Shabana, 20, realized she was HIV+ after her husband’s health began rapidly deteriorating. A Muslim woman, she now serves as a counselor trying to educate those in her community about the dangers of HIV/AIDS and how it spreads.
Lives in Focus has profiled her in a video interview and talked to her mother about how she handled her daughter’s situation. But perhaps the most poignant glimpse into Shabana’s delicate psyche came at the end of the interview when she asked if she could pose a question.
Listen to her in Hindi.
With English voiceovers.