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Meet Naomi, who became a TTF client in 2020 during a community outreach in Garden Compound. Initially hesitant to start HIV treatment due to prevailing misconceptions about healthcare facilities, Naomi eventually decided to take action after feeling unwell. To her surprise, at TTF Clinic, she received comprehensive services within an hour, a stark contrast to the extended waiting times she had anticipated.
Naomi's positive experience at TTF made it easier for her to accept her HIV status. The clinic's supportive environment, understanding medical staff, and effective counseling played a crucial role. Beyond clinical care, TTF goes the extra mile by reminding Naomi about her appointments and even delivering medications to her home when she's busy with school.
Recognizing the importance of holistic support, Naomi has been enrolled in TTF's special support groups for adolescents. These groups aim to enhance her understanding of her condition and provide valuable insights into reproductive and mental health.
Grateful for the support she has received, Naomi expresses her thanks to TTF. However, TTF's ability to assist young individuals like Naomi relies on your support.
Meet 13-year-old Mary, who was found by our on-post staff who work at John Laing compound. Mary talks about HIV myths and how they impact treatment.
"Growing up in John Laing, a neighborhood in Lusaka, Zambia, my family believed that any adversity we faced was the result of dark forces trying to harm us. When I fell ill at the age of eight, my grandmother and mother immediately assumed that I had been bewitched. They tried all sorts of herbal remedies, powders, and concoctions to counteract the supposed spell. Despite their efforts, my condition did not improve.
One day, a woman from TTF visited me and asked to test me for HIV. Reluctantly, my mother agreed, and I was diagnosed as positive. My grandmother, however, insisted that my illness was the work of witches and refused to let me take modern medication. It was only after my mother defied her and brought me to the clinic that I was able to receive the ARV medication that helped me recover.
Although my grandmother's belief in traditional medicine caused conflict between her and my mother, I'm grateful that I received the treatment I needed. I remember feeling immense pain all over my body and having difficulty breathing and eating. But with time, my condition improved, and I was able to run around again.
Today, I take my medication regularly and live a healthy life. I share my story because I want to encourage parents to get their children tested for HIV and to seek medical help if necessary. Thanks to the community health workers who tested and educated me, I'm alive today. Let's all work together to fight HIV and help those who may be struggling with it."