In the last two weeks we got now in total 3 girls, who have been with us in the past , went home very fine, but because one or the other reason they
suddenly fell back. Immaculate, also 12 years old, also on ARV's lost a lot of weight, and is very weak. She doesn't like to eat, every bite is an enormous effort. And then we got Mary, she is 15 years old, and is also on ARV's, but has fallen sick and is loosing weight. All three girls are orphans and we think that they have not taken the ARV medicines on the right way. We have been going with all of them for tests, doctor consults and we hope and pray that they will start picking up.
It is so sad to see those girls, teenagers, sitting like old ladies on our veranda, they just can't do more than that. But they're already starting to smile, that is a good beginning!!
Christine (12), Immaculate (12) and Mary (15)
P.S. ARV's are medicines which are given to HIV+ patients to slow down HIV virus in the blood. There is still no cure found for HIV/AIDS.