The people making a difference – the woman breaking down stigma for mothers with HIV

Angelina Namiba founded a group that supports new mothers living with HIV. Now it is her turn to be looked after

When Angelina Namiba was diagnosed with HIV in 1993, the virus was commonly believed to be a death sentence. “People were being told they had six months to live,” says Namiba, who is 55 and lives in east London.

Thinking that if she was going to die, she may as well take a job to keep her busy, Namiba began working for a health authority. In her spare time, she volunteered for an HIV charity.

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