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Paul Kebakile
WHO/Eric Miller

Paul had been hiding from the truth for a long time. Over the previous months, his body had started to shut down. In addition to losing weight, he was in incredible pain. He had no energy. He found it increasingly difficult to continue his job as a teller at the local bank.

"My doctor advised me to test for HIV," explained Paul, "but I was terrified of being diagnosed HIV-positive. I found it easier to hide from the truth than to confront a certain death sentence".

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