‘My Status, My Health, My Life’

Posted 01 December 2019

To mark World Aids Day, Duncan Dormor and Artwell Sipinyu reflect on an Anglican Church in Zimbabwe programme that is transforming lives with its clear message of love and inclusion.

I’m 40 years old, HIV-positive, and a single mother with four children.Five years ago, when I discovered my HIV status, I was side-lined by my community.No-one wanted to share utensils with me, and my children were mocked by their classmates.I felt so much shame and suffering that I even contemplated suicide.