For many, contracting the HIV virus should only be through sexual intercourse but that is not the case.
With a 40-year-old woman who spoke to Kumasi-based Angel FM, the story is different and her means of contraction was avoidable.
According to her, she contracted the deadly disease after she made some “gawo boys” trim her nails with their sharp nail cutter.
She said after trimming the nails, the young man used a sharp object to trim the edges of the nail and mistakenly cut her.
The 40-year-old woman (name withheld) said she experienced some excruciating pain after the cut and did not feel right about it.
“In a month’s time, I started feeling some strange symptoms after the cut so I went to the hospital and I was told I have tested positive for HIV/AIDS”. This news, she said had a bearing on her life as she started losing weight all of a sudden.
“Seriously it became a big blow to me. Initially, I decided to commit suicide but later I realized that God is impossible God so I started praying to God to heal me or show me the right way to get healed” she said.
“I didn’t tell anyone not even my Children but I told myself I will never spread the virus. I went to Atwea Mountains for prayers. Life became miserable for me”
To her, there is the need for people to stop patronizing the services of people who trim nails because you cannot tell who trimmed their nails before they came to you.
She has learned her lesson and will not want others to fall victim to.