PERSONAL STORIES

Bringing MAC
through
Challenging Times

Bakhtiar Talhah
President of MAC Executive Committee

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See How Testing for HIV
Started A New Chapter of Their Life



Shining Through Despite the Odds

Moon was diagnosed with HIV at age 17. The doctor at the time, who told her to repent, also said she had months to live.

Getting back on their feet

Michael, 57 is probably one of the longest surviving persons living with HIV in Malaysia. That’s 27 years so far.



A Force In Treating HIV/AIDS

After 25 years, Datuk Dr Christopher Lee is more or less an institution by himself in the world of HIV/AIDS treatment and care. He remains at the forefront of charting the direction of infectious diseases in the country and shows no signs of slowing down.



Facing HIV/AIDS Together

Andrew Tan, who has been living with HIV since 1994, is one of the lucky ones. The activist, in fact, has spoken on multiple occasions about the support his mother and family have given him.



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Overview of the HIV & AIDS Epidemic
in Malaysia (2017)

More Inspiring Stories

Moon was diagnosed with HIV at age 17. The doctor at the time, who told her to repent, also said she had months to live.
Datuk Dr Raj Karim has gone into the deep, dark world of human trafficking. This, besides championing for the rights of abused and neglected children.
Tan Sri Zaman Khan did not retire in a leisurely fashion. Instead, he took up a cause that was a complete U-turn from his policing days: Getting involved in HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness work.
Tareq Nasri, a young man who was diagnosed as HIV-positive, talks about his life and society’s misconceptions about the condition.
Chinema shares her story of discovering her status only 10 days after her husband passed away.
Norlela’s story begins with being tested after the passing of her late husband. At the time she was a single mother of 4 and misinformation and fear characterised the first few years of her diagnosis.

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