Bulelwa Myoyo, 35 years old, lives in Gugulethu with her 8 year old son. Bulelwa was HIV negative at the time of his birth. Bulelwa was diagnosed in 2003 and became very ill towards the end of that year. She spent three months in hospital with a CD4 count of 1 (800-1200 is considered within the normal range). Since then she has begun totake ARVs and has seen her health improve and her CD4 count rise to 95.
Bulelwa wanted to participate in the project because she feels she has been given a second chance at life and wanted to show people that you can come back from something as devastating as HIV/AIDS. She wanted to take pictures of her everyday life to illustrate how normal a person living with HIV's life can be.
comments from website visitors:
Thank you for encouraging others. My son is 28 years old. He also has AIDS. He is doing very well on medicine and also lives a good life. May God bless you!
Cathy United States Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:31PM
When my parents died some neighbors and family abandoned us, although some are still supportive, but it is different than before. Now, my family will say hello in the street, but they will not come into our home. I asked my Uncle, why doesn’t anyone visit us? Why won’t people visit?