A 26-year-old HIV positive Kenyan lady identified as Doreen Moraa Morachaa has now gone viral following her rare confidence in sharing her story
Boldly declaring her status on social media, she revealed that she thought it wise to inspire others with her story by using her social media profile to tell it all on how she has been coping with the virus.
According to her, she was born HIV positive to discordant parents (the father is negative but the mother is positive).
While three of her siblings did not have the virus, she and her little brother who has since died were positive.
Moracha revealed that doctors had told her parents that she had only four years to live when she was first diagnosed at eight years.
But 18 years later, Moracha who celebrated her birthday on August 8 said: she is”still here going strong dealing with self-stigma, societal stigma, discrimination and rejection but still standing strong.”
In her words;
“Most people fear HIV because they know it is a death sentence. Well, I’m here to prove you wrong. I’ve been living positively for 26 years so if it was a death sentence shouldn’t I be dead already?,”.
“People say I make HIV look easy but it is easy I am not ready to give a small virus power over my life I accepted my status and every day I declare that I am greater than HIV.