I Know Peter
Peter Komira - Uganda
Peter and his family live near the village of Kitgum, Uganda. He was just 7 years old when he was taken to a nearby hospital because he was experiencing headaches, stomach pains and had trouble eating. He tested positive for HIV and learned he had contracted the disease at birth. Because little was known about the transmission of HIV in their community, Peter didn't want to tell his friends for fear they would treat him differently. Through Blood:Water Mission's partnership in Kitgum, the community now has access to the New Life Medical Center where many receive the necessary medications and treatment to live healthy lives while further reducing stigma. Now 15 years old, Peter feels well, enjoys his studies and hopes for the day he can share his status openly.