Amon lost both his parents to AIDS and AIDS related infections. He lives with his grandmother who looks after 5 other orphans. Amon's grandmother got him tested for HIV by the University Teaching Hospital in September 2011, as he was suffering from prolonged ear discharge and diarrhea. Amon tested positive for HIV and since his CD4 count was only 44, he started ARV medication soon after.
Amon's grandmother sells vegetables for a living and is able to send Amon to school with support from her relatives. His grandmother is appreciative of the food, medicines and care received since Amon joined our pediatric HIV/AIDS care program. At this time, Amon's health is stable and his weight and CD4 count have increased since joining our program.