Saturday, June 26, 2010

Great, great news

Yesterday they took the HIV kids to the clinic to get a check-up like they do every month. There are 4 kids here who are HIV positive, Rahma, Mousa, Amani, and Abdi. When they returned they told us that Abdi and Amani tested negative for HIV! It was so exciting. Often the kids test positive if they have the mother's antibodies in their system which can disappear after a bit. So only two babies here are HIV positive. I have included a picture of Abdi, Mousa and Rahma. I am Rahma's nanny and she is postive, Mousa is positive, and Abdi is in the nursery and is no longer positive!

This is Abdi (6 months)

This is Mousa (18 months)
Rahma (2 years)


  1. The joy that I felt when reading this post is indescribable. Abdi & Amani are negative? What WONDERFUL news! Abdi was the first nursery baby whom I fell in love with, it was heartbreaking to learn he had HIV. This made my day!
    I'm so glad that you girls have had a wonderful experience. It's hard to believe that it's already been a month since we were sitting at Tanz Hands introducing ourselves. Can't wait to hear more about your Zanzibar adventures!

  2. Came across your blog, wow! What a passionate, beautiful adventure you are having Rach! Thanks for sharing, its such a joy to read stories and see photos. Quite inspiring. May you have immeasurable energy, protection, and joy this upcoming week! Take care & love, Jess Rafferty