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Success Stories – Ruth Aliu

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imagesRuth discovered her status in 2010 when she went for antenatal care in an IHVN supported clinic. She was shocked at the test result but felt better after counseling. The nurses told her that free anti-retroviral drugs are available. Ruth also learned that she could avoid transmitting HIV to her child.

She says that she is happy that her child is negative, "saving my child was the most important thing to me. The nurses gave my baby some medicines and told me to continue to take my drugs to help my baby not to have HIV."

Ruth, who is now a mentor mother to other women in Progressive Support Group in Mararaba, Nasarawa State of Nigeria, encourages other mothers to go for early antenatal at the clinic to prevent their babies from being infected. "I tell them that there is nothing to be scared of (even if they are positive) since there are drugs you can take to prevent your baby from this problem.

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