An HIV diagnosis that a Uganda mom kept secret until she was on her death bed swiftly rocked her entire family’s life, according to a report.
While bedridden in 2013, the mother, at the prodding of her family, finally revealed that she had been HIV-positive for at least two decades, according to her eldest daughter, Jenipher.
In those years, while keeping her diagnosis hidden, the mother, whose name isn’t revealed, went without treatment and gave birth to three children.
Mukite said that her mother admitted she resisted medical care because the drugs were large and difficult to consume, CNN reported.
Mukite, then 18, said that she and her siblings, then 14 and 10, were stunned by the likelihood they also were infected.
Their worst fears were soon confirmed: All three children and their father tested positive for HIV.