Pakistan's Shunned HIV Victims Fight Pariah Status
December 20, 2011
The charity group Pakistan Society provides support services to those diagnosed with HIV and works to reduce AIDS-related stigma across the southern city of Karachi and the wider Sindh province.
Rubina Naz was diagnosed with HIV four years ago, following the death of her husband, a drug addict. They married when she was 16 and had two sons and two daughters together, but Naz did not know he had AIDS until after his death. "I didn't know what it was until I was tested [HIV-] positive," she said.
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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