‘I’m Proof HIV Shouldn’t Stop You From Being A Parent” HIV Positive Girl Gave Birth To A Healthy Baby Boy After Inheriting The Virus From Her Own Mother.
Paida Mutopo, 20, from Rochdale, England was told she was HIV-positive when she was just 11 and feared she would never have children for dear of passing it on herself.
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But advances in treatment have mean the amount of the virus in her system is now undetectable – and she can lead a normal, healthy life.
She was also able to take medication to reduce the risk of giving the virus to her children.
Five months ago, she gave birth to her son Kai and was thrilled when tests confirmed he was free of HIV.
She is sharing her story as she is keen to teach the world that HIV is no longer a ‘death sentence’.