What is HIV?
HIV is a virus that damages the immune system. Untreated HIV affects and kills CD4 cells, which are a type of immune cell called T cell. Over time as HIV kills more CD4 cells, the body is more likely to get various types of conditions and cancers.
HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids that include: blood, semen, vaginal and rectal fluids like breast milk. The virus isn’t transferred in air or water, or through casual contact.
Back to the young boy’s story.
Raymond is a 12-year old boy from Fiapre who was infected with HIV/AIDS by his late mother.
He was schooling until the infection started weakening him. The sade side of the story is that, both of his parents are dead and now he is currently living with his 62-year old grandmother who doesn’t work.
Currently, the grandmother has spent every penny on herself and can’t afford the hospital bills for Raymond again.
The family are therefore pleading for our support to help Raymond with the payment of his bills and also with the cost of his feeding.
“We will like to advise everyone to desist from any form of stigmatization from the Family. If you know them, kindly get close to them to bring happiness to them”. Thank you!
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