Mónica

Mónica

“My name is Monica and I am 36 years old with 4 children. As a volunteer, I have a very important job – educating the people of Paraguay about AIDS and how to prevent it. I suppose I am one of the most daring of A.R., because up till now I am one of the few people with AIDS who has been willing to show my face to the media. Blas Arevalos did too, but he passed away a year ago. I started sharing publicly 2 months ago. My main goal is that all the people that live with HIV/AIDS can break that mystery that people see in this sickness, that we can slowly destroy the discrimination that we, the infected, suffer. I dream of a world were all of us who have been infected can live free, secure and without discrimination. The only thing I have left to say is to tell you that your future depends on the decisions that you make today.”

Note: Monica is no longer working at Alto Refugio, but there are several others who “show their face” to the public. Illustrative image.

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