[Living and building a life with HIV].

Affiliation

c/o Soins, Elsevier Masson SAS, 65, rue Camille-Desmoulins, 92442 Issy-les-Moulineaux cedex, France. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

In the 1980s, a young woman learns by chance that she has been HIV-positive for several years. Her world falls apart. The poor prognosis, the fear of having passed on the virus to her daughter, other people's judgements and complex treatments become a daily ordeal. Today, not only is her condition stable thanks to therapeutic advances, she also has a healthy grandson. Here, she shares her story.

Keywords

HIV,VIH,contamination,mother-to-child transmission,transmission mère-enfant,