Lesotho Aids diary: Nurse
I work for St Rodrigue's primary healthcare clinic as a nurse, but I am supported by the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) doctors and nurses.
My mother died in May 2007 from an Aids-related illness.
Even though she was very sick, she did not get tested until the end of 2006, so until then she did not know she had HIV. I think she had been afraid to find out. She was only on ARVs for six weeks before she passed away.
After my mother tested positive, I tested my youngest brother. The day after I did the test, he died. He had tested positive. He was only 10 years old.