Someone I’ve known for years had been infected deliberately by a man she was dating.
I am and have been affected by this 😢😢
(With her consent she has allowed me to narrate part of her ordeal to serve as a lesson for other young girls with dreams and might be going through what she is going through not to give up)
This is what happened…..
A decade ago,Samantha* (not her real name)found out that she had been infected with HIV by a man she wanted to start a family with.This is what happened,they had started dating with this man,let’s call him Peter*(not his real name). She had always been very carefull with her health,always went for health checkups and even insisted that they go for checkup with Peter who was always so hesitant about it.
She always insisted on using protection each time they had sex because she was not yet ready to get pregnant,she was focusing on her career.Ooh btw I forgot to tell you that Peter* was much way older than my friend Samantha (you know how women love abit older and mature men,I dn’t have a reason for that)
One day as Samantha* was going about her daily chores, she decided to arrange her partner’s closet and there was an old suit (always pair of trousers and a coat) which was always hanged at the far corner of the closet. For some unknown reasons she got curious and decided to take a look at the hanged suit,removing the coat,something unusual was hidden inside the inner pockets.A black polythene bag tied with something that felt like tablets.Curiously she had to carefully open it and view what was inside it.She was there thinking “why would Peter* be keeping such tablets safely away from other medication?”
Looking keenly,with the kind of empowerment we have nowadays,imediately she knew what the tablets were meant for,They were Anti Retro Viral’s,Shock on her……
-What would you have done if you were her?
-Do you know someone who has been affected/infected? Are you that person? How did you handle it?
-What measures should she *Samantha have taken to get justice?