When Amara was pregnant with her second child, she was diagnosed with HIV. Amara’s MACA case manager talked her through the pregnancy and helped provide various types of support including housing.

“She made me feel really comfortable and even checked in with me after my child was six months old.”

She never thought of herself as a “kid person” but now that she’s a mother with her third child on the way, tears are in her eyes as she imagines not being the one to take care of her children.

“If anything happened to me, who would take care of my child? I don’t have a choice to be on my medicine; I want to stay alive and be around for my kids.”

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