Empathy as tool for minimizing the self-stigma and binding groups together

This success story shares the experience of a young woman who, when diagnosed as HIV-positive, received support from ASSIST-trained Peer Mentors in Tanzania. The peer mentors helped her gain skills to manage her health and provided emotional support to her. Over time, she became a peer mentor, motivated by her experience and driven to assist others who her in the same situation.

 

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