Starting HIV Treatment: Kerrigan’s Story
Kerrigan is a young Aboriginal woman who started HIV treatment during pregnancy. Her story opens with the stigma she felt as a pregnant HIV-positive woman. In recounting her experience with treatment, she touches on her former drug use, her other health issues and her great relationship with her doctor. As well, Kerrigan’s experience is like that of many PHAs: she has side effects—vivid dreams in her case—and occasionally forgets to take her meds. And her experience is like that of many mothers: the birth of her son brought profound, positive change to her life.