|Health Policy Initiative|
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When their daughter Leah was born, Imani, Helena, and the baby tested positive for HIV. Anguished and ashamed, Imani left his ailing family and fled the village, despite family members' attempts to intervene. Leaders from the Muslim Council of Tanzania, the Pentecostal Church of Tanzania, and the Christian Council of Tanzania learned about the situation and teamed up to find Imani. The interfaith coalition had received training from the Health Policy Initiative (HPI) on the basics of HIV transmission and learned how stigma and discrimination erode the bonds of family, community, and country. Following intensive counseling, Imani returned to his family with his hope restored and a reinvigorated determination to live a healthy, happy life.
|Document Type:||Success Stories|
|No. of Pages:||2|
|Keywords:||Care and Support, Counseling and Testing, PLHIV, GIPA, HIV/AIDS|