Speak Out About Hiv + AIDS

In sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 58 percent of all people living with HIV and AIDS.

UN Aids 2004

The Truth is if you aren’t infected with HIV/AIDS you are affected by it.

HOLAA! is asking you to share your experiences and observations about LGBTQI women and HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The rumour amongst Queer Women is that “all this HIV/Aids stuff” is for someone else.

Is this true? Do you feel you can get it? How does the pandemic affect you as a woman who sleeps with women?

This is anonymous. This is important. This is a women’s issue.

Your voice matters, so let us know.

For queries or submissions please e-mail us: holaafricaonline@gmail.com

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*All communications will be kept confidential, all identities will be withheld and your privacy will be respected. Even HOLAA will not know it is you should you submit through the anonymous route.  Should you wish for your story to be published please indicate so in your submission. 


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Interesting topic. I’d like to see what my fellow queer women have to say about HIV and AIDS.

I’m hyper aware of HIV because I’ve seen so many people in my family suffer and die from AIDS related illnesses. Awareness of the risks of being infected affects my decision to choose partners selectively, decline casual sex, get tested often, and increase my knowledge of this and other STIs.

It’s unfortunate that so many people – LGBT or not, young or mature – are under the delusion that HIV can’t touch them. In my experience, queer women are the most complacent and their general knowledge of STIs is dismal.

Let’s hope this theme will positively impact our African queer women.

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