“I Hid My HIV Positive Status For Seven Years From My Husband” Pastor Narrates

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This bravery to speak about her HIV status in public and even in churches has astonished many, including Pastor Lucy from Kenya. Pastor Lucy is a grandmother of one and a mother of two adult kids. Her marriage is about twenty-one years old. But she will never forget being HIV positive, hiding it, and ultimately her husband discovering it. Lucy grew up in Kenya and tells about the challenges she faced. Lucy found out about her mother’s AIDS infection a few years after her mother’s death

She says she married a 30-year-old man at the age of 17 after her mother died.

For Lucy, having a child was a significant challenge after four failed marriage attempts. The city was Lucy’s grandmother’s responsibility for her two younger siblings. Lucy says she used to bartend. So she admits to dating for short periods in those regions.

Lucy had at least three boyfriends at any one time, and she was always looking for a better deal. Lucy didn’t take long to find her life’s partner. She claims they started off as friends and after seven months decided to marry.

In order to admit her, the hospital required an HIV test. Lucy found out she was expecting an HIV-positive kid at this point. Lucy kept her condition hidden from her husband when she got home, due to her shock.

In fear for my pregnant kid and spouse, I returned home, but I wasn’t ready to discuss my HIV status, so I convinced myself that it shouldn’t be me,” Lucy says.

Because she was afraid her husband would find out, physicians advised Lucy not to breastfeed after the birth. Seven years later, her kid got a serious sickness, requiring a family hospital visit. During a BBC interview, Pastor Lucy confessed to keeping her HIV status from her husband for seven years

Then her husband and son were tested. In the bunch, only Lucy had HIV. However, Lucy was worried about her HIV-negative husband’s reaction to the news. It had its own day.

“Unusual events took place.” My husband didn’t mention it until we got home. He didn’t ask about HIV. When it came to it, he stayed quiet. My life went on while I took daily antiviral medications.” Lucy remembers.

Following her spouse’s death, she pursued religious study to become a priest. She’s been hosting HIV support groups and counseling for years.

The fact that religious leaders are willing to share their HIV status has offered hope to women in religious groups who are typically targets of HIV stigma.

Many in Lucy’s community felt she was cursed since her mother, two aunts, and one uncle all died of HIV. But Lucy says no. Her actions were inappropriate at the time, but she has now made atonement, she believes. Lucy’s life has been more disciplined since she changed………………..S££ MOR£


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