A 22-year-old girl decided to share her HIV story on Twitter and ended up inspiring so many young people to fight their circumstances no matter what.
Brown was 14-years-old when she discovered she had HIV at a school event. She was obviously devastated because for some HIV means death. She hid it for some years but at 18, she started taking antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and began to live normally again.
When I found out at 14 that I was HIV positive, I didn't think I would live to see 18,I am turning 22 this year. ❤❤ pic.twitter.com/drZDVCorPK
— Saidy Brown (@saidy_brown) February 24, 2017
She quickly inspired others like her to come out and share their stories.
I was only 17 when I was diagnosed,I'm 30 in July. It's been God ❤ pic.twitter.com/VWhhxQB6Xe
— Mmabatho Ranake (@MmabiRanake) February 25, 2017
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It is surprising to read about how many people have fought a disease much scarier than anything else.
I was diagnosed aged 22 and I turn 48 this year so I wish you many more years to enjoy and fulfil your dreams. Keep well. Emma
— Emma Cole (@emmacolehiv) February 27, 2017
There were a lot of people who had very sweet things to say to her.
you look really beautiful and healthy ❤❤❤❤
— Oluwaremilekun (@oluRehmy) February 24, 2017