Against All Odds: HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Indigenous Papuans.
Becky and Dessy (24) are twins and they are both HIV-positive. However, neither of them had ever taken ARV even when they were pregnant. Dessy’s daughter, Yhoana, died last year from a sudden sickness and Dessy’s health has declined significantly. Becky recently gave birth to a baby boy she named Gabriel, and he often gets sick. Becky’s one-and-a-half year old daughter, Emma, also gets sick frequently and she has spent many days in the hospital. Emma died suddenly before she turned two years old. None of their children have been tested for HIV because the test cannot be administered before the age of two. However, their frequent illnesses suggest that Becky’s and Dessy’s children might have contracted the HIV virus from their mothers. Both Becky and Dessy died recently from their condition. Becky's parents now look over her son Gabriel.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download