Why I love my job - Quote 12 and 13 of 20
“The first time I came here…eeesh…it was a problem. He couldn’t talk at all.”
A mother explaining how her 8 year-old began to learn how to speak after starting ARVs at age 7.
“She tells me in SiSwati when she poops herself.”
A mother marveling at the fact that her nearly three year-old daughter has begun to use words after starting ARVs a few months ago. She never spoke prior to starting the medicines. (She also knows several other words besides "poop".)
You see, HIV, when allowed to replicate freely, is very hard on the developing brain.