I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

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Stephanie van Niekerk (in front) with her wife. Image supplied.
Stephanie van Niekerk (in front) with her wife. Image supplied.

What is my name? I'll tell you later. What matters now is the story I am about to tell you.

I was different

I was born on 8 July 1975 to a loving mother and doting father. I have one sibling, my dear brother, five years my senior.  I was raised in a normal home with normal attitudes and normal values. My parents were members of the Dutch Reformed Church, and my brother and I absorbed its doctrines. 

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