This is Brenda. Brenda is 52 years old and HIV positive. I met Brenda in the summer of 2015 in Katima Mulilo, north-west Namibia. Even though for me it was summer, the people of the southern hemisphere called it winter.

Brenda called me on a Friday morning at 6.30 am. With a clear voice she told me that she had been asked to contact me. She said that she would like to share her story. We agreed to meet and I went back to a restless sleep. 

Brenda's story was not a story of tragedy, bitterness and illness. It was a story of hope and strength. This is what my work is about; stories that are true.

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