‘My Boyfriend Sent Me Packing After Infecting Me With HIV’- 19-Year-Ols Girl Cries Out

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A Pregnant 19-year-old girl rescued by a Good Samaritan in Awka, Anambra State has lamented that the man responsible for her pregnancy infected her with HIV and dumped her.

Punch Headlines gathered that the victim’s boyfriend identified as Chibuike, sent her parking after getting her pregnant.

She was later handed over to a group of health workers who referred her to the Anambra State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare.

Narrating her ordeal, the six-month pregnant girl said she had been homeless after she was chased out of the house following discovery that she was HIV positive.

“I had been in a relationship with my boyfriend, Chibuike, for three years before he chased me out of the house after discovering I have HIV, and I have been homeless since then,” she said.

While revealing her parents’ disappointment over her predicament, the lady thanked the state government for accepting to take care of her.

Earlier, the State Coordinator, Network of People Living with HIV in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), Mrs Gladys Ezembu, while handing the girl over to the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo, said the victim was brought to her organisation by a Good Samaritan.

“A good Samaritan saw her stranded and decided to bring her to us. We ran some tests on her and discovered she is a carrier of the virus.

“We immediately placed her on medication to prevent the unborn child from contracting the virus,” she said.

Responding, Commissioner Obinabo appreciated the group for not abandoning the girl, promising to provide her with shelter pending her delivery.

She also pledged to ensure the victim was quickly registered for ante-natal and at the same time commenced tracing her parents for further investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: NairaLand


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