When dad got sick we didn’t know about HIV and Aids and there was no testing or counselling available. He was taken to a district hospital, and we were told that he had typhoid, pneumonia and other illnesses.
Nobody talked about HIV/Aids.
After he died I started working as a bus tout in Nairobi. It’s a funny job because you are dealing with lots of money every day and working with bad people. Thieves.
At that time my life was just hanging. I wasn’t thinking about my family, just about alcohol, prostitutes and drugs. I wasn’t worried about HIV because I couldn't believe it could be in my body.
I thought HIV was a disease for people with money. I couldn't believe that I might get it.
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