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Joining the Club in Côte d’Ivoire, Where HIV Is Just Another Chronic Disease

When Amoin Agnès Akou learned she was HIV-positive, she worried—to the point of considering suicide—that people would find out. Even as she sought treatment, she kept her HIV status secret. Until recently. “My three grown-up children do not know I am HIV-positive,” she divulged during a health club meeting at the Centre de Santé Urbain