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KABITI ISHAYA

Kabiti Ishaya was 13 when she was offered the chance to leave her small Nigerian village of Biliru and move in with relatives in Lagos so she could go to school. But the dream turned into a nightmare when her uncle raped her. She fled back to the village, where things got even worse: Ishaya, now 24, tested positive for HIV, and when she went public with the diagnosis, all hell broke loose. "Everywhere I went," she says, "fingers were being pointed at me. There was a day I was walking to the marketplace, and the entire street was deserted for...

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