message, go through:
Today I turn 26…..I don’t celebrate birthdays I celebrate life. life of living positively with HIV since 1992 to 2018.
26 years ago I was born to a HIV discordant couple, my mum is positive my dad is negative I’m their third born and my 3 other siblings are very much negative. My parents found out I was positive when I was 8,my doctors said if I reach 13 then I’ll be able to grow up a normal child but God wasn’t done with me yet he has added me 13 more years and this is just the beginning coz I know God’s not done with me yet .I’m open about my HIV status not because of the pity but because one day i want someone to look at me and say “because of you, i did not give up” .
Living positively isn’t easy but I remind myself everyday that “I am greater than HIV” and that keeps me going I don’t know who I might be talking to this morning but everyday remind yourself you are greater that any circumstance that you are going through right now.
The beautiful lady is always sharing her story so as to encourage those living with HIV/AIDs and has never let her status define her. She’s a hardworking woman. In her previous post
“I have lived with HIV for almost 26 years now it hasn’t been easy the stigma, the denial, the defaulting from taking drugs, going to televangelists for prayers in the hope of getting a cure, to the extent of going to Loliondo yes I went there and drank that cup but I didn’t get cured and because I was dealing with self-stigma I stopped taking my ARVs for 2 years……
HIV IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE I WILL SAY THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN IF IT WAS I’D BE DEAD… I’VE SEEN THE REACTION IN HERE ABOUT HIV AND RELATIONSHIPS AND TRUST ME I FEEL SAD MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THEIR HIV STATUS, DON’T KNOW THEIR PARTNERS STATUS AND DON’T WANT TO USE PROTECTION, I REMEMBER THE FIRST GUY I TOLD THAT I WAS POSITIVE I DID IT VIA SMS AND HE DIDN’T BELIEVE ME, SO HE ASKED THAT WE GET TESTED AND THAT WE DID OF COURSE MY TEST WAS + HIS NEGATIVE, AND THAT WAS THE LAST TIME I EVER SAW THAT GUY BUT I DIDN’T BLAME THE GUY I KNEW HE WAS JUST COMING FROM EVERYONE’S SCHOOL OF THOUGHT THAT IF YOU DATE A POSITIVE PERSON YOU AUTOMATICALLY GET INFECTED ….AND OVER THE YEARS I HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH THAT BUT FACT IS YOU CAN DATE A POSITIVE PERSON AND DON’T GET INFECTED IF THEIR VIRAL LOAD IS SUPPRESSED,THEN YOU CANT GET INFECTED YOU CAN EVEN HAVE NEGATIVE BABIES.
‘I have lived with HIV for almost 26 years now and it hasn’t been easy, going to televangelists for prayers in the hope of getting a cure,’ Speaks Doreen Moraa
Another lady, Phenny Awiti who was born with HIV/ AIDs has also won the hearts of many after sharing her life story.