Shabana’s hopes

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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. Many Muslims, she says, still believe that the illness will not enter their community. Shabana, who was married off at 13 and with a child at 14, says she is dedicating whatever of her life remains to making sure that her six-year-old daughter and others can avoid her fate.

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3 Responses to “Shabana’s hopes”

  1. Rev. Andre R Boulanger says:

    Your courage and devotion are admirable, Shabana. You have my admiration.
    I work as a volunteer in an HIV/AIDS clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Our work is so very important, especially for the young ones.
    You are in my prayers.

  2. Shabana,

    I live in Orlando, Fl (USA). I read your story; you and your family are in our prayers. Stay strong and keep the faith!

    I wanted to know if the doctor’s have tried Tahitian Noni Juice? Noni is a fruit that grows in the French Polynesia, Tahiti.

    Please have them review “Tahitian Noni Juice, How Much, How Often for What” by Neil Solomon, MD, PhD.

    In the book, Dr. Solomon received reports about how Noni has helped reduce the negative signs and symptoms experienced by sufferers of HIV/AIDS such as respiratory illnesses and digestive disorders.

    He also received information from individuals indicating that a significant rise in T-cells occurred after starting to drink TAHITIAN NONI Juice.

    Best Regards,

  3. P. Hamilton says:

    Extraordinary young woman, such poise, focus, clarity, grace.

    What her situation is like now i wonder, according to the date it’s been three years since this video was taken.

    Is there any way to reach her? I would be interested in donating a modest sum to a fund for her daughters education…