HIV Project Conakry
HIV activist Aissata Touré at the MSF mobile clinic in the neighbourhood of Tombolia, Conakry, Guinea on March 18, 2016. MSF launched a HIV testing campaign in Conakry with the support of health authorities moving throughout several neighbourhoods throughout 2016.
"I learnt (I had HIV) through my husband, it was him that fell sick from AIDS. One day I asked a friend who told me ‘Aissata you have to do your HIV test’. The next morning I went have my test. It was one month later I told my friend I had been tested but did not have the results. She told me to go and get them and I went that same day to take my results. When I had my results I asked if I could have children. The day he (husband) had his results he almost run away. I caught him and I asked him ‘what is it?’. He didn’t say anything. My advice for people is to be courageous, come to the hospital and do their test, it’s very important."
Despite countries in West and Central Africa having a relatively low HIV prevalence (
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