Linking Mothers and Couples to HIV Testing and Care
Shortly after the delivery of her second child, Manuela dos Santos learned she was HIV positive. Fearing how her family and friends would react to her diagnosis, she managed to keep her status a secret for weeks. Fortunately, her child was born HIV negative, but Manuela’s health quickly deteriorated. At just 25 years old, she was losing weight, sleep, and the ability to care for her newborn child.